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          <rev xml:space="preserve">==First Steps==


Many extensions to the basic MediaWiki framework are out there. By default , we install several including
: This extension allows you to format equations using a LaTEX like coding directly into your wiki.

===File extensions===

We usually edit the &quot;localsettings&quot; file to allow the following file types to be uploaded. You might want additional ones. (Contact the site administrator to have these added.) &quot;exe&quot; files are always forbidden.

===Edit Navigation Bar===

This is hidden in a file called: '''MediaWiki:Sidebar'''.  To get there

you will need to type this in the navigation bar: '''http://wiki.chem.gwu.edu/YOURWIKINAME/index.php?title=MediaWiki:Sidebar&amp;action=edit'''

(This makes it more difficult to edit it by mistake.)

The Millerlab navigation bar looks like this in teh editor:

* navigation
** mainpage|mainpage
** portal-url|portal
** currentevents-url|currentevents
** recentchanges-url|recentchanges
** resources-url|Resources
** Scientific_literature|Literature Library
** literature reviews|Literature Reviews
** weekly research summaries|Weekly Research Summaries
** File exchange| File Exchange
** Index| Index
** helppage|help
** sitesupport-url|sitesupport

===Add a logo ===

You can customize your wiki with a logo. (Like G W in upper left hand side).  Image should be 135x135px, preferably a PNG file.  When you have one, email it to the site administrator who will install it for you.)

==User Accounts==

Only the WIki Sysop can create accounts.  While logged in, he/she should navigate to 

==Best Practices==


You may want to encourage your lab members to regularly use the wiki for an electronic lab journal. If you do, you might want to consider a protocol for using these that has been effective in the Miller Lab.  

Every student should have an organized archive page with links to monthly journal entries. On each of the monthly pages entries are made reverse chronologically with the newest entries at the top. Dates are level 2 headings.  Subject matter may form higher level headings if desirable. ( which it is as these will show up in the pages table of contents.)

Although data and other files may be uploaded and indexed, you may want to insist that the journal entries are self standing and don't rehire the reader to download a file and open an external Application. Graphs, probably made n EXCEL are a prime example.</rev>
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==Individual Labs==

===[http://wiki.chem.gwu.edu/CahillLab Cahill Lab]===

===[http://wiki.chem.gwu.edu/ChenLab Chen Lab]===

===[http://wiki.chem.gwu.edu/DalyGroup Daly Lab]===

===[http://wiki.chem.gwu.edu/DowdLab Dowd Lab]===

===[http://wiki.chem.gwu.edu/GillmorLab Gillmor Lab]===

===[http://wiki.chem.gwu.edu/MillerLab Miller Lab]===

===[http://wiki.chem.gwu.edu/VoutchkovaLab Votchkova Lab]===

===[http://wiki.chem.gwu.edu/synfuel Synthetic Fuels Collaboration (GS Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and GW Chemistry)]===

===[http://wiki.chem.gwu.edu/pahsoot Molecular Growth Chemistry (Yale Mechanical Engineering and GW Chemistry)]===</rev>