Wikipedia won't go away, so learn how to use it.
The popularity of Wikipedia makes it important that users learn to
use the online collaborative encyclopedia as a starting point for their
research, rather than as the final word. Introduced in 2001, Wikipedia
is a popular online reference tool that allows Internet users to add and
edit entries. Sorin A. Matei, an assistant professor in the Department
of Communication at Purdue University, recommends it be used as a search
engine that acts as a springboard to other resources, and that it never
be cited as a primary source of information. Suggested guidelines
include avoiding entries with poor grammar, paying attention to a
"controversial" label as it indicates that the topic generated
debate, and checking for missing well-known features of a particular
story or concept.