Wikipedia reader's guide / John Broughton.

  • 1st edition
  • Sebastopol, California : Pogue Press/O'Reilly 2008
Physical description
1 online resource (64 p.)
  • 1-306-81603-3
  • 0-596-52228-2
  • 0-596-55387-0
  • Includes index.
  • English
  • Description based on print version record.
  • Wikipedia Reader&s Guide: The Missing Manual; Safari® Enabled; Acknowledgements; 1. Reader's Guide to Wikipedia; How Good is Wikipedia?; Navigating Within Wikipedia; Navigating from the Main Page; Portals; The A-Z index; Other entry points; Categories; Other Ways of Navigating; What links here; Six degrees of Wikipedia; Wikipedia on the Go; Wikipedia on a Mobile Hard Drive; What Wikipedia is Not; Policy: What Wikipedia is Not; Wikipedia in Other Languages; You Can Help; Missing Information; Missing Articles; 2. Editing for the First Time; Practicing in the Sandbox
  • Starting, Previewing, and Saving Your EditPreviewing; Saving; Wiki Markup: From Edit Box to Screen; How to Create Internal Links; Understanding and Using Templates; Editing Article Sections; Editing the Lead Section; Editing for Real; A Few Words about Content; Selecting a Random Page; Working on a Known Problem
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  • You don't have to understand how to edit Wikipedia in order to find the information you need and join the conversation. This booklet gives you just what you need to know in friendly, concise form so you can research any subject without getting lost in Wikipedia's labyrinth. With it, you'll be able to unlock the mysteries of the many links on every Wikipedia page and the sometimes cryptic buzzwords you see on Talk pages. And, while this booklet focuses on Wikipedia readers, it also includes a tutorial for first-time editors and explains Wikipedia's editing tools. You'll find valuabl