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Citation needed? Check with UC Berkeley’s first Wikipedian-in-residence

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BERKELEY, Calif. — Citing Wikipedia in a research paper may still be a huge faux pas, but for a growing number of college students, the online encyclopedia is now the assignment.

Enter 24-year-old Kevin Gorman, the new Wikipedian-in-residence at the University of California, Berkeley.

In January, the campus hired the Wikipedia devotee (interests: wild mushrooms, women in philosophy) to coach students and advise professors on the deceptively complex task of editing articles for the user-generated encyclopedia that gets 500 million…

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