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Sabinet is an online database of full text South and Southern African journals. It includes coverage of a wide variety of topic areas; much of its content is in English, but there are also publications in various other European and African languages (particularly Afrikaans). For more information see their website.

There are up to 20 one-year accounts available to Wikipedians through this partnership.


  • 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 Sabinet 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 Sabinet website they are accessing.

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  • By applying to the Program, you understand and agree that your name and email address may be shared with representatives of the Wikimedia Foundation, The Wikipedia Library, and Sabinet. Wikipedia Library organizers contracted under the Wikimedia Foundation will abide by the Wikimedia Foundation privacy policy and associated confidentiality agreements. Volunteer representatives of the Wikipedia Library are neither employees nor contractors of the Wikimedia Foundation (or Sabinet), but they have signed confidentiality agreements with the Wikimedia Foundation with regards to the personal information they may handle for the Wikipedia Library.


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  • Editors should always provide original citation information in addition to linking to Sabinet resources.
  • Editors should not provide bare links to restricted Sabinet pages
  • Note (subscription required) in the citation, where appropriate
  • Respect the copyright of Sabinet, in accordance with Wikipedia's copyright policy and their terms of use
  • Cite resources in line with the citation examples provided below or with the examples provided by Sabinet
Note that citation styles vary by article; editors can use the style most appropriate to the articles they are working with so long as the citations are complete.


{{cite journal|last1=Winberg|first1=Christine|last2=Ntloko|first2=Ncedo|last3=Ncubukezi|first3=Tabisa|title='Don't Leave Before You Understand': Supporting Master's Candidates in Business Studies|journal=Critical Studies in Teaching and Learning|date=June 2015|volume=3|issue=1|pages=1–20|doi=10.14426/cristal.v3i1.37|url=}} {{subscription required|via=Sabinet}}

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