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Available database access[edit]

Adam Matthew

  • digital archives with critical essays (accounts available)

BMJ (British Journal of Medicine)

  • medical journal (accounts available)

The Cochrane Library

  • medical literature reviews (accounts available)

  • British genealogical database (accounts available)

Past Masters

  • scholarly editions of religion and women's studies texts (accounts available)


  • journal archives (accounts available)

HighBeam Research

  • news archives (accounts available)

Questia Online Library

  • news and social sciences (accounts available)

Currently unavailable access partnerships[edit]

BNA (British Newspaper Archives)

  • archives of United Kingdom newspapers (accounts available)

Credo Reference

  • a collection of encyclopedias (partnership pending renewal)


  • worldwide news archives (waiting list)

  • US news archives (waiting list)

Oxford University Press

  • humanities reference works (waiting list)

Royal Society journals

  • scientific journals (waiting list)

Suggest a journal?[edit]

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  1. Taylor and Francis Online Hundreds of peer-reviewed journals and thousands of ebooks, including Routledge titles. RolandR (talk) 13:42, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
  2. South African Government Gazette, Greengazette,, Wikipedia:WikiProject South Africa Nathan121212 (talk) 16:28, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
    @Nathan121212: Is there an organization with larger holdings that publishes or gives access to the Gazette alongside other works? We try to get access to resources that would impact a wide range of users. In the past partnerships from small publishers don't have the kind of impact across Wikipedia and our user base as other ones do. We will certainly try contacting them, but are wondering if there is another route for access/contact that might be more fruitful, Sadads (talk) 16:59, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
    @Sadads: Not that I am aware of. A Google search brings nothing new up. According to its website, Greengazette give access to Gazettes from all nine of South Africa's provincial government as well as legal notices and patent journals. Thanks for giving this a look. Nathan121212 (talk) 18:53, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
    @Nathan121212: Cool beans. We probably won't look into this for another month or two: we have a ton of tasks right now that need to be finished up before we start too many more new partnerships, Sadads (talk) 18:56, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
  3. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE journals , magazines and conference proceedings
    1. also IEEE standards ie
  4. - I think this would be hugely helpful for editors involved in local research for things like country estates and small rural communities and to trace ownership and family lines.♦ Dr. Blofeld 16:49, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
  5. The Times archives.♦ Dr. Blofeld 16:50, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
  6. The Irish Times Archives , "The largest digital archive of Irish newspapers in the world, providing access to millions of newspaper articles spanning 300+ years of Irish history."♦ Dr. Blofeld 16:52, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
  7. The Los Angeles Times Archives -millions of articles since 1881 - I know myself and a few west coast and film project editors who'd find this tremendously valuable
  8. Toronto Star Archives -millions of newspapers from 1887-2010
    The above are just possibilities, don't want to burden you with any more!!♦ Dr. Blofeld 17:04, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
    No worries @Dr. Blofeld: we always want feedback on what we are missing, and what is particularly useful. We can make assumptions based on our experience, but you never know, Sadads (talk) 17:28, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
  9. Access to Research This covers over 8000 journals and over 10 million academic articles. In the UK its available for access in libraries but not home-reading. Apwoolrich (talk) 15:57, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
    @Apwoolrich: Thats a really interesting idea. It seems to be mostly designed for public libraries to join. But I wonder if we could support Wikimedia UK in getting vpn-like access to the project: would help us focus our other partnerships away from British editors.... I will look into it, Sadads (talk) 14:27, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
    I can access and search the site from home, using my library card's number, but I cannot get beyond reading summaries of the articles. Apwoolrich (talk) 06:33, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

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