How Wikipedia Works

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

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.[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 called it "a great one-stop source for information on the world’s go-to source for information."[2] The book was published under the GNU Free Documentation License.[3] It was designed as a reference work more than a how-to guide, with detailed bibliographies for each sections.

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  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. ^ 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.

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