In my Master's class we were talking about doing research on the Internet. I am for it.
Several folks in the class who are high school teachers have issues with Wikipedia. That site has so improved in the last year that I am flabbergasted! The articles are sourced, and those I have worked from I have checked, and the sources are accurate.
I would never JUST use Wikipedia, but it is a good starting place, especially for kids. Text books and hard copy encyclopedias are out of date so quickly that I just can't see using them.
If you scroll down to the end of this blog, you will see that I have an icon for Wikipedia. It is a good place, and whatever happened years ago should be forgotten.