What is Wikipedia?
The name wikipedia came from the Hawaiian word "wiki" meaning quick and pedia
from encyclopedia. According to the About Wikipedia, Wikipedia was founded in 2000 with the project name Nupedia. Wikipedia started off with highly qualified contributors, but in 2001, Wikipedia moved to a more open contribution of articles from the public.
Reasons to use Wikipedia
Reasons not to use Wikipedia
Google Advanced Search
Narrow down search results for complex searches by using the Advanced Search page.
Is a tool to help you find journal articles and conference papers, theses and dissertations, academic books, and other sources that you can also locate at the library.
When to use Google Scholar
Use Google Scholar to find scholarly articles and books, verify citations, and explore related resources. When books are available through Google Books, some of their content may be available online.
Limitations of Google Scholar
Most content does not provide the full text for free.
Never pay for an article. Search the WCC Databases for articles located with Google Scholar
Setting your Scholar Preferences to WCC Library will help you connect to online sources provided by the library. You will need to login to Google to set-up your settings.