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Where to get help

This training has prepared you to contribute to Wikipedia. But you'll keep learning as you keep editing and mastering the skills you need to build up a history of top-quality contributions to Wikipedia. You can find a variety of written help materials and additional videos in the Resources tab above.

If you need help, here are some resources you can bookmark or download:

Materials for self-study

  • Help:Contents is the main help page that will guide you in the right direction. The help page may be reached at any time by clicking help displayed under the ► Interaction tab on the left side of all pages.
  • Help:Contents/Directory is a descriptive listing of all Wikipedia's informative, instructional and consultation pages.
  • Editing Wikipedia is a guide to editing basics.
  • Evaluating Wikipedia can help you learn what makes a good or bad Wikipedia article.
  • There are handy reference sheets on using talk pages and avoiding plagiarism.
  • You may wish to bookmark or print out a copy of the editing cheatsheet for a quick reference on wiki syntax.

Community help

  • The Teahouse, a place for new editors to introduce themselves, asks questions, and find support from other editors.
  • The Help desk, where you can ask questions about how to use and edit Wikipedia.
  • If you place {{Help me}} (including the curly brackets) then your question on your talk page, a volunteer will visit you there!
  • The help channel for live chat help from other Wikipedians.

For help with your course specifically, try:

  • The Education noticeboard, a place for posting issues and problems related to courses and educational assignments
  • Your Wikipedia Content Expert, listed on your course page (if you're being supported by the Wiki Education Foundation in the USA or Canada)

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