I'm guessing your college has issues about 'free editing' on Wikipedia, when you say Wiki? No problem, go to the references, further info and external links sections of the Raspberry pi Wiki page then verify them all yourself. Remember for college papers you're not verifying the original author, you are simply quoting them and referencing them in your bibliography, you should probably get a Pi and check out that at least some of the technical quotes are accurate to lend credibility to your quotes. This sounds difficult and a lot of work, I know; but then that's what college degrees were back in the days before the internet when you had to go and sit in a library and sift through books to find the information you needed rather than having google do it for you, don't be a part of the 'spoiled' generation.
Good luck with your studies.