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Montana Project PageGotoarrow.png Populated Places


Instructions[edit | edit source]

Step 1: Adding Populated places[edit | edit source]

1. Go to the Populated Places heading on the page and see if it has already been completed.


2. Whether it has been completed or not, go to Wikipedia to either double check the list or add the localities.


3. Add the places in a bullet list. If Wikipedia has a heading under the populated places heading such as Townships, Cities, etc., add that heading to the wiki. You will make that heading just italicized such as ''Townships''

Regardless of how many are in each section, you will use the code below to make them into columns. Use the following wikitext, replacing the xxxx with the link to the Wikipedia page and the name of the city/town. The first one is done for you. If there is no Wikipedia page, just enter the name of the place with no link.

Example :

{{div col|3}}
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cedar_Township,_Adams_County,_North_Dakota Cedar]
*xxxx
*xxxx
*xxxx
*xxxx
*xxxx
*xxxx
*xxxx
*xxxx
{{div col end}}


NOTE: The previous projects had 4 column lists, we have changed to 3. We are also adding Wikipedia links this time.

4. To use the above wikitext list, replace the xxxx with the link to the Wikipedia pages or just list the place. You can delete any blank lines you don't need, or add a line as needed. If you add lines, don't forget to add the asterisk.

Step 2: Add Reference[edit | edit source]

1. It's important to always give a reference to where we obtained the information we add to the wiki. To add the reference to the heading, first copy the following wiki text:

<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "NAME OF ARTICLE," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', URL, accessed DATE.</ref>


2. Directly under the Populated Places title, add the following sentence

The following are locations in the county.

You will place the citation at the end of this sentence. The citation should look like this:
The following are locations in the county.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "NAME OF ARTICLE," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', URL, accessed DATE.</ref>


3. Replace the NAME OF ARTICLE, with the actual name of the Wikipedia article. If you got the information from Adams County article, you would put in, Adams County, Nebraska.


4. Replace the URL with the actual URL of the Wikipedia article.


5. Replace DATE with the day you looked at the Wikipedia article, such as 31 July 2016.

COMPLETED EXAMPLE OF CITATION:
The following are locations in the county.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Traill County, North Dakota," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traill_County,_North_Dakota, accessed 1 August 2016.</ref>

Step 3: Saving the page[edit | edit source]

1. Once you have added all the places, preview the page by clicking on, Show Preview at the bottom of the page. Check your work to make sure it looks like it should. Make any necessary adjustments.


2. Go to the bottom of the page and enter "added populated places list" in the edit summary box and save the page.

3. Once you have saved the page, check your work to be sure it looks right.

4. You are now done with the task. Go to the next County on your list.

Example[edit | edit source]

For an example of what this heading should look like when it is complete, click here.