How Wikipedia Works

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How Wikipedia Works
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Author Phoebe Ayers, Charles Matthews, Ben Yates
Country United States
Language English
Genre Reference
Publisher No Starch Press
Publication date
2008
Media type paperback
ISBN 1-59327-176-X
OCLC 185698411
030 22
LC Class AE1.5 .A98 2008
Website http://www.howwikipediaworks.net/

How Wikipedia Works is a 2009 book by Phoebe Ayers, Charles Matthews, and Ben Yates. It is a how-to reference for using and contributing to the Wikipedia encyclopedia, targeted at "students, professors, and everyday experts and fans". It offers specific sections for teachers, users, and researchers.[1]

How Wikipedia Works (And How You Can Be a Part of It) is published by No Starch Press, part of their series of technical how-to books. The Register (UK) called it "a great one-stop source for information of the world’s go-to source for information."[2] The book was originally published under the GNU Free Documentation License. At the time of publication, Wikipedia was also released under the GFDL. The book has since been relicensed under the CC BY-SA, which Wikipedia now uses.[3] It was designed as a reference work and has detailed bibliographies for each section.

See also

References

  1. ^ Book review in the Sacramento Book Review, Vol. 1 Iss. 2, October, 2008, p.19.
  2. ^ How Wikipedia Works, a review by the Geek Guide2, October 7, 2008
  3. ^ "How Wikipedia Works". Retrieved 4 July 2014. 

External links

  • Website
  • Reviews of the book, No Starch Press
  • How Wikipedia Works (pdf), Internet Archive
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