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Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Home

All the resources you need to complete your Wikipedia project in Dr. Dobbin-Bennett's Art 101 class.

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!

WELCOME! Thank you for your participation and contribution today. Please do the following to get set up and ready to edit. 

1) Pick up handouts for easy reference and view the Quick Start Guide

2) If you haven't already, create a Wikipedia account 

3) Go to the Art 101 Wikipedia Edit-a-thon program page and sign in to record attendance. 

4) Start writing! Courtney, your Librarian, will help with finding research sources to support your article and can answer any questions you have about editing on 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.


Here are resources for finding images for your Wikipedia articles:

Wikimedia Commons

Creative Commons Search