#citeNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon on November 20

Are you interested in helping to improve the 5th most visited website in the world? 

On November 20, join a network of students, health professions, and librarians from around the country working to improve the quality of mental health articles on Wikipedia. This all day edit-a-thon hosted by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine will focus on adding citations to existing Wikipedia articles using trusted National Library of Medicine resources like PubMed, MedlinePlus, and Genetics Home Reference. The best part? You can join in from anywhere! Simply sign-up on the virtual edit-a-thon dashboard and start editing Wikipedia from home, school, work, or wherever you may be. 

New to editing Wikipedia? Get ready for the event by watching a past training hosted by Dr. James Heilman, a physician and active WikiProject Medicine editor. In this introductory session, Dr. Heilman provides an overview of the importance of Wikipedia and demos how to add a citation to existing articles. 

No matter where you join us from, we look forward to working with you to improve mental health information on Wikipedia. Check out nnlm.gov/wiki to learn more about the event and make sure to follow along on Twitter throughout the day with the hashtag #citeNLM to ask questions, post photos, and share your Wikipedia experience. See you on November 20! 


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