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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Academic books
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: (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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Medical news, health tips, gym tips.
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: "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 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: 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: 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: 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: This site is a portal to many Korean academic papers.
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: 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