Wikipedia:WikiProject United Kingdom

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Welcome to WikiProject United Kingdom! Some Wikipedians have formed a Project to improve and organise articles which relate to the United Kingdom. We are dedicated to improving these articles and if you would like to help, please add your name to the participants!

Project scope[edit]

WikiProject United Kingdom was formed with the intent of improving articles and coverage related to the United Kingdom in a fair and accurate manner, with an emphasis on subjects with national significance. Editors are encouraged to also participate in the more regional and/or topic specific UK related projects listed below.

As of 19 January 2017, there are 16,655 articles within the scope of WikiProject United Kingdom, of which 100 are featured. This makes up 0.31% of the articles on Wikipedia and 1.26% of featured articles and lists. Including non-article pages, such as talk pages, redirects, categories, etcetera, there are 56,056 pages in the project.

Related projects[edit]

The following WikiProjects and task forces also deal with UK related content:

By region[edit]

By topic[edit]

GLAM collaborations[edit]

Future developments[edit]

It is expected that as this project grows we will be able to branch out into notice boards for the individual countries of the UK. It is intended that these will run alongside the main UK board.

Note that Wikipedians in Northern Ireland may also be found at Wikipedia:Irish Wikipedians' notice board.

Announcements[edit]

Meet-ups[edit]

Wikipedia Meetups +/-
Upcoming
Oxford 46 January 22, 2017 (2017-01-22)
London 115 February 11, 2017 (2017-02-11)
Cambridge 33 February 18, 2017 (2017-02-18)
Recent
London 114 January 8, 2017 (2017-01-08)
Oxford 45 November 20, 2016 (2016-11-20)
Cambridge 32 November 5, 2016 (2016-11-05)
East London 8 October 25, 2016 (2016-10-25)
Manchester 33 October 8, 2016 (2016-10-08)
Glasgow 8 July 16, 2016 (2016-07-16)
Edinburgh 11 July 14, 2016 (2016-07-14)
Liverpool 18 February 27, 2016 (2016-02-27)
Hitchin 1 February 7, 2016 (2016-02-07)
Birmingham 4 November 15, 2015 (2015-11-15)
Outside the UK
Past meetups

Participants[edit]

See Category:WikiProject United Kingdom members.

Talk Page Template[edit]

For general UK-related articles, use {{WikiProject UK}}, which appears like so:

WikiProject United Kingdom (Rated Project-class)
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject United Kingdom, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of the United Kingdom on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
 Project  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
 

Resources[edit]

Material from the following sources are available on subscription databanks. The specific material may be in abstract, citation, or full text format. To obtain information, please send me an e-mail indicating the e-mail address to send to, as well as the specific subject of interest or the title and dates of sources requested, and I will forward what I can find. John Carter (talk) 19:05, 13 February 2011 (UTC)

  • AB UK (2003-2006)
  • Albion (2002-2004)

UK public library online resources at home[edit]

Most UK public libraries offer their members access to a wide range of online resources which can be accessed from any computer (e.g. at home or work, without having to physically visit the library). These can include The Times archive 1785-1985, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford English Dictionary, 19th-century newspapers, Newsbank (current national and regional newspapers), Encyclopedia Brittanica and more. They also usually offer further databases which are for in-library use only. Find your local library's website and look for "Online resources" or "24 hour library". You will need to join the library, and have a membership number, to use the online resources: some libraries allow you to join online.

See also[edit]