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Guidelines and Policies
- Wikipedia is an encyclopedia and has a distinct style that may take some time getting used to.
- It is important that we only use the best sources and that we give them due weight. Setting us apart from scientific papers we prefer secondary sources over primary sources. We'd rather cite a review article than an original trial.
- To get you started and to explain why this is important we have a number of guides and guidelines:
Reliable Sources Manual of Style Conflicts of Interest How to edit
- Our guides complement Wikipedia:Policies and guidelines and take great care to explain why they are relevant.
The Wikipedia Medical Library
The Wikipedia Library is a resource for anyone who want to use Wikipedia or to do research to help expand and improve Wikipedia.
Specialised resources for Medical editors coming soon
- Need help finding sources?: Help:Find sources
- Need help finding your local library?: Wikipedia:Find your library
- Found a source that you can't access? Check out the: Resource Exchange
Or try an Interlibrary loan
There is also a tool to find all our sub pages: Special:PrefixIndex/Wikipedia:WikiProject Medicine/ — only for the truly curious