Wikipedia: How to Become an Editor

In this workshop, you will learn: how to register as a Wikipedia editor; how to add new information, citations, and images to articles; and how to communicate with other Wikipedia editors, among other topics. We will also discuss Wikipedia's role as a reference and academic tool. Inspired by the #1lib1ref campaign, this workshop aims to provide individuals with the tools they need to add citations to some of their favorite or most-often used Wikipedia articles. This workshop is designed for novices, and no intricate knowledge of Wikipedia is required.

Category(s):Internet and Email
Research and Libraries


We highly recommend that you attend any prerequisite workshops listed below since familiarity with the skills and concepts taught in them is essential to benefit fully from subsequent workshops.

However, if you have independently learned the skills and concepts of the required workshop(s), your "equivalent skills" will be accepted as a substitute for attending the prerequisite workshop(s).

To help you determine your skill level, click workshop titles below (if any) for descriptions which outline the topics taught in each workshop and that are assumed in later sessions. You are expected to know the commands and concepts listed within the descriptions for the prerequisite workshop. In most cases, you can also refer to workshop handouts and other helpful materials from the workshop description page.

In addition to any specific prerequisites listed, you should have, as a minimum, basic computing skills.