Wikipedia:The Wikipedia Library
The Wikipedia Library is an open research hub, a place for active Wikipedia editors to gain access to the vital reliable sources that they need to do their work and to be supported in using those resources to improve the encyclopedia. We aim to make access and use of sources free, easy, collaborative, and efficient.
Request access to sources: Get free access to otherwise paid or subscription resources via the Wikipedia Library Card Platform.
Explore open access: Learn about freely available and licensed resources.
Find or share a source: A resource sharing page where editors can request a source from other editors.
Suggest a database: Point out resources missing from our current collections.
Translate our platform: Make the interface available to other language communities.
Read our newsletter: Read about and stay up to date on our recent and ongoing activities.
Coordinate: Help manage and improve the library.
Build a global branch: Support a Wikipedia Library in another language community.
Partner with TWL
Share open or digital collections: Make library/archival resources available online.
Donate database access: Expand our offerings.
Involve your university: Learn how to engage as a library.
Engage as cultural professionals: Get involved with Wikipedia as a librarian, archivist, or curator.
Ask a reference question: Get help with research.
Learn Wikipedia research basics: Explore how to use Wikipedia to find information.
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