Wikidata is a free and open knowledge base that can be read and edited by both humans and machines. Launched in 2012, Wikidata acts as central storage for the structured data of its Wikimedia sister projects including Wikipedia, Wikivoyage, Wiktionary, Wikisource, and others.
You can get started by visiting Wikidata here: wikidata.org
Introduction to Wikidata
Know nothing about Wikidata? Or just want to know more? Watch our one-hour Introduction to Wikidata session on YouTube. Experts Alex Lum and Mike Dickison are your hosts and will get you started with Wikidata.
There are many Wikidata tutorials online, from videos to interactive websites. Here's some we've found useful.
- Wikidata Training on WMF Labs - This set of modules covers the basics of contributing to Wikidata through slides and interactive tasks.
- Learn Wikidata: An Interactive Course - Aimed at librarians, these videos teach Wikidata basics and also include how to edit bibliographic information on Wikidata.
- Wikidata's Help page - With resources for all levels
- Wikidata Query Service Tutorial - Learn how to visualise Wikidata.