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#citeNLM #HealthLiteracyMonth Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

In observation of Health Literacy Month, Penn Libraries is participating in the Network of the National Library of Medicine's (NNLM) #citeNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon initiative to edit health-related pages on Wikipedia, an online open-source encyclopedia that has become one of the world's most popular websites.

This event has already occurred

October 1 - 31, 2023
Open to Penn Students, Faculty, and Staff
Icon with green background that reads, "Because quality information helps you make better health decisions."

Learn how to edit Wikipedia pages using information found on MedlinePlus, PubMed, and other credible health websites. No prior experience with Wikipedia is necessary for this volunteer activity.

4 ways to participate:

  1. Participate asynchronously using these training slides.
  2. Schedule an appointment with Aman Kaur, the Health Literacy Librarian to learn how to use and edit Wikipedia pages.
  3. Enroll in an asynchronous course hosted by NNLM staff from October 2nd through 27th.
  4. Attend #citeNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon hosted by NNLM staff on November 8th from 2pm to 4pm Eastern.