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Guidelines and Policies
Wikipedia is an encyclopedia and writing is different to writing academic texts — but it is still important to use the best sources. We give secondary sources such as review articles more weight than primary sources. To read up on our guidelines check out:
- WP:MEDRS — the sourcing requirements
- WP:MEDMOS — the Medical Manual of Style
- WP:PILLARS — our guidelines build upon the five pillars of Wikipedia
- Wikipedia:Conflicts of interest (medicine) - guidance for conflicts of interest in health and medicine topics; complements the main COI guideline.
If you're entirely new to Wikipedia be sure to see our:
- WP:MEDHOW — Medical How to edit guide
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