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HighBeam Research
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Account Coordinator: Lingzhi

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 6-month-old account and 500 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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{{Wikipedia:HighBeam/Userbox}}
H This user had access to HighBeam through The Wikipedia Library.
Usage

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 6 months old
  • You have a minimum of 500 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]

External video
Introduction to HighBeam
  • 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 |first= Jonathan |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 |url= http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-33774539.html }}</ref>

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.

  1. Nikthestunned (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) - I'd like a renewal please - I'm writing a couple of articles on companies which Highbeam is great for. Cheers, Nikthestunned 15:30, 28 April 2016 (UTC)
    @Nikthestunned: Pardon me, new here. Doesn't your current access last 'til October?  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 16:24, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
    @Lingzhi: No I believe it expired October last year! Cheers Nikthestunned 09:07, 3 May 2016 (UTC)
    @Nikthestunned: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 07:24, 4 May 2016 (UTC)
  2. Keri (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) - still active in areas of social history, crime, etc. for which HighBeam's archives are extremely useful. Keri (talk) 16:31, 29 April 2016 (UTC)
    @Keri: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 16:24, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
  3. Elinruby (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email)</nowiki> - very eclectic, currently running into a lot of paywalls in social/legal/political and historical research Elinruby (talk) 01:53, 3 May 2016 (UTC)
    @Elinruby: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 07:24, 4 May 2016 (UTC)
  4. Dennis Bratland (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Used to edit articles in WikiProject Motorcycling, Seattle, Washington, and other areas. --Dennis Bratland (talk) 00:11, 8 May 2016 (UTC)
    @Dennis Bratland: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 00:51, 10 May 2016 (UTC)
  5. Grolltech (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Seeking renewal, active in topics of law, endangered species, Cape Cod, etc. grolltech(talk) 15:17, 8 May 2016 (UTC)
    @Grolltech: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 00:51, 10 May 2016 (UTC)
  6. Diannaa (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) My Highbeam needs a renewal. I use it for my copyright clean-up work. Thanks, — Diannaa (talk) 13:40, 9 May 2016 (UTC)
    @Diannaa: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 00:51, 10 May 2016 (UTC)
  7. brianhe (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Need another renewal. Use HighBeam frequently to source new articles (see my list here). Focus on WP:WikiProject Motorcycling and Cascadia. - Brianhe (talk) 02:06, 15 May 2016 (UTC)
    @Brianhe: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 07:40, 18 May 2016 (UTC)
  8. Atlantic306 (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Hghbeam would help me find references to help improve and save articles under prod and AFD. ThanksAtlantic306 (talk) 20:19, 19 May 2016 (UTC)
    @Atlantic306: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 13:15, 22 May 2016 (UTC)
  9. Sam Sailor (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) HighBeam search results have been of good value in rescuing articles up for deletion at AfD or articles in the making at AfC, and I apply for renewal. Sam Sailor Talk! 10:15, 21 May 2016 (UTC)
    @Sam Sailor: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 13:15, 22 May 2016 (UTC)
  10. Jpcase (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Have used HighBeam for articles relating to animation. My account has expired, but I'd like to get it set up again. --Jpcase (talk) 04:33, 23 May 2016 (UTC)
    @Jpcase: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details.
  11. Leschnei (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I have been copyediting for only 2 months, but I have >500 edits. I am currently working on expanding a stub, Rogan printing. The majority of the high-quality references that I have found have been on HighBeam. Access will allow me to write a better article. Leschnei (talk) 01:12, 29 May 2016 (UTC)
    @Leschnei:Symbol declined.svg Denied Sorry, you'll have to meet the requirement for 6 months of active editing. Please reapply later.   Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 01:18, 2 June 2016 (UTC)
  12. Keresaspa (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I need a renewal please. Family illness has restricted my editing recently but I'm trying to get back involved and reckon renewed HighBeam access would be useful, as it previously was, for article creation and editing regarding politics in the last two decades. Keresaspa (talk) 01:57, 31 May 2016 (UTC)
    @Keresaspa: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 02:10, 2 June 2016 (UTC)
  13. Gene93k (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I am asking for a renewal. I use HighBeam access for verification and clean up of content and checking the availability of reliable source coverage when notability is in question. • Gene93k (talk) 23:43, 4 June 2016 (UTC)
    @Gene93k: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 08:32, 5 June 2016 (UTC)
  14. Gobonobo (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I'd like to renew my access so I can continue to work on entries from Women in World History. gobonobo + c 02:41, 7 June 2016 (UTC)
    @Gobonobo: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 10:28, 7 June 2016 (UTC)
  15. Jbhunley (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I was just looking for some sources during a BEFORE and found that my Highbeam access had expired. If there are available slots I would like to renew. Thank you. JbhTalk 13:28, 7 June 2016 (UTC)
    @Jbhunley: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 14:34, 7 June 2016 (UTC)
    Thank you. JbhTalk 14:53, 7 June 2016 (UTC)
  16. Esquivalience (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I would like a renewal of my access. I used HighBeam to find high-quality news sources (not the unreliable sources that are mostly Google News) and to gauge notability. Esquivalience (talk) 18:56, 10 June 2016 (UTC)
    @Esquivalience: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 12:35, 12 June 2016 (UTC)
  17. GauchoDude (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Looking for renewal for access. Also have access to, and utilize, Wikipedia:Newspapers.com and Wikipedia:Newspaperarchive.com so very familiar with Wikipedia:The Wikipedia Library resources and implementing them.
    @GauchoDude: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 12:41, 12 June 2016 (UTC)
  18. Bobamnertiopsis (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Currently working in areas of theater and Minnesota history, topics on which HighBeam hosts a variety of useful sources. Thanks for the consideration! BobAmnertiopsisChatMe! 05:45, 14 June 2016 (UTC)
    @Bobamnertiopsis: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 06:13, 14 June 2016 (UTC)
  19. Patrickneil (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Need to renew my account, currently working on NATO history during the 1990's, where newspaper stories are a great resource!-- Patrick, oѺ 18:51, 14 June 2016 (UTC)
    @Patrickneil: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 13:17, 16 June 2016 (UTC)
  20. Amqui (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I need a renewal please, thanks, Amqui (talk) 17:13, 16 June 2016 (UTC)
    @Amqui: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 09:32, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
    Thanks, everything is working. Amqui (talk) 17:40, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
  21. Mrschimpf (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Continues to be useful in television and station article research; about time to renew and continue to find it invaluable. Thank you. Nate (chatter) 03:56, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
    @Mrschimpf: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 01:40, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
  22. Acdixon (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Looks like my access has expired again. Not as active in content creation as I once was – real life gets in the way. On the other hand, I'm doing more and more recent topics, which is where this kind of thing really helps. Thanks. Acdixon (talk · contribs) 14:10, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
    @Acdixon: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 01:40, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
  23. Czar (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Renewal. Active in the arts & humanities. Would like to work on a HighBeam translator for Zotero too. czar 18:57, 27 June 2016 (UTC)
    @Czar: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 12:56, 30 June 2016 (UTC)
  24. ceyockey (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Requesting renewal. I haven't been editing in a way that I would need HighBeam for about 6 months; I went to login today, changed my password, and found I no longer have the free access supporting Wikipedia editing. Thanks for considering my renewal request. --User:Ceyockey (talk to me) 20:38, 3 July 2016 (UTC)
    @Ceyockey: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 23:49, 5 July 2016 (UTC)
  25. Yoninah (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Requesting renewal. I have found archived newspapers on HighBeam invaluable for producing histories of Jerusalem historical neighborhoods, and for researching biographies for WP:Women in Red. Thank you, Yoninah (talk) 21:43, 6 July 2016 (UTC)
    @Yoninah: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 14:27, 12 July 2016 (UTC)
  26. Mike1901 (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Hi! Whilst mainly active in counter vandalism I do come across references to newspapers etc within dubious edits from time to time, would be handy ot be able to check these first-hand. Understand if this is outside the remit of the Library though. Thanks! Mike1901 (talk) 13:59, 15 July 2016 (UTC)
    @Mike1901: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 02:12, 18 July 2016 (UTC)
  27. Katastasi (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Requesting access. I'm active in arts and humanities, particularly video games, and I've found useful articles in HighBeam's database. κατάσταση 17:18, 15 July 2016 (UTC)
    @Katastasi: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details
  28. Charles01 (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Highbeam access request. Chiefly active on (1) cars, (2) translations into English starting from - but not normally limited to - entries found on wikipedia in other languages and (3) turning red links blue more generally. Latterly this mostly seems to have involved potted biographies. Where foreign language entries lack in-line source citations I often start with google - presumably like most folks, but I would welcome the chance to check out another channel (though I have a quasi-religious aversion to citing online sources that hide behind paywalls). Regards Charles01 (talk) 09:02, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  29. JuneGloom07 (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Requesting renewal, please. I have found HighBeam to be an invaluable source for a variety of topics, but has been particularly helpful to me in the arts and entertainment areas. Thank you. - JuneGloom07 Talk 18:44, 24 July 2016 (UTC)