Wikipedia:Questia

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Questia is an online research library for books and journal articles focusing on the humanities and social sciences. Questia has curated titles from over 300 trusted publishers, including 77,000 full-text books and 4 million journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, as well as encyclopedia entries. Paid access to Questia costs $99 per year.

As of August 2012 Questia has generously agreed to give free, full-access 1-year accounts for 1000 Wikipedia editors to use, distributed at the discretion of the community. Editors will need a 1-year-old account and 1000 edits in order to qualify. At the end of 1 year, editors who found the resource useful can simply re-apply.

Q This user has access to Questia through The Wikipedia Library




Requirements
  • You do not have free online access to Questia 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 encyclopedia
  • Ideally, you are active in content generation, research, and/or 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 Questia account during their free access period
  • Editors should always provide original citation information, in addition to linking a Questia article, per WP:V and WP:SAYWHEREYOUGOTIT
  • Editors should not provide bare links to non-free Questia pages
  • Editors should note "(subscription required)" in the citation, where appropriate

Your application suggests you've read this and will give it a fair shot :)

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 a representatives of the Wikimedia Foundation, Wikipedia Library,* and Questia.While representatives of the Wikipedia Library are volunteers (not employees or contractors of the Wikimedia Foundation or JSTOR), they have signed confidentiality agreements with the Wikimedia Foundation with regards to the personal information they may handle for the Wikipedia Library.
Example request
#{{user|WikiOwl}} - I've been editing since 2006 with 13,314 edits. I like to work on raising biographies of female scientists from stub to GA status. ~~~~

Round 4[edit]

Round 5[edit]

Apply[edit]

  1. {{user|yourusername}} - Editor since (date) with (number of edits) edits. Active in (areas). ~~~~
  2. Your name here!
  1. Bddmagic (talk · contribs) - Editor since 2005 with about 2400 edits. Active in Social work, Magic, Video Games, Texas stuff and Social sciences. --Bddmagic (talk) 21:02, 16 December 2013 (UTC) Yes check.svg Done
  2. HueSatLum (talk · contribs) I already have access to HighBeam through TWL, but I believe Questia would give me access to an entirely different range of sources. I write articles on many different topics—basically anything that interests me—and have accumulated almost two years of activity and over 6,000 edits. ~HueSatLum 02:15, 19 December 2013 (UTC) Yes check.svg Done
  3. Mayooranathan (talk · contribs) - Editor in Tamil Wikipedia since 2000 with more than 28,000 edits and started about 3,800 new articles. Active in Architecture, Linguistics, Culture, Biographies etc. Mayooranathan (talk) 11:21, 29 December 2013 (UTC) Yes check.svg Done
  4. CasualObserver'48 (talk · contribs) - Editor since 2007 with about 6700 edits. Active in areas of MidEast, I/P, early US history and development of water resource infrastructure. CasualObserver'48 (talk) 10:44, 30 December 2013 (UTC) Yes check.svg Done
  5. CaroleHenson (talk · contribs) - Active since February 5, 2011 with 39,633 live edits, 83% in article space. I have written about visual arts, biographies, history, prehistory articles for Colorado, the US, UK, Asia and other places. I have created new articles and spend a considerable amount of time making un/undersourced articles into better quality articles.--CaroleHenson (talk) 18:26, 31 December 2013 (UTC) Yes check.svg Done
  6. Walter Grassroot (talk · contribs) - [1] Editor since 2008 with over 50000 edits, most contributions are in Chinese (zh-wikipedia). I also wrote 2FA, 1FL, 10GA, and 95+DYK, as well as created over 12000 articles in Zh-wikipedia. Hope I am qualified with this application. Thank you. --Walter Grassroot |talk 02:33, 10 January 2014 (UTC) Yes check.svg Done
  7. Strike Eagle (talk · contribs) Have more than 9300 edits, 5 GAs and 8 DYKs...I would like to have archives of journals that would really help my articles. I am autopatrolled and have rollback and reviewing privileges. Thanks, ƬheStrikeΣagle sorties 15:44, 16 January 2014 (UTC)Yes check.svg Done
  8. Jeremy112233 (talk · contribs). English Wikipedia editor since January 2012 with nearly 18,000 edits. Most of my attention is focused on content generation. All of my reference use full citation information, which helps users to verify the information I add to the encyclopedia even if they do not have access to the pay-site's articles. Most of my articles require a large amount of research as they deal with contemporary issues where the sources I need are often behind paywalls rather than available freely on Google's reference searches like Scholar or News. That said, they just changed the Google News search so the old Archive function is no longer available, providing even less good sources to create articles. My articles are largely on law, medical, or entertainment related people or firms, and Highbeam would make my articles better researched, and allow me to create articles on subjects I may otherwise not be able to. I do not currently have ready access to Questia through either a university or a library; I did a few years ago and found it extremely helpful.Jeremy112233 (talk) 16:49, 24 January 2014 (UTC)Yes check.svg Done
  9. I have been on the site for many years and have thousands of edits. Many of my contributions are to creating and expanding history articles. I've taken a long break from Wikipedia but looking to restart. Gettingtoit (talk) 00:53, 29 January 2014 (UTC) X mark.svg Not done - No email set up.
  10. Rhododendrites (talk · contribs) - About 8500 edits since 2007. A good amount of experience improving articles, adding references, checking references, etc. in a wide range of subject areas. I'm an active Wikipedian as well as a grad student in an interdisciplinary humanities/social sciences program, so a lot of my article activity is in my areas of study (knowledge production, media studies, internet activism, reference works, etc.). Thanks! --— Rhododendrites Yes check.svg Donetalk |  03:01, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
  11. User:ColonelHenry. 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. Would be glad to help other editors looking for resources as well.--ColonelHenry (talk) 07:53, 9 March 2014 (UTC) Yes check.svg Done
  12. TransporterMan (talk · contribs). About 15,300 edits since 2007. I do dispute resolution and am the second most active volunteer at 3O, the most active at DRN, and a member of the Mediation Committee. Access to sources is useful in sorting out content disputes. — TransporterMan (TALK) 17:18, 13 March 2014 (UTC) Yes check.svg Done
  13. Dezastru (talk · contribs). English-language Wikipedia editor since January 2012, with 3,000+ edits. Most of my contributions involve American history, politics and current events, and biographies. Dezastru (talk) 17:02, 20 March 2014 (UTC) Yes check.svg Done
  14. SciGal (talk · contribs) - Editor since 2009 with 1,080 edits. Active in WikiProjects TV and WikiProjects Florida. SciGal (talk) 20:51, 21 March 2014 (UTC) Yes check.svg Done
  15. Frank Schulenburg. Editor since 2005 with more than 39,000 edits across languages and projects. Wrote 17 featured articles so far and a number of good articles. I'm mostly active on the German Wikipedia, but I'm doing my research in French, English, and German. Most of my featured work was on biographies (17th and 18th century). I agree to the conditions above. Thanks in advance, --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 01:42, 26 March 2014 (UTC) Yes check.svg Done

Renew[edit]

If you had an account that expired, add yourself here. An existing account cannot be extended with a new code, you will need create a new account. Your user settings, data and research information will not be carried over to the new account.

  1. {{user|yourusername}} - Editor since (date) with (number of edits) edits. Active in (areas). ~~~~
  2. Berita (talk · contribs) - Editor since 2008 with about 12000 edits in de-WP (primarily biographies).--Berita (talk) 18:20, 2 January 2014 (UTC) Yes check.svg Done
  3. Алый Король (talk · contribs) I am a ru-wiki editor. I've 12 Futured and 12 Good Articles in ru-wiki. I would be grateful if you renew my subscription, as I need it in order to write more articles. --Алый Король (talk) 04:35, 19 December 2013 (UTC) Yes check.svg Done
  4. Miyagawa (talk · contribs) Editor since 2009, over 41k edits, only one FA but 13 FLs and nearly 120 GAs. I had a Questia subscription through Wiki previously, but it ran out last year and I forgot to apply here to renew it. Miyagawa (talk) 18:25, 14 January 2014 (UTC) Yes check.svg Done
  5. Gripweed (talk · contribs), Editor in german Wikipedia, editor since 2006 with over 1000 articles . I had a Questia sunscription previously, but forgot to renew it. --Gripweed (talk) 20:30, 17 January 2014 (UTC)Yes check.svg Done
  6. Niklem (talk · contribs) – Editor and sysop at ru.wiki. I have created almost 400 articles, some of which are good or featured. I use Questia very often, but my account expires on January, 29th. It would be great not to discontinue the access to it. Thank you in advance! --Niklem (talk) 13:40, 19 January 2014 (UTC)Yes check.svg Done
  7. CrunchySkies (talk · contribs) - Editing from this account since 2012. I've started a few new articles in that time and done some overhauls. I plan to continue pushing out well-sourced articles occasionally, and adding sources to existing articles where I can. I found help researching some obscure topics using Questia. My account has been expired for some time now. I may not edit as regularly as some, but I know I could again make good use of an account once in a while. If there is room left, I'd gladly accept a renewal at any point. Thanks! --CrunchySkies (talk) 16:44, 28 January 2014 (UTC) Yes check.svg Done
  8. Wikipedical (talk · contribs) - Editor since 2005 with 12,500+ edits. Active in television and media. Questia has come in handy for my research. Thanks. -- Wikipedical (talk) 05:49, 29 January 2014 (UTC) Yes check.svg Done
  9. AllyD (talk · contribs) - editor since 2005 with over 10,000 mainspace edits. My just-expired Questia account has been useful in referencing articles and in WP:AFD discussions. AllyD (talk) 19:22, 31 January 2014 (UTC) Yes check.svg Done
  10. rowanwindwhistler (talk · contribs) - Editor since November 18th 2007 with 18179 edits. Active in history in the Spanish Wikipedia. Rowanwindwhistler (talk) 06:49, 12 February 2014 (UTC) Yes check.svg Done
  11. VVVladimir (talk · contribs) - Editor since 2007 with 2,638 edits. Active in history and culture of the Balkans (two FAs, three GAs...). Vladimir (talk) 17:59, 17 February 2014 (UTC) Yes check.svg Done
  12. CMBJ (talk · contribs) - Editor since 2004 with >13,000 en.wp edits. Active in multiple areas of research, including science, technology, and geopolitics. Expanded database access enables me to better contribute, especially in areas that have very limited or no Internet coverage at this time.   C M B J   13:27, 27 February 2014 (UTC) Yes check.svg Done
  13. Dennis Bratland (talk · contribs) - Editor since 2004 with 33,580 edits. Active in motorcycling, Seattle, automobiles, bicycles. Dennis Bratland (talk) 04:47, 2 March 2014 (UTC) Yes check.svg Done