So you realize that you have a 7 page paper due tomorrow morning and you haven't started it yet because you win at life. So you grab a cup of coffee and prepare for the long night of fun and rainbows ahead of you. After formulating your idea and writing an outline you are going to need a good source or two.
This is where Wikipedia comes in. You know how your high school teacher always told you never to use wikipedia? Well im going to let you in on a little secret... SHE HAD NO IDEA WHAT SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT!!! (thats probably why she teaches high school in the first place) Wikipedia is a great place to find a source for a paper, just dont use it as THE source.
When an article is written on wikipedia, the author will list sources. Have you ever noticed the blue numbers at the end of some sentences? Thats a link to the source citation and its a great place to find your sources. Just make sure its a credible source and not some blog like the one you're reading now.