Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Citation definitely needed

See also my guest blog at Scientific American:

She's definitely picked up one of Wikipedia's most important messages [citation needed]: "Exercise caution before relying on unsourced claims." Even if you don't want to devote time to editing Wikipedia pages, why not learn to at least add the occasional (reliable) citation where it's needed? It's a far more important habit than clicking"like" buttons! Wikipedia's medical pages get well over 3 million visits a day.

Systematic reviews are designated as one of the reliable sources for medical claims in Wikipedia. Making better use of systematic reviews will be discussed by WikiProject Medicine at the international Wikipedia conference, Wikimania - kicking off tonight at the Library of Congress, Washington DC. Here's the abstract for my Wikimania talk.

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