Sams Teach Yourself Wikipedia in 10 Minutes

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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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Contents

Introduction
Navigating the Wikipedia Site
Searching for Information
Reading a Wikipedia Article
Going Beyond an Article
Verifying Information and Checking References
Tracking Changes to an Article
Discussing an Article
Editing an Existing Article
Contributing a New Article
Incorporating Pictures and Other Media in Your Article

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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 www.molehillgroup.com or email him at wiki10@molehillgroup.com.

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