Use these online databases (that Pitt subscribes to, allowing you access from on or off campus) as alternatives to Wikipedia:
Title: The subject of the article, like "University of Pittsburgh" or "George Washington."
Summary/Opening: An overview that gives general information to describe and define the subject.
Contents: An outline of the information presented in the article. You can click on any of the sections to automatically navigate to that section.
Sections: Divisions of the information in the article.
References: A list of sources that the editors and contributors consulted while writing the information presented in the article.
External Links: Links related to the subject of the article.
This tutorial, created by the North Carolina State University Libraries, gives information on what wikis are and who contributes to Wikipedia.