Submissions:2019/Quality Armchair Research 101: Make reliably-sourced articles without owning a personal library or paying for subscriptions

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This submission has been accepted for WikiConference North America 2019.



Title:

Quality Armchair Research 101: Make reliably-sourced articles without owning a personal library or paying for subscriptions

Theme:

Reliability of Information

Type of session:

Presentation

Abstract:

Want to build Featured Article-quality article on a technical topic, but you don't have a rich personal library or academic subscription, and don't want to spend money buying expensive books? How will you be able to use Reliable Sources--will you have to rely on some shady websites?

Don't worry, there is a lot of resources (in or off Wikipedia) to help you with that. I will introduce WP:RX (Resource Exchange), The Wikipedia Library, as well as Worldcat, the Open Library, your local library, and other off-wiki and legitimate resources. With these resources, you can effectively get access to reliable (including academic) sources such as books, encyclopedias and papers.

This is intended as an introduction for people interested in accessing those resources in order to do high-quality and reliable work in Wikipedia. It might not be very interesting to those already having access to high-quality sources.

Academic Peer Review option:

No

Author name:

HaEr48

E-mail address:

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Wikimedia username:

HaEr48

Affiliated organization(s):

Estimated time:

15-20 minutes

Preferred room size:

Special requests:

Have you presented on this topic previously? If yes, where/when?:

If your submission is not accepted, would you be open to presenting your topic in another part of the program? (e.g. lightning talk or unconference session)

yes