There are always a lot of concerns about using wikipedia for research purposes. Many of them tell me that it is not authentic and valid. A peek into the Wikimedia will give a broader outlook to our concerns.

Wikimedia is owned and operated by the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit foundation dedicated to bringing free content to the world. The various Wikimedia projects are listed below:
Wikimedia Foundation
Wikimedia Foundation

Wikipedia
Wikipedia

Wiktionary
Wiktionary

Wikiquote
Wikiquote

Wikibooks
Wikibooks

Wikisource
Wikisource

Wikinews
Wikinews

Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons

Wikispecies
Wikispecies

Wikiversity
Wikiversity

MediaWiki
MediaWiki

Meta-Wiki
Meta-Wiki

Wikimedia Incubator
Wikimedia Incubator