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CCC Libraries Wikipedia Essentials

Use this guide to learn more about CCC Libraries Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon events, and how to edit or add references to Wikipedia articles.

Breakdown of a Wikipedia Article

Wikipedia articles typically include the following sections:

Title: The subject of the article

Summary/Opening: An overview used to describe and define the topic

Content: An outline of the topic entry, usually includes links to click to different sections of the article

Sections: Sections of the article based on topic

References: The list of sources used by the Editor when writing the article

External Links: Additional sources on the subject

Wikipedia References

A well-written Wikipedia article will include a list of references on the subject. These references can help readers do more research on a subject, and are usually found at the end of the article.