Thursday, January 8, 2009

Googlepedia - Wikipedia and Google Side by Side

Googlepedia is a Firefox add-on that allows users to see Google search results side by side with Wikipedia entries. To use Googlepedia simply enter a search term in Google and if there are matching Wikipedia entries they will appear on the right hand side of your browser window.

Applications for Education
Googlepedia could be a handy tool for students to use when they are starting a research assignment. Typically when students Google a generic academic term some of the first results are Wikipedia entries. By using Googlepedia students can read those Wikipedia entries while also previewing other results.