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Newspapers.com is a newspaper database in the family of companies associated with Ancestry.com. Their database includes more than 73 million pages from 3,000-plus newspapers, mostly local United States papers with some Canadian and elsewhere. (Lists: https://www.newspapers.com/papers/ and https://www.newspapers.com/browse/). It is particularly suited for Wikipedia content about the 18th, 19th and the first ​34 of the 20th century in the United States and global topics affecting the United States. The collection includes some major newspapers for limited periods (i.e., 50 years of the New York Times), but mostly consists of regional papers from the 1700s onward. Very few titles go beyond the late 1980s. Free accounts through the Wikipedia Library now do include access to Newspapers.com Publisher Extra content.

As part of a pilot program with Wikipedia Library, they generously offered the use of 100 accounts to their database of American newspapers. Due to the success of the program and the large number of requests from users, they have since increased the number of accounts available to 400.

Requirements[edit]

  • 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

Expectations[edit]

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;

Approved editors will not

  • Share their account logins or passwords with others, or sell their access to other parties
  • Mass scrape or mass download Newspapers.com 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.
  • Violate any terms and conditions which appear on the particular pages of the Newspapers.com website they are accessing.

Private and confidential information

Citation[edit]

External video
Newspapers.com search tutorial
  • Editors should always provide original citation information in addition to linking to Newspapers.com resources.
  • Editors should not provide bare links to restricted Newspapers.com pages
  • Note (subscription required) in the citation, where appropriate
  • Respect the copyright of Newspapers.com, 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 Newspapers.com, 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.

Example

<ref> {{cite news|title=Obituary Notes: Charles Wingate |url=https://www.newspapers.com/clip/141558/the_new_york_timesnew_york_new/|newspaper=The New York Times|date=September 2, 1909|page=9|via = [[Newspapers.com]]|accessdate = July 21, 2014 }} {{free access}}</ref>

Further participation[edit]

You can help The Wikipedia Library share this partnership:

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

Using the "Clipping" function[edit]

Both Newspapers.com and The Wikipedia Library would prefer that articles citing Newspapers.com link to clippings. Clippings allow Newspapers.com subscriber-editors to identify particular articles, extract them from the original full sheet newspaper and share them through unique URLs. Thus readers who click on a Newspapers.com Clipping link will be able to access that particular article, and the full page of the paper if they come from the clipping, without needing to subscribe to Newspapers.com. Clippings can be deleted by the user who created the clipping, but otherwise remain permanently open access, even when user accounts expire. For more information about how to use clippings, follow this link.

Approved[edit]

MOVED TO:
Signups for this partner have been moved to the new centralised Library Card platform.
The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

This section is for approved accounts for coordination purposes. If you would like to apply for access, please do so at the apply section below. /Archive

Apply[edit]

Add yourself at the bottom of the list with a line starting with #{{user8|USERNAME|Project=code}} (e.g. {{user8|Example|Project=en}}) followed by an explanation of why you believe the access would be beneficial to you. It is a good idea to include in your application text: your depth of experience with Wikipedia and other WM projects, your editing areas benefited by access to Newspapers.com, and examples of your commitment to content creation. See also /Not accepted

  1. Hmlarson (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) This would be very useful for finding older references for the work I do related to women's sports. Thank you. Hmlarson (talk) 16:58, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
    Approved. Expect an email to a Google Form soon. --Cameron11598 (Talk) 22:50, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
    Crystal Clear app clock-orange.svg In progress. --Cameron11598 (Talk) 17:06, 29 May 2017 (UTC)
    @Hmlarson:  Done --Cameron11598 (Talk) 20:02, 3 June 2017 (UTC)
    Thanks Cameron11598 - I didn't receive access info and when I login with wiki email address, it is a basic subscription (can't see actual articles unless I upgrade). Hmlarson (talk) 03:51, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
    @Hmlarson: Can you verify you aren't trying to access "Publisher Extra" content. That content is not included with our Wikipedia Library accounts. --Cameron11598 (Talk) 19:34, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
    I've tried 7-10 results for a basic "Mis Hamm" search and each one I click on gives the following: http://imgur.com/a/jvxNu Is there a way to filter results to "Basic" only? Hmlarson (talk) 23:24, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
    @Hmlarson: I'm not sure as I don't have access to the database myself. --Cameron11598 (Talk) 05:08, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
  2. Jellyman (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I have been active on Wikipedia sonce 2005, with over 17,000 edits. I would use access to improve sports articles, association football in particular. Jellyman (talk) 18:28, 7 May 2017 (UTC)
    Approved. Expect an email to a Google Form soon. --Cameron11598 (Talk) 22:51, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
    Symbol wait.svg On hold. @Jellyman: please respond to the email. ON hold pening response. --Cameron11598 (Talk) 17:08, 29 May 2017 (UTC)
  3. Schmausschmaus (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) 8 yrs on English wikipedia, 416 articles created, 8,123 edits. I frequently write historical articles; newspapers are often the best primary sources. Newspapers.com would be a big help.Schmausschmaus (talk) 19:49, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
    Symbol wait.svg On hold. Email not enabled, please enable e-mail and notify here. --Cameron11598 (Talk) 22:57, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
    @Schmausschmaus: Approved. Expect an email to a Google Form soon. --Cameron11598 (Talk) 17:16, 28 June 2017 (UTC)
  4. Mark Schierbecker (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I've been using newspapers.com free OCR to source Rock Hill, Missouri which I am seeking to bring up to GA status. A subscription would be very useful, particularly since the Post-Dispatch's archives only go back to the mid 2000s. I have also been given HighBeam access this year, which I've been using. Mark Schierbecker (talk) 13:52, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
    @Mark Schierbecker: Approved. Expect an email to a Google Form soon. --Cameron11598 (Talk) 17:16, 28 June 2017 (UTC)
  5. DESiegel (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email)) I frequently attempt to add sources to articles and drafts in an attempt to help establish their notability, to support statements already in the articles, and to expand and improve articles. A subscription would be very helpful in these processes. i am very careful with providing full citations, and would of course respect the terms of use. I have been active here for ove 10 years, and have over 35,000 edits. DES (talk)DESiegel Contribs 22:38, 9 July 2017 (UTC)
    @DESiegel: Not approved. Applications are currently closed per the notice at the top of the page--Cameron11598 (Talk) 23:19, 9 July 2017 (UTC)

Account renewal[edit]

This section is for users who already have accounts and who wish a one-year renewal. Account holders will be contacted about one month before their accounts are due to expire. If you want to renew your account, please add your username at the bottom of the list in this format: #{{user8|USERNAME|Project=code}} (e.g., {{user8|Example|Project=en}})

  1. Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I went to use my account today and it appears to have been expired. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 14:57, 15 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. Megalibrarygirl (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) looks like I need a renewal. Thanks! Megalibrarygirl (talk) 22:43, 17 May 2017 (UTC)
    Approved. Expect an email to a Google Form soon. --Cameron11598 (Talk) 23:15, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
    Symbol wait.svg On hold. @Megalibrarygirl: please respond to the google doc. On hold pending response. --Cameron11598 (Talk) 17:11, 29 May 2017 (UTC)
    @Cameron11598: I just saw it and sent the Google form in. :) Megalibrarygirl (talk) 17:53, 30 May 2017 (UTC)
@Cameron11598: I just wanted to make sure you received the form. If not, I'll fill it out again! Thanks! :) Megalibrarygirl (talk) 18:20, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
@Cameron11598: Hi! any word on when I will be renewed? Thanks! Megalibrarygirl (talk) 17:02, 27 June 2017 (UTC)
@Megalibrarygir:  Done --Cameron11598 (Talk) 16:59, 28 June 2017 (UTC)
@Megalibrarygirl: Re-ping --Cameron11598 (Talk) 17:00, 28 June 2017 (UTC)
Thank you, Cameron11598! Megalibrarygirl (talk) 17:13, 28 June 2017 (UTC)
  1. ceyockey (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Thank you for renewing my account. This is an invaluable resource for historical information on companies and people, the primary use to which I put it. --User:Ceyockey (talk to me) 23:03, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
    Approved. Expect an email to a Google Form soon. --Cameron11598 (Talk) 17:11, 29 May 2017 (UTC)
    @Ceyockey:  Done --Cameron11598 (Talk) 16:59, 28 June 2017 (UTC)
  2. Valfontis (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I'm not super active of late but access would, when inspiration strikes, facilitate my work on topics of regional interest as Newspapers.com has great coverage of my area. (#136). Valfontis (talk) 04:05, 3 June 2017 (UTC)
    Here is a recent example of an article in which I used a Newspapers.com clipping (via a free 7-day trial subscription) for info that doesn't have many sources via the usual free online sources. Valfontis (talk) 21:16, 3 June 2017 (UTC)
    Approved. Expect an email to a Google Form soon. --Cameron11598 (Talk) 02:26, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
    @Valfontis:  Done --Cameron11598 (Talk) 16:59, 28 June 2017 (UTC)
  3. MisterCake (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) My access seems to have expired. Newspapers.com access provides much help in research on topics such as sports history, where most of the information comes from sportswriters. Cake (talk) 05:39, 3 June 2017 (UTC)
    Approved. Expect an email to a Google Form soon. --Cameron11598 (Talk) 02:26, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
  4. dmoore5556 (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) 8 months on Wikipedia, 100+ pages created, 3000+ edits. I create or update various articles related to sports (college football bowl games, baseball), politics (US ambassadors to Ireland), and some Norman Rockwell paintings. I have used Newspapers.com quite often via a personal account, creating numerous clippings used in citations. But I am not renewing my subscription, and I would like to continue to have access to this great resources. Thank you for the consideration. Dmoore5556 (talk) 02:39, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
    @Dmoore5556: I don't show you having an account through the Wikipedia Library for Newspapers.com. Can you confirm you are asking for a renewal? --Cameron11598 (Talk) 19:36, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
    @Cameron11598: It's my confusion, sorry – I have a personal account that I'm not renewing; I'd like to get (new) access through this program, if possible please. Thanks. Dmoore5556 (talk) 21:34, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
    Approved. Expect an email to a Google Form soon. --Cameron11598 (Talk) 19:11, 23 June 2017 (UTC)
  5. sadads (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Its been a while since I used it, but planning to write some local history content.Sadads (talk) 00:25, 5 June 2017 (UTC)
    Approved. Expect an email to a Google Form soon. --Cameron11598 (Talk) 19:11, 23 June 2017 (UTC)
  6. Miyagawa (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Requesting renewal, mine lapsed a while back but I'd forgotten to check to see if it was still available until now! I'd found it really useful, specifically for 1960s reviews of Star Trek episodes. Miyagawa (talk) 20:34, 5 June 2017 (UTC)
    Approved. Expect an email to a Google Form soon. --Cameron11598 (Talk) 19:11, 23 June 2017 (UTC)
  7. GDuwen (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Requesting renewal. After a few months off of Wikipedia due to work, I didn't realize my subscription to the tool expired. I mostly write about pop culture of the 20th century in the United States, therefore I found the tool to be extremely useful to research local newspapers. (Good examples where Newspapers.com really helped me to add interesting facts include Death of Gram Parsons and Hud (1963 film)) I'm back working offline in a major expansion of an article, and would be more than thankful to be again considered to have access to the tool.--GDuwenTell me! 18:32, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
    Approved. Expect an email to a Google Form soon. --Cameron11598 (Talk) 19:11, 23 June 2017 (UTC)
  8. zeng8r (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I finally have time to edit, but it looks like my sub is up - can I have another, pls? Thx! --Zeng8r (talk) 17:22, 1 July 2017 (UTC)
    Approved. Expect an email to a Google Form soon. --Cameron11598 (Talk) 22:43, 3 July 2017 (UTC)
  9. Leschnei (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) - I can log in but I can't access any articles, so I guess my subscription has expired. I would like to continue to use Newspapers.com for improving dusty articles. Leschnei (talk) 14:16, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
  10. Rlendog (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) - I tried to use my account today and was told it had expired. I would like to renew my subscription to continue improving articles, such as sports and music. Rlendog (talk) 03:26, 12 May 2018 (UTC)
See also /Previous renewals

The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.