5 Ways To Survive The Wikipedia Blackout

Now that Wikipedia has blacked out the English edition of it’s website, about 25 million internet users (the average visitors to wikipedia.org according to Comscore) will left in the lurch.

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If you are one of these 25 million users today, and need to get more information on a certain topic, then here are 5 sites that you can use, that are not participating in the #SOPA blackouts.

Google Scholar: Google’s scholarly search engine is one way to search for articles, abstracts, thesis papers, literature, legal opinions from academic professionals, societies, universities and more.

Quora: Despite being a Gated-Community – you have to sign up for an account and login to post a question or view answers – Q & A site – Quora is still widely considered an authority in connect you with subject matter experts to get answers from people who share interests and experiences similar to yours.

Help A Reporter Out / HARO: Bloggers, Journalists and Reporters looking for a source can use the HARO forum to get answers to their queries. HARO is a very effective community that bloggers and journalists alike rave about.

Encyclopedia.com: Encyclopedia.com, a site that was quite popular until Wikipedia.org burst into the scene, is another reference site that has millions of photos, videos and text content about everthing under the sun. Check them out.

Online School and Public Libraries: No matter whether you are a Student or a grown-ass adult, you can either log in to your university’s online library to use research sites, or visit your local libraries’ sites that have similar search engines and online tools. Here in San Francisco, our public libraries’ sites are one of the best in the nation.

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