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Wikipedia Reference Desk

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The Wikipedia reference desk works like a library reference desk. Users leave questions on the reference desk and Wikipedia volunteers work to help you find the information you need. Before asking a question, please try using the search box to find the answer you're looking for. You may also try searching the reference desk archives.

For information on any topic, choose a category for your question:

Computing reference desk
Science reference desk
Mathematics reference desk
Miscellaneous reference desk
Computing Science Mathematics Miscellaneous
Computing, information technology, software, and hardware Biology, chemistry, physics, medicine, geology, psychology, and technology Mathematics, geometry, probability, and statistics Subjects that don't fit in any of the other categories
Humanities reference desk
Language reference desk
Entertainment reference desk
Reference desk archives
Humanities Language Entertainment Archives
History, politics, literature, religion, philosophy, law, finance, economics, art, and society Spelling, grammar, word etymology, linguistics, language usage, and requesting translations Sports, popular culture, movies, music, video games, and TV shows Old questions are archived daily

For help specific to the operation of Wikipedia:
Help desk
Village pump
New contributors' help page
Help desk Village pump New contributors' help page
Ask general questions about using Wikipedia Ask about specific policies and operations of Wikipedia A range of services to answer newcomers' questions

For Wikipedia reference information:
Help manual MediaWiki handbook Citing Wikipedia Resolving disputes Virtual classroom
Information and instructions on every aspect of Wikipedia Information about the software that runs Wikipedia How to cite Wikipedia as a reference For resolving issues between users An advanced guide on everything Wikipedia
See also the Wikipedia department directory
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