Lesson 17. Reading and Editing Books Online

In this lesson, you learn how to use the Wikibooks, Wikijunior, Wikisource, and Wikiversity sites.

Understanding Online Collaborative Books

As you’ve learned, Wikipedia is a giant online collaborative encyclopedia. But an encyclopedia is just one type of book; the Wikimedia Foundation offers several other sites that let you collaborate on different types of online books. These sites—Wikibooks, Wikijunior, Wikisource, and Wikiversity—operate in much the same fashion as Wikipedia, with the sites’ users writing and editing the text that other users read.

An online book is like a Wikipedia article, only longer. As such, collaboration is essential; it’s a lot easier for a hundred collaborators to create ...

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