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How and why to edit Wikipedia
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This 15 minute session will be presented during Open Access Week 2014 at University of Canberra on Monday 20 October 12:30-1:00 Project Room 3 (1C77 - Student Commons)

Intro video[edit]

Wikimedia Foundation sister projects[edit]

Wikimedia logo

Why edit Wikipedia?[edit]

  • Share your expertise
  • Network with other experts
  • Build online social identity for your:
    • Self
    • Department
    • University
    • Region
  • “Easy” way to volunteer

Why would you edit?

How to edit Wikipedia?[edit]

  • Create an account
    • Real name or a screen name
    • Accounts are global, so you'll also edit Wikiversity, Wikibooks, etc.
  • Create a user page (optional)
    • Your user page is a good place to practice editing, if you're unsure
  • Watchlist articles of interest
  • Start by improving existing articles

Wikipedia editing basics[edit]

  • Edit & Save (with edit summary)
  • Bold, Italics, Underline
  • Headings
  • Links – internal and external
  • Inserting images
  • Working with tables
  • Citations
  • Wikipedia editing basics: