Wikipedia Component

Wikipedia is an optional component you can add to your My Profile page.

The Wikipedia component brings you search capabilities on the Wikipedia services. According to the Wikipedia Web site, "The Wikipedia is a multilingual Web-based free content encyclopedia project. Wikipedia is written collaboratively by volunteers; its articles can be edited by anyone with access to the Internet." Wikipedia has more than 7 million articles, including more than 2 million in the English language. For additional information, visit the Wikipedia Web site.

Add Wikipedia to My Profile

To add the Wikipedia component to your My Profile page:

  1. While on your My Profile page, select the Edit Page link in the upper left.
  2. Click the Add Components button
  3. Within the Available Components list, scroll down and select Wikipedia.
  4. Click the Add Selected button.
  5. Click the Save button.

Search Options

You can search three different Wikipedia services using this component. When you click the Search button, results are shown in a new browser window or tab.

Screen Capture. Wikipedia Search options.
Search options for the three Wikipedia services

Wikipedia

This option allows you to search for articles in English on the main Wikipedia service at http://en.wikipedia.org/. Two search buttons become available when this option is selected.

  • Click the Search button to see the most relevant article to your search phrase.
  • Click the Full-text Search button to see all relevant titles sorted by relevancy.

Wiktionary

This option allows you to search for English definitions, etymologies, pronunciations, sample quotations, synonyms, antonyms, and translations on the dictionary service of the Wikipedia, called Wiktionary.

Wikibooks

This option allows you to search for the text of online English books at Wikibooks. Two search buttons become available when this option is selected.

  • Click the Search button to see the most relevant online text book to your search phrase.
  • Click the Full-text Search button to see all relevant titles sorted by relevancy.

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