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I've used Wikipedia for many years, and I'm just learning to edit. Input is certainly appreciated.

My interests include physics (completing undergrad this summer), chess (1700 USCF), and policy debate (debated four years). If you're working on a Wikipedia project related to any of these and would like the help of a total newbie, drop me a line. I'm a great researcher, and I have access to a number of databases (including LexisNexis and Infotrac) through my school. If you ever need access to a news or journal article, I'm more than willing to help out.

To Do[edit]

Eventually I'll break these out into "daily," "weekly," etc. If you know of any projects that need more grunt work and general knowledge than wikipedia experience and poetic writing skills, leave a note.

  • List of backlogs to deal with
Category:Wikipedia backlog (all backlogs)

Notes to self[edit]

The Signpost
30 September 2015

I can't read in a straight line - I learn by doing and keep the user manual at arm's reach.





Wikipedia:Policies and Guidelines

Help:Contents/Policies and guidelines
Category:Wikipedia policies and guidelines




Wikipedia:Guide to layout

Wikipedia:Manual of Style


Wikipedia:Glossary - Acronyms and Wikipedian-speak




Wikipedia:No original research

Wikipedia:Reliable sources



Wikipedia:Embedded citations

Wikipedia:Citation templates

Wikipedia:Harvard referencing

Wikipedia:External links

Wikipedia:Forum for Encyclopedic Standards

Category:Wikipedia resources for researchers

Tip of the day[edit]

Tip of the day...

How to find legal photographs and graphics

A good photograph, map, or other graphic in an article really dresses it up. If you want one but are stumped, or totally lost about copyright rules, one really good way to find graphics is to type "public domain" into the Google image search window, along with an appropriate key word. An extra benefit is that you have a high probability of finding photographs that are legal under the Wikipedia rules. (Remember to copy down the artist's name and URL for recent photographs labelled "public domain", because you will need the information when you upload the graphic.)

Of course, you shouldn't forget to look on the Wikimedia Commons first - someone may already have done the hard work! (You can use images from the Commons in the same way as local Wikipedia ones.) Here is the link to Wikimedia Commons search.

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