Description: Contains around 75,000 books in total that are generally not available elsewhere. Huge potential:-)
Proposer: Winged Blades of Godric
Description: ProQuest Historical Newspapers is one of the world's leading newspaper archives. It contains complete access to the digitalized archives of several internationally significant newspapers, including the New York Times, New York Herald-Tribune, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, South China Morning Post and The Times of India. It also includes a unique collection of African American newspapers, which are indispensable when covering the civil rights movement. Most of the newspapers above are only accessible through ProQuest, and ProQuest access can only be acquired through libraries. With access to these quality sources, many important subjects on Wikipedia may be significantly improved.
Description: With today’s overabundance of information, and misinformation, students and researchers alike can be overwhelmed in identifying what’s trustworthy, what’s up-to-date, and what’s accurate. Oxford University Press has invested in the Oxford Research Encyclopedias to meet this challenge. Working with international communities of scholars across all fields of study, we are developing new comprehensive collections of in-depth, peer-reviewed summaries on an ever-growing range of topics.
Description: Gale Historical Newspapers is one of the world's leading newspaper archives. It contains complete access to the digitized archives of several internationally significant newspapers and magazines, including The Economist, Financial Times, The Times, Sunday Times, Times Literary Supplement, The Independent, Daily Mail, The Mirror, The Telegraph and International Herald Tribune. Most of these publications are only accessible through Gale Historical Newspapers, but Gale Historical Newspapers cannot be accessed individually. It can only be acquired through libraries such as The Wikipedia Library. With access to Gale Historical Newspapers, many important subjects on Wikipedia may be significantly improved.
Description: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has a large repository of academic publications related to software and technology. Reliable sources on specialized software are difficult to find, and the IEEE paywall makes it difficult to write articles on them. Providing access to IEEE through their institutional program would allow editors to use their high-quality publications as sources for these articles (instead of self-published sources).
Description: From their About page: ResearchGate is the professional network for scientists and researchers. Over 15 million members from all over the world use it to share, discover, and discuss research. We're guided by our mission to connect the world of science and make research open to all.
Description: The name speaks for itself. In the last 10 years in the age of Wikipedia, a vast amount of information that was formerly hidden, particularly in the UK, is now being released. It is right and it is proper that Wikipedia has access to this vast archive. Timely access is needed.
Proposer: Scope creep
Description: I would really like to apply to Wiley Online Library, as it contains a paper called Becoming Malay: The Politics of the Cham Migration to Malaysia, which would be very helpful for me to expand on the Cham Wiki article, about the Chams living in Malaysia. Unfortunately Wiley is not available.
Description: A great source of archives for french newspapers and magazines (France, Canada..) Content (from most used sources in fr.wiki): Le Monde (since 1944), Le Figaro (1996), Le Parisien (1998), Libération (1995), Ouest France (2003), L'Express (1993), Le Point (1995) Les Echos (1991), L'Obs (2003), La Croix (1995), Sud Ouest (1944)...Radio Canada (2005), La Presse (1985), Le Soir (1997), Le Temps (1998), Le Devoir (1992), Tribune de Genève (2005); 2005: The Economist, 2010: Telegraph,The Independent.
Description: ACM digital library. "The ACM Digital Library is a research, discovery and networking platform containing: The Full-Text Collection of all ACM publications, including journals, conference proceedings, technical magazines, newsletters and books. A collection of curated and hosted full-text publications from select publishers. The ACM Guide to Computing Literature, a comprehensive bibliographic database focused exclusively on the field of computing." Thought I'd asked before
Proposer: Peter Flass
Description: The national library equivalent to LCC in the States. As many WWII documents have reached expiration of censorship in 1945+70, historical records are provided on library-to-library status. Their catalog UI is already in English language, and catalogs are interlinked with their National Children's Library in both Tokyo and Osaka.
Description: Recent global news content from over 2,800 news sources, including major outlets from different parts of the world, most updated daily w/o embargo. E.g.: Washington Post (2016-), Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (2017-), Le Parisien (2001-), Le Monde (2011-), El Mundo (2008-), Times (UK) (1992-), Financial Times (1996-, 1 day embargo). While many of our newspaper resources focus on historical issues, this resource would help greatly with work on current issues, in many different languages.
Description: More often referred to as MLA Bibliography. The most important database for resesrch articles and books on literature (in any language). Also linguistics (of any language). While it is sold through the Ebsco platform it is not available to Wikipedians. ~~~~
Description: The University of Chicago Library appears to have a number of digitized newspaper collections, including "Access World News" / NewsBank, which would be particularly useful since it contains archives of the Chicago Sun-Times, whose own site is unusable for anything more than a few days old because of limited archives and poor search functionality.
Description: Entertainment-industry resource that can be useful to Wikipedia editors with the following features: Access in-development & production titles - Keep up-to-date on over 25,000 projects not available on IMDb Never miss a cast, crew, or production update - Use IMDbPro Track to follow any of IMDb’s 8 million people and 5 million titles and get alerts on updates to their pages or when they’re in the news Note: It could also be used to ask industry contacts for freely-licensed images.
Description: The Berlin State Library is a universal library in Berlin, Germany and a property of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation. It is one of the largest libraries in Europe, and one of the most important academic research libraries in the German-speaking world. It collects texts, media and cultural works from all fields in all languages, from all time periods and all countries of of the world, which are of interest for academic and research purposes.
Description: Italian newspaper with a thorough catalog of newspapers with high quality scans, would be a great benefit to expand many subject matters involving Italy, as well as being able to get an Italian perspective on various issues and topics. In particular, it would be super beneficial for expanding the Giro d'Italia articles and other sporting articles (including a plethora of other Italian races) that are based in Italy.
Proposer: Disc Wheel
Description: Bloomberg is a media company focusing on business and finance. It publishes news articles as well as in-depth features that are important for covering articles in economics and finance. Unfortunately it is paywalled, so a library access will be very useful
Description: Access to over 135 million publication pages in multiple topic areas - joining is free for researchers, and I imagine if TWL would register with them, editors could use Wikipedia as our school/company/organization to also get free access.
Description: Casetext is a handy-to-use database of U.S. federal and state case law. It has the cases for all states and on the federal level, plus many articles on U.S. law written by verified attorneys. When writing about U.S. court cases and U.S. law in general, this would be really helpful, especially considering that Westlaw/Lexis appear not interested in providing their database. Casetext already provides free full subscriptions to law students and faculty, so they may be willing to provide some for WP
Description: Jane's publishes many defense-related publications, including Jane's Airport Review, Jane's Defence Weekly, Jane's Intelligence Review, and Jane's International Defence Review. The articles these outlets produce would be enormously helpful in updating Wikipedia articles related to ongoing military actions and acquisitions, such as the Brazilian amphibious assault ship Atlântico, but they have a hard paywall and are only accessible via an institutional/organizational subscription. Thank you!
Proposer: The ed17
Description: Site with access to thousands of scanned historical US high school, military, college and university yearbooks. This site would be valuable to research military and college figures (academics, athletic figures, etc.) and would serve as a great source for public domain photos for articles (pre 1977 are in public domain)
Description: Major publisher, particularly in the areas of law and economics. In the publisher production ranking by Torres-Salinas et al. (2012) - https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1207/1207.7067.pdf -, Elgar ranked 4th Economics & Business, 2nd in Law and 1st in Management. Many of their works on law are standard references in the field, particularly the Research Handbooks.
Description: An independent science publisher within Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, CSIRO Publishing has a large number of useful titles from the Australian region, but with global reference. Their biology / life sciences / ecology titles are of particular interest.
Proposer: Shankar Raman
Description: Irish Newspaper Archives the world’s largest and oldest online database of Irish newspapers. Through the Irish Newspaper Archives gateway you will find the world's most complete Irish newspaper archive. The online newspaper archives provides a fast and easy way to access newspapers from 1738 all the way up to current day.
Description: I am interested in the journal Phytotaxa: https://www.mapress.com/j/pt as I mainly work on plant articles, although other editors are likely to be interested in Zootaxa. It's increasingly difficult to write about the taxonomy of plants without access to Phytotaxa, which seems to have become one of the main journals for reporting this kind of research. Some Phytotaxa articles are open access, but most are not.
Proposer: Peter coxhead
Description: The Japan Times Archives enables users to easily search for articles on about 500,000 pages across 120 years, ranging from the inaugural issue in March 1897 to December 2018. The Japan Times continues to report with perspectives absent from Japanese-language papers, as well as clear, contextual explanations for non-Japanese readers. The database offers valuable historical content covering domestic and international politics, economy, culture, TV schedules,
Description: Dispone de numerosas revistas científicas sanitarias (enfermería, fisioterapia, logopedia, medicina y radiodiagnóstico) y sociales y tecnológicas (economía, negocios, administración, contabilidad y marketing, psicología) Con publicaciones en inglés y español.
Proposer: Raimundo Pastor
Description: Ulrich's is an invaluable source of information about periodicals such as academic journals. The database gives details of the history of individual periodicals, such as changes in titles. Available through ProQuest.
Proposer: Laughing sandbags
Description: The resource contains a large number of newspaper archives spanning over a century that Wikipedia editors (including myself) would like to consult and analyze - including Pravda, Izvestiya, Ogonek, Literaturnaia Gazeta, Pravda Ukraine, Gudok, etc. I really need access to this resource since I have access to only a tiny percent of Pravda and Izvestiya issues; Publication dates and authorship of photos (provided by newspapers) is crucial to calculating copyright status of historic photos.
Description: The world’s largest multimedia news provider. Coverage in over 16 languages reaching billions of people worldwide every day. Founded in 1851, famous for real-time breaking news, photojournalism and investigative reporting. "We tell all sides, but take none. We go back to the start, where there’s no bias and no agenda to tell the real story." See also: https://www.reutersagency.com/en/about/about-us/ https://www.reuters.com/ (Free but limited version) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reuters
Proposer: History DMZ
Description: cricketarchive.com is a very important & popular for every cricket lovers & it related to Wikipedia's biography pages. previously the site was free; but now it is a payee site. if the site is free for Wikipedians then it may be very great step.
Description: Wikipedians from Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, HK, Macau may need it to contribute to a lot of articles regarding domestic affairs and Chinese culture affairs.
Proposer: It's gonna be awesome
Description: Cumhuriyet (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumhuriyet) is one of the oldest newspapers of the Republic of Turkey and its archive is on the web, but to access, they require for payment and it's slightly expensive for the country's conditions. The free access to its online database would help a lot, especially to the contributers who know Turkish.
Description: "Artstor is the most extensive image resource for educational and scholarly use. We bring together media from the world’s museums, archives, scholars, and artists, with a specialized suite of tools for teaching and learning with visual materials — all rights-cleared for education and research."
Description: Academia.edu is an American for-profit social networking website for academics. It began as a free and open repository of academic journal articles and registered a.edu domain name when this was not limited to educational institutions. The site was launched in September 2008.
Description: Ecology (ESA) publishes articles that report on the basic elements of ecological research. Emphasis is placed on concise, clear articles documenting important ecological phenomena. The journal publishes a broad array of research that includes a rapidly expanding envelope of subject matter, techniques, approaches, and concepts: paleoecology through present-day phenomena; evolutionary, population, physiological, community, and ecosystem ecology, as well as biogeochemistry
Description: These are the folks that do all the Gallup polls. In order to get access to all their data you have to either buy a subscription or attend a university with a subscription.
Description: Self-description on its home page: "1,600+ journals, 250+ reference works, 22,000+ online books." From Wikipedia, at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiley_(publisher)#Wiley_Online_Library : "Wiley Online Library is a subscription-based library of John Wiley & Sons... It is a collection of online resources covering life, health, and physical sciences as well as social science and the humanities... over 4 million articles."
Description: OOR is a major Dutch alternative music magazine with an international scope. It was founded fifty years ago, still exists and is considered to be one of the biggest music magazines in the country. I often find myself looking for information about a band or artist, only to find articles on OOR hidden behind a paywall. The subscription isn't expensive at €40 per year for website access, but one can only afford so much subscriptions.
Description: CAB Direct is the most thorough and extensive source of reference in the applied life sciences, incorporating the leading bibliographic databases CAB Abstracts and Global Health. CAB Direct provides a convenient, single point of access to all of your CABI database subscriptions.
Description: Useful for history editors: "Historical Abstracts is the definitive index of literature covering world history (excluding the United States and Canada) from the 15th century to the present. Indexing thousands of journals in over 40 languages, it is an invaluable bibliographic database for history students."
Description: (From the "about us" page at genomeweb.com) "GenomeWeb is an independent online news organization based in New York. Since 1997, GenomeWeb has served the global community of scientists, technology professionals, and executives who use and develop the latest advanced tools in molecular biology research and molecular diagnostics."
Description: Jane’s is the most reputable source of information on a wide range of military- and security-related topics. Gaining access to the resources (i.e., journals, books, reports, online articles, and databases) compiled by Jane’s will have a beneficial effect on the accuracy and completeness of (literally: thousands of) Wikipedia entries that focus on or deal -in passing- with military affairs and equipment.
Proposer: Shams lnm
Description: AnthroSource is a service of the American Anthropological Association that offers members and subscribing libraries full-text anthropological resources from the breadth and depth of the discipline. AnthroSource is: - a digital searchable database containing past, present and future AAA publications, - more than 250,000 articles from AAA journals, newsletters, bulletins and monographs in a single place, and - 24/7 access to scientific research information across the field of anthropology.
Description: CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure, 中国知网) is a key national research and information publishing institution in China. CNKI has built a comprehensive China Integrated Knowledge Resources System, including journals, doctoral dissertations, masters' theses, proceedings, newspapers, yearbooks, statistical yearbooks, ebooks, patents and standards.
Proposer: Steven Sun
Description: Dutch newspaper of record, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NRC_Handelsblad. If memory serves me correctly, you can read 5 articles for free after which you're given the message "we gave you 5 articles for free, please consider a subscription".
Proposer: Alexis Jazz
Description: Claim to be “the largest and leading society in the information technology in Japan“ and affiliated with IEEE-CS and IEEE, IPSJ and its archived newsletters will bring access to TWL users in the field of IPS, interested in Japan. I originally wish to expand database in Japanese language, so kindly consider their database for papers as well.
Description: from about NML: NML is aimed at and used by *Teachers and students at universities, conservatories and other music schools and primary and secondary schools. *Public libraries. *Performing arts organizations such as symphony orchestras, opera companies, choirs and more. *Classical radio stations. *Professional musicians [instrumental soloists, orchestra musicians, conductors].
Description: Site de biographies actualisées et enrichi, précieux pour l'édition de notices ou la traduction d'articles depuis Wikipédia en anglais. Les OUP étaient accessibles par la bibliothèque jusqu'à ces jours récents, que s'est-il passé ??? Merci de votre attention.
Description: Mohr Siebeck bietet online ca. 2.200 Titel aus geisteswissenschaftlichen Bereichen, etwa Recht, Theologie, Wirtschaft und Geschichte. Der Verlag hat in der Wissenschaft einen sehr guten Ruf, sodass die Auswertung seiner Literatur für viele Artikel ein großer Gewinn wäre.
Description: Duncker & Humblot bietet online etwa 9.000 geisteswissenschaftliche Titel. Ähnlich wie Mohr Siebeck genießt der Verlag in der Wissenschaft einen guten Ruf. Die Auswertung seiner Literatur wäre für viele Artikel eine Bereicherung.
Description: As one of the world's most forward-thinking publishers, UC Press gives voice, reach, and impact to innovative research and exceptional scholarship. With a global circulation, our journals span the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, with key subject areas that include history, literature & criticism, film & media, music, religion, and sociology.
Description: One of the largest subscription dictionary and encyclopedia services in Japan, allowing you to search over 70 encyclopedias, series, and journals. 70以上の辞事典、叢書、雑誌が検索できる日本最大級のサブスクリプションの辞書・事典サービス。 日本大百科全書（ニッポニカ）、改訂新版 世界大百科事典、日本国語大辞典 第二版、大漢和辞典、角川古語大辞典、国史大辞典、日本歴史地名大系、新版 角川日本地名大辞典、古事類苑などが利用できる。
Description: This site includes various databases related to the history of Ireland, including Biographies of Members of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800 which has the personal information, family life, career, political life, appointments, voting in divisions and contribution to the life of parliament for each Irish MP in the period of 1692-1800.
Description: Le Dictionnaire des anarchistes - Le Dictionnaire biographique des cheminots (DBC) - Le Dictionnaire biographique des enseignants et personnels de l’éducation (DBE) - Le Dictionnaire biographique des fusillés et exécutés (DBFE) - Le Dictionnaire biographique des Gaziers-électriciens (DBGE) - Le Dictionnaire biographique des militants du Val-de-Marne (DBMVM) etc.
Description: French-language high-quality publisher of magazines on art, archaeology, art history, sports and more with several specialised publications. It would be great to have access to digitised back issues, many of which contain scholarly articles not accessible anywhere else.
Description: Hey, I was browsing through "Hadith, Piety, and Law: Selected Studies" on JSTOR and badly needed to have the access of "THE MUSNAD OF AḤMAD IBN ḤANBAL: How It Was Composed and What Distinguishes It from the Six Books". The page displays "Your institution does not have access to this book on JSTOR. Try searching on JSTOR for other items related to this book". It is really bad when we need to see things urgently. I'm done with the work but would still need its access. Please fix.
Description: Brepols publishes eBooks, periodicals and databases for a range of humanities disciplines. I regularly use parts of what is on offer, e. g. the Lexikon des Mittelalters, via my local library. But there is much more my library did not subscribe to. And many other users do not have access to a libraries like I do.
Description: Over 6200 E-Books and 53 E-Journals covering history, pedagogy, Germanic studies, psychology, religious studies and other humanities with c. 700 new titles annually
Description: Eine sehr umfangreiche deutschsprachige Datenbank mit Wirtschaftsauskünften, Volltexten aus Tageszeitungen und Fachzeitschriften sowie zahlreichen anderen Informationen. Aus meiner Sicht vor allem wegen der vielen lokalen Tageszeitungen interessant für die Arbeit an lokalen Themen. Die Datenbank bietet aber sicher umfangreiches Material für die Arbeit an sehr vielen verschiedenen Themenfeldern.
Description: Sindh Archives is a directorate working under Information & Archives Department, Govt. Of Sindh, Pakistan. It contains one of the richest, extensive and enviously protected centuries old government records, books and literary rare material. The bare bone is to bring history to life for satisfying the growing appetite of present and future researchers by making this valuable national information easily accessible.
Description: Archives and proceedings of publications in geoscience with lots of publications and research papers on geology, petroleum, and natural gas research. A lot of research papers on the formation of the world's continents, mountains, islands, and oceans.
Description: This is a product of the British Medical Journal where they provide recent evidence-based reviews on various medical ailments. It looks like they did not bundle access to this product along with the BMJ Journals subscription (I just received access to the BMJ Journals through the Wikipedia Library. Very exciting! But no BMJ Best Practice, sadly). If we could get access to a few accounts on this service, that would be a huge benefit to editors that focus on medicine!
Description: Regionale Tageszeitung für die Lausitz (Deutschland, Bundesländer Brandenburg und Sachsen), bisher genutzt für WP-Artikel. Das zuerst offene Archiv ist in letzter Zeit (seit der Übernahme durch einen anderen Verlag) in der Oberfläche immer weiter "versteckt" worden und die Artikel-Suche ohne bezahlten Zugriff erschwert. Suche ist möglich über https://www.lr-online.de/suche/?q=Suchbegriff1+Suchbegriff2+.... findet aber ohne Sonderrechte nicht alle vorhandenen Artikel
Proposer: Wilhelm Zimmerling PAR
Description: Biographies d'hommes et de femmes des États-Unis, révisées régulièrement et donnant accès à des références scientifiques, précieux pour enrichir des articles ou pour traduire des notices biographiques depuis Wikipédia en anglais. Cette ressource était disponible jusqu'à récemment. Merci de votre attention.
Description: A great collection of Irish newspapers from the 1700's to early 1900's. Could provide great insight into early modern Ireland.
Proposer: Gandalf the Groovy
Description: Academic papers about animal taxonomy. Widely cited in Wikipedia, Wikidata and Wikispecies. Example paper: https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.2985.1.5 en.Wikipedia links: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?target=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mapress.com%2Fzt%2Farticle%2Fview%2F&title=Special%3ALinkSearch
Description: Contains archives of "peer-reviewed journals and articles" with 4,757,000+ articles. Ex.: I found an obituary for a very distinguished man of science, who is an aristocrat that owned a very large castle on the coast of England. I am presently working on the article for the castle, but would love to create a page for the man too. The obituary is 7 pages long and I cannot access anything but the first page.
Description: A statistical and biographical cricket database, it is the world's leading authority on compiling cricket data. It holds statistical and biographical records for all cricketers and officials, plus records on competitions, matches and stadia. The site includes access to more than 300 years' worth of data, containing 1.2 million players, 675,000 scorecards and 14,000 grounds. In addition, it also grants access to archive issues of The Cricketer magazine, dating to 1921. A very useful resource!
Description: Die Wissenschaftsverlage Schweizerbart und Gebr. Borntraeger sind Herausgeber mehrerer geowissenschaftlicher Zeitschriften https://www.schweizerbart.de/series?af=topnav Wichtig für Recherche-Arbeiten im Bereich Mineralogie wären hier aus meiner Sicht vor allem die Zeitschriften "European Journal of Mineralogy", "Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie - Monatshefte" und "Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie - Abhandlungen", aber auch "Berichte der Deutschen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft".
Description: The Austria Press Agency is the national news agency and the leading information provider in Austria. Their service "Defacto" provied Newspapers since 1990 and APA announcements since 1955. DE: Auf http://www.defacto.at finden sich nationale und internationale tagesaktuelle und historische Zeitungen, Zeitschriften und Magazine zum Teil rückreichend bis 1990 sowie APA-Meldungen aus den Jahren 1955 bis heute. Weiters stehen Ihnen für Ihre Recherchen Abschriften von Radio- und TV-Nachrichte
Description: contains a) online Edition of a 63-books-collektion titel "Justiz und NS-Verbrechen - Die deutschen Strafurteile wegen nationalsozialistischer Tötungsverbrechen" (german language) and "Nazi Crimes on Trial - German court judgments concerning Nazi crimes" - Online-Edition 4950,00 Euro each b) further in coopertion with "Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung der TU Berlin" ca. 150 books subject „Nationalsozialismus (1933-1945) +Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaft
Description: I was using this resource regularly for the creation of new artist biographies. We used to have access to this (and other related pages through Oxford University Press), and recently it is no longer available. Will it be coming back?
Description: The Polish Biographical Dictionary is a Polish-language biographical dictionary, comprising an alphabetically arranged compilation of authoritative biographies of some 25,000 notable Poles and of foreigners who have been active in Poland – famous as well as less-well-known persons at the dawn of Polish history, to persons who died in the year 2000. It is a WIP that can be an excellent biographical resource.
Description: A digital library in Hungarian, offering contemporary handbooks, journals, daily and weekly newspapers on the Internet. Arcanum Digitheca (literally, Digital Knowledge Repository, ADT) was launched in 2014, making available the formerly digitized pages of printed documents on a single interface on a subscription basis. As of early 2022, it comprises 36,315,902 pages. Until 2021 it was available free of charge at universities, libraries, and other public cultural institutions in Hungary.
Description: Its currently the most comprehensive resource on bird distributions, ecology, behaviour and conservation. The bird distribution data is constantly updated and the content is curated by leading experts from the local region. This makes it an important resource for Wikipedia editors who are working on improving bird articles on Wikipedia.
Description: It's an online library that partners with presses such as: Oxford Scholarship Online Princeton Scholarship Online Stanford Scholarship Online Yale Scholarship Online Chicago Scholarship Online Columbia Scholarship Online Cornell Scholarship Online Edinburgh Scholarship Online Florida Scholarship Online MIT Press Scholarship Online A partnership with this library would make 35,000+ titles available to Wikipedia editors.
Description: Pearson is the publisher of many textbooks in a variety of fields. I propose adding Pearson to the Wikipedia library so Wikipedia users can use Pearson textbooks for writing articles. While some may object that thi would make it easy for people who would normally buy the textbook to not purchase the textbook, I would argue that only people with extended confirmed rights should be considered for access to Pearson texts for free. This would incentive people to make 500 edits to Wikipedia.
Description: Historica (since 1995) is a Dutch 4-monthly scientific and peer reviewed magazine on the subject of women and gender history. Old numbers are available through their website as open access, but recent numbers (up to 3 years) are not.
Description: Metropol Verlag contains a) online Edition of a 63-books-collektion titeld "Justiz und NS-Verbrechen - Die deutschen Strafurteile wegen nationalsozialistischer Tötungsverbrechen" (german language) and "Nazi Crimes on Trial - German court judgments concerning Nazi crimes" - Online-Edition 4950,00 Euro each b) further in coopertion with "Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung der Technischen Universität Berlin" ca. 150 books subject „Nationalsozialismus (1933-1945) +ZfG
Description: I joined a GLAM-specific meeting of the Wikimedia Nigeria user group on the weekend and one of the attendees asked us to add allAfrica.com as a partner, saying "They have content that will help us get significant coverage for Nigerian topics."
Proposer: FRomeo (WMF)
Description: Equinox publishes a 50 scientific journals at time of this request, including those on very niche subjects which are crucial for topics with less academic intrigue covering four topic areas — Religion and Ethics, Linguistics and Communication, Archaeology and History, and Popular Music.
Description: "Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) is an American imprint of the publishing conglomerate Wolters Kluwer. Under the LWW brand, Wolters Kluwer publishes scientific, technical, and medical content such as textbooks, reference works, and over 275 scientific journals (most of which are medical or other public health journals). Publications are aimed at physicians, nurses, clinicians, and students." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lippincott_Williams_%26_Wilkins
Description: LDBV = Bayerisches Landesamt für Digitalisierung, Breitband und Vermessung Produktt (Online-Dienst): BayernAtlas Plus Im Gegensatz zum BayernAtlas (https://geoportal.bayern.de/bayernatlas) ist der BayernAtlas Plus (Anmeldelink in der vorstehenden URL) kostenpflichtigt. Nur der BayernAtlas Plus zeigt Gemarkungsgrenzen innerhalb von Gemeinden. Diese sind nützlich für hunderte, wenn nicht sogar einige tausende Artikel zu ehemaligen und gegenwärtigen bayerischen Gemeinden.
Description: Dort gibt es die alten Pressemappen, Presseausschnittssammlungen, siehe hier: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pressearchiv_20._Jahrhundert Ein Teil davon ist digitalisiert. Ein kleiner Teil der digitalisierten Bestände ist online erreichbar. Der große Teil der digitalisierten Bestände ist nur vom Lesesaal der ZBW in Hamburg nutzbar. Wenn ihr für die Library einen "kontrollierten" Zugang schaffen könntet, wäre das genial. Eine Kontaktperson im ZBW könnte ich nennen. Grüße - Peter Wuttke
Description: Publishes standards used within Australia and New Zealand, particularly in relation to construction, building and engineering.
Description: CABI is Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (no space to write that in the box above). Significant publisher in those fields. The most useful single resource is Valerie Porter, Lawrence Alderson, Stephen J.G. Hall, D. Phillip Sponenberg (2016). ''Mason's World Encyclopedia of Livestock Breeds and Breeding'' (sixth edition), ISBN 9781780647944, which I have cited hundreds of times, and would have cited hundreds of times more if it weren't so hard to get GBooks to cough up the pag
Description: 土木学会(Japan Society of Civil Engineering, JSCE) is the oldest academic society in Japan (since 1879). They have their own publisher, journal, and library about civil engineering in Japanese but not also in Asian languages. Their library has historic and important materials (e.g. photos, diagrams, etc). JSCE would be compliant with Wikipedia Library since they had a committee to contribute to Wikipedia [https://www.jsce.or.jp/archive/project/wiki.html]. They help Wikipedia in Asian Languages.
Description: Edition numérique d'environ 60 000 livres publiés en France au XXe siècle et qui ne sont plus commercialisés. Titres parus pour 75% d'entre eux de 1981 à 2000. Domaines : Littérature: 45%, Sciences humaines et sociales: 42%, Histoire: 13%. A ce jour, Gallica propose un feuilletage partiel (en entier = payant) de 5421 des ouvrages du dispositif ReLIRE. Cf. [[Projet:La bibliothèque Wikipédia/Suggestions/Archive obsolète#Livres numériques : ReLIRE|Thématiques détaillées de ces livres numériques]]
Proposer: Etienne M
Description: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers on suurin sähköön liittyvien alojen asiantuntijajärjestö. Se tuottaa maailmanlaajuisesti yli 30% noiden alojen kirjallisuudesta, ml. tieto- ja tietoliikennetekninen materiaali. Pääsy IEEExploreen helpottaisi siis *tavattomasti* teknisten alojen viitteistystä.
Description: Askart is an auction website, containing a database of both artists and auctions. They are providing access to their Professional level subscription with millions of auction records and information on more than 350,000 artists.
Proposer: Niketto sr.
Description: Infomedia is the largest media archive in Denmark with 75+ million articles from 2500+ sources going back to 1990. Article access would be useful to cover recent Danish history as well as Danish products, companies and persons of interest.
Description: Curated by qualified librarians, our collection of structural engineering literature spans more than 250 years; making it one of the UK's most comprehensive specialist engineering resources.
Description: First, congrats on so many recent accomplishments! I looked for a recent article in Science magazine (from AAAS) in the wikipedia library with no luck. I'm not sure how to search for particular journals or time periods to know what EBESCO gives us access to in the unified search, or whether there is a more specific database to search in. Assuming that I haven't missed anything, I bet you have had lots of requests for Science mag. Do you have a list of resources you're already pursuing?
Description: Website says : "The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) is the world’s oldest and the UK’s leading defence and security think tank. Our mission is to inform, influence and enhance public debate to help build a safer and more stable world... Become a RUSI Member. Enjoy exclusive access to high profile events and authoritative publications throughout the year". Background: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_United_Services_Institute
Description: Their journals have many subjects especially human sciences; 16 about Art and art history; 17 about Economics; 4 about Education; 26 about History; 48 about Humanities; 13 about Law and politics; 15 about Literary studies; 14 about Medieval and Renaissance studies; 49 about Social sciences. Some of their journals is also important for science (e.g. International Journal of Plant Sciences).
Description: SLSP at a glance Swiss Library Service Platform (SLSP) is a service provider for libraries and collaborates with them to run the national library platform swisscovery. The swisscovery platform brings together scientific resources from a current total of 490 libraries in Switzerland, making information easily accessible and simple to find. On behalf of the libraries, SLSP invoices services provided by the libraries to swisscovery users.
Description: Brill is a leading international academic publisher in the Humanities, Social Sciences, International Law, and Biology. They have jus announced an agreement with the shareholders of Wageningen Academic Publishers B.V. (WAP) to acquire all shares in the business.
Description: Access to the archive of one of Polish biggest newspapers (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gazeta_Wyborcza) would be useful as contributors to articles on Polish topics sometimes need access to such articles. This request is made on behalf of WikiProject Poland, but the tool would also be useful for the entire Polish Wikipedia community.
Description: Cabell Publishing Company, which also goes by the unofficial name "Cabell's International", publishes proprietary lists of both "predatory" and reputable academic journals, which would be exceptionally helpful to editors when trying to decide if a reference meets Wikipedia's reliable sources criteria.
Description: "Infobiro" is a digital, online archive of "Mediacentar" Sarajevo. The archive stores huge number of digital copies of articles (up to 300 daily entries) from wide variety of magazines, daily newspapers, reports from NGO's, research from organisations and scientific institutions, both historic and contemporary, from across the former Yugoslavia region of Balkans. It offers search for articles, stored in pdf, via keyword, set in 3 categories: historic, contemporary, research-analysis.
Description: This is not really a source per se, but the Ad Fontes Media Bias chart is enormously valuable in evaluating sources and weight, and the $50/year tier is a substantial improvement to what is available freely.
Description: Was for a short time freely accessible in Spring 2020. I found it very useful for finding sources for rather obscure medieval latin writers and for disambiguation purposes. Contains among others Medioevo Latino and Compendium Auctorum Medii Aevi
Description: Biggest project in the world about Taiwan in Russian language. Information about Taiwan, news about Taiwan, education in Taiwan. Project have been selected as finalist for Red Herring's Top 100 Asia award, which honors the most promising private technology ventures in Asia annually. Jen-Ai Hospital's included text and media content from project in its First English press release. Governments of both countries cooperate with project about Taiwanese-Russian relationship.
Description: EVIDYALAM is the e-learning platform for the students. EVIDYALAM is an Indian Interactive Online and offline tutoring platform where teachers provide tuitions to students over the internet. EVIDYALAM is founded in 2020 by Shrikant Rana at Saharanpur. It primarily provides services to students of grade 5th to 12th for the Board of High School and Intermediate Education Uttar Pradesh & Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
Description: Please add the HeinOnline "Air and Space Law Library" to the HeinOnline libraries available through Wikipedia
Description: A major publisher of leading-edge art and artists from its founding in 1984 through 2017, when it published its 100th issue and transitioned to an archival mode. Contains in-depth material from hundreds of late-20th and 21st century artists. Authentic original hardcopy publications are now collector's items, but much material is partially-accessible on the Web. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkett
Description: Contains over 55,000 videos of survivor testimonies from various genocides including the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide, Nanjing massacre, Armenian genocide and Guatemalan genocide. As a great-grandson of an Armenian Genocide survivor, the collection is useful in preserving the stories and memories of the survivors, which can help on the corresponding Wikipedia articles.
Description: The American Economic Association oversees a number of the most prominent journals in the field of economics, including the American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Literature, Journal of Economic Perspectives, and the AEJ journals. Access to these journals would be a boon to editors who add content related to economics and the social sciences.
ICHUSHI is a repository by a Japanese NPO for medical papers, and maybe the longest running if not fully on the web for their entire history. Abstracts in English for most entries. Managing body announced:
The Japan Medical Abstract Society (JAMAS) accumulated medical literature information published in Japan for 116 years since 1903, and already built the search system named “Ichushi-Web” containing more than 13 million data.
Description: specific collection in Heinonline: World Constitutions Illustrated: Contemporary and Historical Documents and Resources
Proposer: Dick Bos
Description: Publishes standards used within New Zealand (and also Australia), particularly in relation to construction, building and engineering.
Description: Mediestream is a service provided by the Danish Royal Library (Det Kgl. Bibliotek; KB) that gives you access to 35 million Danish newspaper pages besides radio and television broadcasts. Most of the content is only accessible via a computer on premise at the library within opening hours unless you can obtain special online access.
Description: description in English: https://www.arcanum.com/en/adt/ The largest archive of newspapers, lexicons, books and journals in Hungary. It is a paid service, and it is relatively expensive for locals (85 EUR/year) considering the average salary in Hungary. So not a lot of huwiki users can afford it. This could also be useful for Hungarian speakers in neighbouring countries writing articles for the Slovak, Czech or Romanian Wikipedias.
Description: E-Pustakalaya is an education-focused digital library containing full-text documents, books, images, videos, audio files, and interactive educational software that can be accessed through an intranet or on the Internet. OLE Nepal started the development of E-Pustakalaya in 2008 with the aim to improve children's reading skills and develop a reading culture in schools by giving them free and open access to age-appropriate reading materials and to enable students to do research projects and promot
Description: Ingenta Connect claims to be "the world's largest resource for scholarly publications." Includes "Medical Problems of Performing Artists," the first clinical medical journal devoted to the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of medical and psychological disorders related to the performing arts.
Description: Historically, the most important and most autoritative source in Italy in the field of social sciences, they publish the journals of the publishing house "Il Mulino" and of the publisher "Carocci": over 80 journals (and they have the archives of 100 journals). Compared to the english-speaking world it may seem not relevant, but for the italian-speaking community is probably the most important source after JSTOR in the field of social sciences.
Description: Books, magazines and catalogues from a+t architecture publishers (Architecture, Urbanism, Housing). Subscription for institutional access is available.
Description: Monthly British railway magazine, aimed at the railway enthusiast market, that has been published in London since July 1897. The complete archive is now on-line, from issue one in July 1897 right up to May 2018. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Railway_Magazine
Description: Die Bestände der Abteilung Militärarchiv umfassen die Überlieferung (insbes. Sachakten, Karten, Konstruktionspläne, Fotos) staatlicher militärischer Stellen seit dem Jahre 1867 bis in die Gegenwart: die erhalten gebliebenen Unterlagen der preußisch-deutschen Armee, der Kaiserlichen Marine, der Schutztruppen und der Freikorps, der Reichswehr sowie der Wehrmacht. Des weiteren werden in Freiburg die Unterlagen der Nationalen Volksarmee und der Grenztruppen der DDR archiviert.
Description: Les Classiques Garnier is a publishing house specialising in the publication of classic works of European literature, characterised by a rigorous textual editing and a reliable critical apparatus written by the best specialists of each author. Since 2009, the company publishes specialised studies and journals on literature, linguistics, history, art, law and economic and social sciences.
Description: "Jacoby Online is a digital edition of fragments and testimonia of Greek historians, and other authors from antiquity. Although the works of these historians are now lost, we still have passages in the form of citations and paraphrases in ancient texts that are preserved."
Description: Founded in 1683, Brill is a publishing house with a rich history and a strong international focus. The company’s head office is in Leiden, (The Netherlands) with offices in Boston (USA), Paderborn (GER), Singapore (SG) and Beijing (CN). Brill was listed at the Amsterdam Stock exchange in 1896. Brill shares have been publicly traded since 1997. Brill’s publications focus on the Humanities and Social Sciences, International Law and selected areas in the Sciences.
Description: One of the leading publishers in the field of humanities, Brepols has its own online library in which it stores both journals and books in electronic format. The Library contains more than 2,100 books and around 50 journals, the latter corresponding to a total scientific output of more than 30,000 articles published up to 2016.
Proposer: The Eternal Wayfarer
Description: Constantly growing, well organized collection of scans and OCR of zillions of newspapers, including ones (e.g., Dayton (Ohio) Daily News) that apparently are unavailable at all, or unavailable in such readable form, from other partners.
Description: Taylor & Francis Group is an international company originating in England that publishes books and academic journals, its parts include, Taylor & Francis, Routledge, F1000 Research or Dovepress. It is a division of Informa plc, a United Kingdom–based publisher and conference company. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taylor_%26_Francis)
Description: The yearbooks can be read and downloaded for a fee via the website listed below, and for free via the university accounts. The website mentioned below leads through "Oxford Academic", which is apparently not part of the Wikipedia Library repertoire. The yearbooks, published since 1956, are of unique value for the study of the history of anti-Semitism.
Proposer: Der wilde bernd
Description: The journals of the American Chemical Society are a great resource for the biological and chemical sciences. I'm suggesting them because they have comprehensive coverage of almost all areas of chemistry and biochemistry and access could increase Wikimedia's reliability of edits in those areas. I can imagine they might be an expensive partner, though, but I trust the WMF to make an accurate cost-benefit analysis of a possible partnership :) Best, RFZYNSPY
Description: Lexis Advance is a game changer in the way that lawyers use computerized legal research for their clients. It offers the ability to perform sophisticated searches without additional search-based fees, thus providing significant economic advantages to their clients.
Description: The RIBA Journal ("RIBAJ"; formerly 'Journal of the Royal Institute of British Architects') was established in 1893 and continues to be published. The online edition is updated daily and has additional content. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RIBA_Journal
Description: Livres/documents physiques et en accès virtuels de Suisse romande. Catalogue RERO+ Vous pouvez y découvrir, rechercher et demander des documents. Le catalogue global contient les collections des bibliothèques RERO+. À propos de RERO+ RERO+ est un centre de compétences et de services destinés aux bibliothèques. C’est aussi une fondation à but non-lucratif basée à Martigny, en Valais (Suisse).
Description: Turcademy is a domestic e-book platform developed by Informascope company in order to collect all academic publications in Turkey under a single portal and to deliver academic publications digitally to academics, researchers and students in an easy way and to contribute to e-book publishing in Turkey.
Description: Something approaching a comprehensive library of full scans and transcriptions of the surviving English books & other pubs. from c. 1450—1700: https://proquest.libguides.com/eebopqp/content . Seems to be pretty essential for research in related areas. (Apparently an outgrowth of the original short-title union catalogues https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short-title_catalogue and the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Text_Creation_Partnership .) Now part of ProQuest, but not in WL's ProQuest package yet.
Proposer: RW Dutton
Description: United Kingdom publication with a stated target audience of "council chief executives and their teams of decision-makers in local authorities and allied sectors"; see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Municipal_Journal The current issue is usually free to read, but older issues are paywalled.
Description: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) fosters the development of applied mathematical and computational methodologies needed in various application areas. Applied mathematics, in partnership with computational science, is essential in solving many real-world problems. Through publications, research and community, the mission of SIAM is to build cooperation between mathematics and the worlds of science and technology.
Description: 19 million articles & chapters; 2,650 peer-reviewed journals; 43 thousand Ebooks; 363 thousand topics pages; 600 open access publications; 1.4 million articles in open access. Physical Sciences and Engineering, Life Sciences, Health Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities.
Description: Finding high quality scientific sources in the field of economic botany can be really tricky. ABC is an independent, non-profit, research organization and one of the few reputable sources on these topic. Resources like HerbMedPro can really go a really long way in improving the quality of articles related such topics.
Description: Getting an understanding of academic perspectives towards a book is critical for improving the quality of Wikipedia articles. Often books are cited as authoritative resources without mention of responses/criticisms of the content by the field at large. This is the premier collection of book reviews published in peer-reviewed journals.
Description: Westlaw is an online legal research service and proprietary database for lawyers and legal professionals available in over 60 countries. Information resources on Westlaw include more than 40,000 databases of case law, state and federal statutes, administrative codes, newspaper and magazine articles, public records, law journals, law reviews, treatises, legal forms and other information resources.
Description: The digital Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE), located at daredictionary.com, offers powerful reference searching and interactive browsing by region, quotations with a complete bibliography extending from the seventeenth century through the twenty-first, and maps illustrating where words were collected. The addition of DARE Survey data and audio recordings provides an incredibly valuable, dynamic resource for understanding the demographic, topical, and regional nature of words and t
Description: WorldCat's search APIs seems to be restricted to member libraries, and to "commercial partners". Access to these APIs would be extremely useful for many kinds of serious library research. Naturally WL would not need to implement some kind of Web interface to the APIs: it would just need to hand out API keys to approved users.
Proposer: RW Dutton
Description: Routledge Handbooks Online is a platform that offers more than 1,800 books, including the latest research summaries, from Routledge and CRC Press in 50 fields, including the humanities, social sciences, psychology, engineering, and the built environment.
Description: Genealogical and historical database with millions or international records spanning hundreds of years, with unparalleled access from the 1921 Census of the UK. It also has an immense catalogue of millions of newspaper articles.
Proposer: Benjamin Bryztal
Description: Factiva products claim to provide access to more than 32,000 sources such as newspapers, journals, magazines, television and radio transcripts, photos, etc. These are sourced from nearly every country in the world in 28 languages, including more than 600 continuously updated newswires. (From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Factiva) This could be useful for many wikipedians all over the world.
Description: High-quality aggregator of 30 million policy papers across hundreds of nonpartisan and worldwide NGOs and think tanks, and across thousands of policy libraries, including many defunct ones. Relies on both extensive manual vetting and AI techniques for verification. Decentralized global leadership may address questions of global inequality. Management has a collective experience span of centuries.
Proposer: Jarrod Baniqued
Description: The NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) publishes a number of current and former journals related to elementary mathematics and mathematics education. It seems like their journals are primarily available only to NCTM members, but libraries may also be able to subscribe and access their archives. It’s hard to tell for sure.