"Wikipedia is a project to build free encyclopedias in all languages of the world. Virtually anyone with Internet access is free to contribute by contributing neutral, cited information. Wikipedia started in January 2001, and currently offers more than 24 million articles written in 284 languages. The largest Wikipedia is in English, with more than four million articles..." - Wikimedia Foundation, 2/18/2013
1. A collaborative website whose content can be edited by anyone who has access to it.
Wikipedia is an open-content WIKI. It's not a matter of whether the information is correct or not. The concern is that the information can be edited or changed by anyone at anytime. College-level research must be based on RELIABLE, CREDIBLE resources. We all use Wikipedia in our everyday life. But it's not for academic research.
Wikipedia is useful for:
“Wikipedia is the first place I go when I'm looking for knowledge... or when I want to create some." ~ Stephen Colbert
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