User talk:Jstern14

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Welcome![edit]

Hello, Jstern14, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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Again, welcome!  Graham87 03:36, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

Minor nitpick[edit]

Hello, great work at coronary artery bypass surgery! WikiProject Medicine, which I also linked above, would be right up your alley. A minor nitpick though: page ranges should be written with en dashes ("–"), not hyphens ("-"). See Wikipedia's Manual of Style about dashes. The best way to format references quickly is to use Diberri's template filler. Or you can just fill in an ID field and ask Citation bot to do the work. Graham87 03:48, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

Unfortunately, Citation bot isn't working at the moment. Graham87 03:54, 19 April 2012 (UTC)'


References[edit]

Please read WP:MEDRS regarding references. We typically use secondary sources. Thanks Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 08:19, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

Wondering if you are associated with the website you are using as a reference? --Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 08:20, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
Hi Doc James - Thanks for the feedback. I found the website and thought it would be useful to include information directly from the mouths of doctors in some circumstances, but I understand where Wikipedia is coming from. I am curious - how does Wikipedia decide which web sources are qualified to be used as sources and which are not? Aka where does the line get drawn on what constitutes a good "other source"? Excited to continue working on Wikipedia. Jstern14 (talk) 16:11, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
It is laid out in the link that I have provided. We typically use review articles (which are not always the same as peer reviewed articles) and major medical textbooks.Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 06:38, 26 April 2012 (UTC)