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General Glossary Last Updated on 2013-10-02 09:39:36 This general glossary compiles definitions of specialized terms used throughout the Encyclopedia of Earth. Each term listed below has had a blue link created to allow authors to link to the given term in any article without having the reader leave the page. The terms below are words or phrases for which an entire article on the Encylopedia of Earth is not necessarily envisioned: Allohexaploidcells holding six copies of each chromosome: Cells holding six copies of each chromosome AnuranAn amphibian that has limbs but no tail (includes all frogs and toads): An amphibian that has limbs but no tail (includes all frogs and toads) ArheicRegion which generates no significant surface water runoff: Region that generates no significant surface water runoff Atomic numberThe number of protons in the nucleus of a given atom: The number of protons in the nucleus of a given... More »
Teaching resource tutorial Last Updated on 2011-05-04 12:24:38 This video shows the basics of adding/editing a teaching resource. Note: Be sure to change the video settings to 1080p for the best quality when viewing. More »
Contributing basics Last Updated on 2011-04-13 00:00:00 This video gives basic information for new contributors to OCEAN-OIL. Note: Be sure to change the video settings to 1080p for the best quality when viewing. More »
Article tutorial Last Updated on 2011-04-13 00:00:00 This video shows the basics of adding/editing an article. Note: Be sure to change the video settings to 1080p for the best quality when viewing. More »
FAQs Last Updated on 2010-09-24 00:00:00 Technical FAQs How do I create a new article? While logged in click the Create Article button on the right sidebar of the homepage.  But, Before you start writing your first article please read some of the established guidelines. How do I add an image to my article? While editing the article, click inside the text box and press the Insert/Edit Image button. Now you can either pull an image directly from another website (right click the image and click Copy Image Location) OR save the image on your computer and click the Browse button. Images in the body of the article can be edited by selecting the image (after uploading), then clicking the image button   to edit for size. Within the same image editing pop-up window, you can format text wrapping by selecting  “Align." How do I add a video to my article? You must first... More »