How Wikipedia Works is a 2008 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, reusers, and researchers.
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 called it "a great one-stop source for information on the world’s go-to source for information." The book was published under the GNU Free Documentation License. It was designed as a reference work more than a how-to guide, with detailed bibliographies for each sections.
^It was made available for free download[dead link] on publication. It includes an explicit History appendix, listing every page revision referenced in the book along with a list of authors for each page.