As an English teacher I was skeptical when Wikipedia arrived on the web as the choice of quick research for my students. This open source of information seemed to be an invitation to students to “shortcut” research with questionable accuracy, enticing them towards the copy and paste pit of plagiarism. However, as an educator, I seized the teachable moment using it as opportunity to demonstrate to students consideration of accuracy in research and as time progressed and Wikipedia improved, found myself suggesting it as a preliminary research tool prior to exploring data bases with more scholarly content. The new evolution of open source research appears to be Qwiki which adds the element of multi-media – visual, audio and text sources. To find out more about Qwiki please check out my Qwiki page!