Below is an email from the Wikipedia library team. They have been working
on making it easier to edit Wikipedia by giving editors access to resources
that will help with citations. So if you are writing or expanding a
Wikipedia article and need access to academic sources you can check this
tool out to help you find what you are looking for.
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From: Wikipedia Library Card Platform <noreply(a)wikipedialibrary.wmflabs.org>
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2021 at 19:28
Subject: The Wikipedia Library: Search feature now available!
The Wikipedia Library team is excited to announce that a centralized search
tool is now available to all users eligible to use the library!
Instead of needing to search across individual collections one-by-one,
you’ll now be able to search content from across a wide range of
collections from one search bar. This search tool uses the EBSCO Discovery
Service software and contains a wide array of filtering and advanced search
To check which collections are indexed, we’ve also added icons and filters
to My Library. Search pulls content from almost all of the collections
which are accessible by default for eligible users (the Library Bundle).
This means you can search with the confidence that every result will be
accessible to you. In the future, we plan to enable users to turn off this
limit, so that you could also search across collections which require
individual applications, but we can’t guarantee that you’ll be able to
access all results in this mode, as this depends on your individual
To check out the search tool just head over to
, log in, and you’ll find the search
bar at the top of your screen.
We hope you find this feature useful, and would love to hear your feedback
Finally, as a reminder, we’re planning to start rolling out an on-wiki
notification to editors who are eligible to use the library in the near
future. Users will only receive the notification once. Please check
to see if you can help translate the notification text!
The Wikipedia Library team
Douglas Ian Scott
South African mobile number: +27 (0)79 515 8727