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Searching with Wikipedia

Wikipedia is the largest collection of free, collaborative knowledge in human history. Millions of people from around the world have written and added to Wikipedia since it was created in 2001: anyone can edit it, at any time." More about Wikipedia. 




Anatomy of a Wikipedia Article

Grading Schema

Wikipedia has grading and rating scales applied by the Wikipedia community and editors. 

Good Article Criteria  

A good article (GA) is an article that meets a core set of editorial standards but is not featured article quality.Good Article NominationGA Nominated.

All Good Articles 

Featured wikipedia articleFeature Article Criteria.

"Featured articles are considered to be the best articles Wikipedia has to offer, as determined by Wikipedia's editors."

All Featured Content

Evaluating Wikipedia Articles

  • What do you infer about the writing style? Does the author abide by Wikipedia content standards?
  • What can you infer based on the conversations between editors? 
  • When was the article created? What does that tell you?
  • How many editors have reviewed the article? 
  • Do you notice any article clean up notices? Does that impact your judgment? 

Researching with Wikipedia

Evaluating Wikipedia (Opens a pdf file)