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- Kerstin Kallass, Schreiben in der Wikipedia: Prozesse und Produkte gemeinschaftlicher Textgenese, Springer-Verlag, 2015, ISBN 3658082658
- (in French) Lionel Barbe (dir.), Louis Merzeau (dir.) and Valérie Schafer (dir.), Wikipédia, objet scientifique non identifié, Presses Universitaires de Paris-Ouest, 2015, ISBN 978-2-84016-205-6
- Jemielniak, Dariusz (2014) Common Knowledge? An Ethnography of Wikipedia, Stanford: Stanford University Press, ISBN 9780804789448.
- Yasseri T.; Spoerri A.; Graham M. & Kertész J (2014). "The most controversial topics in Wikipedia: A multilingual and geographical analysis" (PDF). Scarecrow Press.
- Erfolgsfaktoren von Social Media: Wie "funktionieren" Wikis? Eine vergleichende Analyse kollaborativer Kommunikationssysteme im Internet, in Organisationen und in Gruppen. by Florian L. Mayer (Dissertation in Communication Science, University of Bamberg. Lit Verlag: 2013. ISBN 978-3-643-12210-0.
- The speculative fiction anthology Missing Links and Secret Histories: A Selection of Wikipedia Entries from Across the Known Multiverse edited by L. Timmel Duchamp (Aqueduct Press: Spring 2013. ISBN 9781619760394) is a collection of short stories in the form of fictitious Wikipedia entries.
- Shakespeare Beyond Doubt: Evidence, Argument, Controversy, Paul Edmundson, Stanley Wells, eds. Cambridge University Press.
- Rogers, Richard A. (2013). "Wikipedia as Cultural Reference". Digital methods. Cambridge, Massachusetts; London: The MIT Press. pp. 165–202. ISBN 9780262018838.
- A previous version of this chapter can be found (and freely accessible) in a conference paper for the Wikipedia Academy Deutschland 2012.
- The alternate history novel The Mirage features an equivalent of Wikipedia called the Library of Alexandria. Fictional entries from the Library, formatted the same as Wikipedia articles, are featured at the beginning of each chapter and used to give context to the novel's setting. A character based on Jimmy Wales also appears.
- Peter Burke, A Social History of Knowledge: Volume II: From the Encyclopédie to Wikipedia
- Elst, Koenraad (2012). "Meera Nanda against Hinduism and its friends.". The Argumentative Hindu: Essays by Non-affiliated Orientalist. Aditya Prakashan. ISBN 8177421247.
- The Wikimedia Foundation and the Governance of Wikipedia's Infrastructure: Historical Trajectories and its Hybrid Character. Book Chapter by Mayo Fuster Morell. In Lovink, G., Tkacz, N. & Roberts, I. (eds). Critical Point of View Reader. Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures, 2011.
- Participacion en communidades online y democracia radical. Capítulo de libro por Mayo Fuster Morell. En A. Calle, Democracia Radical. Entre vínculos y utopías. Barcelona: Icaria Editorial.
- History Year by Year. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2011-10-03. ISBN 9781405367127. Wikipedia's launch is the first event of the third millennium mentioned.
- Participants in the Community of Knowledge: Experiences with a Wikipedia Writing Assignment for Students by Normann Witzleb in Brayden A. Morris and George M. Ferguson (eds) Computer-Assisted Teaching: New Developments (New York: Nova Sciene Publisher) ISBN 978-1-60876-855-4
- Wikiworld by Juha Suoranta & Tere Vadén (London: Pluto Press) ISBN 9780745328911
- Sequoia Children by Gon Ben-Ari (Or Yehuda: Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, Dvir, 2010; in Hebrew - ילדי הסקויה). This science fiction novel mentions characters reading and editing Wikipedia and Wikiquote several times.
- Good Faith Collaboration: The Culture of Wikipedia by Joseph M. Reagle Jr. (MIT Press) ISBN 9780262014472
- Erik Olin Wright Envisioning Real Utopias, Chapter 7: Real Utopias II: Social Empowerment and the Economy, Verso, 2010
- Online creation communities for the building of digital commons: Participation as an eco-system?. Book Chapter by Mayo Fuster Morell. In M. Fuster Morell (Ed.). (2009). Organizational principles and political implications of free culture: A reader. 1st International forum on free culture. Barcelona, 30th October - 1st November 2009. Available at 
- The Wikipedia Revolution, Andrew Lih
- Lazy Virtues Teaching Writing in the Age of Wikipedia, Robert E. Cummings. Vanderbilt University Press.
- Cyberchiefs: Autonomy and Authority in Online Tribes, Mathieu O'Neil, Pluto Press/Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780745327969. Review in Wikipedia Signpost.
- Pink, Daniel H. (2009). Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. Riverhead Hardcover. – compares the Wikipedia model with Microsoft Encarta. From Diane Danielson's review of the book: "I thought Pink made a great point at the beginning when he posed the question, in 1995, which "encyclopedia" would people expect to survive--Encarta or Wikipedia. Only a very few would've imagined a Wikipedia world back then, where people would voluntarily participate in the crowdsourcing of an online encyclopedia." 
- Supreme Courtship by Christopher Buckley mentioned the Wikipedia article for Camp David on pages 26 and 27.
- "Pepper thumbed a Google search on her BlackBerry with her other hand. NSF Thurmont. The first match came up: "Camp David-Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.""
- Wikipedia: The Missing Manual by John Broughton - See also: Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2008-03-03/Book review
- Sheizaf Rafaeli and Yaron Ariel Rafaeli (2008). Online motivational factors: Incentives for participation and contribution in Wikipedia. In A. Barak (Ed.), Psychological aspects of cyberspace: Theory, research, applications (pp. 243-267). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
- Axel Bruns, Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life, and beyond : from production to produsage, Peter Lang, 2008, ISBN 0820488674
Wikipédia - Guia de Consulta e edição by Eduardo Pinheiro ISBN 978-989-615-037-2 (in Portuguese)
Wikihistory, a short science fiction story by Desmond Warzel. Published in Abyss and Apex, 4th Quarter 2007, Book print: 'The Best of Abyss & Apex Volume One, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9819243-0-4
- As Cory Doctorow characterizes it at Boing Boing, "a series of messages posted to a time-travellers' forum -- it's basically a Wikipedia edit war, where the old hands have to keep on slapping down the n00bs for killing Hitler" 
- Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams explores how some companies in the early 21st century used mass collaboration and open-source technology such as wikis to be successful.
- Europe at War 1939–1945: No Simple Victory by Norman Davies mentions Wikipedia in Chapter 6 (Portrayals), page 460/461 with the words: [A]nd there is Wikipedia, the self-regulating Internet encyclopedia, to which anyone can contribute. Professional historians tend to distrust such websites. The Web they say, is dangerous. It is full of dubious statements and manifest errors. So, too, one might add, is every other source of historical information.
- Brafman, Ori; Beckstrom, Rod A. (October 5, 2006). The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations. Penguin. ISBN 1-59184-143-7. discusses the success of Wikipedia as a decentralized model and interviews Jimmy Wales on the formation of Wikipedia
- 20th: J Shaun Lyon. Back to the Vortex: The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Doctor Who 2005, ISBN 1-903889-78-2. Appendix E: For Further Information... Page 413. "The free online encyclopedia Wikipedia has an entire section devoted to Doctor Who (http://wiki.alquds.edu/?query=Doctor_Who)."
- 1st: Kay Johnson, Elaine Magusin, Exploring the Digital Library : A Guide for Online Teaching and Learning, Online Teaching and Learning Series, ISBN 0-787976-27-X. Talks about the processes that make Wikipedia work.
- 10th: Jeremy M. Norman, From Gutenberg to the Internet: A Sourcebook on the History of Information Technology, ISBN 0-930405-87-0. Page 10: "... such as blogs and huge cooperative encyclopedic publications like the Wikipedia (www.en.wikipedia.org) edited by people all over the world. But the ..."
- 16th: Kimiz Dalkir, Knowledge Management in Theory and Practice, ISBN 0-750678-64-X. Refers to us for the article Wiki.
- 27th: Mary Leete, Free Software For Dummies, ISBN 0-764595-79-2. References Wikipedia and eBay as "search engine"s, along with true examples.
- 11th: Ron Goldman, Richard P. Gabriel, Innovation Happens Elsewhere : Open Source as Business Strategy, ISBN 1-558608-89-3. Excerpt from page 60 "... involve software source code. One of the most interesting is Wikipedia.'7 Wikipedia is an encyclopedia contributed entirely by volunteer efforts, using ..."
- 15th: J. D. Lasica, Darknet : Hollywood's War Against the Digital Generation, John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 0-471683-34-5. Excerpt from page 83 "... the comic too, so I have to do that part." Wikipedia has been an amazing success story. The free-content encyclopedia-where anyone ..."
- 25th: Danny Ayers, Andrew Watt, Beginning RSS and Atom Programming, ISBN 0-764579-16-9. Page 427 "... collaborative projects. Two notable projects that use Wikis are the Wikipedia (http: //en.wikipedia. org), a free encyclopedia with more than one ..."
- 25th: Peter Weverka, The Everyday Internet All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, ISBN 0-764588-75-3. Page 151 has an image of "Wikipedia, the encyclopedia and ongoing collaborative experiment." (it's Figure 5-2)
- 28th: Glenn Yeffeth (ed), The Anthology at the End of the Universe : Leading Science Fiction Authors on Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Smart Pop series, ISBN 1-932100-56-3. Page 27 "... Wikipedia: A Genuine H2G2-Minus the Editors 27 Since the dawn of ..."
- 28th: Ellen Finkelstein, Syndicating Web Sites with RSS Feeds For Dummies, For Dummies, ISBN 0-764588-48-6, references Podcasting
- 28th: Susannah Gardner, Buzz Marketing with Blogs For Dummies, For Dummies, ISBN 076458457X, references Googlebomb
- Glenn Yeffeth, ed., The Anthology at the End of the Universe, chapter titled "Wikipedia: A Genuine H2G2-Minus the Editors", by Corey Doctorow, ISBN 1-932100-56-3
- 30th: Peter L. Bernstein, Wedding of the Waters: The Erie Canal and the Making of a Great Nation, W. W. Norton & Company, ISBN 0-393052-33-8, uses image image:ElectoralCollege 1824-Large.png and references it
- 28th: Terry Burnham, Mean Markets and Lizard Brains: How to Profit from the New Science of Irrationality, Wiley, ISBN 0-471602-45-0, p. 272 "... could not anticipate such an unlikely turn of events. Interestingly, wikipedia, an online encyclopedia, lists macroeconomics as a “see also” topic ..."
- Nora Miller, Wikipedia and the disappearing "author" (an article from ETC.: A Review of General Semantics, published by International Society for General Semantics)  The article begins "WHAT DOES it mean to author a piece of writing? For many generations, humans inscribed clay tablets and recorded information on papyrus but only rarely included their own names in the documents they produced. Many of the most famous works of antiquity come to us as accounts of words spoken by someone else."
- Andersen, Espen (2005). Using Wikis in a Corporate Context. Handbuch E-Learning. A. Hohenstein and K. Wilbers (eds). Köln, WoltersKluwer. 5.8: 15.
- 29th: Stephen Yafa, Big Cotton: How A Humble Fiber Created Fortunes, Wrecked Civilizations, and Put America on the Map, Viking Adult, ISBN 0670033677, references Patents#Early history of patents
- Kenneth Pollack, The Persian Puzzle: The Conflict Between Iran and America, references 1973 energy crisis
- 1st: Peter Lance, Cover Up: What the Government Is Still Hiding About the War on Terror, Regan Books, ISBN 0060543558, references RDX
- John Gantz, Jack B. Rochester, Pirates of the Digital Millennium : How the Intellectual Property Wars Damage Our Personal Freedoms, Our Jobs, and the World Economy. ISBN 0131463152
- 16th: Jack Greenfield, et al., Software Factories: Assembling Applications with Patterns, Models, Frameworks, and Tools, Wiley, ISBN 0471202843
- 15th: Jerry Wind et al., The Power of Impossible Thinking: Transform the Business of Your Life and the Life of Your Business, Wharton School Publishing, ISBN 0131425021, references Wikipedia on page 8: "...consider a very different model presented by the Wikipedia (www.wikipedia.com). There are no distinguished experts who sign their small entries..."
- Dan Gillmor, We the Media. ISBN 0596007337
- 29th: David T. Hardy, Jason Clarke, Michael Moore Is A Big Fat Stupid White Man, Regan Books, ISBN 0060763957, references Narcissism
- 1st: Niall Ferguson, Colossus: The Price of America's Empire, Penguin Books, ISBN 1594200130, references U.S.-led coalition against Iraq#Invasion coalition
- Thomas W. Malone, The Future of Work: How the New Order of Business Will Shape Your Organization, Your Management Style and Your Life, Harvard Business School Press, ISBN 1591391253, quote: "... a basic Web site for the encyclopedia and called it Wikipedia (www.wikipedia.org). Wiki, the Hawaiian term for "quick," refers to the ..."
- Thomas W. Malone, The Future of Work: How the New Order of Business Will Shape Your Organization, Your Management Style and Your Life. ISBN 1591391253 Published by the Harvard Business School, nonetheless.
- Pamela McCorduck, Machines Who Think: A Personal Inquiry into the History and Prospects of Artificial Intelligence. ISBN 1568812051
- Leonard Sweet, Jesus Drives Me Crazy!. ISBN 0310232244, quote (pp. 72-73):
|“||Closed systems and other destructive orthodoxies of modernity are exhibiting the "supernova effect" — a supernova being a dying star that gets bigger and brighter in the very process of dying. Closed systems are supernovas. The flair that you see is their flare for dying.
Nine-Eleven was a fear response of a closed system to a future that looks more and more like an open-source movement. The world's first "open-source" consumer product is a soft drink called "OpenCola," which gives its recipe away on their website (www.opencola.org). Current other "open-source" projects include "OpenLaw", Open-Audio," and an encyclopedia called Wikipedia.