Wikipedia:Reference desk

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Wikipedia Reference Desk
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The Wikipedia reference desk works like a library reference desk. Ask a question here and Wikipedia volunteers will try to answer it.

Before asking a question, please try the search boxes at right to search Wikipedia as a whole or the Reference Desk archives.

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For information on any topic, choose a category for your question:

Computing reference desk

Entertainment reference desk

Humanities reference desk

Computers and IT Entertainment Humanities
Computing, information technology, electronics, software, and hardware Sports, popular culture, movies, music, video games, and TV shows History, politics, literature, religion, philosophy, law, finance, economics, art, and society

Language reference desk

Mathematics reference desk

Science reference desk

Language Mathematics Science
Spelling, grammar, word etymology, linguistics, language usage, and requesting translations Mathematics, geometry, probability, and statistics Biology, chemistry, physics, medicine, geology, engineering, and technology

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Miscellaneous reference desk

Reference desk archives

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Tourism, vacations, and travel

Desk administered by Sister Project Wikivoyage (External Link)

For questions that don't fit in any of the other categories Old questions are archived daily


For help specific to the operation of Wikipedia:

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Ask general questions about using Wikipedia Ask about specific policies and operations of Wikipedia A range of services to answer newcomers' questions


For Wikipedia reference information:
Help directory Citing Wikipedia Resolving disputes Virtual classroom
Information and instructions on every aspect of Wikipedia How to cite Wikipedia as a reference For resolving issues between users An advanced guide on everything Wikipedia
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