The Wikipedia Library/Newsletter/November-December 2022

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Issue 54, November–December 2022

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In this issue we highlight new partnerships, 1Lib1Ref, a spotlight on a search feature, and, as always, a roundup of news and community items related to libraries and digital knowledge.

New partners[edit]

The Wikipedia Library is announcing free, full-access, access to new partners:

  • British Newspaper Archive: digitized archives of British and Irish newspapers.
  • Findmypast: searchable records of census, directory and historical record information.
  • University of Michigan Press: peer-reviewed books with a focus on political science, performing arts, American studies, classical and medieval studies, and Asian studies.
  • ACLS: books selected by scholars from the American Council of Learned Societies as foundational to studying the humanities and social sciences.
  • Duke University Press: ebooks and journals primarily in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.

See all available partners to which you can apply at the "Available collections" tab of your My Collections page.


Mark your calendars: the 2023 1Lib1Ref campaign kicks off on 15 January!

Twice per year, #1Lib1Ref — one librarian, one reference — calls on librarians around the world, and anyone who has a passion for free knowledge, to add missing references to articles on Wikipedia. Visit the campaign page to learn more about how to participate.

Spotlight: EDS Refine Results[edit]

The Library Card platform uses a search tool called EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) to provide a single search bar for many library resources. By default it uses a broad approach to search to get you as many results as possible, but if you're getting too many you can use the built-in Refine Results filters to narrow it down.

Once you've done a search, you will see the Refine Results bar. It appears in the left-hand column on desktop view; if you're on mobile it is in a menu accessible by clicking the arrow on the left-hand side of the screen. You can narrow your search by limiting to a specific format, such as a book versus a magazine article; setting a specific publication date range; or removing the "expanders" which automatically extend your search to related words and subjects.

Bytes in brief[edit]

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