LitWiki is a collaborative project and its founders and contributors have a common goal:
- Our goal with LitWiki is to create a reliable and free encyclopedia written by students for students in the humanities.
LitWiki has some policies and guidelines that help us to work toward that common goal. Some of these policies are still evolving, while others are long settled and largely uncontroversial.
The following policies are key to a productive LitWiki experience, and the sooner you get to grips with them, the better.
- Avoid bias. Articles should be written from a neutral point of view, representing differing views on a subject fairly and sympathetically.
- Don't infringe copyrights. LitWiki is a free encyclopedia licensed under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License. Submitting work which infringes copyrights threatens our objective to build a truly free encyclopedia that anyone can redistribute, and could lead to legal problems. See copyrights for more information.
- LitWiki is a collaborative encyclopedia. Its goals go no further. See What Wikipedia is not for more info.
- Respect other contributors. LitWiki contributors come from many different countries and cultures, and have widely different views. Treating others with respect is key to collaborating effectively in building an encyclopedia.