Please use the following style guide when creating and maintaining article pages on this wiki.
Refer to the formatting syntax guide for any questions regarding formatting syntax.
If you want to test your changes before editing a wiki page you can do so at the playground.
When considering adding new content to the wiki, you may be tempted to create a new article. Before creating a new article page, please review the following criteria:
In order to add a new article, follow these steps:
In order to add an file (.pdf etc), follow these steps:
When creating an article title, please keep the following guidelines in mind:
Please use headline level 1 formatting when creating the article title, as illustrated in the syntax below:
====== Article title ======
When creating a new section for an article, use the following guidelines:
Sample headline levels for use in section headings are given below:
===== Headline level 2 ===== ==== Headline level 3 ==== === Headline level 4 === == Headline level 5 ==
When three or more headlines are used on a given page, a table of contents is automatically generated. Headline levels 3 or greater are not included in the table of contents.
Use the following guidelines to know when to cite your sources on the wiki:
The syntax for creating a named reference note is:
[(cite:refname>This is a reference)]
The namespace (e.g. cite) for the note is located before the “:” symbol. The namespace organizes notes by assigning the note to a specific group of notes, which in this case is used to group the notes by citations.
The name (e.g. refname) for the note is located between the “>” symbol and the “:” symbol and must be an alphanumeric string that starts with a letter. The name can be used to refer to this citation again without having to create a new citation. In order to cite the same note repeatedly, you can use the following syntax:
I have a sample sentence I want to cite.[(cite:refname>This is a reference)] Here is a sentence using the previous citation by automatically numbered note.[(cite:#1)] Here is another sentence using the previous citation by named note.[(cite:refname)]
All notes added are automatically linked and numbered by the plugin. It is possible to create unnamed citations without the “>”; however, this may cause issues later when citations have changed and the automatic numbering has changed as well, so it is always better to create named notes. Named notes also can be used before they are defined later in the text, as illustrated below:
Here is a sentence using a yet to be defined citation by named note.[(cite:refname)] ... I have a sample sentence I want to cite.[(cite:refname>This is a reference)]
The RefNotes plugin can be used to automatically create a references section for any given article using the note syntax. In order to create the references section, the syntax is:
In the case for this wiki, you would use:
===== References ===== <refnotes>notes-separator: none</refnotes> ~~REFNOTES cite~~
to create the references section for any given article using the notes syntax with “cite” as the namespace for the citations.
When referring to a gene symbol (not the gene name), please use italics. Refer to the example syntax below:
The sonic hedgehog gene, //Shh//, is a part of the hedgehog signaling pathway and plays a role in vertibrate organogenesis.
When referring to genera and all lower taxa (e.g. genus species), please use italics. Refer to the example syntax below:
In BME 235, we will be working with the //Ariolimax dolichophallus// genome.
When listing any form of protocol, please use a numbered list. A numbered list is created by indenting the text by two spaces and using a dash for the list element. Refer to the syntax below:
An ordered/numbered list: - List element 1 - List element 2 - etc.
When creating links to Wikipedia, use the interwiki hyperlink type. Use the following syntax to create an interwiki link:
For Wikipedia: [[wp>Main_Page]]
Refer to the Interwiki page for a list of different websites that you can use with Interwiki links.