Help:Authority control

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Wikidata Authority control slide deck in color (project version)
Wikidata Authority control slide deck in grayscale (print version)

Authority Control Help[edit]

The following is a draft, a rough estimate to create a graphic, step-by-step help page for newer users of Wikidata. Ideally this might be help text or some other more elegant solution integrated into the User Interface of Wikidata.

In the meantime, there are two slide decks that can be used for


Click on images at right to go to Commons versions

Step 1[edit]

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Step 2[edit]

Check to see if a Wikidata item exists by:

  • Looking for "Wikidata item" in the side toolbar of the Wikipedia entry page
  • Searching Wikidata for item that might exist but may not be linked to a page

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Step 3[edit]

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Step 4[edit]

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Step 5[edit]

You need to link the Wikidata item to the Wikipedia item. 07-00-Wikidata-linking-Wikipedia.png
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Step 6[edit]

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05-10-Wikidata-JWB-VIAF.png
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To add the next element

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And so on...

Note
  • It is possible to accidentally add a duplicate item; however, don't worry, as there is an automated process that will flag these duplicates, which get fixed: Constraint violations


Continue adding statements
  • i.e., P31 ("instance of") => Q5 ("human")

Step 7[edit]

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You will then see only {{Authority control}}

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Step 8: End result[edit]

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