Wikipedia use amongst medical students – New insights into the digital revolution

@article{Allahwala2013WikipediaUA,
  title={Wikipedia use amongst medical students – New insights into the digital revolution},
  author={Usaid K. Allahwala and Aniket Nadkarni and Deshan Frank Sebaratnam},
  journal={Medical Teacher},
  year={2013},
  volume={35},
  pages={337 - 337}
}
Web2.0 resources are internet-based tools, such as ‘wikis’ and social networking sites, allowing users to actively participate in the creation and editing of information. Wikipedia is increasingly being used by medical students and physicians when actively searching for health information (Judd & Kennedy 2010). While the paucity of formal editorial review of such resources warrants scepticism, there is increasing evidence about its reliability and potential use (Rajagopalan et al. 2011). We… Expand
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