Wikipedia:United States Education Program/Courses/Psychology of Language (Kyle Chambers)/Resources

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Getting started[edit]

Printable guides[edit]

These printable PDF documents have instructions related to the basics of Wikipedia.

  • Wiki markup quick reference – This one-page quick reference (included in the Welcome to Wikipedia brochure) helps you to remember the most frequently used wiki markup codes.
  • References – This handout explains why references are important, what the expectations for sourcing on Wikipedia are, where to place references, and the basics of adding "ref" tags.
  • Reference formatting – This handout explains in more detail how to create footnotes for citing sources, and how to cite the same source multiple times.
  • How to get help – explains the recommended way to get help and feedback. It also includes a glossary of additional help resources you can avail yourself of.
  • Plagiarism – explains what plagiarism is on Wikipedia—including "close paraphrasing"—in addition to why and how to avoid it.

On-wiki tutorials[edit]

Tutorial videos[edit]

Starting a sandbox article Basic editing: bold and links How to use a watchlist How to use talk pages
How to start an a sandbox page to play around with wiki markup or start an article draft (2m 11s) How to use the most basic features of wiki markup to create bold text and links to other pages (3m 37s) How to use a watchlist to keep track of pages you are interested in or have edited (2m 10s) How to interact with other editors using talk pages, including article talk pages and user talk pages (2m 30s)
Basic editing: citing sources Citing sources with RefToobar Uploading files to Wikimedia Commons
How to add citations using "ref" tags (2m 3s) How to use the "Cite" tool for inserting automatically formatted references (2m 25s) Uploading files such as images to Wikimedia Commons, using the upload wizard (2 min 48 sec)

Writing articles[edit]

Printable guides[edit]

Tutorial videos[edit]

Article creation Article improvement Article assessments Article evolution
A demonstration, recorded live, of how to create a Wikipedia article (7 min 50 sec) A look at how to assess the shortcomings of an article and improve it (4m 22s) An exploration of the standard article assessment system, with examples of each quality level (11m 30s) A trip through the history of an article, from humble beginnings to Good Article status (6m 25s)

Analyzing your contributions[edit]