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The International Monetary Fund is an international US-based organization of 188 countries focused on international trade, financial stability, and economic growth. For more information see its website.

The IMF eLibrary provides access to IMF publications, including periodicals, studies, ebooks, and statistical tools. This partnership will provide up to 50 editors free access to the IMF eLibrary for one year.


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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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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 book|editor=Parry, Ian|title=Implementing a US Carbon Tax|publisher=International Monetary Fund|year=2015|isbn=978-1-138-82536-9|doi=10.5089/9781138825369.071}} {{subscription needed|via=IMF eLibrary}}

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  1. BeenAroundAWhile (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I am interested in the history of the International Labor Office and intend to use this library to find WP:Reliable sources in order to make the current Wikipedia article on the organization more balanced. Much of the article seems to have been written by the ILO public-relations staff. As side note, I did most of the first edits to Commissions of the Danube River and Internationalization of the Danube River, as well as some other articles on the history of the Danube River. Also, I have done a great deal of work on List of districts and neighborhoods of Los Angeles (beginning many articles from scratch via research in the Los Angeles Public Library) I've also done many biographical articles stemming from the master lists at Los Angeles City Council. I would also use access to this library for other WP articles that might be written or improved. Yours sincerely, BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 21:39, 24 September 2015 (UTC)
    @BeenAroundAWhile: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. -- haminoon (talk) 02:46, 11 October 2015 (UTC)
    Pending Still waiting for sign up to be completed. -- haminoon (talk) 02:33, 3 January 2016 (UTC)
  2. Neo139 (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I am interested in charts. I upload charts like this one or this one. Mainly on economics articles, but not necessarily. The difficult part of charts is gathering the data first. And I think this e-library will help on that. Yours sincerely, --Neo139 (talk) 11:06, 11 March 2016 (UTC)
    @Neo139: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. -- haminoon (talk) 06:57, 12 March 2016 (UTC)
  3. Zach Vega (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I have just completed work on the list of countries by GDP and want to begin working on articles on historical economic events such as the Depression of 1920–21 and the 1997 Asian financial crisis, both of which the IMF likely has substantive accounts and data on. Zach Vega (talk to me) 03:10, 2 June 2016 (UTC)
    @Zach Vega: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. -- haminoon (talk) 06:56, 2 June 2016 (UTC)
  4. Lourdes (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I have created 26 articles, including 4 GAs and 5 DYKs and working on Featured Content now. This would be really helpful in researching. Lourdes 01:48, 31 August 2016 (UTC)
    @Lourdes: Approved Please check your email. -- haminoon (talk) 10:12, 11 September 2016 (UTC)
  5. InformationvsInjustice (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I have been contributing more recently as part of a decision to increase my involvement in the community and improve content wherever I can. I have been focusing on antiquity, however I am certain I could make good use of the IMF's publications. As an example of my content, please see my recent revision of the Romulus and Remus article and the creation of a separate Romulus article. I have a J.D., and strong research and writing skills. Informata ob Iniquitatum (talk) 05:51, 30 November 2016 (UTC)
    @InformationvsInjustice: Approved Please check your email. -- haminoon (talk) 09:31, 1 January 2017 (UTC)


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