What is Wikibooks?


Wikibooks is a Wikimedia project that was launched in 2003. The project involves collaboratively writing open-content textbooks. Like other wiki projects, anyone, including you, can edit by clicking on the ‘edit’ link that appears near the top of each Wikibooks page. Wikibooks has two sub-projects; Wikijunior that is aimed at children and the Cookbook that is a collection of recipes and...


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Wikibooks is a Wikimedia project that was launched in 2003. The project involves collaboratively writing open-content textbooks. Like other wiki projects, anyone, including you, can edit by clicking on the edit’ link that appears near the top of each Wikibooks page. Wikibooks has two sub-projects; Wikijunior that is aimed at children and the Cookbook that is a collection of recipes and culinary topics. The project is licensed under Creative Commons, allowing the works of contributors to remain freely distributable and reproducible.

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Wikibooks only includes instructional books, excluding fiction and non-fiction. Wikibooks contains textbooks, annotated texts, instructional guides, and manuals. These instructional books may be used in a classroom, an accredited institution, a home-school environment, as part of a Wikiversity course or for self-learning. There are a variety of roles that Wikibookians assume: readers, editors, writers and administrators. Wikibooks is not a/an: free wiki host or webspace provider; soapbox; a mirror or text repository; paper; encyclopedia; news service; dictionary, for developing new Wikimedia projects; censored for protection of minors.

Wikibooks requires and benefits from voluntary input, you are invited to improve or add to the existing content, start new books, and join project-related discussions in the Wikibooks reading rooms.

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