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You can renew your old account too!
HighBeam Research is an online, subscription-based search engine for newspapers, magazines, academic journals, newswires, trade magazines and encyclopedias. The site has access to over 80 million articles from 6,500 publications, most of which are not available for free elsewhere on the internet. Thousands of new articles are added daily, archives date back over 25 years including trade journal, newspaper articles, and peer-reviewed journals covering a wide range of subjects and industries; and there are tools for finding, saving, organizing, and sharing information as documents. Aside from a free seven-day trial (credit card required), access to HighBeam costs $30 per month or $200 per year for the first year and $300 for subsequent years.
As of March 13, 2012 HighBeam has generously agreed to give free, full-access one-year accounts for Wikipedia editors to use, at the discretion of the community. HighBeam is excited about this and does not expect there to be a shortage of these free, one-year accounts; however, editors will have to have a one-year-old account and 1000 edits in order to qualify for one. At the end of one year, editors who found the resource useful can simply re-apply.
Requirements and expectations
- You do not have free access to HighBeam through your local library or university
- You have your preferences enabled to receive email messages on English Wikipedia (see Special:Preferences)
- You have an account that is a minimum of 1 year old
- You have a minimum of 1000 edits to the Wikimedia projects
- Ideally, you are active in content generation, research, and verification work.
- Expectations for use
- All editors are encouraged to apply where they have a need for background reading, research, verification, or content writing
- Editors should try out and use the HighBeam account during their free access period
- Editors should always provide original citation information, in addition to linking a HighBeam article
- Editors should review WP:V, WP:SAYWHEREYOUGOTIT, and WP:PAYWALL
- Editors should not use bare links to non-free HighBeam pages
- Editors should note (subscription required) in the citation, where appropriate
If your application suggests you've read this, we will give it a fair shot :)
- Example application
- [[User:Name]]. Active Wikimedia project(s). History of content, research, or verification work. Intentions for future research.
- User:Ocaasi. English Wikipedia. I write biographies about alternative medicine practitioners and Middle Eastern political activists. I intend to continue this work, specifically writing about Gabriel Cousens and the Egyptian presidential election, 2012. Ocaasi t | c 21:37, 13 March 2012 (UTC)
Apply here if you want an account or want to renew your old one
- Already had HighBeam for a year, I thought I renewed it but apparently it didn't work so trying again. Secret account 02:17, 4 February 2014 (UTC)
- Hey Secret, it looks like you were sent a renewal code in July - can you double-check? Nikkimaria (talk) 22:16, 8 February 2014 (UTC)
- User:Rhododendrites. English Wikipedia, Commons (but far less frequently). Plenty of experience adding substantial content to articles, checking references, adding references, etc. I'm an active Wikipedia user as well as a grad student researching Wikipedia and encyclopedias. Thanks very much. --— Rhododendrites talk | 02:55, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
- User:Gaurav Pruthi Had used Highbeam for citing various articles earlier. Hope to get my subscription renewed.
- User:ColonelHenry. Mostly on the English Wikipedia, although I do translate English content into Farsi for that project. As of March 2014, almost 17,000 edits, several FAs and GAs (listed on my userpage), I generally focus on content creation and improvement especially towards articles on poetry, literature, historical biographies, regional history and historical places/landmarks, looking to expand my work into theology and botany. Often I get an odd urge to edit an article I happen to come across randomly, and with access to more tools, I would do that more often. I would be honoured to have access and make good use of it and would gladly help other editors looking for certain journal, newspaper, or other resources.--ColonelHenry (talk) 07:34, 9 March 2014 (UTC)
User:Name</nowiki>. Active Wikimedia project(s). History of content, research, or verification work. Intentions for future research.