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Help to EditEdit
If you'd like to edit Wikipedia, you definitely should! It's a lot easier than most people expect. To help you to edit, here are some useful guides:
Inspiration/Sources for EditsEdit
The Wellcome has a number of resources that might help provide information or inspiration for Wiki-pages or edits. Many items have been digitised and can be accessed online anywhere. Other items can be accessed at the Library by signing up for a free library card: you can register online and order items in advance so they're waiting for you on your arrival.
Emma Milliken has compiled an index to the obituaries of Medical Women's Federation members that are contained in issues of its Quarterly or Journal, (which can be found on the catalogue record page). Lots of these women doctors have not yet got Wikipedia pages, though likely several of them do fit notability criteria. The Wellcome Library's holdings of these issues could be really useful to anyone interested in adding some important women to Wikipedia.
Key Figures in Nursing HistoryEdit
Many of the Royal College of Nursing Presidents don't yet have pages on Wikipedia (or else have quite sparse ones!) - they are certainly notable, so if you'd like to add a page please look at the list on the RCN wiki-page and get editing!
The Wellcome Library BlogEdit
The Wellcome Library Blog is a great source of inspiration for people, places, and things to edit. Even if a page exists for the topic, quite often it'll be missing some of the fascinating information that the librarian blog-author has included. Even better: you can link to the Blog as a source!
The Wellcome Library has digitised thousands and thousands of pages of material and made them available online. Take a look at the Wellcome Library Digital Collections to find anything from Arabic manuscripts to Sexology and all kinds of things in between. A few particularly large collections are covered in slightly more detail below...
UK Medical Heritage LibraryEdit
The UK Medical Heritage Library is a huge digital repository of medical books, from textbooks to monographs and pamphlets. The UKMHL covers a vast array of topics in medicine and welfare, so take a look and see if it could be useful as a source or as inspiration for a post.
Digitised Mental Healthcare MaterialsEdit
The historical records of a number of UK psychiatric institutions and personnel are in the process of being digitised and can be found here. For each set of archive files, there are descriptions of the place/person they're about, which could form the basis of some new pages or improvements to pages (all content on the website is licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence unless otherwise stated).
Codebreakers (History of genetics pages for improvement)Edit
Some articles on people who played a role in the history of genetics could be much improved, and these might be a good starting point for those unfamiliar to editing. They are listed below, with links to the Wikipedia pages and to some sources from the Wellcome to get you started:
Mental Health & Psychiatry Things from the LibraryEdit
A thematic search of Wellcome library materials in the Alpha Catalogue for mental health and psychiatry turn up lots of people, linked topics or subtopics, and books (some digitised, some not). Take a look!
Medical Officer of Health ReportsEdit
The Wellcome have digitised thousands of Medical Officer of Health Reports for London from 1848-1972. These reports contain both statistical information (which might be of interest to Wikidata users) and narrative accounts of many varied things that affected the health of Londoners. There are many results concerning psychiatric topics. Click View Tables Only to filter the results to show only show data (which can be exported).
There are tens of thousands (97,460 at current count!) images from the Wellcome Library on Wikimedia Commons. Please use and reuse them!
How to Add Images to PagesEdit
Adding these Wellcome images to Wikimedia projects is done in the same way on all projects except Wikidata:
For instructions of how to add images to Wikimedia projects using Visual Editor please click here. To edit a page simply click edit at the top of any article.
How to Find Unused ImagesEdit
Below are some lists to help you to find unused Wellcome media relating to mental health and psychiatry, so that you can use them in your language on different Wikimedia projects.
To use the list simply: