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Gale is a very large American educational publisher of multiple research databases. There are up to 100 one-year accounts available to Wikipedians through this partnership. Each account receives access to:


  • You have an account that is a minimum of 6 months old
  • You have a minimum of 500 edits to the encyclopedia
  • You do not already have access to this resource through another library or institution
  • You have made at least 10 edits to Wikimedia projects in the last month
  • You are not currently blocked from editing Wikipedia

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


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;

Approved editors will not

  • Share their account logins or passwords with others, or sell their access to other parties
  • Mass scrape or mass download Gale 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.
  • Violate any terms and conditions which appear on the particular pages of the Gale website they are accessing.

Private and confidential information


  • Editors should always provide original citation information in addition to linking to Gale resources.
  • Editors should not provide bare links to restricted Gale pages
  • Note (subscription required) in the citation, where appropriate
  • Respect the copyright of Gale, in accordance with Wikipedia's copyright policy and their terms of use
  • Make efforts to provide full citation information in line with the citation examples provided below, or with the examples provided by Gale, where possible
Note that citation styles vary by article, and using every parameter in the example is not a requirement of access; editors can use the style most appropriate to the articles or projects they are working on.


{{Cite journal |url={{!}}A256635439/GPS |title=Escape into the past |last=Hollenbeck |first=Julia |date=May 2011 |journal=[[Paraplegia News|PN - Paraplegia News]] |volume=65 |issue=5 |publisher=[[Paralyzed Veterans of America, Inc.]] |pages=49–53 |url-access=subscription |via=[[General OneFile]]}}
  • Hollenbeck, Julia (May 2011). "Escape into the past". PN - Paraplegia News. Paralyzed Veterans of America, Inc. 65 (5): 49–53 – via General OneFile.

(Learn how to properly generate Gale citation URLs for use on Wikipedia)

Further participation[edit]

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  • Add {{Wikipedia:Gale/Userbox}} to your user boxes. This helps us share our project with other experienced users.
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