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Editing Wikipedia Pages: Resources

Ms. Williams supports SHP students and faculty interested in editing Wikipedia pages. Please reach out to Ms. Williams if you have questions on how to get started

5 Pillars of Wikipedia

  • Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia
  • Wikipedia has a neutral point of view
  • Wikipedia is free content
  • Wikipedians should interact in a respectful and civil manner
  • Wikipedia does not have firm rules

Stats on Editing Wikipedia Pages

Articles to Avoid

  • controversial topics
  • broad, general topics
  • well-developed topics without much room to improve
  • topics that don't have enough sources to work from.

6 Good Article Criteria

  1. Article is well written
  2. Verifiable with no original research
  3. Broad in coverage (no unnecessary details)
  4. Neutral
  5. Stable
  6. Illustrated with images

Resources for Images

WikiProjects

Personalizing your Talk Page