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Bloomsbury Publishing is a British publisher of a wide range of databases and resources.

Through this partnership you can get access to Who's Who and Who Was Who, Drama Online, Berg Fashion Library, and Whitaker's.


  • 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


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 Bloomsbury 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 Bloomsbury website they are accessing.
  • Display individual excerpts of content greater than 250 words or 10% of a document, whichever is less.

Private and confidential information


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

Further participation[edit]

You can help The Wikipedia Library share this partnership:

  • Add {{Wikipedia:Bloomsbury/Userbox}} to your user boxes. This helps us share our project with other experienced users.
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