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

Phoebe Ayers, Charles Matthews, and Ben Yates

Myxomatosis. The Order of Canada. Noble gas. Catherine de' Medici. The History of Superman? Whether you're doing serious research on the Web or just settling an argument, it's easy to get caught up in Wikipedia's two million articles. And that's not such a bad thing. But how'd all the information get there in the first place? And how can you tell if it's reliable? Or say you want to become a part of Wikipedia and make your own contributions. Where do you begin? 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: * Find information and evaluate the quality and reliability of articles * Contribute to existing articles by copyediting, writing new material, and fact-checking * Add new articles that conform to Wikipedia's guidelines and best practices-so that your hard work won't be deleted * Communicate with other Wikipedians through Talk pages, discussion forums, direct messaging, and more * Understand Wikipedia's policies and procedures and how they're created and enforced * Resolve content disputes and deal with vandals and other malicious editors Wikipedia is made up of people just like you: 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. How Wikipedia Works explains how you can make the Web's go-to source for information even better. Instead of wondering where to begin, the question will be "How far will you go?"

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  • Introduction Part I: Content Chapter 1: What's in Wikipedia? Chapter 2: The World Gets a Free Encyclopedia Chapter 3: Finding Wikipedia's Content Chapter 4: Understanding and Evaluating an Article Part II: Editing Chapter 5: Basic Editing Chapter 6: Good Writing and Research Chapter 7: Cleanup, Projects, and Processes Chapter 8: Make and Mend Wikipedia's Web Chapter 9: Images, Templates, and Special Characters Chapter 10: The Life Cycle of an Article Part III: Community Chapter 11: Becoming a Wikipedian Chapter 12: Community and Communication Chapter 13: Policy and Your Input Chapter 14: Disputes, Blocks, and Bans Part IV: Other Projects Chapter 15: 200 Languages and Counting Chapter 16: Wikimedia Commons and Other Sister Projects Chapter 17: The Foundation and Project Coordination Appendix A: Reusing Wikimedia 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 Index

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書名 How Wikipedia works : and how you can be a part of it
著作者等 Matthews Charles
Yates Ben
Ayers Phoebe
出版元 No Starch Press
刊行年月 c2008
ページ数 xxiv, 507 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9781593271763
NCID BA88121921
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国