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Learn How to Edit in Wikipedia
Are you new to editing in Wikipedia? Do you need to set up an account? Or do you want a refresher before attending the edit-a-thon? Here are some resources. We will provide editing help during the event.
Wikipedia Account Creation
If you do not yet have a Wikipedia account, you can register for one using the Create Account link at the top right of this page.
GLAM Beginners' Guide to Wikipedia
This well-organized guide tells you everything you need to know to get started: how to create an account, creating your first article and how to get help.
A Primer for Newcomers
A brief overview of editing in Wikipedia, with links to lots of sources that will provide additional detail.
Contributing to Wikipedia
"This page provides information and resources needed to comprehend, comment on, and edit Wikipedia." It includes information on how to set up an account.
Introduction to Wikipedia
These tutorials show you how to edit, reference sources, and insert images and tables. It is divided so that you can learn about each of these in either the source editor or the visual editor (WYSIWYG).
Visual Editor User Guide
A clear guide to using the visual editor, with a link to a page where you can test it out.
WikiEdu Student Training Modules
A tutorial for beginners that covers the basics of editing in Wikipedia.
Learn to edit in under an hour and earn digital badges as you complete the modules!
Further Tools to Explore
Wikidata Visual Tools
While the organizers of the edit-a-thon aren't WikiData experts, we learned of some tools at the Met's edit-a-thon that you might like to explore:
Create a graph of all works for an artist, given a Wikidata QID.
- Add labels and descriptions to works.
- Add depiction information to artworks.
"Double click" on the artwork in the graph to open Wikidata item.
Browse and add depiction information for artworks, given a Wikidata QID for the work or artist.
- Add depiction information to works that are missing, directly in the tool.
- After adding, keep working with the same artist or institution to do more.
UAlbany Research Resources
Databases are accessible to the UAlbany community with your NetID and password.
Find More Resources
Search your artist's name in the University Libraries' Search tool. Tick the "Available Online" option on the left to view electronic resources (ebooks and articles).
Search Ebook Collections
Pick one of the suggested databases to search for ebooks about your artist.