Resources


Editing and creating articles

Wikipedia’s editing tutorial.

How to Edit a Wikipedia Article video.

Learn to Edit series of Wikipedia editing videos (Art+ Feminism)

Wikipedia Cheat Sheet

Wikipedia content policies and guidelines

Notability guidelines (WP:NOTA)

If a topic has received significant coverage in reliable sources that are independent of the subject, it is presumed to be suitable for a stand-alone article.

Conflicts of interest (WP:COI)

A conflict of interest arises if you’re editing Wikipedia content about yourself or your family, friends, clients, employer, etc. Any external relationship can trigger a conflict of interest.

Verifiable content (WP:VER)

Any material challenged or likely to be challenged, and all quotations, must be attributed to a reliable published source. In Wikipedia, verifiability means that people reading and editing the encyclopedia can check that information comes from a reliable source.

Reliability of sources (WP:RS)

Reliable sources include books published by respected publishing houses, Journals, mainstream newspaper and magazines as well as reputable online or print encylopediae and archives. Unreliable sources that shouldn't be used include the subjects personal website, marketing material, social media posts and press releases.

Plagiarism (WP:PLAG)

Material for content mustn't be copied/pasted from other sources directly into wikipedia. Instead, paraphrase your sources and be sure to cite them.

Wikipedia: creating articles on living people

More care is given to biographies of living people, they must be written conservatively, and with regard to the subject's privacy. Any comments must be referenced, and the references must be good quality.

No original Research (WP:NOR)

Wikipedia does not publish original thought: all material in Wikipedia must be attributable to a reliable, published source. Articles may not contain any new analysis or synthesis of published material that serves to advance a position not clearly advanced by the sources.

Neutral point of view (WP:NPOV)

Content must be written from a neutral perspective, and not be overly biased by pushing one view over another. This includes not giving undue weight (WP:Weight) to any one topic, and making sure all opinions are represented (WP:Bal)

Image use policy (WP:IUP)

Wikipedia has strict guidelines on image use and copyright. Images must either be your own images, that you have uploaded to wikimedia, public domain, or in some cases, fair use under US law.

What Wikipedia is not (WP:NOT)

When writing content, it must be noted Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, so the normal restrictions on encyclopedia content apply.
Wikipedia is not a repository for links, a dictionary, a newspaper, a blog, a textbook or a publisher of original thought. Any content that resembles any of these things will be deleted

Article Titles (WP:TITLE)

Wikipedia has naming conventions for article titles, and incorrectly naming a title will generally result in it being changed. The title will need to distinguish it from other titles, but also indicate what it is about. Sometimes articles will need distinguishing information in parentheses. Generally titles will reflect what the concept is called in reliable sources.

Copyright (WP:copy)

Most of Wikipedia’s text and many of its images are co-licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC BY-SA) and the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL)