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The largest online encyclopaedia in the world. It has millions of entries. It is distinguished from many other encyclopaedias in that its entries are developed and modified by lay users ...

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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100 words

...B. Read , ‘ Can Wikipedia Ever Make the Grade? ’ Chronicle of Higher Education , 53 (27 Oct. 2006) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:About , consulted Oct....

Social Media

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Ryan T. Perry

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History

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2013

...limits imposed by SMS text messaging on mobile phones, Twitter shortened the parlance of bloggers to 140 characters of text—bringing blogging to the mobile interface of cellular phones. With the launch of Wikipedia in early 2001 , the wiki interface of collaborative user-edited content emerged as another touchstone of social media. Wikipedia's cache of encyclopedia articles, which are written by nonexperts, represented the exponential content production offered by social media—with over 19.7 million articles written in over 280 languages by 2011 ....

Scotland, Patricia Janet

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Nadia Ali

Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro–Latin American Biography

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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1,106 words

...The Cost of Being in Political Life.” The Independent , 5 March 2010. Coates, Samuel . “The Forgotten Coup in the Maldives.” Conservative Home (blog), 7 August 2012. http://www.conservativehome.com/platform/2012/08/the-forgotten-coup-in-the-maldives-.html . Source Wikipedia LLC . Female Life Peers: Margaret Thatcher, P. D. James, Barbara Castle, Baroness Castle of Blackburn, Irene Adams, Baroness Adams of Craigielea. General Books LLC, 2011. Stanford, Peter . “Baroness Scotland: ‘I Am Bog-Standard.’ ” Daily Telegraph , 12 November 2007. Nadia...

Mazrui, Ali

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Regional and National History, Philosophy
Length:
1,320 words

...the West. He is the most Westernized of the African scholars, but he is also a pan-Africanist. Bibliography Adejumobi, Said . “ The Mazrui Phenomenon: A Celebration of Life, Controversy and Excellence .” CASS News 10 July 1–2, 2003. http://www.alimazrui.com http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali_Mazrui Mazrui, A . The African Condition: A Political Diagnosis . London, Ibandan, and Nairobi: Heinemann, 1980. Mazrui, A . The African Predicament and the American Experience: A Tale of Two Edens . Westport, Conn., and London: Praeger, 2004. Mazrui, A., and ...

Reading

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History

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Current Version:
2013

...outreach to non-English literates. A case in point is Gente , the Spanish-language version of People magazine. The Electronic Age. For most Americans, electronic reading erupted suddenly. In little more than a blink, the Internet, e-mail, blogs, databases, instant messaging, Wikipedia, search engines, social media like Facebook and Twitter, and online discussion circles changed many Americans’ reading practices, expectations, and attitudes. A “digital divide” still exists; it reflects wealth disparity. That noted, the number of African Americans who use...

Diop, Cheikh Anta

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Regional and National History, Philosophy
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2,030 words

...A Comparative Study of the Political and Social Systems of Europe and Black Africa, From Antiquity to the Formation of Modern States . Westport, Conn.: L. Hill, 1987. Rodney, Walter . How Europe Underdeveloped Africa . Washington, D. C.: Howard University, 1981. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Dakar; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMPRj8Y1IZU Dawne Y....

West Virginia

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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603 words

...Blanchard , and Jennifer Hill , eds. Latino Workers in the Contemporary South . Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2001. Smith, Barbara Ellen . “The New Latino South: An Introduction.” www.highlandercenter.org/pdf-files/new_latino_south_intro.Pdf Wikipedia Encyclopedia. “West Virginia.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_ Virginia Wortham, Stanton , Enrique G. Murillo Jr. , and Edmund T. Hamman , eds. Education in the New Latino Diaspora: Policy and the Politics of Identity . Westport, Conn.: Ablex Publishing, 2001. Yolanda...

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

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Tom GILSON

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
History
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4,085 words

...of Wikipedia. The Wikipedia ( 2010 ) website defines itself as “a multilingual, web-based, free-content encyclopedia project based on an openly-editable model [that] is written collaboratively by largely anonymous Internet volunteers who write without pay.” The people at Wikipedia might have added that these volunteers “have no qualifying credentials save an Internet connection” ( Chandler and Gregory 2010 , 247 ). This lack of credentials on the part of the contributors is used to cast dispersions on the validity and reliability of Wikipedia. There are...

plagiarism

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
987 words

...to the wider range of sources available through Internet technologies, including websites that sell custom-written essays or give free access to existing essays on a variety of topics. The apparently public nature of much online content, particularly collaborative sites such as Wikipedia, may also lead to confusion about questions of intellectual property and appropriate attribution. Electronic resources for detecting plagiarism have grown increasingly sophisticated. Some programs, like Turnitin and iThenticate, use search engines to compare student essays...

Nautical Interieur and Architecture

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Military History
Length:
1,265 words
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.... This official site of the municipal archives of Amsterdam contains a thirty-page article (in Dutch) on the history, design, and construction of the headquarters of the Nederlandsche Handel-Maatschappij. Manueline. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manueline . Provides easily accessible information in words and images about Torre de Belém and its decorations. Moreover, it lists other examples of manuelin-style buildings. McBride, Simon , and David Glenn . Nautical Style . London: London Scriptmate Editions,...

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