Bibliography of Wikipedia

This is a list of books about Wikipedia or for which Wikipedia is a major subject.

Wikipedia as primary subject

  • Gourdain, Pierre; O'Kelly, Florence; Roman-Amat, Béatrice; Soulas, Delphine; Droste zu Hülshoff, Tassilo von (2007). La Révolution Wikipédia (The Wikipedia Revolution). Paris: Les Mille et Une Nuits. ISBN 978-2-7555-0051-6.
  • Ayers, Phoebe; Matthews, Charles; Yates, Ben (2008). How Wikipedia Works: And How You Can Be a Part of It. No Starch Press. ISBN 9781593271763.[1]
  • Broughton, John (2008). Wikipedia – The Missing Manual. O'Reilly Media. ISBN 9780596521745.[2]
  • Dalby, Andrew (2009). The World and Wikipedia: How We Are Editing Reality. Siduri Books. ISBN 9780956205209.[3]
  • Lih, Andrew (2009). The Wikipedia Revolution: How a Bunch of Nobodies Created the World's Greatest Encyclopedia. Hyperion. ISBN 9781401303716.[4][5]
  • O'Sullivan, Dan (2009). Wikipedia: A New Community of Practice?. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate. ISBN 9780754674337. OCLC 320696473.
  • Gregianin, Leonardo; Pinheiro, Eduardo (2010). Wikipédia: a Enciclopédia Livre e Gratuita da Internet (in Portuguese). Novatec. ISBN 978-85-7522-216-4.
  • Joseph M. Reagle Jr. (2010). Good Faith Collaboration: The Culture of Wikipedia. MIT Press. ISBN 978-0-262-01447-2. LCCN 2009052779.[6][7]
  • Lovink, Geert; Tkacz, Nathaniel, eds. (2011). Critical Point of View: A Wikipedia Reader. Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures. ISBN 978-90-78146-13-1. Archived from the original on 2011-12-18. Retrieved 2011-12-21.
  • Anderson, Jennifer Joline (2011). Kesselring, Mari (ed.). Wikipedia: The Company and Its Founders. Technology Pioneers. ABDO Publishing. ISBN 9781617148125. LCCN 2010037886. OCLC 767732162.
  • Leitch, Thomas M. (2014). Wikipedia U: Knowledge, Authority, and Liberal Education in the Digital Age. Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 9781421415352. LCCN 2014004984. OCLC 889953398.
  • Jemielniak, Dariusz (2014). Common Knowledge?: An Ethnography of Wikipedia. Stanford: Stanford University Press. ISBN 9780804789448.
  • Tkacz, Nathaniel (2014). Wikipedia and the Politics of Openness. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 978-0-226-19244-4.
  • Proffitt, Merrilee (editor) (2018). Leveraging Wikipedia: Connecting Communities of Knowledge. American Library Association. ISBN 978-0838916322.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)[8]

Wikipedia as major non-primary subject

Wikipedia as source material

Wikipedia is free content which anybody can edit, use, modify, and distribute. Several books have used Wikipedia as source material or as their data source while others have compiled articles for artistic, educational, or commercial purposes.

See also

  • For information on the administrative structure of Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:Administration


  1. "How Wikipedia Works [review]" (PDF). Sacramento Book Review. October 2008. p. 19. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 October 2011.
  2. "The Charms of Wikipedia", a review by Nicholson Baker, The New York Review of Books, Volume 55, No. 4, March 20, 2008.
  3. David Cox, "The Truth According To Wikipedia" in Evening Standard (22 October 2009)
  4. "Everybody Knows Everything", Jeremy Philips, The Wall Street Journal, March 18, 2009
  5. "Wikipedia: Exploring Fact City", Noam Cohen, New York Times, March 28, 2009
  6. Bulatovic, Peja (January 14, 2011). "Wikipedia turns 10". CBC News.
  7. Solon, Olivia (January 11, 2011). "A Decade Of Wikipedia, The Poster Child For Collaboration". Wired.
  8. American Library Association. "Leveraging Wikipedia: Connecting Communities of Knowledge". APAstore. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  9. Kakutani, Michiko (2007-06-29). "The Cult of the Amateur". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-08-20.
  10. Dyson, Freeman (2011-03-10). "How We Know". The New York Review of Books. Retrieved 2017-06-16.
  11. Jones, Nate (7 September 2010). "Wikipedia Entry on Iraq War Turned Into Actual Encyclopedia". Retrieved 28 June 2012.
  12. Geere, Duncan (8 September 2010). "Which Wikipedia page has 12 volumes worth of edits?". Archived from the original on 9 July 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2012.
  13. Bilton, Nick (9 September 2010). "The Story Behind a Wikipedia Entry -". Retrieved 28 June 2012.
  14. Madrigal, Alexis (17 September 2010). "A Book Made from Wikipedia Edits to the 'The Iraq War' Entry". Retrieved 28 June 2012.
  15. "Hit Tumblr Mocks Wikipedia's Most Ridiculous Claims". Mashable. Retrieved 2013-01-07.
  16. conorlstowka (June 3, 2013). "11 Most Inspiring Things Ever Published on Wikipedia". BuzzFeed.
  17. Kevin Hartnett (November 29, 2013). "The most important people who ever lived". Boston Globe. Archived from the original on December 4, 2013. Retrieved December 4, 2013.
  18. Cass Sunstein (December 3, 2013). "Statistically, Who's the Greatest Person in History? Why quants can't measure historic significance". The New Republic. Retrieved December 4, 2013.
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