Wikipedia talk:The Wikipedia Library
Would one of the coordinators be kind enough to process my renewal application for newspapers.com? I only realized it had run out when I needed it. Many thanks, SarahSV (talk) 23:25, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
Approved by TWL on 29 March. Awaiting processing. SarahSV (talk) 04:46, 29 March 2021 (UTC); edited 05:08, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
Access restored 3 April. Many thanks, Netoholic. SarahSV (talk) 19:30, 3 April 2021 (UTC)
I'm supposed to have access to this resource (thanks to all concerned!). It shows up as "individual access" on my Library Card page; I follow the "Go to site" link and sign in. I can search, but whatever search result I try to access I just get a pop-up advertisement that reads "You need a Publisher Extra Subscription to view this page – Start a 7-Day Free Trial". Is that all that I'm supposed to be able to do? Thanks, Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 10:56, 22 April 2021 (UTC)
Hi there -- I don't work on this resource specifically but I do use my Newspapers.com Wikipedia account and, no, this isn't all you should be able to do. You may need to do a hard refresh of the page to make sure your browser hasn't cached your unlogged in status. So as an example if I go to newspapers.com as a logged in user I see my icon in the upper corner and it says SUBSCRIBER under my icon. If I go to my account details page, I see my plan as Complimentary Publisher Extra — Annual and it shows when the plan ends. So that should be the kind of subscription you have as well. I will note that sometimes it takes a day or two for a subscription that you get through the library here to actually be active, so you might want to give it 24 hours and still see if you're seeing the same thing. Jessamyn (talk) 00:34, 24 April 2021 (UTC)
Update/shameless plug of WP:UPSD, a script to detect unreliable sources
It's been about 14 months since this script was created, and since its inception it became one of the most imported scripts (currently #54, with 286+ adopters).
Since last year, it's been significantly expanded to cover more bad sources, and is more useful than ever, so I figured it would be a good time to bring up the script up again. This way others who might not know about it can take a look and try it for themselves. I would highly recommend that anyone doing citation work, who writes/expands articles, or does bad-sourcing/BLP cleanup work installs the script.
The idea is that it takes something like
John Smith "Article of things" Deprecated.com. Accessed 2020-02-14. (John Smith "[https://www.deprecated.com/article Article of things]" ''Deprecated.com''. Accessed 2020-02-14.)
and turns it into something like
John Smith "Article of things" Deprecated.com. Accessed 2020-02-14.
It will work on a variety of links, including those from {{cite web}}, {{cite journal}} and {{doi}}.
Details and instructions are available at User:Headbomb/unreliable​. Questions, comments and requests can be made at User talk:Headbomb/unreliable​. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 13:15, 25 April 2021 (UTC)
How to get access using my Wikipedia account to a document found in a collection web page without searching again.
For example, I want to get this document in a regular JSTOR page. If possible I wish to avoid going to this Wikipedia page and search again for the document. I tried to use the link that says "Log in through your library", but it says
Although Wikipedia participates in JSTOR, they have not provided us with a way for you to log in remotely. Check your library’s website for access info or contact your librarian who manages JSTOR for your institution.
Dominic Mayers (talk) 21:36, 29 April 2021 (UTC)
@Dominic Mayers II: This is possible, it just isn't very intuitive :) You can put https://wikipedialibrary.idm.oclc.org/login?auth=production&url= before any URL to access it through the library. In this case, this should get you where you want to go. Sam Walton (talk) 21:45, 29 April 2021 (UTC)
It works ! Anyone made a script to automate this? I imagine that this script will be activated by a bookmark and by clicking on it you get to the page with the code before the URL of the current page. I checked and it seems technically possible with a bookmarklet. Dominic Mayers (talk) 21:51, 29 April 2021 (UTC)
I created it. It is very easy. Tested in Firefox, but should work in any browser. Create a bookmark in your browser. In Firefox, you can right click on the bookmark toolbar and select "New Bookmark". Enter the name you want for the bookmark in the name field, for example, "WikipediaLibrary". In the location field, simply enters this code
. That's it. When you are in a JSTOR page (or in another page to which you have library access), simply click on the bookmark. Dominic Mayers (talk) 22:38, 29 April 2021 (UTC)
I'm confused by this, doesn't your Wikipedia Library login to JSTOR just allow you to access this document directly, or do you have a different sort of access to JSTOR? I believe mine is through the Wikipedia Library and I just stay logged in and can access articles directly. Jessamyn (talk) 03:25, 30 April 2021 (UTC)
@Jessamyn: The above relates to JSTOR access via the library proxy, not the old individual logins. I don't know if those are still active - I take it they are in your case - but the only way new library users can access JSTOR is via the proxy. Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 08:24, 30 April 2021 (UTC)
I just tried my bookmarklet with De Gruyter and it worked. So, perhaps it works for all collections and you just referred to the fact that my question was originally about JSTOR. Does it work for all collections? Dominic Mayers (talk) 14:07, 30 April 2021 (UTC)
It works for collections that use proxy, which is a majority but not all. Nikkimaria (talk) 01:54, 1 May 2021 (UTC)
Access details for Nespapers.com
Hello, I have applied for access to Neswpapers.com some time ago and my application was accepted, in the email that I got it said that I can expect to receive access details within a week or two. This was 15 days ago and I still haven't gotten the access details, newspapers.com is located in the individual access part of my library but when I go to the website I can't access it. Best regards, OakMapping (talk) 18:15, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
Is Newspapers.com always this long?
I applied for access seven days ago and just got approved and it's been sent to partner. However, I haven't gotten the "expect to receive access details in a week or two" email yet. Judging by half this talk page being inquiries about Newspapers.com, and a conversation I had with another editor over waiting for approval, are they just busy or are they always like that? Applying for Newspaperarchive.com last month took like a day or two. ToQ100gou (talk) 11:27, 7 May 2021 (UTC)
Project MUSE account
Smmurphy got me set up with ProjectMuse in Nov 2020. The account expires Jan 2022. And he gave me a new password. Murphy has not edited since Feb 2021, and only sparsely before then. I don't remember when I accessed it last, but I logged in today. MUSE lets me in to search through its catalog. And it lets me select the individual books, and tells me I'm logged in. However, if I click on any of the chapters, it tells me I'm not authenticated, and it does not recognize my password. All search results are working like that. Please advise. — Maile (talk) 13:44, 8 May 2021 (UTC)
Return to the project page "The Wikipedia Library".
Last edited on 8 May 2021, at 14:30
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