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What about Wikipedia? : What is Wikipedia?

What is Wikipedia and why can't I cite it? This guide discusses the strengths and weaknesses of Wikipedia articles and how Academia can improve the accuracy of this source.

Jimmy Wales on the Birth of Wikipedia

What is Wikipedia?

Started in 2001, Wikipedia is a free, online encyclopedia with entries that can be created, added, and edited by anyone. Wikipedia is great as a general encyclopedia, but at the college level, your professors are looking for more than that. When it comes to academic research, there are some great ways Wikipedia can help you, but using a Wikipedia entry as a source can compromise the quality expected in an academic assignment.