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Use Wikipedia

The Wikipedia platform is an important channel for knowledge transfer. For researchers, it is an opportunity to spread knowledge and share research on relevant pages.

Content in Wikipedia can be created and edited by anyone with a user profile. It has in-depth research information about everything from major fundamental theories and well-known scientists, to very specific research areas and applications.

How to use Wikipedia

As a researcher, you can use Wikipedia to communicate information about your field of research.

  • Add information to existing articles with references to your own work.
  • Create new pages (if there are none) for your specific research area.
  • Keep in mind that Wikipedia is reviewed continuously. Therefore, only add information and references if they are highly relevant to the article. Otherwise, they will quickly be removed.

Update at the right time

Use Wikipedia when you have something of importance to announce, such as new research results or the publication of an impactful article. There must be published sources to reference. For example:

  • Published thesis.
  • Final results of a research project.
  • A press release or news item about your research.

Keep in mind

To work well and efficiently with Wikipedia, remember to:

  • Only edit pages with a strong connection to your research area.
  • Always corroborate the information you add with a substantiating source.
  • Refer only to published and certified results.
  • Refer to sources with a clear academic connection.

Wikipedia is constantly being updated. Prepare what you would like to add beforehand so you can copy, paste and save before another user overwrites your edits.

To get started

To get started with Wikipedia, create a user account. Wikipedia offers guides and introduction videos to help you along the way.

Introduction to Wikipedia


For support or questions regarding Wikipedia, you can contact to KTH Library.

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