How to use wikipedia
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 10

How to use Wikipedia PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 59 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

How to use Wikipedia. Jayne Paschall July 2 nd , 2008 English 393. Introduction. The internet has a vast amount of information that can be helpful, yet overwhelming. Web-based encyclopedias allow for quick references to infinite things, including: bands, authors, and popsicles.

Download Presentation

How to use Wikipedia

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


How to use wikipedia

How to use Wikipedia

Jayne Paschall

July 2nd, 2008

English 393


Introduction

Introduction

  • The internet has a vast amount of information that can be helpful, yet overwhelming. Web-based encyclopedias allow for quick references to infinite things, including: bands, authors, and popsicles.

  • This process is intended for UMBC students who are familiar with the internet. As it is an internet process, a computer with access to a server is a requirement and this process can be completed any time.


How to access the site

How to access the site

1. Once on the internet(double-click Internet Explorer icon) find the white space at the top of the screen

2. Type the web address, which is: www.wikipedia.org into the box

3. You will know if you are successful if the screen looks like this (see next slide)


How to research

How to research

  • English is the preferred language of use, so it has already been selected

  • Anything that you want to research can be typed into this field

Type “banana”

Then click


An article page

An Article Page

  • The page will look like this:

4. Now you can read all about bananas


Linking

Linking

  • There are many different processes that can happen while you are using Wikipedia, including the ability to link

  • After an article has been accessed (see previous process) locate a blue word in the text

  • Click on the word with your mouse

    *This action will redirect you to that specific word’s page


How to use wikipedia

  • A new page will then appear and more information can be gathered

  • Linking and typing in search words into the blank field can amount to great amounts of knowledge


Conclusion

Conclusion

  • Wikipedia is a free site that can be updated by users from all over the world.

  • There is a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page available:

  • Scroll down to the bottom of the “umbrella” page

  • Click on the link

  • Click on the link in the article

    This should provide information about the site. If not, you can always type “Wikipedia” into the search field.


Safety

Safety

  • The site does also allow users to link to outside sites. Do not give out personal information to these sites, as with any random site on the internet.


  • Login