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Hi! Is the Emerald partnership still active? I've been waitlisted almost a year :) If not, is there a list of those with access so I can make some requests? czar 21:09, 24 January 2021 (UTC)

@Czar: Unfortunately we had some legal roadblocks on getting things renewed with Emerald. I need to review where we got stuck and see if we can get things moving again, but I don't expect that to happen in the short term. We don't display any public list of those with access via TWL. Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 16:10, 25 January 2021 (UTC)

New Wikipedia Library Collections Available Now (February 2021)Edit

Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL owl says sign up today!

The Wikipedia Library is announcing new free, full-access, accounts to reliable sources as part of our research access program. You can sign up to access research materials on the Library Card platform:

  • Taxmann – Taxation and law database
  • PNAS – Official journal of the National Academy of Sciences
  • EBSCO – New Arabic and Spanish language databases added

We have a wide array of other collections available, and a significant number now no longer require individual applications to access! Read more in our blog post.

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects!

This message was delivered via the Global Mass Message tool to The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List.

--12:57, 1 February 2021 (UTC)

High BeamEdit

Although I should have access, I can't open the High Beam collection. If I click on the big blue "Go to site" button, I am redirected to the Questia page, with an announcement that "This product is now discontinued". If I click on the smaller HighBeam link, I am taken to a page with the announcement "Permission denied Sorry; you aren't allowed to do that." RolandR (talk) 14:29, 1 February 2021 (UTC)

@RolandR: Unfortunately Highbeam was discontinued - users were directed towards Questia instead, where the majority of that content had been migrated. Questia has now also been discontinued and everyone who had access was provided an account with Gale. We should remove the Highbeam & Questia collections from folks' libraries to avoid confusion - sorry about that. Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 14:51, 1 February 2021 (UTC)
This is now done, those collections should no longer display in My Library :) Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 17:30, 1 February 2021 (UTC)

List of partnersEdit

Hello. Thanks for making programs like this available. May I suggest adding a link to the "Partners" page on the main page and on the "About" page? The partners page is what I was looking for originally, but I didn't find the partners page until I visited this talk page. Thank you. –Novem Linguae (talk) 16:39, 3 February 2021 (UTC)


Access to Gale no longer seems to be working. When I click on the Access Collection from My Library, I am taken to a Welcome page, which asks me to accept the Terms of Use. If I accept, and click the big blue View Resources button, absolutely nothing happens. No redirect, no spinning icon - nothing. Can you confirm if this is just me, or if there is a problem with the resource. RolandR (talk) 15:39, 9 February 2021 (UTC)

RolandR, did you click on the Terms of Use link before clicking on the big blue button? Nikkimaria (talk) 02:46, 10 February 2021 (UTC)
Yes, I clicked to accept. RolandR (talk) 02:51, 10 February 2021 (UTC)
@RolandR: The interface doesn't make it at all clear, but for the accept button to work you need to have first clicked to open the Terms of Use themselves, then navigate back and click Accept. Gale are (thankfully) planning to remove this requirement soon :) Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 11:52, 10 February 2021 (UTC)

Renewal of a lapsed subscriptionEdit

Hello! I've been on inactive leave for a bit and have come back to find my subscription provided through TWL has expired in the meantime. Is there a way to regain access? SounderBruce 03:27, 17 February 2021 (UTC)

Hi SounderBruce - you can request a renewal by heading over to My Library. Click the 'Individual access' tab and find the entry for You should see a 'Renew' or 'Extend' button which will file that request :) Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 14:14, 18 February 2021 (UTC)
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