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HighBeam Research
Sign up for free access to HighBeam's online resources
(accounts available)
You can reapply each year when your access expires
Account Coordinator: Nikkimaria will be approving accounts and collecting email addresses.

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 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.

Userbox and Topicon[edit]

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H This user has access to HighBeam through The Wikipedia Library
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There is also a topicon available for those that prefer that less obtrusive measure: {{Wikipedia:HighBeam/Topicon}}

Requirements[edit]

  • You do not have free online access to these HighBeam products through your local library or university
  • You have your preferences enabled to receive email messages on English Wikipedia or on your home wiki linked from your application; (see Special:Preferences)
  • You have an account that is a minimum of 1 year old
  • You have a minimum of 1000 edits to the encyclopedia
  • You are active in content generation, research, and/or verification work

If you don't quite meet the experience requirements but think you would still be a strong candidate for access, feel free to apply and you may be considered.

Expectations[edit]

Approved editors may

  • Search, view, retrieve, and display portions of restricted content
  • Electronically save portions of restricted content
  • Print out single copies of portions of restricted content
  • Comply with any terms and conditions which appear on the particular pages of the HighBeam website they are accessing

Approved editors will not

  • Share their account logins or passwords with others
  • Mass scrape or mass download HighBeam content
  • Systematically make printed or electronic copies of multiple extracts of restricted content available for any purpose
  • Datamine metadata without permission, in order, for instance, to use metadata for auto-created stub articles
  • Use the access provided through the Pilot for any commercial purpose

Private and confidential information

  • You will need to have a confirmed email address to participate. You understand and agree that your name and email address may be shared with representatives of the Wikimedia Foundation, Wikipedia Library, and HighBeam Research. While Wikipedia Library coordinators are volunteers (not employees or contractors of the Wikimedia Foundation or HighBeam Research), they have signed confidentiality agreements with the Wikimedia Foundation with regards to the personal information they may handle for the Wikipedia Library.

Citation[edit]

  • Editors should always provide original citation information, in addition to linking a HighBeam article, per WP:V and WP:SAYWHEREYOUGOTIT
  • Editors should not provide bare links to non-free HighBeam pages
  • Editors should note "(subscription required)" in the citation, where appropriate

Example

<ref>{{Cite news |last= Brunt |title= Solidly GOP District Seeing Spirited Race; Shea's Views Seem to Provide Opening for Biviano |newspaper= [[The Spokesman-Review]] |subscription= yes |via=[[HighBeam Research]] |accessdate= February 10, 2014 |date= October 13, 2012 |first= Jonathan |url= http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-33774539.html }}</ref>

Apply or renew your account[edit]

  • Add your username below using #{{user8|USERNAME|Project=code}} (eg. {{user8|Example|Project=en}} . Tell us what area you are active in and how you'll use the HighBeam resources
  1. Melly42 (talk · contribs · count · email) Would be great to have access to the biographical entries by Gale which are hosted by HighBeam --Melly42 (talk) 13:22, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
    @Melly42: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 18:09, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
  2. Go Phightins! (talk · contribs · count · email) My account expired, and Highbeam has proved greatly helpful in finding old news articles to expand baseball players' articles. Go Phightins! 20:51, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
    @Go Phightins!: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 18:09, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
  3. Jason Rees (talk · contribs · count · email) - has been useful for researching TC stuff in the past and as a result i would like a renewal.Jason Rees (talk) 16:51, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
    @Jason Rees: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 18:09, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
  4. In ictu oculi (talk · contribs · count · email) - I would like to apply to renew account for use in religion and music articles. In ictu oculi (talk) 17:08, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
    @In ictu oculi: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 18:09, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
  5. Jbhunley (talk · contribs · count · email) I have had issues with finding newspaper and news articles with the databases I have access to. This would be a tremendous help. Thank you. Jbh (talk) 15:41, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
    @Jbhunley: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 00:40, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
  6. Keri (talk · contribs · count · email) Had access to HighBeam granted in Round 3, May 2012. Would be very useful - as a content editor - to have access granted again. Keri (talk) 16:43, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
    @Keri: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 00:40, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
  7. Gongshow (talk · contribs · count · email) I am interested in renewing my account. I am active in music-related topics, among others, and have found Highbeam to be an invaluable tool for sourcing articles.  Gongshow   talk 19:33, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
    @Gongshow: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 04:47, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
  8. Diannaa (talk · contribs · count · email) I need access to help with copyright clean-up work. I have an existing expired subscription. Thanks, -- Diannaa (talk) 19:37, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
    @Diannaa: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 04:47, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
  9. Cowlibob (talk · contribs · count · email) I'm active editor who has contributed to 15 featured lists. I work mainly on film articles. Highbeam would be helpful for me as a source for filmographies and accolades lists. Cowlibob (talk) 17:16, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
    @Cowlibob: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 12:30, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
  10. Esquivalience (talk · contribs · count · email) I don't meet the time requirement, however, as a participant in AfD, I frequently have trouble finding news sources through Google News when trying to establish notability, especially when the notability of a topic is borderline (e.g. in Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/The John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers. HighBeam would be useful to find sourcing for notability, and I occasionally need sources for content generation. Esquivalience t 03:07, 27 April 2015 (UTC)
    @Esquivalience: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 12:30, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
  11. Jefferyseow (talk · contribs · count · email) I edit entries related to 19th Century British Malaya (the Federated Malay States, Unfederated Malay States, and the Straits Settlements, especially Penang and Singapore). Sources are hard to find and access to older Malaysian newspaper and magazine articles via Highbeam would help.
    @Jefferyseow: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 12:30, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
    @Nikkimaria: The citation example is missing a dot com. Is that intentional i.e. are we to leave the dot com out or was it an error? - Brunt, Jonathan (October 13, 2012). "Solidly GOP District Seeing Spirited Race; Shea's Views Seem to Provide Opening for Biviano". The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved February 10, 2014 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)).  vs Brunt, Jonathan (October 13, 2012). "Solidly GOP District Seeing Spirited Race; Shea's Views Seem to Provide Opening for Biviano". The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved February 10, 2014 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)).  jefferyseow (talk) 13:02, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
    @Jefferyseow: It was intentional - you are welcome to include the .com if you wish but the link should work without it. Nikkimaria (talk) 15:18, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
    @Nikkimaria: Okay, but I clicked that link (without the dot com) and all it got me was an error message saying the server could not be found. That's why I brought that up.
    Hmm, interesting. I've added the .com to the citation. Nikkimaria (talk) 15:54, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
  12. Levdr1lostpassword (talk · contribs · count · email) Renewal request. First granted access in April 2014; account has since expired. HighBeam has proven itself an invaluable resource on local broadcast radio, an ever-changing medium and my primary area of focus. Levdr1lp / talk 01:17, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
    @Levdr1lostpassword: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 12:30, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
  13. Justlettersandnumbers (talk · contribs · count · email) Aargh, my subscription has expired (finally worked out why it kept asking me for money when I tried to read an article). I'd be happy if it could be renewed. It's been useful and I miss it already. Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 01:45, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
    @Justlettersandnumbers: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 12:30, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
  14. Dennis Bratland (talk · contribs · count · email) Renewal request after expiration. I use Highbeam for articles in WikiProjects Motorcycling, Washington/Seattle articles, and Photography. --Dennis Bratland (talk) 15:49, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
    @Dennis Bratland: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 16:54, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
  15. GregJackP (talk · contribs · count · email). I work primarily on law articles, especially dealing with American Indians. I have 3 FAs, 1 class A, and 15 GAs. I have a Four Award and am one of only 5 Wikipedians with a Valiant Return Triple Crown. I primarily do content, but have just lost my student access to HighBeam. GregJackP Boomer! 02:19, 6 May 2015 (UTC)
    @GregJackP: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 02:29, 6 May 2015 (UTC)
  16. Peripitus (talk · contribs · count · email). Working mostly on Australian place articles at present. This access would help greatly in stretching further afield - Peripitus (Talk) 07:03, 6 May 2015 (UTC)
    @GregJackP: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 12:44, 6 May 2015 (UTC)
  17. eleutherius (talk · contribs · count · email)</nowiki> working mostly on Irish articles with a focus on religion and sport. Highbeam would allow me access to papers that have results and reports on topics that are usually not written about. Eleutherius (talk) 08:41, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
    @Eleutherius: you don't currently have email enabled - please do so. Nikkimaria (talk) 16:05, 11 May 2015 (UTC) done. Eleutherius (talk) 12:53, 13 May 2015 (UTC)
  18. Hack (talk · contribs · count · email) working on historical sporting and political figures. Have an account that requires renewing. Hack (talk) 09:06, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
    @Hack: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 16:05, 11 May 2015 (UTC)
  19. magiciandude (talk · contribs · count · email) Applying for a renewal for Latin music topics. Highbeam has been really helpful on obtaining useful information. Erick (talk) 21:57, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
    @Magiciandude: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 16:05, 11 May 2015 (UTC)
  20. Janbryan (talk · contribs · count · email) I'm currently active in articles that deals with Philippine award shows and Filipino movies. As of now, Manila Bulletin and the Philippine Daily Inquirer, the leading newspapers in the country, doesn't have any online news archives and only have archives in HighBeam. It would help me a lot if I was given an access to HighBeam. Janbryan (talk) 20:03, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
    @Janbryan: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 16:05, 11 May 2015 (UTC)
  21. object404 (talk · contribs · count · email) Wikipedian for almost 7 years, currently active. My current area of interest is Filipino history, culture (including Filipino movies, like Janbryan above) & martial arts. I'm currently looking into accessing primary & secondary sources like newspapers and journals published in the US about the Spanish-American war and topics about the American colonial period in the Philippines (Philippine-American War, Commonwealth Period, WWII), as well as 1800s+ American history (like the Mexican-American war). Thank you! -Object404 (talk) 16:17, 11 May 2015 (UTC)
    @Object404: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 14:54, 15 May 2015 (UTC)
  22. Ormr2014 (talk · contribs · count · email) I contribute to Wikipedia in a number of categories, including religious, historical, and geographical. I also actively peruse the list of requested articles for creation and create those I can find sources for. This information would allow me to contribute to Wikipedia much more effectively. Ormr2014 | Talk 
    @Ormr2014: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 14:54, 15 May 2015 (UTC)
  23. Igorp lj (talk · contribs · count · email) I edit in history, geography, military and security. I'm active mainly in ru & en wp (>26k edits)
    @Igorp lj: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 14:54, 15 May 2015 (UTC)
  24. Gene93k (talk · contribs · count · email) My account expired. I am active in verification and clean up of articles. I have used HighBeam to find sources for under-referenced articles. • Gene93k (talk) 21:57, 17 May 2015 (UTC)
    @Gene93k: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 02:37, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
  25. Keresaspa (talk · contribs · count · email) Expired account and would like renewal. I found this resource very useful in content creation, especially with regards to fringe politics and Northern Irish articles where I utilised it extensively. Keresaspa (talk) 01:41, 18 May 2015 (UTC)
    @Keresaspa: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 02:37, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
  26. Valenciano (talk · contribs · count · email) Expired account, has been useful in finding sources for political articles. Valenciano (talk) 21:25, 18 May 2015 (UTC)
    @Valenciano: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 02:37, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
  27. FireflySixtySeven (talk · contribs · count · email) My HighBeam subscription has expired. It has been very useful for finding offline sources, so I would like to request a renewal. FireflySixtySeven (talk) 19:41, 24 May 2015 (UTC)