How Wikipedia Works

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How Wikipedia Works
AuthorPhoebe Ayers, Charles Matthews, Ben Yates
CountryUnited States
PublisherNo Starch Press
Publication date
Media typepaperback
030 22
LC ClassAE1.5 .A98 2008

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 re-licensed under the CC BY-SA, which Wikipedia now uses.[3] It was designed as a reference work and has detailed bibliographies for each section.

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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. ^ "How Wikipedia Works". Retrieved 4 July 2014.

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