Sams Teach Yourself Wikipedia in 10 Minutes (Google eBook)

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Pearson Education, Sep 28, 2009 - Computers - 208 pages
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Sams Teach Yourself Wikipedia in 10 Minutes gives you straightforward, practical answers when you need fast results. By working through the 10-minute lessons, you’ll learn everything you need to know to take advantage of the Wikipedia encyclopedia–and all of Wikipedia’s incredible resources.


Tips point out shortcuts and solutions


Cautions help you avoid common pitfalls


Notes provide additional information


Plain English explains new terms and definitions


10 minutes is all you need to learn how to…


  • Navigate the Wikipedia site and discover its latest capabilities
  • Use Wikipedia for fast, efficient research
  • Verify Wikipedia information and check references
  • Edit, correct, improve, and discuss existing Wikipedia articles
  • Write new Wikipedia articles, and add images and media to them
  • Find word definitions in Wiktionary and quotations in Wikiquote
  • Download Wikimedia Commons photos you can freely reuse
  • Read and edit free textbooks with Wikibooks
  • Link to Wikipedia content on your own website
  • Participate in the Wikipedia community

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Lesson 1 Getting to Know Wikipedia
Lesson 2 Navigating the Wikipedia Site
Lesson 3 Searching for Information
Lesson 4 Reading a Wikipedia Article
Lesson 5 Verifying Information and Checking References
Lesson 6 Going Beyond an Article
Lesson 7 Tracking Changes to an Article
Lesson 12 Finding Pictures in the Wikimedia Commons
Lesson 13 Asking Questions at the Reference Desk
Lesson 14 Looking Up Words in the Wiktionary
Lesson 15 Finding Quotable Quotations with Wikiquote
Lesson 16 Getting the Latest News with Wikinews
Lesson 17 Reading and Editing Books Online
Lesson 18 Linking to Wikipedia Content on Your Own Website
Lesson 19 Using Wikipedia for Research and School Papers

Lesson 8 Discussing an Article
Lesson 9 Editing an Existing Article
Lesson 10 Contributing a New Article
Lesson 11 Incorporating Pictures and Other Media in Your Article
Lesson 20 Participating in the Wikipedia Community
Lesson 21 Using Wikipedia on Your iPhone

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About the author (2009)

Michael Miller has written more than 90 nonfiction books over the past two decades. His best-selling titles include Sams Teach Yourself YouTube in 10 Minutes, Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Computer Basics, Googlepedia: The Ultimate Google Resource, and Speed It Up! A Non- Technical Guide for Speeding Up Slow Computers. He has established a reputation for practical advice, technical accuracy, and an unerring empathy for the needs of his readers. For more information about Mr. Miller and his writing, visit his website at or email him at

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