[Tourism] Re: WRITING AND WRITERS: CREDIBLE SOURCES : REFERENCE TOOLS: ENCYCLOPEDIAS: WIKIPEDIA : RESEARCH SKILLS: Scholarly Research and Applications of the Wikipedia Metropolitan Destinations That Straddle International Borders : “Albeit Wikipedia”

 

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WRITING AND WRITERS: CREDIBLE SOURCES :

REFERENCE TOOLS: ENCYCLOPEDIAS:

WIKIPEDIA :

RESEARCH SKILLS:

Scholarly Research and Applications of the Wikipedia
RE: Metropolitan Destinations That Straddle International Borders : “Albeit Wikipedia”

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On a tourism discussion group the question below was asked and an excellent response provided perhaps the only source out there with an answer, perhaps there are other sources of this information, perhaps not.
The key fact is that an apology of sorts was needed for this information as the answer provided came from the black sheep of academic knowledge in the minds of many academicians. DO NOT USE THE WIKIPEDIA AS A SOURCE IN YOUR PAPERS.  Really?

The Question

“I am looking for examples of major urban destinations that straddle a national boundary.  In North America, Niagara Falls is an illustration.  Are there other examples of significant bi-national (border-crossing) destinations?”

Answer Source: Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
List_of_metropolitan_areas_that_overlap_multiple_countries

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http://tinyurl.com/z7tkfe6

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First of all, the question is a most interesting one and I am glad a good answer was found.  It is no surprise that the Wikipedia was the source of this answer.  The Wikipedia also suggests vocabulary that could be used in a search for this type of information with the phrase “multiple countries”.

(“tourist sites” OR “tourist attractions” OR “tourist attraction” OR “tourist destination”) AND (“shared site”) AND (“two countries” OR “dual countries” OR “multiple countries”)

A search of Google Books with that search strategy produces limited results and offers at the end a link to get omitted results which finds 42 items.  The relevance of all is poor it would appear scanning titles, the closest that I found in looking was about water management by two countries in Yellowstone Park

Connecting Place to Practice – Park Planning and Policy Lab.
www.parklab.uiuc.edu/Connecting%20Place%20to%20Practice%20DRAFT...
The two countries cooperate to manage these waters jointly and protect them for future generations. …… river with Yellowstone National Park, texts centered on the Park as a tourist destination are …. Competing perspectives of a shared site.

http://www.parklab.uiuc.edu/Connecting%20Place%20to%20Practice%20DRAFT.pdf

“albeit Wikipedia”

This is a very mild statement of a much stronger edict heard from high school teachers and from college professors frequently. I am not advocating that tourism faculty change this rule for their students, I have actually encountered quite a few teachers at college who do not want any encyclopedia cited in student research papers despite the embarrassment of riches of scholarly subject specific encyclopedias in many subject fields.

http://tinyurl.com/hucsczo

https://www.google.com/search?tbm=bks&q=encyclopedia+OR+encyclopedias

OR

http://tinyurl.com/z69s42a

OR consider this link from Google Books

(encyclopedia OR encyclopedias) AND (tourism OR tourist OR tourists OR hospitality OR geography OR places OR countries OR country)

http://tinyurl.com/zqewdas

In all of these encyclopedias in Google Books, no such list of multiple country tourist sites was found with the search of Google Books by the strategy cited above.

Encyclopedias and the use of Google searches are the way in which the general public and also academicians gain a basic understanding or starting point for learning about an unfamiliar topic. The Wikipedia is probably the leading encyclopedia for this learning.  Would student learning through research assignments be improved in the area of critical thinking and critical evaluation of sources if instead of banning the Wikipedia, citing Wikipedia articles came with the requirement of comparing the articles content and value with other encyclopedia articles or with the other sources cited in the research paper?

Actually, it may come as a surprise that the Wikipedia has been the subject or part of the topic of academic research quite extensively.

Google Scholar

https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&q=
wikipedia&btnG=&as_sdt=1%2C39&as_sdtp=

OR

http://tinyurl.com/zfba43g

Google Scholar Again

wikipedia AND (“digital humanities” OR “digital initiatives” OR “digital scholarship” OR “research projects” OR “scholarly research”)

http://tinyurl.com/jcxallq

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Google Books

https://www.google.com/search?tbm=bks&q=wikipedia

Google Books Again

https://www.google.com/search?tbm=bks&q=wikipedia+AND+
%28%22digital+humanities%22+OR+%22digital+initiatives%22+
OR+%22digital+++scholarship%22+OR+%22research+projects%22+
OR+%22scholarly+research%22%29

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http://tinyurl.com/jp6gqxh

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Google Domain Limited Web Search (JSTOR)

http://tinyurl.com/gqdpmta

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Google Domain Limited Web Search (BLOGS)

https://www.google.com/#q=WIKIPEDIA+AND+SITE:+BLOGS&start=0

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Google Domain Limited Web Search (GOV)

https://www.google.com/#q=WIKIPEDIA+AND+SITE:+GOV&start=0

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Google Domain Limited Web Search (ORG)

https://www.google.com/#q=WIKIPEDIA+AND+SITE:+ORG&start=0

Finds among much else

Wiki Education Foundation

https://wikiedu.org/

“The Wiki Education Foundation connects higher education resources in the USA and Canada to the publishing power of Wikipedia. We cultivate learning that enriches Wikipedia and universities, creating a world where any learner can contribute to open scholarship and education for all. We change the lives of students by helping students change the world.

We engage students in solving real-world problems.
Rather than writing a term paper that ends up in a drawer, students contribute to a knowledge base the world uses every day. Its service learning with a lasting impact.

We expand access to university resources.
We believe that access to information is a human right. But large amounts of information are still bottled up. We open access to that knowledge by connecting universities, classrooms, and libraries to Wikipedia.”

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Google Domain Limited Web Search (EDU)

https://www.google.com/#q=WIKIPEDIA+AND+SITE:+EDU

Leads to this sampling of sources in the search results:

Use Wikipedia Effectively for Research

Should you use Wikipedia as a credible resource

Wiki Workshop 2016 – SNAP – Stanford University

The Wikipedia Corpus – Brigham Young University

Gould Library: Using Wikipedia | Carleton College

How today’s college students use Wikipedia for course-related

Wiki vs. Blog | The College of Wooster

Wikilinks – Information Extraction and Synthesis Laboratory

Guide to Writing for Wikipedia

[PDF] Wikis in Higher Education – University of Delaware

The Authority of Wikipedia – Jean Goodwin – Iowa State …

Note regarding the use of Wikipedia on this site

Can Wikipedia Be Trusted?

From Wikipedia to the Classroom – College of Computing

Can History be Open Source? Wikipedia and the Future of the Past
Roy Rosenzweig
This article was originally published in The Journal of American History Volume 93, Number 1 (June, 2006): 117-46 and is reprinted here with permission.

http://chnm.gmu.edu/essays-on-history-new-media/essays/?essayid=42

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Google Domain Limited Web Search (SCIENCEDIRECT)

https://www.google.com/#q=WIKIPEDIA+AND+SITE:+SCIENCEDIRECT&start=0

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Google Domain Limited Web Search (PUBMED)

https://www.google.com/#q=WIKIPEDIA+AND+SITE:+PUBMED

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Temple Summon Search

http://tinyurl.com/jqjo8zr

285,338 results

SOURCE TYPE  Sort Order

Archival Material (49)
Art (1)
Article (2)
Audio Recording (1,012)
Book / eBook (39,619)
Book Chapter (17,900)
Book Review (3,900)
Conference Proceeding (17,743)
Data Set (19)
Database (1)
Dissertation (9,860)
Electronic Resource (184)
Government Document (321)
Image (25)
Journal / eJournal (5)
Journal Article (50,912)
Kit (1)
Magazine (9)
Magazine Article (14,093)
Manuscript (235)
Map (3)
Market Research (77)
Newsletter (4,395)
Newspaper (30)
Newspaper Article (123,176)
Pamphlet (3)
Paper (188)
Patent (1,555)
Photograph (25)
Poster (3)
Presentation (47)
Publication (150)
Reference (3,330)
Report (611)
Research Guide (1,542)
Slide (2)
Special Collection (6)
Standard (3)
Streaming Audio (6)
Streaming Video (92)
Student Thesis (42)
Technical Report (45)
Trade Publication Article (3,381)
Transcript (1,871)
Video Recording (122)
Web Resource (7,073)

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

30,293 results

http://temple.summon.serialssolutions.com/search?s.q=wikipedia#!/
search?ho=f&fvf=ContentType,Journal%20Article,f%
7CIsPeerReviewed,true,f&l=en&q=wikipedia

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http://tinyurl.com/h97y4zl

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Temple Summon Search Again

wikipedia AND (“digital humanities” OR “digital initiatives” OR “digital scholarship” OR “research projects” OR “scholarly research”)

http://tinyurl.com/zu7pkpg

Leads to this sampling of sources:

Digital Scholarship, Digital Humanities, Digital Initiatives and Innovation Centers Sources

Debates in the digital humanities

Digital Humanities Pedagogy: Practices, Principles and Politics

Defining digital humanities: a reader

Understanding digital humanities

The sum of all human knowledge: A systematic review of scholarly research on the content of Wikipedia

Common knowledge?: an ethnography of Wikipedia

Crowdsourcing Knowledge: Interdiscursive flows from Wikipedia into scholarly research

Wikipedia in the eyes of its beholders: A systematic review of scholarly research on Wikipedia readers and readership

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Temple Summon Search : A Third Time

Limiting the search immediately above to sources with the word Wikipedia in the title in Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

36 results

http://tinyurl.com/j634bek

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Finally, moving to the home ballpark, what is being said about the Wikipedia and the world of tourism?

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Google Scholar

http://tinyurl.com/j6cxvds

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Temple Summon Search

http://tinyurl.com/hbtl3l7

164,653 results

SOURCE TYPE

Archival Material (10)
Audio Recording (760)
Book / eBook (36,608)
Book Chapter (10,286)
Book Review (1,990)
Conference Proceeding (9,223)
Data Set (1)
Dissertation (7,866)
Electronic Resource (106)
Government Document (305)
Image (2)
Journal Article (32,352)
Magazine Article (7,577)
Map (2)
Market Research (71)
Newsletter (2,724)
Newspaper (30)
Newspaper Article (54,899)
Pamphlet (3)
Paper (99)
Patent (61)
Photograph (2)
Poster (1)
Presentation (6)
Publication (47)
Reference (2,477)
Report (372)
Research Guide (1,036)
Slide (1)
Special Collection (1)
Standard (2)
Streaming Audio (1)
Streaming Video (19)
Student Thesis (5)
Technical Report (5)
Trade Publication Article (1,662)
Transcript (1,505)
Video Recording (13)
Web Resource (2,304)

DISCIPLINE

agriculture (710)
anatomy & physiology (695)
anthropology (2,773)
applied sciences (942)
architecture (1,239)
astronomy & astrophysics (265)
biology (1,475)
botany (170)
business (10,373)
chemistry (811)
computer science (15,386)
dance (96)
dentistry (133)
diet & clinical nutrition (251)
drama (588)
ecology (662)
economics (6,750)
education (8,253)
engineering (13,945)
environmental sciences (884)
film (1,126)
forestry (87)
geography (1,749)
geology (528)
government (1,488)
history & archaeology (10,974)
international relations (1,096)
journalism & communications (2,486)
languages & literatures (5,504)
law (3,445)
library & information science (6,055)
mathematics (2,215)
medicine (4,474)
meteorology & climatology (196)
military & naval science (683)
music (1,751)
nursing (537)
occupational therapy & rehabilitation (71)
oceanography (109)
parapsychology & occult sciences (124)
pharmacy, therapeutics, & pharmacology (509)
philosophy (2,393)
physical therapy (95)
physics (1,347)
political science (4,431)
psychology (2,381)
public health (1,836)
recreation & sports (1,085)
religion (2,047)
sciences (1,830)
social sciences (4,189)
social welfare & social work (2,524)
sociology & social history (3,152)
statistics (723)
veterinary medicine (102)
visual arts (1,471)
women’s studies (1,000)
zoology (267)

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http://guides.temple.edu/statistics-sources

TOURISM GEOGRAPHY : Tourism Research Guide Series :
Geography’s Roles in Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management
http://guides.temple.edu/tourism-geography

The Wikipedia and the Academic Learning Environment http://tinyurl.com/hw2dbw2

There is a great deal to learn about and from the Wikipedia and increasingly with the passage of time it is no longer a source that faculty at high schools and colleges can brush of with a do not use warning label as there are oceans of knowledge to be gained by student evaluation of its content for its value, weaknesses and basic overviews of topics.

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