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Britannica v. Wikipedia

Who doesn't love Wikipedia? We all use it--it's quick and easy. However, as you probably know, anyone can write and edit Wikipedia articles. In fact it's so easy that Stephen Colbert used to edit live on his show. Check out the Wikipedia Case Study.

If you you want information that has been written and reviewed by experts, Britannica is your best bet. As the image below shows, Britannica Contributors inlcude authoritative experts like Bill Clinton, Desmond Tutu, Brian R. Greene and Judith L. Fridovich-Keil.

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Britannica has articles, photographs, illustrations, sound files, and videos on every subject. Britannica World Atlas, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Thesaurus, Notable Quotations, and Web sites selected, rated, and reviewed by Britannica editors.

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