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ENG 290W: Latinx Literature / Guidotti-Hernandez

Spring 2021 guide for Latinx Literature (1900-present)

Wikipedia Help

Beginner's guide to Wikipedia - Everything you need to know to get started. 

Wiki markup cheatsheet - Refer to this cheatsheet as you create and edit articles. 

Your first article - Starting from scratch? Learn how to create an article on Wikipedia. 

Editing on Wikipedia - Best practices for editing existing articles. 

Citing sources - How to craft references for Wikipedia articles.

Feeling stuck? Don't hesitate to ask for help from the library! And see more great resources at the Oxford Library's Wikipedia Guide for the annual Art + Feminism Edit-a-thon.

Basic Rules for Editing in Wikipedia

Here are a few basic rules for creating and editing articles in Wikipedia:

Copyright: paraphrasing and citations are necessary. Do not copy/paste text from another website or source - paraphrasing and citation is necessary.

Neutral point of view: all articles must be written from a neutral point of view, representing views fairly and without bias.

Verifiability: all articles must have citations from verifiable, reliable sources.

Usually, academic and peer-reviewed articles are the most reliable sources. Other sources include textbooks, magazines, journals, newspapers, and books.

No original research: all articles must link to reliable, published sources. Articles may not contain your own interpretation or new analysis of published material.

Conflict of interest: You should not edit pages that represent a conflict of interest.