User:Carriemacfar/workshop

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Wikipedia Workshop[edit]

Other ways to access this outline: go/introneuroworkshop, or go/guides > Research by course

Create user page by adding content[edit]

  1. Go to user page
  2. Use beta editing (if available)
  3. Type: This is my user page
  4. Save, and describe what you did

Create sandbox by adding content[edit]

  1. Go to sandbox (link at top)
  2. Use beta editing (if available)
  3. Type: This is my sandbox
  4. Save, and describe what you did

In sandbox, add formatting, table of contents, links[edit]

Tutorial here: Wikipedia:Tutorial/Editing

Cheat sheet here: Help:Cheatsheet

Tip: If you create a doc in MSWord and copy-paste, you will lose all formatting. It is most efficient to create in Wikipedia.

  • italics -- Want to know how I did that? Go to my workshop page and click "Edit"!
  • bold
  • bullet
    • indented bullet
  1. number one
    1. number one point one

How to review activity[edit]

  • "View history." If you need to revert to a previous version, "undo."
  • "Watchlist." If you add a page to your Watchlist, your Watchlist will tell you if the page has been revised.
  • "Contributions." This is a list of the changes you’ve made on Wikipedia.
  • "Talk." This is where other Wikipedia editors will communicate with you.

Prepare for the assignment[edit]

Go to your user page, then:

  1. Add a link to your sandbox.
    1. Use the page name. The link will look like this: [[User:Carriemacfar/sandbox | sandbox]].
    2. This will allow others to see what you're working on. For example, you might draft a small section of your stub in your sandbox before you enter the content on the actual page.
  2. Add a link to your contributions page.
    1. Use the full URL. The link will look like this: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Carriemacfar | Contributions page].
    2. This will allow your professors to see changes you've made to any page on Wikipedia.
  3. Add a comment to your own talk page.
    1. Sign your post by typing four tildes ~~~~
    2. This is where other Wikipedia editors will ask questions and give feedback.
  4. Add your stub to your Watchlist.
    1. Go to the stub and click on the star at the top of the page.
    2. This will tell you if your stub has been revised.
  5. Print/save your stub as a .pdf
    1. This will allow you and your professors to easily see what the page looked like before you started working on it.
  6. Add a comment to the talk page for your stub
    1. Note that you will be working on the article. Include dates.
    2. Don’t be surprised if you receive comments from other wikipedia authors. For example, see Talk:Sucrose_gap.

How to cite[edit]

Tutorial on selecting sources here: Template:Invitation_to_edit/tutorial

Tutorial on citing sources here: Wikipedia:Training/For_educators/Citing_sources

For an example, see my sandbox. I cited a web page and a journal article.

Tips:

  1. Use the template: Cite > Templates
    1. For the URL: Find the source in PubMed, use the PubMed URL
  2. Check that the bottom of the page has a References Section. If not, type: ==References==
  3. Check that the references section either has the text {{reflist}} or <references /> . If not, type: {{reflist}}.

Sample: Here's an article in PubMed that you can cite in your sandbox: New onset and persistent symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder self reported after deployment and combat exposures: prospective population based US military cohort study.

How to add images[edit]

Image use policy here: Wikipedia:Image Use Policy

Image do's and don'ts here: Wikipedia:Image_dos_and_don'ts

Overview of process here: Wikipedia:Uploading_images

For an example, see my sandbox. I uploaded my own photo to Wikimedia Commons.

Best practice: Use only your own images, or images with a free license (eg, public domain) or a Creative Commons license that allows you to reuse.

Scenarios:

  1. You'll use a picture already in Wikimedia Commons.
    1. Search/browse here: Wikimedia Commons
    2. Add to page using code here: Wikipedia:Uploading_images#Adding_images_to_articles
  2. You'll use your own picture (with caution).
    1. Upload to Wikimedia Commons. Uploading form here: Upload Form
    2. Add to page using code here: Wikipedia:Uploading_images#Adding_images_to_articles
  3. Last resort: You'll use image with a Creative Commons license that allows you to reuse (with caution).
    1. Search. Find links for searching here: Free image resources
    2. Upload to Wikimedia Commons. Uploading form here: Upload Form
    3. Add to page using code here: Wikipedia:Uploading_images#Adding_images_to_articles
  4. VERY last resort: You'll ask a copyright holder for permission to upload their image.
    1. Warning: This is complicated, time-consuming, and perhaps unlikely to work. You should first strongly consider uploading an image that is freely available according to the above scenarios. You also should consider simply linking to the image rather than embedding or uploading it.
    2. See Wikipedia:Requesting copyright permission for instructions on how to request permission.

Tips:

  • When looking for images in Wikimedia Commons, search for a word (eg, brain), then browse a category (eg, Brain). In many cases, browsing a category will yield more results.
  • To make your image appear in an article: Add this code [[File:Image name|thumb|Caption]] where you want the image to appear.
  • Wikimedia Commons includes videos too. To make a video appear in an article: Add this code [[File:Example.ogg|frame|alt=Alternative text|Caption text]] where you want the image to appear. More advice at Help:Visual file markup

Sample: Here's an image from Wikimedia Commons that you can add to your sandbox: Brain and brainstem normal human diagram

How to add a table[edit]

Help page here: Help:Tables

Use the table button in the "Advanced" menu.

For an example, see my sandbox.

Online help[edit]

  1. Look at other pages.
    1. If you want to reuse their formatting, copy-paste from their “edit source” into your “edit source.” Don’t leave the text as-is though. (That’s plagiarism! And plagiarism matters even in your sandbox.)
  2. History > undo
  3. Search wikipedia for: help:xxxx
  4. How to delete a page: Wikipedia:How to delete a page

How to find secondary sources[edit]

PsycINFO

  1. Use the 'go' shortcut: http://go.middlebury.edu/psycinfo, or the PsycINFO link in the Psychology Research Guide: http://go.middlebury.edu/psycguide.
  2. Enter search terms.
  3. On results page, use filter called "Literature Review" (under "Methodology" on the right-hand side)
  4. If 0 reviews then use multiple primary sources, and/ or try another database.

PubMed

  1. Use the 'go' shortcut: http://go.middlebury.edu/pubmed, or the PubMed link in the Psychology Research Guide: http://go.middlebury.edu/psycguide.
  2. Enter search terms.
  3. On results page, use filter called "Review" (left-hand side)
  4. If 0 reviews then use multiple primary sources, and/ or try another database.

Scopus

  1. Use the 'go' shortcut: http://go.middlebury.edu/scopus, or the Scopus link in the Psychology Research Guide: http://go.middlebury.edu/psycguide.
  2. Enter search terms.
  3. On results page, use filter called "Review" (left-hand side)
  4. On results page, use filter called "Review" (left-hand side)
  5. If 0 reviews then use multiple primary sources, and/ or try another database.