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Keesing's was founded in 1931 with the intention of creating a lasting archive of original, accurate, and objective articles on the world's political, social, and economic events." The team of writers and editors based in Cambridge, UK create concise, clear articles published every month that provide readers with a digestible, detailed summary of global news. Keesings is donating 25 accounts to Wikipedia editors.


  • You have an account that is a minimum of 12 months old
  • You have a minimum of 1000 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


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  • 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 Keesings 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 Keesings website they are accessing.

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


<ref>{{cite journal|title=Successful Coup Against Patasse|journal=Keesing's Record of World Events|date=March 2003|volume=49|issue=3|pages=45276|url=|subscription=yes}}</ref>

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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.

  1. Graemp (talk · contribs) access to Keasing's older UK political content will help me to improve the edits I make in this subject area.Graemp (talk) 19:35, 15 January 2017 (UTC)
    @Graemp: If you're still interested, please go here to apply for access. Nikkimaria (talk) 13:46, 15 July 2017 (UTC)

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.