Wikipedia is a continual Internet project that is basically an online encyclopedia that anyone can contribute to. Wikipedia is a completely free resource to anyone who has access to the Internet, and contains not only articles but pictures and links to related topics and websites. It is written in collaboration by people all over the world and is currently the largest Internet reference site in existence. It offers information on a massive variety of subjects and it's always being updated and changed to be more inclusive and accurate. The Wikipedia website is easy to find and navigate. Just enter in the web browser of your choice to get started.


Wikipedia offers a variety of advantages to someone searching for information on the Internet.

There is content that might not be found anywhere else, or rather difficult to find.

The ability to instantly search the entire database for a particular keyword.

Constantly updated and edited articles with links to related materials and interesting information.

Anyone can add information that is missing or edit incorrect information to make the entire project better for everyone else.

It's free to use, and you don't have to sign up to a mailing list to use it.

What are the Disadvantages?

Newer articles are sometimes inaccurate. The people who write the articles for Wikipedia are normal people, not researchers, and are apt to make mistakes

The editing process, while fast, does sometimes leave for the possibility that some info stays incorrect for a small amount of time.

Some articles in general are incomplete since no one has taken the time to write them.

There are some people out there who put up incorrect information on purpose.