Internet-based free content encyclopedia that provides entries submitted by regular Internet users, thus covering topics and issues more often ignored by the scholarly print-based encyclopedias. Not everything can be submitted, and there are policies and guidelines that must be followed. Is a distant relative to urbandictionary.com in that they are both free content Internet databases.
Wikipedia has an extensive listing of every major Harry Potter character. Even Luna gets a good-sized entry.
Savior of high school students everywhere
Example? Pretty much every paper I've decided to hand in.
A project to create the most accurate and complete free-content encyclopedia
on the Internet. Written as a collaboration of users across the Internet. Basically, the UrbanDictionary.com
version of an encyclopedia, without the witless comments.
An article on Wikipedia helped me write my Astronomy paper.
The place where you go when the word you're looking for is too sophisticated to be found on UrbanDictionary.
I found the definition for "Antidisestablishmentarianism" on Wikipedia.
A free online encyclopedia that knows EVERYTHING. I mean EVERYTHING. IT knows ALL.
There isn't anything that wikipedia doesn't know
The world's largest forum for anonymous arguments. Argue with everyone in the world on any topic imaginable. You may be Stephen Hawking, so-called "expert", but you need to reconcile your views on black holes with Bob from Idaho who thinks they are portals to Narnia and find some neutral point of view that you can both agree on.
I wanted to find a place to argue about Bruce Jenner's Wheaties boxes and found Wikipedia.
Britannica on the bathroom wall.
"I didn't know Mr. Siegenthaler killed JFK. Thanks, Wikipedia!"