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How Wikipedia works : and how you can be a part of it

Author: Phoebe Ayers; Charles Matthews; Ben Yates
Publisher: San Francisco : No Starch Press, ©2008.
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"In How Wikipedia Works, you'll learn the skills required to use and contribute to the world's largest reference work - like what constitutes good writing and research and how to work with images and templates."--Jacket.
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Ayers, Phoebe.
How Wikipedia works.
San Francisco : No Starch Press, c2008
(DLC) 2008023350
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Phoebe Ayers; Charles Matthews; Ben Yates
ISBN: 9781593272272 1593272278
OCLC Number: 560644140
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 507 p.) : ill.
Contents: Introduction --
Part I: Content --
What's in Wikipedia? --
The world gets a free encyclopedia --
Finding Wikipedia's content --
Understanding and evaluating an article --
Part II: Editing --
Basic editing --
Good writing and research --
Cleanup, projects, and processes --
Make and mend Wikipedia's web --
image, templates, and special characters --
The life cycle of an article --
Part III: Community --
Becoming a Wikipedian --
Community and communication --
Policy and your input --
Dispute, blocks, and bans --
Part IV: Other projects --
200 languages and counting --
Wikimedia commons and other sister projects --
The foundation and project coordination --
Appendix A: Reusing Wikipedia content --
Appendix B: Wikipedia for teachers --
Appendix C: Edit summaries jargon --
Appendix D: Glossary --
Appendix E: History (list of Wikipedia pages referenced in this work) --
GNU free documentation license.
Responsibility: Phoebe Ayers, Charles Matthews, and Ben Yates.
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