Wikibooks


Wikibooks.org is quickly becoming one of my favorite websites. It’s like any other wiki in that literally anyone can edit and contribute articles published within. However, it is a little more special that what most of us are used to. Because it’s geared toward the the scholars in all of us, we’re likely to learn a ton more than on “traditional” (whatever that means) wiki interfaces.

As a history student, the site appeals to me in particular because it is a voluminous, ever-growing library that is A) 100% free of charge, B) in my home within my tiny computer, and C) there are no late fees.

Also, as someone who reads a lot on and offline, it is refreshing to see this format available. It just makes reading so much more pleasurable. For instance, if I read a small article, I’m likely to have to seek out tidbits of information several times online before I can finish it (the article). I do this as a means of understanding concepts to the utmost; the opposite of rote learning (whatever that’s called. I have been trying to remember/figure that out for about two years now). What wikibooks seems to do is offer textbook style motif while maintaining its place amongst the information superhighway that is the internet. It’s fantastic; plain and simple.

Give it a shot:

English – http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Main_Page

Espanol – http://es.wikibooks.org/wiki/

Français – http://fr.wikibooks.org/wiki/

Kannada – http://Kn.wikibooks.org/wiki/Main_Page

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