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Wikibooks' current policy is to include such content, provided it breaches neither any of our existing policies (especially Neutral point of view) nor the laws of the state of Florida in the United States, where Wikibooks is hosted. Some of these books contain warnings, but many do not.
In any case, Wikibooks is a work in progress, and many books contain errors, bias, duplication, or simply need tender loving care. We encourage readers to help us fix these problems. The great majority of books are written primarily or solely by individuals who are not subject matter experts, and may lack academic or professional credentials in the area.
Wikibooks contains books that would not be contained in a conventional library. Wikibooks' coverage is based on the interests of its volunteer contributors. Readers should not judge the importance of topics based on their coverage in Wikibooks, nor assume that a topic is important merely because it is the subject of a Wikibooks book.Last modified on 13 December 2010, at 16:27