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EBSCO Information Services is a major US-based provider of library resources and information services. It manages a wide range of databases covering all subject areas. For more information see its website.

EBSCO's partnership with The Wikipedia Library includes one-year access to the following resources:


  • You have an account that is a minimum of 6 months old
  • You have a minimum of 500 edits to the encyclopedia
  • You do not already have access to this resource through another library or institution
  • You have made at least 10 edits to Wikimedia projects in the last month
  • You are not currently blocked from editing Wikipedia

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 EBSCO website they are accessing and with the EBSCO user agreement.

Approved editors will not

  • Share their account logins or passwords with others, or sell their access to other parties
  • Mass scrape or mass download EBSCO 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 EBSCO content for any purpose not specifically outlined above

Private and confidential information


External video
Academic Search Complete tutorial from Gonzaga University
  • Editors should always provide original citation information in addition to linking to EBSCO resources.
  • Editors should not provide bare links to restricted EBSCO pages
  • Note (subscription required) in the citation, where appropriate
  • Respect the copyright of EBSCO, in accordance with Wikipedia's copyright policy and their terms of use
  • Make efforts to provide full citation information in line with the citation examples provided below, or with the examples provided by EBSCO, where possible
Note that citation styles vary by article, and using every parameter in the example is not a requirement of access; editors can use the style most appropriate to the articles or projects they are working on.


{{Cite journal|url = |title=Honeywell Acquires GEM|last = Mather|first = Lee|date = December 2004|journal = Advanced Packaging|accessdate = 7 October 2014|doi = |pmid = |volume = 13|issue = 12|page = 10}} {{subscription needed|via=[ EBSCO]'s Academic Search Complete}}
  • Mather, Lee (December 2004). "Honeywell Acquires GEM". Advanced Packaging. 13 (12): 10. Retrieved 7 October 2014.  – via EBSCO's Academic Search Complete (subscription required)

Further participation[edit]

You can help The Wikipedia Library share this partnership:

  • Add {{Wikipedia:EBSCO/Userbox}} to your user boxes. This helps us share our project with other experienced users.
EBSCOThis user has access to EBSCO resources through The Wikipedia Library.


Applications are currently made via The Wikipedia Library Card platform. To apply for a library card, please click the "Apply for access" button at the top of this page.