Description: Ancestry.com is an important database to complete the basic informations on Wikipedia's biographical articles, like the full names, dates and birth places of notorious personalities. Even today, I am confronted with a possible false news, that I must source through Ancestry : https://fr.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jean_Dumontier&diff=155471771&oldid=155353149 . It would be good to have "All Access", not just "U.S. Discovery" nor "World Explorer".
Proposer: Benoit Rochon
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Academic books
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: 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: 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: 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: (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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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.