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Wikipedia guidelines[edit]

  • Wikipedia policies and guidelines
    • While you are welcome to re-use Wikipedia's content, here or elsewhere, Wikipedia's licensing does require that you provide attribution to the original contributor(s). When copying within Wikipedia, this is supplied at minimum in an edit summary at the page into which you've copied content, disclosing the copying and linking to the copied page, e.g., copied content from [[page name]]; see that page's history for attribution.

"Some of the content in this section was copied from [article] on [date]. Please see the history of that page for attribution."

— User Diannaa

It is good practice, especially if copying is extensive, to also place a properly formatted {{copied}} template on the talk pages of the source and destination. The attribution has been provided for this situation, but if you have copied material between pages before, even if it was a long time ago, please provide attribution for that duplication. You can read more about the procedure and the reasons at Wikipedia:Copying within Wikipedia. If you are the sole author of the prose that was moved, attribution is not required.

"As a general rule of thumb, a lead section should contain no more than four well-composed paragraphs and be carefully sourced as appropriate... The verifiability policy advises that material that is challenged or likely to be challenged, and direct quotations, should be supported by an inline citation. Any statements about living persons that are challenged or likely to be challenged must have an inline citation every time they are mentioned, including within the lead...and information in the lead section of non-controversial subjects is less likely to be challenged and less likely to require a source; there is not, however, an exception to citation requirements specific to leads. The necessity for citations in a lead should be determined on a case-by-case basis by editorial consensus. Complex, current, or controversial subjects may require many citations; others, few or none. The presence of citations in the introduction is neither required in every article nor prohibited in any article."

— Wikipedia Lead Section
    • Words to watch Puffery or peacock words ex ... "legendary, great, acclaimed, visionary, outstanding, leading, celebrated, award-winning, landmark, cutting-edge, innovative, extraordinary, brilliant, hit, famous, renowned, remarkable, prestigious, world-class, respected, notable, virtuoso, honorable, awesome, unique"

unsupported attributions, for example, "... some people say, many scholars state, it is believed/regarded/considered, many are of the opinion, most feel, experts declare, it is often reported, it is widely thought, research has shown, science says, it is often said ..."

About Wikipedia[edit]



Multiple authors templates[edit]

  • CS1 maint: Explicit use of et al.


Hashtags in edit summary section[edit]

To track use of Wikipedia Library resources some WL volunteers began using#JSTOR, etc. I began to use #GALE for example.Oceanflynn (talk) 14:48, 20 April 2016 (UTC) #


Gale This user has access to Gale through The Wikipedia Library.

{{Cite journal|url ={{!}}A256635439/GPS|title = Escape into the past|last = |first = |date = 2011|journal = Paraplegia News|volume = 65|issue = 5|pages = 49–53}}{{subscription required|via=General OneFile}}

"Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, Communications Department, IMF." ENP Newswire 15 Jan. 2016. Infotrac Newsstand. Web. 18 Jan. 2016. "


EBSCO This user has access to EBSCO resources through The Wikipedia Library.

Renewed August 2016 Thank you.

User page[edit]

This User:Oceanflynn page contains lifelong learning resources I use or would like to use when editing Wikipedia articles. It is a convenient shareable but personalized resource for keeping track of potentially useful templates and tools.


Special characters[edit]

  • ®

Two forms of dash are used on Wikipedia: en dash (–) and em dash (—). Type them in as – (–) and — (—) or click on them to the right of the "Insert" tab under the edit window; or see How to make dashes.

  • Unspaced em dash[edit]

"Another "planet" was detected—but it was later found to be a moon of Saturn." Do not use spaces with em dashes.

  • Spaced en dash

"Another "planet" was detected – but it was later found to be a moon of Saturn."

To ensure correct linewrap handling, the  – template (or its  – shorthand) can be used:

Another "planet" was detected – but it was later found to be a moon of Saturn.

However, do not use the template where the en dash is unspaced (see § En dashes: other uses, below).

Dashes can clarify the sentence structure when there are already commas or parentheses, or both.

We read them in chronological order: Descartes, Locke, Hume—but not his Treatise (it is too complex)—and Kant.



  • Footnotes
    • {{Cite journal|url ={{!}}A256635439/GPS|title = Escape into the past|last = |first = |date = 2011|journal = Paraplegia News|volume = 65|issue = 5|pages = 49–53}}{{subscription required|via=General OneFile}}
  • Footnotes ref group
When using both names and groups, the syntax is:
<ref name=name group=groupname>Content</ref>
For the repeated note:
<ref name=name group=groupname />
{{cleanup-reorganize|date=January 2016}}
The footnote marker group name must be enclosed in quotes if the group name includes a space, else a cite error will occur, otherwise quotes are optional.
The syntax for the reference list with a group is:
  • Templates at top of articles
    • {{Use dmy dates|date=September 2015}}
  • Templates placed at top of articles that have major issues

{{Essay-like|date=January 2016}}

{{outdated|date=January 2016}}


{{citations needed|date=January 2016}}

{{under construction|14 January 2016}}

{{in use}}

  • convert


Wikipedia Library volunteer[edit]

I officially began volunteering with Wikipedia Library on September 16, 2015

Links related to the Wikilibrary topics recommended by Nikki: - Art And Feminism, September 16, 2015 is an example of a landing page set up for an editathon (this one is part of the Art & Feminism initiative).

    • editathon provides more guidance on how to set up such an event
    • Training is a hub for training materials for various audiences (see also the Education Program page at WEP)
    • The Wikipedia Library: Free resources is our subject-based list of free resources that Wikipedia is working on developing
    • all Wikimedia mailing lists provides access to all Wikimedia mailing lists - the ones I suggest are Wikipedia-Library and GLAM-US (which despite its name covers all of North America)
    • Citing sources with Zotero to go along with your discussion of EndNote - this open-source reference software integrates nicely with Wikipedia.

Did you know?[edit]

There are two steps, one is to add the article to this list, the other is to create a nomination page. The nomination page can be edited after it is submitted.


My personal wiki resources under development[edit]

My theme-based bibliographies These are pages with bibliographic references I've used in theme-related articles that I may want to use again as new articles are created or more content from these articles is added to wiki.

    • Homelessness in Canada Annotated Bibliography and Timeline
    • First Nations
    • Inuit
    • Selected bibliography on caribou
    • Cheslatta First Nation
    • [User:Oceanflynn/sandbox/woodland caribou woodland caribou] Considering a potential article entitled Woodland caribou. There are three subspecies of caribou in Canada. The two others have their own articles. Two ecotypes of Woodland caribou have their own articles but many academic papers deal with the subspecies Woodland caribou and there is a lot of material on this threatened species in Canada.
  • My wikibooks These are works in progress used as a tool to find and organize wikipedia articles on themes on which I am working.
Straight Outta Crompton chronology
    • Affordable housing oceanflynn 16:53, 25 October 2013 (UTC)
    • Hydraulic fracturing Wiki uses the term hydraulic fracturing instead of fracking, which occurs more often in ant-fracking movement and environmental literature.
    • Oil sands
    • oil by rail
    • Paid editing on Wikipedia This is just a stub. There is currently a discussion on a talk page about changing a section of the policy on paid editing. I am unable to find it again but in my search I found these articles, organizations, etc on paid editing and on Press releases/Sue Gardner statement paid advocacy editing As a volunteer it is discouraging that there is so much paid editing that it requires a policy allowing these editors to become authorized simply by adding something to an article's talk page or their user page. Paid editors have time and resources to undo the work of volunteers by adding a word such as "only" in a sentence and changing the entire sentence. The European Union found that using wikipedia as a source of promotion without disclosure was against the law.

Wikipedia protocols on editing[edit]

The first/major editor of an article sets the style for dmy, citation style. Citation templates

  • replace et al. in author/editor parameters with |display-authors=etal or |display-editors=etal;)

{{cite journal |last1=Hughes |first1=J.|last2=Albon |first2=S.D.|last3=Irvine |first3=R.J.|last4=Woodin |first4=S. |year=2009 |title=Is there a cost of parasites to caribou? |journal=Parasitology |volume=136 |pages=253–265 |ref={{SfnRef|Hughes|2009}} |doi=10.1017/s0031182008005246|display-authors=etal}} Cited in Vors' Phd (2013), Caribou

Common templates[edit]

  • {{{{Use dmy dates|date=January 2015}}
  • {{Main|Porcupine caribou}}
  • {{rp|314}}
  • {{convert|1.126|Moilbbl/d|m3/d}}
  • {{convert|5.3|km2|sqmi|abbr=on}}
  • {{Use dmy dates|date=2 November 2014}}
  • {{reflist-talk}}
  • {{underconstruction}}
  • {{talkheader}} for user pages
  • {{Reliable sources for medical articles}} for medical articles
  • {| class="wikitable" width="70%" ! style="width:6%" | Year || style="width:10%" | Date || Event |- | xxxx || xxxx|| vvv.{{sfn|last|1992}} |}

– ° ° ′ ″ ≈ ≠ ≤ ≥ ± − × ÷ ← → · §

— careful with this one, deletes content


In infobox[edit]

See Caribou

    • | image = Caribou.jpg|325px
    • | image_caption =Male Porcupine caribou ''R. t. granti'' in Alaska

In subsection[edit]

Clear left[edit]

See Caribou

  • Use this {{clear left}} just above the subsection title, to maintain image placement related to subsection.

File, sizing, captions, wikilinks[edit]

  • thumb [[File:Reindeer licking salt from roadway.jpg|thumb|Caribou licking salt from roadway in [[British Columbia]]]]
  • 250px[[ File:CanaportLNG Long7.jpg|thumb|right|250px|[[Canaport]] in New Brunswick, Canada is a tidewater petroleum facility]]
  • Drop of oil
  • Schematic showing both terrestrial and geological sequestration of carbon dioxide emissions from a coal-fired plant

Image Gallery[edit]

See Caribou

  • <gallery> Image:Caribou crossing Leaf River.jpg|Caribou crossing Leaf River Image:Caribou at the campsite.jpg|Leaf River and caribou </gallery>

Wikiproof colour codes in html[edit]

Geographic coordinates and maps[edit]

Geographic Location (8-way)[edit]

See {{Geographic Location (8-way)}}

I use this template in articles I edit. It can be used for communities, such as provinces, municipalities, unincorporated places, cities or geographic features such as oceans, rivers, lakes, and mountains. Geographic features should be in italics.

As noted in the page {{Geographic Location (8-way)}}, the "Geographic Location (8-way) template provides for a convenient compass-based navigational aid for articles about communities. It allows you to display the communities surrounding the subject of your article. The only required field is "Centre"; the template defaults to an "(enter city)" in the centre of the box message if nothing is entered here (see note below). The fields Northwest, North,Northeast, West, East, Southwest, South, and Southeast are optional. They will be hidden when not used; when values are entered for the relevant parameters, the fields will automatically appear. (Normal Wiki markup can be used in the fields, such as links, colours, and bold/italics.) The template is coded to handle the American spelling "center". It first looks for a value in "Centre", then in "Center"; it defaults to the "(add city)" message if both are left blank. In order to ensure consistent usage, the following guidelines are suggested: Use same-level jurisdictions or equivalent in the directional fields as in the centre. For instance, when using this template for a province, show adjacent provinces; when using it for a municipality, show adjacent municipalities; when using it for unincorporated places, show adjacent unincorporated communities; etc. When a municipality borders an international, provincial, or state boundary, try to use a municipality in that adjacent jurisdiction rather than the jurisdiction itself. Geographical features such as oceans, rivers, lakes, and mountains should be in italics to differentiate them. Avoid cluttering the template with too much detail; it is a general guide, not a detailed map."

How to insert references in a talk page[edit]

:to insert references into a talk page use this<ref name="BPOilreservedefinitions">{{cite web |url= |title=Oil reserve definitions | |publisher=BP |accessdate=4 December 2013}}</ref> {{reflist-talk|close}}

to insert references into a talk page use this[1]


  1. ^ "Oil reserve definitions". BP. Retrieved 4 December 2013. 


wp:rd wikipedia reference desk

Common edit summaries[edit]

rm stray character-typo


[Wikipedia:HotCat HotCat]

Wikipedia Projects[edit]

  • [Wikipedia:WikiProject Check Wikipedia]

Wikipedia's Manual of Style[edit]


  • Citation List of all arguments presently considered by Module:Citation/CS1/sandbox
    • accessdate, degree, department, institution, origyear, others not translator, |orig-year=1936 |trans_title= |trans-title=,

Wikipedia articles on shortened footnotes[edit]

Shortened footnotes with separate explanatory notes with references[edit]

This method uses {{sfn}} to create the main footnotes, {{efn}} to create the explanatory notes, {{sfn}} to create footnotes in the explanatory notes and {{notelist}} to create the notes list.

Markup Renders as
The Sun is pretty big.{{sfn|Miller|2005|p=23}}{{efn|But Miller points out that the Sun is not as large as some other stars.{{sfn|Miller|2005|p=23}}}} But the Moon{{efn|The Moon goes by other names, such as Selena.{{sfn|Brown|2001|p=63}}}} is not so big.{{sfn|Brown|2001|p=46}}{{efn|Historically the Moon was not always considered to be large.}} The Sun is also quite hot.{{sfn|Smith|2005|p=334}}



* {{citation |last=Brown |title=The Moon |publisher=Penguin |year=2001}}
* {{citation |last=Miller |title=The Sun |publisher=Oxford |year=2005}}
* {{citation |last=Smith |title=The Universe |publisher=Random House |year=2005}}

The Sun is pretty big.[1][a] But the Moon[b] is not so big.[3][c] The Sun is also quite hot.[4]

  1. ^ But Miller points out that the Sun is not as large as some other stars.[1]
  2. ^ The Moon goes by other names, such as Selena.[2]
  3. ^ Historically the Moon was not always considered to be large.
  1. ^ a b Miller 2005, p. 23.
  2. ^ Brown 2001, p. 63.
  3. ^ Brown 2001, p. 46.
  4. ^ Smith 2005, p. 334.
  • Brown (2001), The Moon, Penguin 
  • Miller (2005), The Sun, Oxford 
  • Smith (2005), The Universe, Random House 

User:Diannaa on shortened footnotes[edit]

User:Redrose64 on shortened footnotes[edit]

"Chaco Culture National Historical Park, like Answer, uses <ref>{{harvnb}}</ref>. There is an easier way: the {{sfn}} template produces output which is identical to {{harvnb}}in behaviour and appearance, but dispenses with the need for <ref>...</ref>; differing page numbers are given different ref numbers, but where a given author/year/page combination occurs more than once, they are automatically merged. See Reading Southern railway station which uses {{sfn}} to such an extent that although there are 59 inline references, the <ref>...</ref> tag doesn't occur at all. --Redrose64 (talk) 17:54, 7 July 2011 (UTC)" [ Village Pump]




  • Cite book| publisher=[[Yale University Press]]| isbn = 978-0-300-07223-5| last = Abert| first = Hermann| authorlink = Hermann Abert| others = [[Cliff Eisen]] (ed.), Stewart Spencer (trans.)| title = W. A. Mozart| location = New Haven| year = 2007| url =| oclc = 70401564| ref = harv}}

References with reference page template[edit]

  • <ref name="name" />{{Rp|1}}

Quick link suggestions from User:Diannaa[edit]


Shortcuts from User:Hwy43[edit]


Infobox templates[edit]

Infobox parameters[edit]

  • | translator =

Cite templates[edit]

cite thesis


|last= |first= |date= |title= |chapter: The chapter heading of the source. May be wikilinked or may use chapter-url, but not both |type= |publisher= |docket= |oclc= |url= |access-date= |degree=M.Sc. |format=PDF, DOC, or XLS |edition |series or version |publication-date |orig-year |trans-title |chapter-url= |publisher=, |distributor=, |institution= |periodical=, |journal=, |newspaper=, |magazine=, |work=, |website=, |encyclopedia=, |encyclopaedia=, |dictionary=


lay-url: URL link to a non-technical summary or review of the source; the URL title is set to "Lay summary". Aliases: lay-summary, laysummary. lay-source: Name of the source of the laysummary. Displays in italics and preceded by an endash. Alias: laysource. lay-date: Date of the summary. Displays in parentheses. Alias: laydate.

Sample templates[edit]

Some of these I found on User:Diannaa's page. When I find similar pages on topics I edit with the templates, I will replace hers.

WikiProject Alberta[edit]

This includes navigational boxes.

Resources for Alberta[edit]


Main tool page:
  • Reflinks - Edits bare references - adds title/dates etc. to bare references
  • Checklinks - Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.
  • ProveIt

Useful categories list[edit]

Featured articles by others as models[edit]

My wiki books[edit]

My wiki books are on my new user subpage User:Oceanflynn/Books

* Affordable housing

Wayback archiving urls[edit]

Internet Archive Wayback Machine

Citation template for archived urls include |archive-url= |archive-date= |date= |url=

edit summaries[edit]

removed unnecessary trailing square bracket eg ] tweaked links +Info, cat, re: provided slightly more detail on Reorganization x section

Template Infobox person[edit]

Infobox person Infobox person | honorific_prefix = | name = name of person | honorific_suffix = | native_name = | native_name_lang = | image = | image_size = | alt = | caption = | birth_name = | birth_date = | baptism_date = | birth_place = | disappeared_date = | disappeared_place = | disappeared_status = | death_date = | death_place = | death_cause = | body_discovered = | resting_place = | resting_place_coordinates = | monuments = | residence = | nationality = | other_names = | ethnicity = | citizenship = | education = | alma_mater = | occupation = | years_active = | employer = | organization = | agent = | known_for = | notable_works = | style = | home_town = | salary = | net_worth = | height = | weight = | television = | title = | term = | predecessor = | successor = | party = | movement = | opponents = | boards = | religion = | denomination = | criminal_charge = | criminal_penalty = | criminal_status = | spouse(s) = | partner = | children(s) = | parents = | relatives = | callsign = | awards = | signature = | signature_alt = | signature_size = | module = | module2 = | module3 = | module4 = | module5 = | module6 = | website = | footnotes = | box_width =

My archives[edit]