Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Here’s a free online encyclopedia that ‘anyone can edit.’ “As of December 2004, Wikipedia has over 1.3 million articles spread over 200 language editions” so it is an international site. “In addition to typical encyclopedia entries, Wikipedia includes information more often associated with almanacs, gazetteers, and specialist magazines, as well as coverage of current events.” As one reviewer states, “As it grows and becomes a repository of 2 million entries from more and more contributors, more of whom are experts in their fields, it probably will be seen as on par with the Britannicas of the world.” Now you have a chance to see the project expand as well as keep up-to-date on the most recent happenings and current events and even contribute if you so desire. Wikipedia is definitely a happening on the information highway!