If you’ve done homework with the help of theInternet before, then you’ll know whatWikipedia is.However, most people don’t understand howthe basics of Wikipedia works. This guidewill teach you how to use Wikipedia, andunderstand what all those boxes with numbersmean
Wikipedia is a site that anyone can edit, however onlyinformation that is considered accurate will not beallowed to stay onTo edit a Wikipedia article, simply press the editbutton, and you’re ready to go. However it isrecommended that you create an account first, so youdo not have to reveal your IP address.
Wikipedia pages are edited with a form of code, its instructions found HERE
CitationsAlmost all information posted in Wikipediarequire a citation, for the sake of ensuring thatthe information written is correct and sourced.The citations are linked to the bottom of thepage with [#] boxes.
Wikipedia pages are typicallyorganized by a table ofcontents, unless the page istoo short for a table of contentto be effective. The “See also”,“References” and “Externallinks” are typically at thebottom of the table
Wikipedia also has a ratings system thatallows its users to dispute the objectivityand reliability of article pages. To use this,simply click and post your rating.
Wikipedia also has a talk section for the discuss ofthe article. Wikipedia editors discuss the neutralityof the article and other relevant issues there
Wikipedia is also available in a simpler mobileinterface for tablet and smartphone users