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Interested in us investigating a partnership with a particular publisher or resource? Add the following to the list below:

Publication or database name, publisher, website link, language(s) of content, how much community demand, Username suggesting


  • Is there any chance that a partnership with the digital library HathiThrust is possible? https://www.hathitrust.org/. Mainly english, but several europeans languages as well, huge database of books, maybe not have an acces to everything but at least to the Public domain content. Thanks for the answer. --Chome36 (talk) 06:18, 30 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  • To have a partnership account (for Public domain content) would be very helpfull. The possibility to download pdf (of Public domain content) would make research much more easy. Greetings --Konrad Stein (talk) 19:32, 1 November 2016 (UTC)[reply]
@Chome36 and Konrad Stein: Could you clarify what an account would enable you to access? It looks like the majority of their content isn't hidden behind that login. Would it just be the ability to download pdfs? Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 12:28, 13 July 2017 (UTC)[reply]
Well, first of all it would enable you to download books (which are in public domain) as a whole. With other means (HathiHelper) it can take days until you can receive a volume. So, its about "the ability to download pdfs". If you want to check and report the content of a volume (e.g.) of a periodical it drives you crazy to display it page by page. --Konrad Stein (talk) 15:27, 13 July 2017 (UTC)[reply]
Right, that makes sense. I'll enquire. Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 09:47, 14 July 2017 (UTC)[reply]

British Museum of Natural History


All Editions of British Museum of Natural History! Yahadzija (talk) 07:48, 18 June 2015 (UTC)[reply]

The Journal of Homosexuality


The Journal of Homosexuality would be extremely useful for our work at WikiProject LGBT Studies. It is published by Taylor & Francis, but the current agreement with the Wikipedia Library does not give us access to this journal, as far as I can tell.Zigzig20s (talk) 19:27, 30 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]

@Zigzig20s: There are some ongoing discussions with T&F about expanding the collection, I'll see what I can do :) Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 19:47, 31 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]



ACM publications including Communications, IEEE publications IBM Systems Journal and Journal of Research and Development —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Peter Flass (talk) 16:21, 10 July 2017 (UTC)[reply]

JN Reader


You all might have info on the JN Reader already, but I could not find it when I searched. JN = JAMA Network; JAMA = Journals of the American Medical Association.

It is not Open Access, but it is a way to read--and save--current articles published in 12 leading medical journals.

Here's some basic info from their home page:

The JN Reader gives you free, instant access to the research, reviews, and Viewpoints in all 12 JAMA Network journals. It works on virtually any device—phone, tablet, or desktop

What journals are included in the Reader?

The JAMA Network includes JAMA and 11 specialty journals: JAMA Cardiology, JAMA Dermatology, JAMA Psychiatry, JAMA Internal Medicine, JAMA Neurology, JAMA Oncology, JAMA Ophthalmology, JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery, JAMA Pediatrics, JAMA Surgery, and JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

Do I need to create an account with the AMA to access the Reader?

Yes, registration is required to unlock free access to content from across the 12 JAMA Network journals.

How do I save an issue for offline reading?

To store content offline,

(1) Open the Reader and navigate to any issue Table of Contents

(2) Click the button "Add to Offline Library” button which appears beneath the issue cover image on the Table of Contents.

(3) This will open up a dialogue box that tells you as each article in the issue downloads. Wait for the download to complete.

What happens to issues I've stored offline that fall outside the 4 week or 1 year access window?

Nothing! Once you download an issue for offline reader, you may continue to read the issue offline even if it falls outside your access window. Once you choose to delete an offline issue, you will not be able to download it again after your access expires.

How do I get PDFs of the articles?

Article PDFs are not available within The JN Reader, which delivers a free online & offline reading experience.