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HighBeam Research
Sign up for free access to HighBeam's online resources
(accounts available)
You can reapply each year when your access expires
Account Coordinator: Nikkimaria will be approving accounts and collecting email addresses.

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 one-year-old account and 1000 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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H This user has access to HighBeam through The Wikipedia Library
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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 1 year old
  • You have a minimum of 1000 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 |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 |first= Jonathan |url= http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-33774539.html }}</ref>

Apply or renew your account[edit]

  • Add your username below using #{{user8|USERNAME|Project=code}} (eg. {{user8|Example|Project=en}} . Tell us what area you are active in and how you'll use the HighBeam resources
  1. object404 (talk · contribs · count · email) Wikipedian for almost 7 years, currently active. My current area of interest is Filipino history, culture (including Filipino movies, like Janbryan above) & martial arts. I'm currently looking into accessing primary & secondary sources like newspapers and journals published in the US about the Spanish-American war and topics about the American colonial period in the Philippines (Philippine-American War, Commonwealth Period, WWII), as well as 1800s+ American history (like the Mexican-American war). Thank you! -Object404 (talk) 16:17, 11 May 2015 (UTC)
    @Object404: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 14:54, 15 May 2015 (UTC)
  2. Ormr2014 (talk · contribs · count · email) I contribute to Wikipedia in a number of categories, including religious, historical, and geographical. I also actively peruse the list of requested articles for creation and create those I can find sources for. This information would allow me to contribute to Wikipedia much more effectively. Ormr2014 | Talk 
    @Ormr2014: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 14:54, 15 May 2015 (UTC)
  3. Igorp lj (talk · contribs · count · email) I edit in history, geography, military and security. I'm active mainly in ru & en wp (>26k edits)
    @Igorp lj: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 14:54, 15 May 2015 (UTC)
  4. Gene93k (talk · contribs · count · email) My account expired. I am active in verification and clean up of articles. I have used HighBeam to find sources for under-referenced articles. • Gene93k (talk) 21:57, 17 May 2015 (UTC)
    @Gene93k: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 02:37, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
  5. Keresaspa (talk · contribs · count · email) Expired account and would like renewal. I found this resource very useful in content creation, especially with regards to fringe politics and Northern Irish articles where I utilised it extensively. Keresaspa (talk) 01:41, 18 May 2015 (UTC)
    @Keresaspa: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 02:37, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
  6. Valenciano (talk · contribs · count · email) Expired account, has been useful in finding sources for political articles. Valenciano (talk) 21:25, 18 May 2015 (UTC)
    @Valenciano: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 02:37, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
  7. FireflySixtySeven (talk · contribs · count · email) My HighBeam subscription has expired. It has been very useful for finding offline sources, so I would like to request a renewal. FireflySixtySeven (talk) 19:41, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
    @FireflySixtySeven: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 21:58, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
    Hi Nikkimaria, thank you for renewing my subscription. Do I have to use a different email account this time? The link at Wikipedia:HighBeam/Support is taking me to a page that asks for credit card information, and it doesn't show me any option of entering the code. FireflySixtySeven (talk) 06:37, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
    Hi FireflySixtySeven, see if it will work using a different password. I haven't tested a renewal personally so I'm not sure whether there is somewhere else to enter the code. Nikkimaria (talk) 12:19, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
    Hi Nikkimaria, using the same email address but a different password worked. Thanks! FireflySixtySeven (talk) 12:27, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
  8. 97198 (talk · contribs · count · email) I'd like to renew my subscription – I've found it a very useful resource in creating biography articles. 97198 (talk) 11:07, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
    @97198: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 12:12, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
  9. Mann_jess (talk · contribs · count · email) I'd like to renew my subscription from some time ago. I'm doing some research/verification on a new topic now, and access would be immensely useful. I also plan to create a few new articles this year that would be helped by having access. Thanks!   — Jess· Δ 11:45, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
    @Mann jess: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 13:51, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
  10. Ryūkotsusei (talk · contribs · count · email) Renew. I'm an active contributor in the field of the video game industry predating the current era. My specialty area deals with F-Zero and List of million-selling game consoles. These articles oftentimes have holes for which internet articles fall short and period-based sources archived through HighBeam would be useful in fleshing out these articles and generating more quality content. « Ryūkotsusei » 18:13, 31 May 2015 (UTC)
    @Ryūkotsusei: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 12:29, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
  11. West Virginian (talk · contribs · count · email) Renew. I'd like to renew my subscription to High Beam so I can continue to utilize the service to research periodicals for biographies on English Wikipedia. I rely upon High Beam extensively, and will require its articles in order to write at least ten articles on my to-do-list for June. Thank you for your consideration. -- West Virginian (talk) 19:40, 31 May 2015 (UTC)
    @West Virginian: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 12:29, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
  12. KrakatoaKatie (talk · contribs · count · email) I work on Oklahoma-related articles, including naval vessels named for the state (only the one) and cities. Contemporary periodical access for the USS Oklahoma, USS Oklahoma City, and other Oklahoma topics would be tremendously helpful. KrakatoaKatie 01:32, 10 June 2015 (UTC)
    @KrakatoaKatie: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 02:38, 10 June 2015 (UTC)
  13. Mrschimpf (talk · contribs · count · email) Renewal application; have been using Highbeam for 2-3 and have found it very useful for older topics, especially with media and entertainment. Nate (chatter) 09:53, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
    @Mrschimpf: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 13:20, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
  14. Just Chilling (talk · contribs · count · email) I am active at CAT:CSD and this will help me research sources to determine importance/significance of articles many of which are on obscure subjects. Just Chilling (talk) 02:25, 18 June 2015 (UTC)
    @Just Chilling: You will need to enable your email so I can send you your access code. Nikkimaria (talk) 13:23, 18 June 2015 (UTC)
    Oops! Sorry about that; now fixed! Just Chilling (talk) 19:52, 18 June 2015 (UTC)
    @Just Chilling: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 00:38, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
  15. Rosymonterrey (talk · contribs · count · email) Renew, my account expired. The last time I had problems to activate the account and never use it, I want to try again because I am convinced that will be very useful for me. Member about 6 year, more than 21000 contributions in Wikipedia in Spanish. I work principally in biography, british and byzantine history, literature and humanities area. Author or co-author in the Spanish Wikipedia 8 FA [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] 22 GA [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20] [21][22] [23] [24] [25] [26] [27] [28] [29] [30].--Rosymonterrey (talk) 02:49, 18 June 2015 (UTC)
    @Rosymonterrey: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 00:38, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
    Nikkimaria, thank you.--Rosymonterrey (talk) 00:44, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
  16. Cavarrone (talk · contribs · count · email) Article creator, registered since 2007, very active from 2011, I created about 2800 articles and expanded several hundreds, I would use HB to strengthen sourcing and expand mine and others' articles. Cavarrone 06:39, 18 June 2015 (UTC)
    @Cavarrone: You will need to enable your email so I can send you your access code. Nikkimaria (talk) 13:23, 18 June 2015 (UTC)
    @Nikkimaria: Done (I was sure it was already enabled, sorry). Cavarrone 13:28, 18 June 2015 (UTC)
    @Cavarrone: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 00:38, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
  17. ceyockey (talk · contribs · count · email) It appears that my access has been revoked, likely due to expiry of the year-access I requested previously. My primary use of HighBeam has been in enhancing citation support for company articles, and this will continue if I have access restored. The specific task which brought me to request re-addition relates to seeking a copy of a newspaper article supporting an assertion in the article Orphan Drug Act of 1983.
    @Ceyockey: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 12:12, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
  18. Birdienest81 (talk · contribs · count · email) I have been on Wikipedia for more than seven years with over 12,300 edits. Currently doing research and editing primarily on cinema, particularly the Academy Awards. Have promoted 25 lists to featured list status. Birdienest81 (talk) 17:04, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
    @Birdienest81: You will need to enable your email so I can send you your access code. Nikkimaria (talk) 17:27, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
    @Nikkimaria: I just activated my email account for Wikipedia messages. You can send the instruction to the address. Birdienest81 (talk) 22:02, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
    @Birdienest81: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 00:53, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
  19. Yoninah (talk · contribs · count · email) I enjoyed HighBeam access for two years, and would like to renew it. It is especially helpful for me in developing articles about Jerusalem neighborhoods, as The Jerusalem Post archives its history and walking tours features exclusively on HighBeam. Access also assists me in reviewing article sources for DYK. Thank you, Yoninah (talk) 23:55, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
    @Yoninah: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 00:53, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
    Thank you! Yoninah (talk) 01:04, 26 June 2015 (UTC)-->
  20. Xb2u7Zjzc32 (talk · contribs · count · email) New HighBeam access. I do a lot of reference verifying and I have encountered a lack of published that are not behind a paywall, leaving articles unverified.~~ Xb2u7Zjzc32 (talk)
  21. Kopiersperre (talk · contribs · count · email) Please renew my account. I will have some time to make use of it.--Kopiersperre (talk) 15:50, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
  22. Josve05a (talk · contribs · count · email) I'm currently replacing all links to FindArticles.com to other sources, such as HighBeam. It would be gret if I could get a subscription so I can read all articles. I am also active within AfC, and could help with verifying sources. Thanks. (tJosve05a (c) 20:42, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
  23. Ragityman (talk · contribs · count · email) Applying for a new account. I have edited intermittently for about 6 years, registered user almost 5 years. I generally edit wherever I see poor grammar, punctuation, faulty predication, poor prallel construction of sentences and paragraphs, spelling errors, etc. Obvious, tedious corrections, but I find it satisfying. I see the term "gnome" used. I'm proud to be a gnome, and wish Wikipedia had more gnomes. I often see factual errors which should be corrected, but our local paper requires a paid subscription for archive access, as I have found at more and more papers and magazines. My funds are extremely limited. My interests are broad, but I have recently found myself focusing on genealogy, biography, and history, particularly local history. I also have some limited technical expertise, especially in engineering, chemistry, nutrition, and alternative medicine. I have hesitated to get involved in such editing due to lack of research resources. I hope to be able to make MUCH use of HighBeam access, if approved. Thank you for your consideration. Rags (talk) 08:38, 1 July 2015 (UTC)