Wikipedia:Invitation to edit/Psychology

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How to edit a medical article[edit]

  • If you're changing the meaning of the article (rather than just correcting spelling or similar) check the article's discussion page to see if the issue is being discussed (here).
  • To begin editing, click here or any of the [edit] links within the article, and type into the box near the bottom. When you're finished, briefly describe what you've done, and why, in the "Edit summary" below that, and click "Save page".
  • Content that does not conform to Wikipedia policy, or that is not accompanied by a "citation" (a number like this[14] linking to a textbook, journal, etc.) might be deleted by other editors.
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Abide by these policies[edit]

No original research[edit]

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Reliable sources for biomedical articles[edit]

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How to create a citation[edit]

  • Enter the PubMed ID of a journal article, or the ISBN of a book into here and copy-paste the text it gives you into the article between <ref> and </ref>.
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