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De Gruyter is a scholarly publisher specializing in academic literature in a variety of subject areas. Accounts can access all of the electronic resources available through De Gruyter Online, which include ebooks and journals in arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, theology/religion, medicine, mathematics, law and general reference. Their offerings include resources in English, German, and several other languages. All initial accounts will be issued for a full year.


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<ref> {{cite book |chapter=Indira Gandhi |title=Makers of Modern Asia |year=2014|editor=Guha, Ramachandra|author=Raghavan, Srinath|url=|isbn=9780674735781|publisher=Harvard University Press| via = [[De Gruyter]]|url-access=subscription }}</ref>
  • Raghavan, Srinath (2014). "Indira Gandhi". In Guha, Ramachandra (ed.). Makers of Modern Asia. ISBN 9780674735781 – via De Gruyter.


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  1. Ubiquity (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Active contributor in a variety of subjects; more than 20,000 edits over the last decade. Approved
  2. The Discoverer (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Approved
  3. Jfhutson (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Approved
  4. Hnaluru (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I have been an active user and contributor of Wikipedia for more than a decade and as I started inching towards more content development, I began to look at sources, De Gruyter offers to provide such a platform and I am keen to be a part of this library. My interests include India, Archaeology, History, Science and Politics. Thanks for considering. Hnaluru (talk) 18:11, 1 September 2016 (UTC) Approved
  5. YohanN7 (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I am an experienced editor focusing on mathematics and physics, with fair access to journals and textbooks. I used to have access to the De Gruyter's physics and mathematics related material (via Wikipedia), but my privileges seem to have expired (user id still there). I'd be very happy if they could be renewed. YohanN7 (talk) 08:22, 19 October 2016 (UTC) I will look into that. Sorry for the incoveniance.--Saehrimnir (talk) 08:22, 21 December 2016 (UTC) Oh, nothing has gone wrong, it is just that a year (more) has passed. YohanN7 (talk) 08:49, 21 December 2016 (UTC) Approved
  6. Banjo (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) 59k+ edits and Sysop at gl.wikipedia. Other than admin dutires, I focus my work both in translations/adaptations and improvement of GA/FA to galician wiki and improving already created content and article referencing in galician wiki. Lately focused on history related articles, but I usually work on a vast array of topics. Access to these resources would be really helpful in these tasks and in improving the general referencing of articles. Banjo (talk) 19:52, 20 October 2016 (UTC) Approved
  7. InformationvsInjustice (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Approved
  8. Daniele.tampieri (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I have been already granted access to De Gruyter's physics and mathematics related material via Wikipedia Library in 2015, and got renewed by token in 2016. From the first of February my access rights expired, as expected, and I'd like to be granted again the access to such an important and complete resource. Best Regards, Daniele.tampieri (talk) 16:33, 5 March 2017 (UTC) Approved
  9. DR (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Same for me. Granted 2015, renewed 2016, expired now. According to de:Wikipedia Diskussion:De Gruyter#Verlängerung des Zuganges it shoud be a general problem. --DR (talk) 12:24, 13 March 2017 (UTC) Approved
  10. ca$e (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) My token expired. Unfortunately, on DE.WP the process seems to be delayed, thus my application here. I am mostly active on DE.WP in areas of philosophy and religious studies with >40k edits. Thanks in advance, Ca$e (talk) 08:38, 20 March 2017 (UTC) Approved
  11. Kober (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Since 2004, I have made nearly 40,000 edits on English Wikipedia and created more than 1,400 new articles, mostly pertaining to geography, culture, and history of the Caucasus, Middle East, and Eastern Europe. The titles offered by De Gruyter such as this and this are on my top 10 "most wanted" list.--KoberTalk 20:03, 9 April 2017 (UTC) Approved
  12. Froaringus (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) As others, I was granted access in 2015 and was renewed in 2016. While responsibilities don't let me be as active as I was in the past, I would certainly like to be granted access again. Thanks in advance.--Froaringus (talk) 19:26, 7 May 2017 (UTC) Approved
  13. Eperoton (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I'm an active editor working primarily in the area of Islamic studies. The De Gruyter subscription has been useful and it has expired. I'd like to renew it. Thanks. Eperoton (talk) 01:10, 16 June 2017 (UTC) Approved
  14. Jfblanc (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I'm an active editor working primarily in the area of history and romance linguistics (Occitania & Occitan, Occitan, French, English wikipedias). My De Gruyter subscription hasexpired. I would like to renew it. Thanks in advance. --— J. F. B. (me´n parlar) 09:50, 31 August 2017 (UTC) Approved
  15. Zunkir (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Active editor on French Wikipedia, writing mostly about Ancient History. De Gruyter offers a lot of articles relating to this period. Thanks. Zunkir (talk) 21:43, 8 October 2017 (UTC) Approved
  16. Justlettersandnumbers (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I previously had access to this and found it useful. I've hesitated to ask for renewal because I thought my use of it had not been very extensive. Now I see that there are plenty of accounts, so I would like to ask for one. Thank you to all who have helped to make this possible! Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 13:21, 19 October 2017 (UTC) Approved
  17. KarlV (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) This would facilitate the many times I have to check literature in German DE to verify the information in historical articles and validate the correctness! Approved
  18. Seraphim System (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) This database has some excellent theology resources that would help me improve Christianity related articles Seraphim System (talk) 14:07, 30 December 2017 (UTC) Approved
  19. Iselilja (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I edit in a variety of humanities/society articles and know this base has a lot of valuable sources. I had a De Gruyter subscription previously, and unfortunately cut back on editing soon after that, but now I am back editing and I really miss access to more sources. Iselilja (talk) 19:17, 4 February 2018 (UTC) Approved
  20. Gazal world (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I am a regular contributor on Wikipedia:WikiProject Resource Exchange. This access will help me to perform well on WP:RX. It also help me in citation and in cross verification. Thanks.Gazal world (talk) 19:48, 16 July 2018 (UTC) Approved
  21. Dmartyn80 (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I am main author of 73 feautered articles, include 15 this year. --Dmartyn80 (talk) 15:06, 18 December 2018 (UTC) Approved
  22. Kober (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I've been editing Wikipedia since 2004. The De Gruyter database has a lot of quality sources which I would like to use to contribute to the topics of my interest — Georgia, the Caucasus, and Middle East.--KoberTalk 15:58, 27 January 2019 (UTC) Approved
  23. Winged Blades of Godric (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email)-- Taking several articles to GA; esp in the domain of India-Pakistan stuff or terrorism. WBGconverse 05:35, 21 March 2019 (UTC) Approved
  24. kmorozov (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I have plans to continue work on FA's & GA's in ru-wiki, and De Gruyter's books are essential. kmorozov (talk) 17:55, 17 December 2019 (UTC) Approved
  25. Huji (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I have used WP:Questia to create GAs and FAs on fawiki about Persian music. One of the key references I need is only available on De Gruyter, so I would be grateful if you would give me access. hujiTALK 21:21, 31 December 2019 (UTC) Approved
  26. Krakkos (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I'm a content creator at articles related to history, linguistics and archaeology. De Gruyter has many high quality books and journals in those fields. Krakkos (talk) 21:22, 1 April 2020 (UTC) Approved
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