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The Oxford University Press (OUP) is one of the oldest, largest and most reputable academic publishers in the world. They have generously offered the use of 150 accounts with access to several of their humanities databases. This is part of a pilot program with the Wikipedia Library; if successful, it may be expanded to other resources, and extended. The pilot will run from May 2014 to May 2015.

OUP Humanities Package:


  • You do not have free online access to these OUP products through your local library, university, or alumni programme (most if not all UK residents will have local library access)
  • 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.


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 OUP website they are accessing

Approved editors will not

  • Share their account logins or passwords with others
  • Mass scrape or mass download OUP 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 Oxford University Press. While Wikipedia Library coordinators are volunteers (not employees or contractors of the Wikimedia Foundation or Oxford University Press), they have signed confidentiality agreements with the Wikimedia Foundation with regards to the personal information they may handle for the Wikipedia Library.


External video
Guide to Grove Art Online
Guide to Oxford Music Online
Guide to American National Biography
Guide to ODNB
Guide to Oxford Bibliographies
  • Editors should always provide original citation information, in addition to linking an OUP article, per WP:V and WP:SAYWHEREYOUGOTIT
  • Editors should not provide bare links to non-free OUP pages
  • Editors should note "(subscription required)" in the citation, where appropriate


<ref>{{cite encyclopedia|last=Spencer|first=Robin|authorlink=|title=Whistler, James Abbott McNeill (1834–1903)|encyclopedia=[[Oxford Dictionary of National Biography]]|format={{ODNBsub}}|publisher=Oxford University Press|location=Oxford|year=2004|doi=10.1093/ref:odnb/36855|accessdate=2009-09-09|subscription=yes}}</ref>


  • Add your username here with #{{user8|USERNAME|Project=code}} (eg. {{user8|Example|Project=en}}). Tell us what area you are active in and how you'll use the OUP resources
  1. Alexander Doria. 13k contributions on the French Wikipedia and several good articles on greek philosophers. I'm mostly interested in accessing the rich set of classic antiquity studies. Alexander Doria (talk) 17:14, 28 April 2014 (UTC)
    Peripatetic (talk · contribs), 2 May 2014. Contributor to the English Wikipedia - have created more than 900 new articles in the last 9 years, putting me at number 502 in the all-time list. Love to create more and more new articles on lesser-known topics, especially relating to the arts and humanities. Access to OUP would be the perfect gateway for this kind of work. --Peripatetic (talk) 12:27, 2 May 2014 (UTC)
    Hi Peripatetic, you don't have email enabled - once you've enabled it please de-indent. Nikkimaria (talk) 01:58, 14 June 2014 (UTC)
  2. Blarcrean (talk · contribs) I have been a contributor to Wikipedia since 2009 with a modest 2300+edits to my name as well as original articles mainly on Southern African humanities-related subjects - believing that OUP access would prove invaluable for improving materials available in Wikipedia for a relatively neglected part of the world.
  3. Reify-tech (talk · contribs) 9000+ edits since 2011. I work on a wide and eclectic range of topics, including science, technology, art, design, architecture, culture, history of technology, museums, transportation, and biographies of people related to these topics. Reify-tech (talk) 14:29, 3 May 2014
  4. Xover (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Maintaining and verifying references, and creating and expanding articles, within the scope of WikiProject Shakespeare (e.g. my current long term project: Edmond Malone). --Xover (talk) 11:48, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  5. Winner 42 (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I have encountered numerous times when I need access to OUP sources for verification, but have not been able to. I edit a wide range of articles and would benefit from this access. Winner 42 Talk to me! 23:39, 1 September 2015 (UTC)


  1. Leif Czerny (talk · contribs) contributor on OUP offers access to many relevant sources regarding contemporary philosophy. i'd like to be able to check facts and quotations, add sources and extend articles on individual philosophers, topics and philosophical traditions.Leif Czerny (talk) 08:17, 23 June 2014 (UTC)
    Hi Leif Czerny, you don't appear to have a valid email address enabled - please do that and then unindent yourself. Nikkimaria (talk) 11:27, 23 June 2014 (UTC)
  2. Manxruler (talk · contribs) I've created 52 articles and made over 37,000 edits, mostly on historical subjects. Would appreciate access to this. No current access. Manxruler (talk) 13:17, 23 June 2014 (UTC)
  3. Oceanh (talk · contribs), active on Wikipedia since 2007, >20,000 edits, mainly content related, often with a historical perspective. Would appreciate access to the Oxford University Press (have currently no access). Oceanh (talk) 12:51, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
  4. smkolins (talk · contribs), active since 2005, over begun over 100 articles, with > 25k edits (few deletions, DYKs and barnstars) with religion and science themes still looking to do more. I've run across instances where an OUP access would certain have helped. --Smkolins (talk) 02:04, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
  5. TodorBozhinov (talk · contribs), active since 2005 in the areas of Bulgarian and Balkan history, geography and culture. OUP access would provide me with valuable resources to improve this corner of Wikipedia. Toдor Boжinov 21:51, 26 June 2014 (UTC)
  6. Ghirlandajo (talk · contribs), active since 2004, the first person to receive a DYK medal, ca. 267,000 edits in total (82,000 in the English Wikipedia + 172,000 in the Russian Wikipedia). My area of expertise is the history and culture of Russia and Ukraine. The OUP resources are likely to be helpful in improving the coverage of these subjects (which is still poor). --Ghirla-трёп- 06:13, 27 June 2014 (UTC)
  7. Atsme (talk · contribs) -- active since 2011, most active this year with a full slate of articles yet to write, and could really use access to OUP. My interests are wide ranging but my favorites are ichthyology, medical science, BLPs, and conservation. Keeping my fingers crossed. AtsmeConsult 05:01, 28 June 2014 (UTC)
  8. Prioryman (talk · contribs) Long-term contributor (since 2004) with around 50,000 edits in that time and plenty of FAs and GAs (see my user page for a list). Mostly focusing on history and archaeology (see e.g. Pevensey Castle, which I'm currently getting up to FA quality). OUP would be extremely useful in accessing some of the more specialised journals which I can't get otherwise.
  9. Trust Is All You Need (talk · contribs) A long-term contributer, active for a number of years and contributed to featured and good article content here on Wikipedia. I mostly write on topics regarding authoritarian ideological movements, and authoritarian party-states. For instance, I've recently worked on the article (or articles relating) to the Communist Party of China and the Workers' Party of Korea, while also working on personal dictatorships such as those of Syria presently and the Ba'ath dictatorship in Iraq. OUP resources would in all likelyhood improve my coverage over these areas (and others). --TIAYN (talk) 11:05, 1 July 2014 (UTC)
  10. Thine Antique Pen (talk · contribs) - I've been contributing here for a while, have made over 40,000 edits to enwp, and created over 9,000 articles covering a wide range of subjects. Thine Antique Pen (talk) 18:13, 1 July 2014 (UTC)
    Jmbranum (talk · contribs) I have been an editor for more than 8 years. Most of my work has been on local topics in Oklahoma and Texas but I also frequently edit on topics related to religion (especially the Mennonite and broader Anabaptist traditions). The religion topics are where access to OUP would be most useful to me in editing. --Jmbranum (talk) 03:47, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
    Hi Jmbranum, you don't have email enabled - could you please do so and then unindent yourself? Nikkimaria (talk) 12:01, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
  11. Parkwells (talk · contribs) An editor since 2008, I have 90,000+ edits, working on improving sources, cites and content of articles. Have concentrated on 19th century US frontier and southern history, but have covered many other topics as well, 20th-c. European art and literature, Central and South American archeology and colonial history. I am interested in seeing another perspective on history of the Americas.Parkwells (talk) 13:17, 4 July 2014 (UTC)
  12. AmateurEditor (talk · contribs) I have been active since 2009 with about 3000 edits. I am interested in OUP resources in order to find references for history and political science. AmateurEditor (talk) 17:58, 4 July 2014 (UTC)
  13. ca$e (talk · contribs), mostly active in german wikipedia, coordinating and contributing mostly in areas of philosophy and religious studies, >40.000 edits to date, OUP access would help gravely, as my university does not provide it
  14. INM (talk · contribs), active since summer 2007 in the German Wikipedia, > 4000 edits, mainly working on musical topics, most of all on Renaissance and Baroque music. It will be very useful to have access to the New Grove Dictionary, be it for a rapid access to data like birth dates, publishing dates or name spelling, be it for a fast overview over the English speaking musicological literature (I mainly read the German discurse). --INM (talk) 07:43, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
  15. The Discoverer (talk · contribs) I mostly edit topics related to India, Catholicism, and science. I hope to use these resources to improve the historical perspective of articles. The Discoverer (talk) 13:26, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
  16. Carrite (talk · contribs) - Access to American National Biography would be very helpful. Editor since the end of 2008, 51k+ edits (top 900), 2/3 to mainspace, and 231 article starts by my count (official number is higher). Carrite (talk) 06:26, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
  17. Cpt.a.haddock (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I am primarily interested in improving the quality of articles on Indian History, a contentious field where reliable citations are sorely needed. Access to OUP's books will be a singularly invaluable resource.--Cpt.a.haddock (talk) 12:14, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
  18. Rodomonte (talk · contribs), active in the German Wikipedia since 2006, > 2000 edits. I’m writing and editing articles on classical music with a focus on opera. Access to Grove Music Online would be extremely useful for background research. Rodomonte (talk) 09:12, 3 December 2014 (UTC)
  19. Shabidoo (talk · contribs) I'm an eclectic editor, however I've been wanting to add more profound content to and improve articles on politics, classical music (mainly specific works mostly symphonies and chamber music), contemporary philosophers, kurt vonnegut novels and on political legislatures. At this point in the project I feel that enriching the content is more important than creating new articles. I feel pretty limited having only open-access journals to find sources for more detailed information. --Shabidoo | Talk 06:53, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
  20. The Land (talk) - working on classical music, particularly violin history. Access to Grove would be very helpful here to supplement my own sources. Regards, The Land (talk) 22:46, 25 December 2014 (UTC)
  21. TeleD (talk · contribs) – I'm editing in german WP, especially in medieval history of England and Wales. I have no access to OUP, access to the DNB would be very helpful. Regards, --TeleD (talk) 20:51, 28 December 2014 (UTC)
  22. Mike Christie (talk · contribs) - I have been working on creating minor biographies recently, and would find this useful -- I can't find many resources on the soprano Frances Peralta, for example, but OUP has a journal, Opera Quarterly, that has an article about her. I've also written quite a few articles on Anglo-Saxon history for which this would be useful. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 18:24, 11 March 2015 (UTC)
  23. Jefferyseow (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I edit entries related to 19th Century British Malaya (the Federated Malay States, Unfederated Malay States, and the Straits Settlements, especially Penang and Singapore). Sources are hard to find and access to this would help.
  24. Tony1 (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) PhD in music, and an abiding interest in en.WP music content. Tony (talk) 11:22, 6 May 2015 (UTC)
  25. Brianann MacAmhlaidh (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I could use access to improve articles concerning Britain and Ireland in the middle ages.--Brianann MacAmhlaidh (talk) 01:10, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
  26. Biblioworm (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I intend to work on articles about Medieval England, and I feel that access to the OUP (particularly the ODNB and Oxford Bibliography) would be useful. I'm currently on a bit of a break, but since it seems that I'll be waiting for quite a long time, I decided that I may as well put myself on the waiting list. --Biblioworm 16:47, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
  27. Melly42 (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I am very interested in naturalists biographies from the 19th and 20th century. --Melly42 (talk) 10:20, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  28. Homoatrox (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I'm covering various Ancient Roman topics in ru-wiki (>20k edits), so the full access to Oxford Bibliographies will be very useful: there are many extensive overviews written by reputed scholars. — Homoatrox (talk). 21:40, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  29. Hack (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I often edit historical British and Australian political figures. Hack (talk) 15:21, 1 September 2015 (UTC)