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#citeNLM2018 Fall Edit-a-thon[edit]

Event Details[edit]

What?
To promote the improvement of consumer health information on Wikipedia by adding or updating citations using United States National Library of Medicine resources
When?
Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
10:00am – 8:00pm EST
Who?
NNLM Network Members and Wikipedians
No advanced technical skills required. Log in to Webex using the information below. In addition to periodic announcements and presentations, someone will be available to answer questions in the chat. If you are interested in providing virtual support to participants, email the RML staff listed in the table below to sign up for a shift.
All times in EST (UTC-05:00)
Time Speakers
10:00-11:00am Alicia Lillich (MCR)
11:00-12:00pm Karen Coghlan (NER)
12:00-1:00pm Elaina Vitale (MAR)
1:00-2:00pm Aimee Gogan (SEA)
2:00-3:00pm Erin Latta (NDCO)
3:00-4:00pm Erin Latta (NDCO)
4:00-5:00pm Nora Franco (PSR)
5:00-6:00pm Brian Leaf (SCR)
6:00-7:00pm Ann Glusker (PNR)
7:00-8:00pm Ann Glusker (PNR)

How to Participate/Webex Login[edit]

  1. Create a free account on Wikipedia.
  2. Help us measure our impact! In the "Edit summary," use the hashtag #citeNLM2018 in at least one edit for every new article you work on.
  3. You can also help us track the success of this project by registering (optional) on our dashboard:
    https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/courses/National_Network_of_Libraries_of_Medicine/NNLM_Edit-a-thon_-_fall_2018/
  4. On the day of the event, join the Webex session to engage with other participants around the country:
  1. Go to WebEx: https://nih.webex.com/
  2. Enter the session number: 622 162 685 and password: wiki
  3. Please provide your name and email address.
  4. You may need to read the notice regarding toll-free numbers and click Accept.
  5. You may have to download and install a web add-on or run a temporary application depending on the browser you use.
  6. Select your audio connection preference.

Participants[edit]

Add your name (or username) and institution below!

Finding a Women's Health Topic[edit]

With so many woman's health-related topics, how do you choose? Wikipedia has a quality scale. C-class, Start-class, and Stub-class articles will probably the easiest to revise. You can find descriptions of all the different classes here. Below is a tabulation of all the articles by quality and importance. It may be helpful in finding a topic to edit.

Revising Citations in Wikipedia[edit]

If you haven't created an account and/or registered on our dashboard, it's the first two steps listed in the How to Participate/Webex Login section above! This is an optional step, but it will help you keep track of your changes. You do not need to use your real name!

Instructions[edit]

  1. Once of you selected an entry to edit, read through the article, paying close attention to inline citations. They will be in superscript like the inline citation attached to this sentence.[1] Are there statements or facts that lack a citation? Are there citations that reference unreliable sources? Update it using information from one of many National Library of Medicine resources!
  2. Click on the Edit source tab on the right side of the page (located in between "Read" and "View history"). It will take you to an editor.
  3. You can scroll down to find the text or use Ctrl + F to find text. Click the cursor so it is blinking on the immediate right of the period.
  4. In the editor toolbar, there should be a Cite tool. If you click on it, a set of tools will appear directly in the row before. The first tool is a dropdown menu that says "Templates." If you click on it, it will give you a number of citation options: cite web, cite news, cite book, and cite journal. Since we're are updating this entry with information from online NLM resources, you will click on cite web.
  5. Fill out the Title, URL, Access date, Website name, and Publisher. Also, fill out the Ref name with a unique identifying name of your choice. This will allow the reference to be reusable.
  6. Last but not least, before you Publish changes, it's good practice to add a brief description in the Edit summary section just below the text editor. Be sure to add the #citeNLM2018 hashtag.

Tips[edit]

  • Many articles are ranked by quality and importance. You can find this ranking by clicking on the "Talk" tab.
  • A reference to a certain resource may already exist. You can add an in-line citation using an existing resource if it has been given a ref name. You can also add a ref name to an existing source, which may be an easier task with more complex citations.

National Library of Medicine Resources[edit]

  • What can you trust? - Online health information; tips for finding online information can you trust
  • Evaluating Internet Health Information - A 16-minute tutorial on how to evaluate the health information that you find on the Web
  • Drug Information Portal - A comprehensive gateway to information on over 53,000 substances
  • GeneReviews - Clinically relevant and medically actionable information for inherited conditions
  • Genetics Home Reference - Your Guide to Understanding Genetic Conditions
  • MedGen - Clinical information about medical genetics phenotypes including Mendelian disorders, complex diseases, clinical features and pharmacogenetics
  • Medical Genetics Summaries - Clinical pharmacogenetic information including therapeutic recommendations based on genotype
  • MedlinePlus - Trusted Health Information for You
  • Pubmed - More than 28 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books
  • TOXNET - Your resource for searching databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases

Editing Resources[edit]

Basics[edit]

Adding Citations[edit]

Other Resources[edit]

For Teachers[edit]

Overview[edit]

If you are looking to use this event or these resources to encourage your students to participate, the nonprofit Wiki Education offers these tips:[2]

  • Never grade student work based on what sticks on Wikipedia - Sometimes student work is reverted. This may happen for a number of reasons, but remember, nothing is ever lost on Wikipedia. You can always find their work in their contribution history.
  • Quality is far more important than quantity - What a student contributes to an article will depend on the sources available and Wikipedia’s existing coverage of the subject at hand. A 300 word contribution may be as critical to a subject as a 1000 word entry.
  • Creating a new entry is not more work than contributing to an existing article - The vast majority of our students work on existing entries on Wikipedia.
  • Finally, there are multiple paths to improving Wikipedia - Students can improve articles in a variety of ways, from adding new content to updating sources to restructuring an article.

For adding/updating references in particular, their sample rubric suggests the following dimensions:

  • Citations: Is it clear how this source relates to the statement?
  • Sources: Is this the best source available to support the statement?
  • Completeness: Is the source fully completed?

Using the Dashboard[edit]

NNLM is asking all participants to register in a corresponding program on a dashboard tool. Instructors can also use this dashboard to track student participation. Ask your students to let you know what their username is, and you can see what kind of contributions they have made both on Wikipedia (by viewing their User Contributions) as well as on the dashboard (under Editors).

Past Editathons[edit]

#citeNLM2018 Spring Edit-a-thon[edit]

This webinar focused on rare diseases and was held on Tuesday, April 17th, 2018. During the track period from 3/29/2018 to 4/29/2018, 7 articles were created, 111 articles edited, 736 total edits, 32 editors, 43.5k words added, and 838k article views. The WebEx room for instruction and support on the day of the editathon was dstaffed from 9am to 9pm EST. A pre-recorded video was played at the top of every two-hour shift, and the final two hours featured OCLC Wikipedian-in-Residence Monika Sengul-Jones. Users were asked to register on the following dashboard to track stats: https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/courses/National_Network_of_Libraries_of_Medicine/NNLM_Edit-a-thon_-_Spring_2018/home'

In preparation for our first edit-a-thon, we had a free webinar from 2:00-3:00pm EST with Dr. James Heilman (Doc James) as he discussed and gave a demonstration on how to edit Wikipedia. You can find the recording here

Rare Diseases Instructions[edit]

  1. Browse GARD (Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center) to find some potential diseases to edit. Search for these diseases on Wikipedia. Rare disease entries are often incomplete. Look at this entry for Kabuki Syndrome for instance. The box that is centered on the top of the article states that it has insufficient inline citations. This makes it a good candidate as an entry to update.
  2. Once of you selected a suitable entry, read through the article, paying close attention to inline citations. They will be in superscript like the inline citation attached to this sentence.[1] Are there statements or facts that lack a citation? Are there citations that reference unreliable sources? Update it using information from one of many National Library of Medicine resources!
  3. Click on the Edit source tab on the right side of the page (located in between "Read" and "View history"). It will take you to an editor.
  4. You can scroll down to find the text or use Ctrl + F to find text. Click the cursor so it is blinking on the immediate right of the period.
  5. In the editor toolbar, there should be a Cite tool. If you click on it, a set of tools will appear directly in the row before. The first tool is a dropdown menu that says "Templates." If you click on it, it will give you a number of citation options: cite web, cite news, cite book, and cite journal. Since we're are updating this entry with information from online NLM resources, you will click on cite web.
  6. Fill out the Title, URL, Access date, Website name, and Publisher. Also, fill out the Ref name with a unique identifying name of your choice. This will allow the reference to be reusable.
  7. Last but not least, before you Publish changes, it's good practice to add a brief description in the Edit summary section just below the text editor. Be sure to add the #citeNLM2018 hashtag.

Primary Reference List[edit]

Prior standalone events[edit]

  • ^ a b "Wikipedia:Inline Citation". Wikipedia. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  • ^ Blumenthal, Helaine. "Tips for Grading a Wikipedia Assignment". Wiki Education. Retrieved 22 March 2018.