The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' Freel Library is hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon during the month of November 2021 in conjunction with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine's #citeNLM event.
Create a Wikipedia Account to get started.
Visit our event dashboard to join the event and view a list of articles that need citations.
Add citations to credible sources to improve the quality of articles.
Librarians can help you at all stages of the Wikipedia editing process, from creating your account to finding and adding citations. Visit our Ask Us page to set up a virtual appointment. You can also drop in during a virtual workshop hour (times and dates TBA).
The National Library of Medicine has a strategic goal to “reach more people in more ways through enhanced dissemination and engagement pathways.” To help reach this goal, the NNLM holds biannual #citeNLM Wikipedia “edit-a-thons,” editing campaigns aimed at adding citations to NLM resources in order to improve the credibility and content of existing Wikipedia articles. By improving theses articles, we can make it easier to get credible, evidence-based health information online and increase the reach of NLM resources. The focus of the Fall 2021 edit-a-thon is preventive health care and wellness.