Wikipedia:Reference desk

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Wikipedia reference desk
The Wikipedia reference desk works like a library reference desk. Ask a question here and Wikipedia volunteers will try to answer it.

Before asking a question, please try the search boxes at right to search Wikipedia as a whole or the reference desk archives. See also the reference desk guidelines.

Note: Legal or medical advice is prohibited. Further information is available at Wikipedia's legal and medical disclaimers. See also the medical advice guidelines.


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

Computing reference desk

Entertainment reference desk

Humanities reference desk

Computers and ITEntertainmentHumanities
Computing, information technology, electronics, software, and hardwareSports, popular culture, movies, music, video games, and TV showsHistory, politics, literature, religion, philosophy, law, finance, economics, art, and society

Language reference desk

Mathematics reference desk

Science reference desk

Spelling, grammar, word origins, linguistics, language usage, and translation requestsMathematics, geometry, probability, and statisticsBiology, chemistry, physics, medicine, geology, engineering, and technology

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Miscellaneous reference desk

Reference desk archives

Tourism, vacations, and travel

Desk administered by sister project Wikivoyage (External Link)

For questions that don't fit in any of the other categoriesOld questions are archived daily

For help specific to the operation of Wikipedia:

Help desk

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Editor assistance


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To ask general questions about using WikipediaTo ask about specific policies and operations of WikipediaA place to ask for help regarding content issues and disputesA friendly place to help new editors become accustomed to Wikipedia culture

For Wikipedia reference information:
Help directoryCiting WikipediaResolving disputesVirtual classroom
Information and instructions on every aspect of WikipediaHow to cite Wikipedia as a referenceFor resolving issues between usersAn advanced guide on everything Wikipedia

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བོད་ཡིག: Wikipedia:Reference desk
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नेपाल भाषा: Template:RD header
ភាសាខ្មែរ: វិគីភីឌា:Reference desk
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slovenščina: Wikipedija:Orakelj
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