Wikipedia

Content

Based on integrated and networked data worldwide, Wikipedia's vast amount of entries are a reliable source of knowledge for the general public and experts. It is continuously checked by the Net collective intelligence and shows a perfect update rate.

Selection

Based on volunteer contributions worldwide, the huge knowledge pool assembled in the various Wikipedia sites is continuously organized and checked by the Net collective intelligence

Format

The now-famous free encyclopedia provides a perfect example of well-integrated data developed by a vast web of sources and contributors. Its hypertextual contents are provided in html/text format only

Information density

With its vast amount of entries and articles in so many languages, Wikipedia provides information, data and facts about any given topic

Content Pertinence to Political Science

Wikipedia and its growing number of affiliate projects (under the Wikimedia umbrella) are a daily and reliable source of knowledge for the general public, for experts and for PS scholars as well

Updating Rate

Each entry and article can be modified and enriched at any time by all users all over the world so that updating continuously occurs