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Scholarly Communication @ UH Manoa: 2014 Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

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Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Resources: Share Your Stories and Your Connection to Place -- Hawai'i or Beyond!

Open Access Week Drop-in Event
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Hamilton Library, Room 306

Improve Wikipedia articles about geography and places by drawing from your own story or diving into our library resources. Wikipedia is one of the largest freely available reference websites. Everyone can use the content and anyone can contribute content—including you!

Learn about Wikipedia
• Make a Wikipedia account
• Learn the basics of Wikipedia editing
• Understand the benefits and limitations of this open resource
Contribute to Wikipedia
• Identify mistakes and misconceptions
• Provide detail and context
• Expand underdeveloped articles
• Add citations to reliable sources

A short presentation on Wikipedia basics will be given every hour starting at 9:45 AM.
Laptops are available for use in or bring your own.
Snacks and drinks are provided.

Wikipedia Basics

Signing Up for a Wikipedia Account : Wikipedia:Tutorial/Registration

Editing a Wikipedia Article :  Wikipedia:Tutorial/Editing

Tips for Contributing to Wikipedia : Wikipedia:Tutorial/Keep in mind


"Hawaii Geography Stubs"

"Oceania Geography Stubs"



Selected Hawai'i & Pacific Resources

Hawaii Related Resources:

ENG 100 Hawai'i (Local Research): Online Resources

Hawaiian Studies 457: Images and Maps - By Hawaii Librarian Dore Minatodani

Place Names in Hawaii: General Sources

Pacific Related Resources:

Geography 365: Geography of the Pacific: Library Information - By Pacific Librarian Stu Dawrs

Geography and Map Resources:

MAGIS (Maps, Aerial Photos, & GIS)

State of Hawaii Office of Planning

Honolulu Historic Maps

City and County of Honolulu

Census Data Hawaii

Other Resources:

ENG 100 Hawai'i (Local Research): Online Resources

Databases, Indexes and Discovery Tools