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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.

Requirements[edit]

  • 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 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

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;

Approved editors will not

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

Private and confidential information

  • By applying to the Program, you understand and agree that your name and email address may be shared with representatives of the Wikimedia Foundation, The Wikipedia Library, and HighBeam. Wikipedia Library organizers contracted under the Wikimedia Foundation will abide by the Wikimedia Foundation privacy policy and associated confidentiality agreements. Volunteer representatives of the Wikipedia Library are neither employees nor contractors of the Wikimedia Foundation (or HighBeam), but they have signed confidentiality agreements with the Wikimedia Foundation with regards to the personal information they may handle for the Wikipedia Library.

Citation[edit]

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  • Editors should always provide original citation information in addition to linking to HighBeam resources, per WP:V and WP:SAYWHEREYOUGOTIT.
  • Editors should not provide bare links to restricted HighBeam pages
  • Note (subscription required) in the citation, where appropriate
  • Respect the copyright of HighBeam, in accordance with Wikipedia's copyright policy and their terms of use
  • Cite resources in line with the citation examples provided below or with the examples provided by HighBeam
Note that citation styles vary by article; editors can use the style most appropriate to the articles they are working with so long as the citations are complete.

Example

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

Further participation[edit]

You can help The Wikipedia Library share this partnership:

  • Add {{Wikipedia:HighBeam/Userbox}} to your user boxes. This helps us share our project with other experienced users.
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Apply or renew your account[edit]

Add your username below at the end of the list using #{{user8|USERNAME|Project=code}} (e.g. #{{user8|Example|Project=en}}). Tell us what area you are active in and how you'll use the HighBeam resources.

For renewal requests, please email Luis.Pedraza@cengage.com directly asking for an extension of your TWL account. Signing up again will otherwise require a different email address.

For renewal requests, please email Luis.Pedraza@cengage.com directly asking for an extension of your TWL account. Signing up again will otherwise require a different email address.

  1. Star Garnet (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Access to the database would help with hundreds of biographies of American diplomats that I have planned. Star Garnet (talk) 13:29, 17 February 2017 (UTC)
    @Star Garnet: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 11:42, 8 March 2017 (UTC)
  2. Jeff5102 (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Since the British Newspaper Archive stopped it's cooperation with Wikipedia, I am looking for new sources to explore.Regards, Jeff5102 (talk) 09:46, 19 February 2017 (UTC)
    @Jeff5102: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 11:42, 8 March 2017 (UTC)
  3. Sp33dyphil (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Looking to renew my access as I'd like to continue with content creation. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 21:22, 4 March 2017 (UTC)
    @Sp33dyphil:For renewal requests, please email Luis.Pedraza@cengage.com directly asking for an extension of your TWL account. Signing up again will otherwise require a different email address.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 11:42, 8 March 2017 (UTC)
  4. Zigzig20s (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I am the 297th most active Wikipedian; I'd like to cite articles on Highbeam like I cite articles on JSTOR and other resources. I've noticed that it's a great resource to access journals I can't read at the moment, and it would greatly improve my editing. Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 09:14, 6 March 2017 (UTC)
    @Zigzig20s: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 11:42, 8 March 2017 (UTC)
  5. Neodop (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) My work on Latin American music would benefit a lot from access to resources such as Latin Beat Magazine. Thanks, Neodop (talk) 17:42, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
    Approved Expect an email shortly with further details.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 00:33, 7 April 2017 (UTC)
  6. The C of E (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I am a regular contributor to DYK and would like Highbeam to help me with my work on sport, politics and Christianity. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 08:37, 30 March 2017 (UTC)
    @The C of E:For renewal requests, please email Luis.Pedraza@cengage.com directly asking for an extension of your TWL account. Signing up again will otherwise require a different email address.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 00:33, 7 April 2017 (UTC)
    @Lingzhi: But I have changed my email address so it is different to the one I originally used, therefore I am signing up again and not renewing. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 07:28, 7 April 2017 (UTC)
    @The C of E: Wait a little while and check your email, then, but this is your third (yes third) Highbeam number...  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 08:56, 12 April 2017 (UTC)
  7. Melonkelon (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I am regularly adding citations to articles and fixing citation needed tags. Sometimes I can only find a specific article on HighBeam, and since I don't have a subscription, I can't access the full article. Some of the articles I've improved with sourcing include Backpacker murders, Mary Millar, Patricia Routledge, and The Cosby Show. Thanks, Melonkelon (talk) 08:57, 3 April 2017 (UTC)
    Approved Expect an email shortly with further details.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 00:33, 7 April 2017 (UTC)
  8. seraphimsystem (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email)I edit articles on medieval history and within the Christianity project - there are some peer-reviewed journals on Catholicism available through Highbeam that I can't access through JSTOR. Given the nature of the topic, I am having difficulty finding WP:RS for Catholicism and I think this resource will help me refimprove and verify citations in that area. Seraphimsystem (talk) 20:11, 6 April 2017 (UTC)
    User is blocked. Nikkimaria (talk) 00:59, 7 May 2017 (UTC)
@Nikkimaria: not blocked. Seraphim System (talk) 04:02, 11 May 2017 (UTC)
  1. Chad1m (talk · contribs · count) I have done an extensive overhaul to the Double Dare (Nickelodeon game show) page and this would help with filling in any gaps on the subject and similar topics that have mostly offline coverage. Thank you! — Chad1m
    Approved Expect an email shortly with further details.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 08:56, 12 April 2017 (UTC)Email Talk Cont. 02:06, 12 April 2017 (UTC)
  2. Mark Schierbecker (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Many sources I am seeking to improve main battle tank are on HighBeam. Mark Schierbecker (talk) 04:05, 12 April 2017 (UTC)
    Approved Expect an email shortly with further details.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 22:29, 12 April 2017 (UTC)
  3. Werónika (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I am active in the politics and government section of Wikipedia, and many of the political science articles I need access to are on HighBeam. Werónika (talk) 22:40, 14 April 2017 (UTC)
    @Werónika: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 22:50, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
  4. Tony Holkham (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I am always looking for historical sources for people and places in England and Wales (and missing access to the BNA). Tony Holkham (Talk) 20:17, 2 May 2017 (UTC)
    @Tony Holkham: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 00:59, 7 May 2017 (UTC)
  5. eleutherius (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I am always looking for newspaper archives that will help me better flesh out articles on local sport in Ireland. Mostly GAA championships. Eleutherius (talk) 19:31, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
    @Eleutherius: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 00:59, 7 May 2017 (UTC)
  6. Coin945 (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I'm not sure if I need to renew, but I feel like I've had Highbeam for a while and I may be drawing to the end of my subscription. I mostly edit articles in the educational entertainment space on Wikipedia, like the popular Carmen Sandiego series. Highbeam has been an incredible help.--Coin945 (talk) 01:30, 3 May 2017 (UTC)
    @Coin945: For renewal requests, please email Luis.Pedraza@cengage.com directly asking for an extension of your TWL account. Signing up again will otherwise require a different email address. Nikkimaria (talk) 00:59, 7 May 2017 (UTC)
  7. Jim1138 (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I primarily do RCP. I am often unable to verify references as I quickly go over my article count on numerous news sites. I also do some real editing on various articles in fringe, pseudoscience, science, and medicine. The lack of ability to get more than an abstract too often results in me terminating my editing. Jim1138 (talk) 05:26, 6 May 2017 (UTC)
    @Jim1138: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 00:59, 7 May 2017 (UTC)
  8. Seraphim System (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Reapplying, it was brought to my attention that my id has changed since I applied, same reasons as above - HighBeam grants access to resources I would like to use to expand, source check and improve articles in Medieval History and Catholicism. Seraphim System (talk) 07:41, 20 May 2017 (UTC)
    @Seraphim System: Approved Expect an email shortly. Nikkimaria (talk) 19:43, 20 May 2017 (UTC)
  9. Skr15081997 (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I need this resource for my work on film and politics related articles. A few of my GA's are Twinkle Khanna, Deepak Tijori, Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain and Indian National Congress campaign for Indian general election, 2014. --Skr15081997 (talk) 08:15, 20 May 2017 (UTC)
    @Skr15081997: Approved Expect an email shortly. Nikkimaria (talk) 19:43, 20 May 2017 (UTC)
  10. Diannaa (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Highbeam access comes in handy for my copyvio work. Access has expired. Thanks, — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 11:02, 30 May 2017 (UTC)
    @Diannaa: For renewal requests, please email Luis.Pedraza@cengage.com directly asking for an extension of your TWL account. Nikkimaria (talk) 15:18, 3 June 2017 (UTC)
  11. Gene93k (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Asking for a renewal. I use HighBeam access to verify content and assess RS availability. I emailed @cengage.com and they renamed the login in expired state. • Gene93k (talk) 19:22, 23 June 2017 (UTC)
    @Gene93k: Can you explain that last sentence? Emailing is how you would usually renew. Nikkimaria (talk) 14:15, 24 June 2017 (UTC)
  • @Nikkimaria: I sent the renewal request email to Luis.Pedraza@cengage.com. The response e-mail from HighBeam customer service said: Subject: "HighBeam Research Username Changed," message: "Your account settings were recently modified. Your login has been changed from <redacted> to expired.<redacted>." The old login ID is clear and the expired login is unchanged otherwise. • Gene93k (talk) 16:18, 24 June 2017 (UTC)