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Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Home

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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.


Art + Feminism resources - Everything you need to participate in the Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon.


Art + Feminism YouTube Channel - Tutorials to guide you through the basics of editing on Wikipedia.


Feeling stuck? Don't hesitate to ask for help!

Research Sources

discoverE: Search Emory's catalog to find books and other resources. 

Getty Union List of Artist Names: Refer to ULAN to find correct name spellings, birth/death dates, and other background information.

Start Here!

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 + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Oxford College Library program page and sign in to record attendance. 

4) Choose an artist and start writing! Work on a topic of your own or choose from the list of suggested articles. Courtney, your Librarian, will help with finding research sources to support your article. 

Share your progress on social media with the following hashtags:

#artandfeminism

#noweditingAF

#AF6

Suggested Artists

If you don't have an artist in mind, please start with individuals who are identified as needing Wikipedia pages, expansions, or updates. The full "to-do" list is linked below.

Crowd-sourced list of suggested articles. This includes specific projects and biographies to expand.

Artist profiles from the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Worklist from WikiProject Women Artists.

Black Lunch Table's list of visual artists from the African Diaspora who are underrepresented on Wikipedia.

Modern Women: Women Artists at the Museum of Modern Art has biographical information on women artists in MoMA. The full-text is available in print from the Oxford Library.

If you would like to focus on women artists from Georgia, here is a list with links to New Georgia Encyclopedia entries to get you started. 

  1. Emma Cheves Wilkins (existing article needs more information and citations) - NGE articleVigtel, Gudmund. 100 Years of Painting in Georgia. Atlanta, GA: Alston & Bird, 1992.
  2. Hilda Belcher (existing article needs more information and citations) - NGE article.
  3. Hattie Saussy (existing article needs more information and citations) - NGE article.
  4. Beverly Buchanan (existing article needs more information and citations) - NGE article.
  5. Ruth Laxson (existing article needs more information and citations) - NGE article

Suggested Books:

Welcome

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.