Wikipedia – Last Weeks Blackout

On Wednesday last week Wikipedia went on strike and withdrew its English based Wikipedia site.


Well there’s a bill in the U.S. Senate that if passed would put publishing freedom severely at risk, and could shut down entire sites at the whim of media companies. Fight for the Future created this nifty video to sum it up better than I can.

Since many students often use Wikipedia as their first (and often only (don’t get me started!)) source of information I thought I’d promote some alternatives duing ‘Blackout Wednesday”. These were displayed on the Academy screens.

As they say if you need to know more about how to access any of these databases – then please pop into the MRC and ask one of the team.







Bibliography Creator

Accurate refencing is a key part of research, and Bibliography Creator is one example of web tools availbale to you to help you create a bibliography. It uses the Harvard style of referencing.

Simply choose a type of reference from the list below and then add all the data into the boxes. Once completed you can copy and paste the refernce into your bibliography – remembering to list these alphabetically.

Referencing a Bookdata entry form                                                                       

Referencing a Chapter of a Book

Referencing a Journal Article

Referencing a Website

Referencing an e-mail


Remember you can use the MRC Resources Found Guide to help you record what you use as you use it – and this guide can be filled in on your computer or printed out for you to use.