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Re: Wikipedia`s falsehoods

  • Subject: Re: Wikipedia`s falsehoods
  • From: <ju-bo@msn.com>
  • Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2009 11:01:17 +0000

Dear All,

Between what Steve Lucas has suggested, then the great information which Jason provides (below), I THINK we have covered about as many bases we can concerning locating good information on aroids (and eliminating using Wikipedia). 
Jason does bring up a good point--- where do we find information on some of the more obscure genera on which there are limited or NO publications!?!   Allow me to say that this forum (aroid-l) then provides an INVALUABLE service, as it has contact with MOST of the world experts on aroids or has a member who reads this forum, who can usually contact the person who has the knowledg.  Most times when a request has been submitted, there has been SOMEONE who reads the request and is able to eventually supply the information being sought!

The Best, and Good Growing.

Julius Boos

> From: mossytrail@hctc.com
> To: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
> Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2009 15:14:12 -0800
> Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Wikipedia`s falsehoods
> If you have access to a university computer system, they may
> be subscribed to JSTOR, Biological Abstracts, or some
> similar database. These will take you to peer-reviewed
> articles. JSTOR is especially useful, because every article
> it references is scanned in its entirety in the database --
> you can read it righ on your monitor.
> Of course, this necessitates that something BE published on
> the taxon in question. For some obscure taxa, there is
> nothing out there. Another drawback to JSTOR is that is you
> search the full-text of the articles, you may get articles
> in which your search term appears only in the "works cited,"
> as part of the title of another article you probably already
> read.
> Jason Hernandez
> Naturalist-at-Large
> > Message: 1
> > Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2009 23:37:45 -0800 (PST)
> > From: "E.Vincent Morano" <ironious2@yahoo.com>
> > Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Wikipedia`s falsehoods
> > To: Discussion of aroids <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
> > Message-ID: <547443.98273.qm@web63403.mail.re1.yahoo.com>
> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
> >
> > any idea's on where to find an unbiased source?
> >
> > --- On Sat, 1/31/09, ju-bo@msn.com <ju-bo@msn.com> wrote:
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