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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 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