Understanding Wikipedia

Since its founding in 2001, “Wikipedia” has exploded in growth, providing Internet users with millions of articles on a broad range of topics.  But the accuracy of information on Wikipedia cannot be taken for granted.  The site itself writes that "while some of the articles are of the highest quality of scholarship, others are admittedly rubbish...use [Wikipedia] with an informed understanding of what it is and isn't."  To attain such an understanding, read on.

What Wikipedia Is, and How it Works

 Wikipedia, as the name suggests, uses a "wiki" system to build out its ... read more »

Using Wikipedia Effectively

With a database of over two million articles and an enthusiastic community of editors, Wikipedia ... read more »

Potential Flaws of Wikipedia

Wikipedia’s anarchic nature has led to some major criticism. Some of the more important and ... read more »

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