Wikipedia:Benelux Education Program/Maastricht University/FPN Historical Book Review Spring 2020

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Psychology students at Maastricht University will write a Historical Book Review on Wikipedia in the Spring of 2020. The objective of this course is to write a review about an interesting, important, and/or peculiar psychology related book from Maastricht University’s Special Collections and to publish it on Wikipedia. In five meetings we teach students of the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience how to write a book review and how to write for Wikipedia. Furthermore we show students examples of psychology ‘classics’ from the Special Collections and organise guided tours exhibiting several collection highlights.


  • 16 June 2020 - Meeting 1 - Guided Special Collections tour (Zoom)
  • 19 June 2020 - Meeting 2 - Pick a book (Zoom)
  • 26 June 2020 - Meeting 3 - Intro database search + deep reading + introduction to Wikipedia (Zoom)
  • 2 July 2020 06:00 - Deadline first version draft (published in sandbox)
  • 2 July 2020 - meeting 4 - Showcase Wikipedia (Zoom)
    • Also: feedback given on drafted articles
  • 10 August 2020 - meeting 5 - Feedback on first drafts Wikipedia article
  • end of August 2020 - Deadline final article ready (in sandbox)

Handy links[edit]


The (simplified) guidelines on Wikipedia, resting on the five pillars, include:


  • Use references to source facts in your article.
  • Sign your messages in talk pages with ~~~~. The software of Wikipedia automatically converts this in your linked user name and date and time, so other users know who wrote what when.

New on Wikipedia?[edit]

First: welcome to Wikipedia!

Before you start writing, please keep the following thoughts in mind:

  • add to Wikipedia only knowledge that is suitable for an encyclopedia
  • add only material that is available under a free license or describe knowledge in your own words
  • describe the knowledge from a neutral point of view
  • add references and sources where the information can be found
  • do not write about your own organisation nor about yourself, a family member or your boss
  • do not describe new theories, new insights that have not been published widely
  • look at comparable subjects as examples of how it is done
  • use headers to structure an article
  • use internal links (links to other articles on Wikipedia in that language)
  • do not use links inline in the text, but only as reference or at the bottom of a page
  • avoid qualifications like "the best", "the most", "great" and write time specific (not: "last year", "coming month", etc., but: "on 10 April 2016")

Please start writing in your sandbox. The link to your personal sandbox you can find on top of every page (if you are logged in).


Romaine standard looks for a series of subjects that need improvement or are okay.

  • Intro sentence
  • Links
  • Headers
  • References
  • Context/timeframe
  • How was the book received
  • Other things

Coordination & support[edit]


The 7 students are: