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WikiGap/2021/Global kickoff/Add a reference

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All information on Wikipedia should have references, you can help Wikipedia be more accurate by adding references to existing articles.

  1. Go to Citation Hunt
  2. Type in the name of a subject area you want to work on, the tool will provide a sentence in an article where a reference is missing.
  3. Click 'I got this' to add a reference or 'Next' to see another option
  4. Find a suitable reference online or in a book and click 'edit' on the article.
  5. Click 'Edit' at the top of the article (if you see code click to switch to the Visual Editor).
  6. Add the reference to the end of the sentence that says 'citation needed'.
  7. Remove the 'citation needed' note.
  8. Click 'Publish changes' and say what you did in the summary.

Note: if you find that the sentence that has the "citation needed" has incorrect or out of date information please change it as well as adding the reference.