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Introduction to Wikipedia in English

 

Les mains partageant WikipédiaYou use Wikipedia, why not better understand how it works?

It is well known that Wikipedia is one of the most important sources of information in the world. Nevertheless, its content creation and management remains more or less unknown.

This presentation aims to demystify Wikipedia so readers are able to better evaluate, critique and navigate its content. 

Participants will learn:

  1. How to navigate the Wikipedia interface
  2. How articles are created. 
  3. How articles are evaluated. 
  4. How articles are cited. 
  5. Who contributes to Wikipedia.
  6. Who governs Wikipedia.
  7. What are Wikipedia's sister projects?

Registration

Please regsiter for the workshop at the following link : https://apps.library.mcgill.ca/workshops-and-tours/view-by-workshop/3282

Librarian-Trainer

Michael David MILLER, Liaison Librarian for French Langauge Litertaure, Economics and LGBTQ+ Studies

If you have any questions, please contact Michael David MILLER at michael.david.miller@mcgill.ca

For the Motivated People

Here are some resources that show you how to contribute to Wikipedia : 

  1. Create a Wikipedia account: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page 
  2. Discover the criteria for admissibility and notoriety of articles: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Notability
  3. Explore getting started tools on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Contents
Date:
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Time:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter:
Michael David MILLER
Categories:
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Michael David MILLER

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Bibliothécaire de liaison en littératures de langue française, sciences économiques et études de genre, de sexualité et de féminisme
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Liaison librarian for French language literature, economics and gender, sexuality and feminist studies

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