The "Beginner's Guide" series of help pages is an entry level guide for new and inexperienced users of Wikisource. The intent is to provide users with the basics they will need to use Wikisource. These pages should:
- Present basic concepts in simple language with frequent images and diagrams,
- Include links to further help or policy pages to explain specific subjects in greater detail.
If you are more familiar with Wikipedia than Wikisource, you may also want to read Wikisource:For Wikipedians
Reading is the main point of Wikisource. This part of the Basic Guide will show you how to enhance your experience of reading works hosted by Wikisource.
Editing creates the Wikisource library. This part of the Beginner's Guide will show you how to help add works to Wikisource for others to read.
Note: If you are unsure about the sourcing and index page creation elements of Wikisource, you can skip to proofreading with already started works such as the current Proofread of the Month.
- Adding texts
- Overview of the steps involved in adding texts.
- How to add a book to Wikisource for proofreading.
- How to check if a book is out of copyright.
- Index pages
- How Index pages work.
- How to proofread a book for Wikisource.
- How to format a page.
- How to check and finish the proofreading.
- How to add books to the main namespace.
- Finishing touches
- The final tasks needed to finish a work.
Wikisource always needs maintenance to keep it working and make sure that its works are in the best condition possible. This part of the Beginner's Guide will show you how to maintain the project.