Evaluating Article Quality
An important tool for evaluating a Wikipedia article is to look at its quality rating.
Wikipedia articles are constantly being improved, and all at different rates. Some rival the best encyclopedias; others are out of date or incomplete.
Volunteers will review articles and leave a rating on the Talk page. You can find this by clicking "Talk" at the top right of the article text.
The best articles have been evaluated as "Good" or "Featured" articles. These are the best that Wikipedia has to offer, and the rating reflects a shared view of many Wikipedians.
"Start" or "Stub" class articles aren't considered as reliable, or simply don't provide a very strong overview of the topic. These are great articles to work on, because there's lots you can do, and you can quickly make a dramatic impact.