Wikipedia occasionally gets in the news when one of its entries is hijacked by pranksters or political operatives. As a result, there have been endless discussions in the media about its trustworthiness.

Don’t let that distract you. Wikipedia has become a staggeringly useful source of information. I’m starting to look at it first for reference questions – it’s frequently easier than a Google search to narrow in on a surprising range of information. Check it out!

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