Wikipedia integrates digital book previews to help verify citations – CNET

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Wikipedia integrates digital book previews to help verify citations – CNET
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The Internet Archive and Wikipedia are teaming up to help users verify citations calling back to physical texts by turning them digital. 


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Verifying a citation on Wikipedia can be as easy as clicking the online source linked within a page. But what if a citation calls back to a physical book instead, one you’d typically need to find at a library or bookstore?

The Internet Archive and Wikipedia last week said they’ve teamed up to provide digital previews of books cited on Wikipedia pages, making it easier to find and verify those traditional text sources online. The Internet Archive has already turned 130,000 book references on Wikipedia into links to 50,000 digitized books. Wired earlier reported the news.

“And we are just getting started,” the Inter

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