The Wikipedia Library/Databases

The Wikipedia Library

We get you free access to high quality paywalled research databases

Access is now provided through a central tool - The Wikipedia Library.

We contact publishers and receive full, free database access donations for Wikipedia editors to use to improve articles. These partnerships are available to all global editors.

All global editors can receive access if they meet these criteria:

  • They have at least a 6-month-old account[note 1]
  • They have made at least 500 edits to Wikimedia projects
  • They have made at least 10 edits in the past 30 days
  • They are not currently blocked (exceptions can be granted)

Do you have an idea for a database we should have, in any language? Suggest it!.


  1. Originally our requirements included 1 year and 1000 edits; we have now transitioned all agreements to 6 months, 500 edits. All new partnerships should include this rate.