Add your Trove sources to Wikipedia

Where's the source? Trove.

This year for Library and Information Week (31 July – 6 August 2023), we’re calling on the Trove Community to add links to your Trove discoveries to the relevant articles in Wikipedia. 

Looking at the number of Trove references in Wikipedia, it’s easy to see the cross-over with our Trove Community and Wikipedia’s contributors. Currently there are over 18,200 links to Trove in English Wikipedia – each diligently added by a member of the Trove community to share their research discoveries. 

Where’s the source? 

In 2023, the theme for Library and Information Week (31 July – 6 August) – run by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) – asks, ‘where’s the source?’. Our answer: Trove. Home to 14 billion stories – from hundreds of Partner organisations from across Australia – Trove is a leading source for information waiting to be discovered.

newspaper text with a silhouette of a tomato sauce bottle. Text says 'Where's the source?'

Citing Trove material in Wikipedia 

Adding a Trove link in Wikipedia – whether it’s to a newspaper article, manuscript, image, oral history, or some other primary source material – is easy. 

Here’s what you need to do: 

  1. When researching your topic of choice in Trove, select ‘cite’ in the sidebar on the left-hand side of the screen. A list of citations in different styles will appear. 

  1. Select ‘Wikipedia’ and copy the citation. 

  1. In Wikipedia, you can now edit the relevant page to paste in the citation from Trove. 

See the step-by-step Wikimedia Australia guide to adding citations to Wikipedia from Trove

You can also learn more about other citation formats available in Trove.

Here’s the sauce 

It’s been inspiring to see the range of interests and topics the Trove community have been exploring and adding to Wikipedia. Recent additions include everything from detailed local history research to videos of Hi-5 children’s songs

Recent local history additions include a newspaper report of an earthquake in 1918 linked to the history of Rockhampton, Queensland, and this book in German used as a source for the Botanical Provinces of Western Australia.  

Our sports historians have also jumped on the Wikipedia bandwagon, with Trove sources to be found for sporting stars, industry professionals, the history of some of Australia’s favourite sports, including: