IRIS 42: Information and Research Instruction Suite for two-year colleges


The "Free encyclopedia that anyone can edit*"

So you searched the web for your topic and the first site you get is from That must be good, right? Well, yes and no. But before you click on that link, make sure you know what's on the other end.

wondering whether you can use an article from


After completing this tutorial, you will be able to

  • Describe what a wiki is.
  • Describe who writes and edits articles in
  • Identify pros and cons of using



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updated: 28 August, 2009