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Remember that when adding content about health, please only use high-quality reliable sources as references. We typically use review articles, major textbooks and position statements of national or international organizations (There are several kinds of sources that discuss health: here is how the community classifies them and uses them). WP:MEDHOW walks you through editing step by step. A list of resources to help edit health content can be found here. The edit box has a built-in citation tool to easily format references based on the PMID or ISBN. We also provide style advice about the structure and content of medicine-related encyclopedia articles. The welcome page is another good place to learn about editing the encyclopedia. If you have any questions, please feel free to drop me a note. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 03:25, 7 December 2016 (UTC)


Welcome to Wikipedia and Wikiproject Medicine

Welcome to Wikipedia. We have compiled some guidance for new healthcare editors:

  1. Use high-quality sources for medical content (see WP:MEDRS). High-quality sources include review articles (which are not the same as peer-reviewed), position statements from nationally and internationally recognized bodies (like CDC, WHO, FDA), and major medical textbooks. Lower-quality sources are typically removed.
  2. Reference tags generally go after punctuation, not before; there is no preceding space.
  3. We use very few capital letters and very little bolding. Only the first word of a heading is usually capitalized.
  4. Common terms are not usually wikilinked; nor are years, dates, or names of countries and major cities.
  5. Do not use URLs from your university library's internal net: the rest of the world cannot see them.
  6. Include page numbers when referencing a book or long journal article.
  7. Format references consistently within an article and be sure to cite the PMID for journal articles and ISBN for books; see WP:MEDHOW.
  8. Never copy and paste from sources; we run detection software on new edits.
  9. The ordering of sections typically follows the instructions at WP:MEDMOS.
  10. Think carefully before working on featured articles (these have a gold star at top right). It is often hard to improve featured articles.
  11. Talk to us! Wikipedia works by collaboration at articles and user talkpages.

Once again, welcome, and thank you for joining us. Please share these guidelines with other new editors.

– the WikiProject Medicine team

Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 03:25, 7 December 2016 (UTC)