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1lib1ref: A Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Fri. Jan. 20, 2017

Library reference staff will be hosting a mini Wikipedia edit-a-thon in the Library’s Pitcairn Commons on January 25, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  1lib1ref is an opportunity to participate in and improve Wikipedia in a small, low-stakes way.  All you need to participate is a desire.  We can help with the rest.  The easiest way to contribute to Wikipedia is to add citations and we can lead you to articles that are already identified as needing additional citations.  Stop by for 30 minutes, or the entire 3 hours – whatever you have time for.

If you are interested in joining in you may want to create a Wikipedia account prior to, as Wikipedia limits the number of accounts that can be created from a single IP address in a day.

Create an account:

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:CreateAccount&returnto=Special%3ASearch&returntoquery=search%3Darticles%2Bthat%2Bneed%2Bcitations%26go%3DGo

Also feel free to check out “Citation Hunt” a Wikipedia service that pulls snippets from Wikipedia entries that are in need of citations to back them up.  This is a great place to start contributing to Wikipedia:

https://tools.wmflabs.org/citationhunt/en?id=5280939d&cat=all

If you want more information on the event in general see here:

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/The_Wikipedia_Library/1Lib1Ref

If you want to know the basics about editing Wikipedia see here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Tutorial/Editing

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/The_Wikipedia_Library/1Lib1Ref/Help