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Finding term information


You can browse term pages via the links in the left sidebar, under Browse Term Collection:

  • All Terms - Hierarchical: Displays the category hierarchy of terms. Click on a category name to display the terms in that category. Click on blue arrows to show/hide subcategories.
  • All Terms - List: Displays an alphabetical list of all the content pages in the wiki (term pages, and a few other pages, such as this tutorial page).
  • Recent populated terms: Displays pages that have recently been created or edited.
  • TeD-T Graph: Displays a graphical representation of the hierarchical structure of categories and terms. The graph is updated from time to time, manually.


You can search for a term via the search box at the upper right of every page. If the term page exists, it will be displayed. If not, you will be given additional search options, and the option of creating a new term page.

The content of a term page


The central portion of a term page consists of one of more definition tables. Each table contains a definition of the term and associated information: explanations, examples, references, the scope of the definition (what the table applies to), and the status of the table.

The top of a term page contains various tabs (sometimes hidden under the down arrow, depending on the size of the browser window and font)

These tabs always appear:
  • Page: Displays the term page.
  • Discusion: Displays discussions about the term page content.
  • Read: Same as Page.
  • View history: Display a reverse chronological list of the revisions to the page.
These tabs appear if you are not logged in:
  • View form: Displays a more spread-out version of the tables, and a category hierarchy.
  • View source: Displays the marked up version of the page.
These tabs appear if you are logged in:
  • Edit with form, Edit, Move: See the Editing a term page section below.
  • Print as PDF: Produces a PDF document that you can display, print, save, etc.
  • The star icon: Adds the current page to you watchlist. For discussion of watchlists, see [1] and [2].
  • Refresh: Displays the current version of the page. If you or others edited the page since you first opened, the newer version will be displayed.

The bottom of a term page shows the categories the term has been assigned.

Adding and revising term page data

To create new term pages or edit existing ones, you need to be logged in. If you don't have an account yet, you can request one here. The administrator of TeD-T sets up all new accounts.

Creating a new term page

To create a new term page, do one of the following:

  • Search for the term via the search box on the main page.
  • Click on the Add Term link in the left sidebar. Enter your term in the box, and click on Create or edit.
  • Search for the term via the search box at the upper right of any page. If the page for that term indeed does not exist yet, a Create Term button will appear on the search results page; click that button. Enter your term in the box, and click on Create or edit.

Entering data

If the page for the term indeed does not exist yet, an Add definition button will appear on the search results page; click that button.

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Enter appropriate data in the Definition, Explanation, Examples, and References boxes. Then select appropriate values in the Scope drop-down, and select New for Status.

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Next select appropriate categories for this term.

For new term pages, you can leave the Edit Summary box blank. Leave the This is a minor edit box unchecked. You may check or not check the Watch this page box (see the links under The star icon above).

To see how the page will look, you can click on the Show preview button. After reviewing the data you have entered, click on Save page.

Editing an existing term page

Open up a term, on the upper right you will see some tabs: "Edit with form" is the prefered way of editing terms in TeD-T. It will present you all already existing definitions for that term and its categories in a form for convenient editing the data.

Until you don't know exactly what you are doing, please don't use the tab "Edit". This will allow you to edit the term's core WikiMedia syntax, but you can easily break the RDA term schema if you do something wrong here.

Creating a new category

Click on the Add Category button in the left sidebar. Enter the category name and always select RDA as the Default form. If your new category should be a subcategory of an existing category, select that parent category from the drop-down list.

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