Training modules/dashboard/slides/12819-adding-sources-wikidata

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Adding sources[edit]

Look back at the statement you just added. Below it, there's a line that says "0 references". We need to fix that.

Locate a source that supports your statement. Now click on the "+ add reference" link to add a reference. Wikidata will make some suggestions in the property box. Right now we'll look at some of the common ones

  • reference URL (P854) – use this if you want to use a URL. Just paste the URL into the value, and click save.
  • stated in (P248) – use this if you want to use a database, a book, a journal article, a newspaper article, or something similar. To use "stated in", the source needs to exist as a Wikidata item. If it doesn't, you'll have to create a new item.

You can always learn more about sources by visiting Help:Sources on Wikidata.