Information & Research Instruction Suite (IRIS)

Wikipedia

The "Free encyclopedia that anyone can edit*"

So you searched the web for your topic and the first site you get is from Wikipedia.org. That must be good, right? Well, yes and no. But before you click on that link, make sure you know what's on the other end.

wondering whether you can use an article from wikipedia.org?

Outcomes

After completing this tutorial, you will be able to

  • Describe what a wiki is.
  • Describe who writes and edits articles in wikipedia.org.
  • Identify pros and cons of using wikipedia.org.

 

*source: wikipedia.org

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updated: 16 March, 2010