The company was founded in 1807, during the Jefferson presidency. In the early years, Wiley was best known for the works of Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, and other 19th century American literary giants. By the turn of the century, Wiley was established as a leading publisher of scientific and technical information.

Wiley is a global publisher of print and electronic products, specializing in scientific, technical, and medical books and journals; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and textbooks and other educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students as well as lifelong learners. Wiley publishes in a variety of formats.

In 2007 Wiley completed an acquisition of the outstanding shares of the U.K.-based Blackwell Publishing (Holdings) Ltd., one of the world’s foremost academic and professional publishers, making it the largest acquisition in the company’s history. Blackwell’s publishing program has been merged with Wiley’s global scientific, technical, and medical business to form what is now called Scientific, Technical, Medical, and Scholarly, also known as Wiley-Blackwell, the largest of Wiley’s three core businesses. The combined business publishes approximately 1,400 scholarly peer-reviewed journals as well as an extensive collection of books with global appeal

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Wiley Online Library

Wiley Online Library features 1500 journals, almost 10,000 books, and hundreds of multi-volume reference works, databases, and other resources.