Other Wikipedia Sites
Wikipedia is part of the Wikimedia Foundation (www.wikimediafoundation.org). This nonprofit organization runs several other websites of interest to researchers and information gatherers. These sites are all based on the wiki concept and all dedicated to encouraging the development and distribution of free content to the public.
Wikimedia Foundation sites include the following:
- Wikimedia Commons (commons.wikimedia.org), a repository of free photographs, videos, music, and other media, discussed in Lesson 12, "Finding Pictures in the Wikimedia Commons"
- Wiktionary (www.wiktionary.org), a free multilingual dictionary, discussed in Lesson 14, "Looking Up Words in Wiktionary"
- Wikiquote (www.wikiquote.org), a collection of famous quotations, discussed in Lesson 15, "Finding Quotable Quotations with Wikiquote"
- Wikinews (wikinews.org), a free content alternative to commercial news sites, discussed in Lesson 16, "Getting the Latest News with Wikinews"
- Wikibooks (wikibooks.org), a database of free electronic textbooks, manuals, and public domain books, discussed in Lesson 17, "Reading and Editing Books Online"
- Wikisource (www.wikisource.org), a collection of classic books, laws, and other free works in a hypertext format, also discussed in Lesson 17
- Wikiversity (www.wikiversity.org), a project dedicated to learning materials and learning communities, also discussed in Lesson 17
- Wikispecies (species.wikimedia.org), a taxonomy database of species for scientific users
As a nonprofit organization, the Wikimedia Foundation relies on the support of its users. (There are no ads anywhere on Wikipedia or related sites.) To donate, go to the Wikimedia Foundation website.
In this lesson, you learned what Wikipedia is and how it works. In the next lesson, you learn to navigate the Wikipedia site.