The quest for get Wikipedia editors the sources they need is gaining momentum. Here's
what's happening and what you can sign up for ''right now'':
* '''[[WP:Credo|Credo Reference]]''' provides full-text online
versions of nearly 1200 published reference works from more than 70 publishers in every
major subject, including general and subject dictionaries and encyclopedias. There are
'''125''' full Credo 350 accounts available, with access even to
100 more references works than in Credo's original donation. All you need is a 1-year
old account with 1000 edits. Sign up [[Wikipedia:Credo#Sign-up sheet|here]].
* '''[[WP:HighBeam|HighBeam Research]]''' has access to over 80
million articles from 6,500 publications including newspapers, magazines, academic
journals, newswires, trade magazines and encyclopedias. Thousands of new articles are
added daily, and archives date back over 25 years covering a wide range of subjects and
industries. There are '''250''' full access 1-year accounts
available. All you need is a 1-year old account with 1000 edits. Sign up
* '''[[WP:Questia|Questia]]''' is an online research library for
books and journal articles focusing on the humanities and social sciences. Questia has
curated titles from over 300 trusted publishers including 77,000 full-text books and 4
million journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, as well as encyclopedia entries. There
will soon be '''1000''' full access 1-year accounts available.
All you need is a 1-year old account with 1000 edits. Sign up [[Wikipedia:Questia#Apply
here: Round 1|here]].
In addition to these great partnerships, you might be interested in the next-generation
idea to create a central '''Wikipedia Library''' where approved
editors would have access to ''all'' participating resource donors.
It's still in the preliminary stages, but if you like the idea, add your feedback to
Community Fellowship proposal] to start developing the project. Drop by my talk page if
you have any questions. Now, go sign up!