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This page is a help or manual page for the ISFDB database. It describes standards or methods for entering or maintaining data in the ISFDB database, or otherwise working with the database. Other help pages may be found via the category below. To discuss what should go on this page, use the talk page.

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If you are new to editing the ISFDB, please see Help:Getting Started.

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Explanations of how to do some common tasks within the ISFDB. For performing tasks within the Wiki, see this page.

Entering data

Connections between data

Deleting and modifying data

Finding Data



Note that there is no way to directly delete an author. If all the title information for an author is deleted, the author will disappear from the ISFDB, but there is no "Delete Author" function. Similarly, there is no way to directly create an author; once a work by that author is entered, an author record will appear automatically.