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On this page, we have collected a lot of materials for the media. You can also check out the main bookshelf where you can find materials about various aspects of Wikipedia that you may find useful.


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Beginner Welcome to Wikipedia is a reference guide to help you get started to contributing to Wikipedia. Using the guide, you will be able to create a Wikipedia user account, start editing, and communicate with other Wikipedia contributors. You will also learn how articles evolve on Wikipedia and how you can assess quality of an existing Wikipedia article. Welcome to Wikipedia consists 17 pages including a quick reference to help you to remember frequently used wiki markup commands.
Intermediate Evaluating Wikipedia article quality is a reference guide with specific steps you can take to get the most out of Wikipedia, as well as a look at how its quality system works. Arabic
All Nice People (Medium) - This video focuses on the motivations and passion of Wikipedians, and ends with a comment by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales about what makes the project special. 1 m 26 s
All User Name (Medium) - This video shows some of Wikipedia's contributors, explaining their user names. 49 s
All Edit Button- This video is a direct invitation by Wikipedians to "click that [edit] button and see what happens". 1 m 6 s
All Great Feeling - In this video, Wikipedians talk about the joy of being part of a global community of editors. 1 m 23 s
File:Verifiability and Neutral point of view (Common Craft)-600px-en.ogv Intermediate This video explains two core principles of Wikipedia: Verifiability and Neutral point of view. 2 m 10 s Verifiability and Neutral point of view
Plagiarism handout Intermediate This handout explains what plagiarism is on Wikipedia in addition to why and how to avoid it.
Beginner Introduction to free licenses helps you understand the basic concepts of free licenses. It explains the idea of free licenses, as well as terms like "CC-by-SA" and "public domain". Arabic


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Wikipedia: The Missing Manual All Wikipedia: The Missing Manual is a 2008 book by Wikipedian John Broughton. It is a how-to guide that explains the process of contributing to the Internet encyclopedia Wikipedia. It was released in O'Reilly Media's Missing Manual series. In 2009, it was released under a free license. Editable version
How Wikipedia Works All How Wikipedia Works is a 2008 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, reusers, and researchers. Full version on Google Books (first page)
Swedish speakers Så fungerar Wikipedia is a book in Swedish by Wikipedian Lennart Guldbrandsson, that was released in 2008, and then put under a free license in 2010.



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