How Wikipedia Works and How You Can Be a Part of It

How Wikipedia Works and How You Can Be a Part of It / by Phoebe Ayers, Charles Matthews, and Ben Yates

TK 5105.8882 .A94 2008

“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. With insight, anecdotes, and tips from three Wikipedia veterans, you’ll learn how to:

  1. Find information and evaluate the quality and reliability of articles
  2. Contribute to existing articles by copyediting, writing new material, and fact-checking
  3. Add new articles that conform to Wikipedia’s guidelines and best practices– so your hard work won’t be deleted
  4. Communicate with other Wikipedians through talk pages, discussion forums, direct messaging, and more
  5. Understand Wikipedia’s policies and procedures and how they’re created and enforced
  6. Resolve content disputes and deal with vandals and other malicious editors

Wikipedia is made up of students, professors, and everyday experts and fans. With about 10,000 articles added to Wikipedia each week, there are plenty of opportunities to join this global community.”–back cover.


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