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Finding a sourceEdit

Tips for finding a source yourself

Note that sites like Library Genesis (LibGen) and Sci-Hub offer direct, free access to a very large range of publications, but there are legal questions around their use and neither the Wikimedia Foundation nor the Wikipedia community endorses them.

Making a request
  • A request may be an open question or you may ask for a specific journal, article or work
  • All kinds of sources are possible here: newspapers, magazine article, databases, encyclopedias, court decisions, laws, books, etc.
  • We cannot perform full book copy requests due to copyright. Please ask for specific pages that relate to the article(s) you need them for
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  • Provide as much detail as possible: a full citation with author, title, publisher, and date or identifiers like DOI, ISBN, ISSN, PMID, OCLC, etc.
  • Once a request has been fulfilled add the {{Resolved}} template.
  • Filled requests are archived.
  • Requests unfilled after three months will be archived

Fulfilling a requestEdit

  • Anyone may offer advice and fulfill requests.
  • Indicate which part or parts of the request is being handled so others do not duplicate your work.
  • Notify (mention) the requester using {{ping|REQUESTER_USERNAME}}
  • You can:
    • point to a pre-existing electronic document by giving its URL ( http://... )
    • share scans of pages or documents using a file-sharing service, provided it is legal
    • upload out of copyright works to Wikimedia Commons and/ or Wikisource (but be careful that this does not breach your own institution's policies)
    • email a link or plain text to a requester using the Special:EmailUser feature but for attachments, you need to ask them to mail you first so you can reply.

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Reference resourcesEdit

Direct contact
Volunteers who will locate and send articles for you and are willing to be contacted to handle complex queries or answer questions
  • phoebe -- can access most research databases, verify citations, explain journal abbreviations, help with research techniques and interlibrary loan. I can also help you figure out where to get it if I can't get it myself. Please leave a message on my talk page or send wikipedia email.
  • German Wikipedians have access to loads of German, Austrian and Swiss libraries and are often willing to fulfill requests. --Flominator (talk) 13:03, 25 March 2008 (UTC)
  • Someguy1221 (talk) I have access to most english-language scientific journals, as well as JSTOR. Feel free to email me a specific request, and I'll email you back a PDF if I can find one. Someguy1221 (talk) 04:18, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • Doc Taxon, feel free to inquire on this talk page about Your requests. I have access to many databases, mostly free to German National Licenses. But I also consult books, magazines and newspapers for You, to help the Wikipedia growing on. Doc Taxon (talk) 15:39, 9 August 2010 (UTC)
  • Tom Morris (talk) has got JSTOR, plenty of other databases and access to libraries in London including the University of London library. –Tom Morris (talk) 23:09, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
  • Miyagawa I'm a reader at the British Library and am usually in their reading room at least once a month. I also have accept to the Times Archives and most recent British newspapers after the early 90s. Miyagawa (talk) 19:50, 3 October 2011 (UTC)
  • Johnbod I have most of the books listed on my user page (at S. 8 "refs"), mainly on art and art history, and can help with simple requests for information and references, but please be very specific in making requests. Johnbod (talk) 13:46, 20 March 2012 (UTC)
  • OhanaUnited - I have access to JSTOR, Elsevier, and lots of other journals through University of Toronto library. OhanaUnitedTalk page 23:56, 9 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Newyorkadam- I have access to ProQuest, JSTOR, ProQuest Historical Newspapers, Gale - Student Resources, eLibrary, CultureGrams, ABC-CLIO, Britannica Online, Questia, Brain Pop Español, World Book Online, Booklist Online, Brain Pop, PA & Access PA Digital Repository, Atomic Learning, and PA POWER Library! Phew... -Newyorkadam (talk) 00:26, 20 January 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
  • ZellFaze Have access to HighBeam and am willing to check resources my local library has access to (don't have list at the moment as they are only accessible in the library itself). And willing to do some deep Googling as well. Zell Faze (talk) 02:07, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Berganus - Brazilian sources (books, magazines and newspapers). Please leave a message on my talk page in Portuguese Wikipedia. Berganus (talk) 23:55, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Masssly - I have access to HighBeam, PastMasters, JStor and University of Ghana Archives. Just leave a list of what you want on my talk page or you can email me directly. I'm also good at finding references using Google, let me know your area of interest I could be of help.—Sadat (Masssly)TalkCEmail 22:15, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Kingturtle - I have access to most U.S. peer-reviewed journals. Kingturtle = (talk) 14:07, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
  • CFCF 🍌 (email) I have access to a very large number of medical articles and e-books from all around the world and in many languages. I also have full access to a number of physical university libraries. If you need something scanned I will help out best I can but it might take a while. Feel free to mail me!
  • MrLinkinPark333 - I have accounts to and from The Wikipedia Library and Gale from my local library. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 21:42, 10 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Alexmar983 - I have access to all main databases, a network of contact around the world in important research centres such as MIT, CNRS or ESA and I have a good archive of scanned pdfs of scientific books.--Alexmar983 (talk) 05:48, 11 April 2016 (UTC)
  • FourViolas - Harvard's resources: world-class book collection, and pretty good online journal article access. Search here to see if I can help. Willing to scan short selections. Delay may be several days to weeks during busy times of the school year. FourViolas (talk) 13:40, 6 August 2016 (UTC)
  • AFBorchert — I have access to the archives of the New York Times, Irish Times, and The Times. --AFBorchert (talk) 14:53, 16 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Ahecht — I have access to the Miramar Ship Index. --Ahecht (TALK
    ) 14:15, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Buffaboy — I have access to quite a few databases and can make trips to several local libraries if need be. Buffaboy talk 03:04, 23 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Gazal world — I have access to JSTOR, Oxford University Press, Edinburgh University Press, Project MUSE, EBSCO, De Gruyter, ProQuest, Springer Nature, HeinOnline and Economic and Political Weekly. My university library has an extensive collection of India-related books, so I may be able to help with Indian topics related requests --Gazal world (talk) 03:23, 12 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Wugapodes — I have access to most databases and peer-reviewed journals in the United States as well as almost any book held by a university in the Borrow Direct ILL program. Wugapodes [thɑk] [ˈkan.ˌʧɹɪbz] 06:12, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
  • DannyS712 - I have access to a couple of sources, include the New York Times, Oxford University Press, HeinOnline, and JSTOR. --DannyS712 (talk) 11:00, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Bruce1ee — I have Wikipedia Library access to their Library Bundle, plus,, Gale, Project MUSE, Rock's Backpages, RIPM, Springer Nature, BioOne Complete and World Scientific; I also have alma mater library access to a number of databases, including, SpringerLink, Taylor & Francis, Wiley Online Library, SAGE Journals Online, ScienceDirect, Cambridge Core Books and Journals, Duke University Press Journals Online, IEEE Xplore, LexisNexis Academic, PubMed, etc. —Bruce1eetalk 12:29, 4 September 2020 (UTC)
  • StudiesWorld (talk) - I have access to a number of databases through various source. I also have physical access to a large collection of books and a broad collection of leftist zines. I'm also happy yo help directly with research. StudiesWorld (talk) 10:28, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Eyer - I have access to several library databases and am willing to help locate resources.  Eyercontact  16:40, 18 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Buidhe I have access to many databases, including JSTOR, Project MUSE, ProQuest Ebook Central, Cambridge University Press, New York Times (current and archives), and Taylor & Francis journals, via my university. buidhe 06:36, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Seraphimblade I have access to many journals and academic databases, to via The Wikipedia Library, and am a subscriber to The New York Times and The Economist. If you would like me to check a reference or help with research in any of these, please let me know. Seraphimblade Talk to me 05:07, 22 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Bilorv: I have access to through The Wikipedia Library and access to ProQuest Ebook Central, along with some other databases, through my university. — Bilorv (talk) 12:13, 26 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Eddie891 -- I've got access to the Syracuse University Library collection and their online resources, as well as T&F, Project MUSE, and through The Wikipedia Library, not to mention a few online datebases like via the NYPL and my local library. Eddie891 Talk Work 13:15, 26 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Harry Mitchell: I have access to JSTOR, ODNB, ProQuest (via TWL), and many (many) books covering war memorials, architecture, policing, railways, and soem related subjects.

Shared sources: Editors post sources they are willing to share access to at the shared resources page

New requestsEdit

October 2020Edit

Article in a 2003 issue of TV magazine Radio TimesEdit

  • (can't figure out how to do a citation here) - the article seemingly titled "monster magic" on pg. 38 of the 6 November 2003 issue (issue no. 4156) of Radio Times; it seems to be an article about this TV series and since sources are hard to come by, will probably be useful. It exists as per these; 1, 2.

For Sea Monsters (TV series)

Thanks, Ichthyovenator (talk) 13:56, 20 October 2020 (UTC)

  • Ichthyovenator, how confident are you in the page number? I asked for pages 37–39, and my library claims they couldn't find it in the page range. The first link you provided says "Monster magic: page 38", but it also says "Appears in: Issue 4156, 6 November 2003, Page 78". It seems as if the text on the website is a transcription of (part of) what appears on page 78 of the 6 November 2003 issue. Do you understand "Monster magic: page 38" to be referring to another page in the same issue of Radio Times? Considering that it follows a reference to "(S) BBC BOOK: Sea Monsters, now available price £17.99", could "Monster magic: page 38" be referring to a page of the BBC book instead? --Usernameunique (talk) 09:19, 7 January 2021 (UTC)
  • Ichthyovenator, after looking into this further, it appears my library is missing this issue, and scanned the following issue (covering 15–21 November) instead. So it may indeed be on page 38 of issue 4156 after all. I'm trying to ILL it and will follow up. --Usernameunique (talk) 00:29, 14 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Usernameunique I am so sorry for not responding to your earlier response more than a month ago - I don't know how I managed to miss it. I am very thankful for your efforts to attempt locating this quite obcure source. As for the page number, your guess is as good as mine if it's correct, I'm just going off based of what the site says (though I'm fairly confident that it's not from the BBC book and indeed from an article titled "Monster magic" in the magazine - no heading or section by that name exist in the book to my knowledge). Ichthyovenator (talk) 13:09, 14 February 2021 (UTC)
@Usernameunique: You said you'd try to ILL it again; any word? Compassionate727 (T·C) 19:19, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
Compassionate727, it's "Awaiting Unfilled Processing" as of February 26, which means that the first library they tried can't fulfill it. They might try another library—seems like the issue is held by a number of them—but I'm not sure. I'll let you know when i hear more. --Usernameunique (talk) 19:23, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

December 2020Edit

Pages of Rolt book held mainly in UKEdit

  • Mackersey, Ian (1985). Tom Rolt and the Cressy Years. M.& M.Baldwin. ISBN 978-0-947712-01-3.

For L. T. C. Rolt.

I don't have page numbers, but per [1], I need the page(s) about the fate of the narrowboat Cressy, please. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 11:12, 12 December 2020 (UTC)

Pigsonthewing, perhaps try reaching out to the author of the website you linked to? His email address is in the link. He hasn't posted in years, but doesn't hurt to try. --Usernameunique (talk) 07:08, 10 January 2021 (UTC)
@Pigsonthewing: £10 on Amazon. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 16:09, 21 January 2021 (UTC)
@Pigsonthewing: Requested via ILL. Compassionate727 (T·C) 01:10, 18 February 2021 (UTC)
@Pigsonthewing: My librarian informs me that nobody who possesses this has been willing to lend it. (I live in the United States; she could only find holdings overseas.) Compassionate727 (T·C) 15:01, 19 February 2021 (UTC)
It's held at the BL. Is Andrew Davidson still our man there? Or, Pigsonthewing, if you know anyone at a UK institution, could they apply via ILL? ——Serial 15:16, 19 February 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for trying. I can't do ILL in the UK at present, due to COVID lockdown. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 15:53, 19 February 2021 (UTC)

Looking to access an article in KauppalehtiEdit

This may be a long shot, but if anyone happens to have a Kauppalehti subscription, I'm looking to access the following source for an article I'm building in my sandbox:

Thanks, Armadillopteryx 07:40, 13 December 2020 (UTC)

Armadillopteryx, I see you asked on the Finnish desk, which would have been my first suggestion. Maybe also try asking on Talk:Kauppalehti and fi:Keskustelu:Kauppalehti (needs to be created, but any who watch fi:Kauppalehti should see it) as well? Can't hurt. --Usernameunique (talk) 20:33, 7 January 2021 (UTC)
@Armadillopteryx: Requested via ILL. Compassionate727 (T·C) 16:25, 18 February 2021 (UTC)
@Compassionate727: Thank you! Armadillopteryx 22:01, 18 February 2021 (UTC)
@Armadillopteryx: Sorry, no luck. Compassionate727 (T·C) 15:56, 6 March 2021 (UTC)


Probably a hopeless case, but has someone access to this publication? For User:Jo-Jo Eumerus/Tocorpuri

Thanks, Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 20:54, 15 December 2020 (UTC)

Jo-Jo Eumerus, try contacting the author: his gmail can be found by clicking on his bolded name here. —Usernameunique (talk) 23:31, 13 January 2021 (UTC)
By the way, Jo-Jo Eumerus, a response to your comment regarding contacting authors, which was archived before I had a chance to respond. You said "Sorry, but in light of bad experiences I am extremely reluctant at contacting people off-Wikipediaby email." I'm not sure what bad experiences you are, or could be, referring to; the worst that can happen by emailing an author and requesting an article is that they respond by saying "no." In fact, the very first of the "Tips for finding a source yourself" at the top of this page is to "Send a request to the author(s) of research papers for a copy of their paper by email."
There are many reasons for authors to oblige, such as the desire to see their research widely distributed, professional pride, and common courtesy. It is frequently also the least indulgent request, because other means—asking people to track down and download or scan a work, or requesting an institution obtain it via ILL—tend to take more time and money than reaching out to someone who already has it. Given the nature of your requests, many of which are obscure, held by few institutions, and difficult to obtain—a prime example being this article, which you term "Probably a hopeless case"—it almost behooves you to take the step of reaching out to those most likely to have the articles—that is, the authors themselves. --Usernameunique (talk) 02:03, 14 January 2021 (UTC)
OK, I see. Will probably take some time though, messaging a stranger over stuff on a website is always a bit hard. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 12:25, 14 January 2021 (UTC)
Sounds good, Jo-Jo Eumerus. If the discomfort of sending strangers emails is what's making you hesitant, don't worry—I would just send a brief form email (similar to how you lead off most of your requests here with "Greetings, has someone..."), saying that you came across a reference to their article, think it might be useful for a Wikipedia article you're working on, and wonder if they have a copy readily available. --Usernameunique (talk) 14:46, 14 January 2021 (UTC)
Jo-Jo Eumerus, have you tried reaching out to the author? --Usernameunique (talk) 05:40, 22 February 2021 (UTC)
No, I forgot. I've made a note about this now. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 08:03, 22 February 2021 (UTC)
@Jo-Jo Eumerus: Have you contacted him? Compassionate727 (T·C) 19:17, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
Not yet, I have been kinda busy the last few weeks. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 10:30, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

Chilean InstitutoGeográfico Militar geological mapsEdit

Greetings, has someone access to "Instituto Geográfico Militar, 1985, Cerros de Tocorpuri 2215–6745 [map]. 1st edition. 1:50,000 scale. InstitutoGeográfico Militar: Santiago, Chile"? For User:Jo-Jo Eumerus/Tocorpuri

Thanks, Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 20:54, 15 December 2020 (UTC)

Jo-Jo Eumerus, you can see a preview here. At the bottom of the page is a "Contacto" link which you might be able to use to get a larger version. You could also try reaching out to the authors of this paper, who have cited it, to see if they are able to send a copy. --Usernameunique (talk) 06:38, 14 January 2021 (UTC)
OK, I see. Will probably take some time though, messaging a stranger over stuff on a website is always a bit hard. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 12:25, 14 January 2021 (UTC)

Few Iranica entriesEdit

I would like to get several articles from the newest fascicle of the Enc Iranica (6).[2]-[3]

  • Khorasan x. History in the Safavid and Afsharid Periods (by Kioumars Ghereghlou)
  • Khorasan xi. History in the Qajar and Pahlavi Periods (by Yousef Motavalli Haghighi)
  • Khorasan xiii. Khorasan in Modern Islamist Ideology (by Amin Tarzi)
  • Khorasan xiv. Ethnology of Qajar and Pahlavi Khorasan (by Pierre Oberling)

Would help me alot in writing quite a few key articles pertaining to Iran, Central Asia and beyond.

- LouisAragon (talk) 20:05, 18 December 2020 (UTC)

@LouisAragon: Requested the other three via ILL. Compassionate727 (T·C) 19:28, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

IFPI Global Music Report 2020Edit

  • "Global Music Report 2020". London: IFPI. 2020. OCLC 950467517. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

For de:Italienische populäre Musik

I asked this already one year ago, sadly without getting a reply. But I still need the report and can't find it anywhere. Apparently, there is a number of libraries in UK and US that have the report, so maybe someone can access it (but: the IFPI only allows citing if the institution got an external-use license). I need the section about Italy. Would be highly appreciated!

Thanks, XanonymusX (talk) 13:18, 22 December 2020 (UTC)

XanonymusX, I tried ILLing this without any luck. I also reached out via online chat to the NYU and Harvard libraries, which have the report (Harvard doesn't have 2020 yet), but are only providing them to current affiliates at this time. The Harvard librarian suggested a) reaching out to the IFPI directly, as they *might* be willing to spot you one page (they might be even more likely if an older page would work, like from the 2019 report), and b) reaching out to the Berklee College of Music librarian listed here, as they have the current report and, again, *might* be willing to send you a page.
There are enough well-known institutions with electronic and/or hard copies of the report (NYU, Harvard, USC, Stanford, etc.), that another possibility would be finding a current affiliate of one of those institutions; many if not most of them could likely either access it online via a database, or have their school scan and email it. One option would be to reach out directly to people listed at:
Category:Wikipedians by alma mater: Harvard University
Category:Wikipedians by alma mater: New York University
Category:Wikipedians by alma mater: Stanford University
Category:Wikipedians by alma mater: University of Southern California
The caveat is that most of these are likely to be alums who no longer have the access they once had. (Looking through the userpages might give you a better idea of who's an alum and who's a current affiliate.)
A third suggestion would simply be to chat up more librarians at the libraries listed on WorldCat. Perhaps the answer 9 times out of 10 will be that only current affiliates have access, but if that's the case, it only takes asking 10 times before you find what you're looking for.
Fourth, there might be a better chance of ILLing this once the world returns to normal. --Usernameunique (talk) 20:44, 26 January 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for the effort! I have just sent an email to the Berklee librarian (from my student email account, maybe that helps). Will try some others if this one doesn’t work. The music industry isn’t exactly the best ally of free knowledge, so asking the IFPI directly seems hopeless to me. Of course the issue is that the data would need to be updated every year with the new report, so an easy way to have “permanent” access would be ideal. Let’s see what I’ll achieve! Regards, XanonymusX (talk) 21:11, 26 January 2021 (UTC)
XanonymusX, any luck? --Usernameunique (talk) 19:03, 7 February 2021 (UTC)
Oh, I have indeed not received the ping! The Berklee librarian has answered after two weeks, but unfortunately same issue there, only for registered students. I have not yet decided which institution to try next, maybe I’ll give the UK ones a try next week. —XanonymusX (talk) 20:57, 25 February 2021 (UTC)
Ijmusic, I see you are at Berklee. Is there any chance you might be be able to help out? The report can be accessed at this link, by clicking on "2020 Report" under the heading "IFPI's Global Music Report". Cheers, --Usernameunique (talk) 03:20, 26 February 2021 (UTC)
@XanonymusX: Requested via ILL because there is no reason not to, but I doubt I'll have any more success than Usernameunique did. Compassionate727 (T·C) 19:34, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

[Rare UK] Boy Scouts and What They DoEdit

  • Boy Scouts and What They Do: As illustrated at the Imperial Scout Exhibition and Rally held in Birmingham, July, 1913. London: Oldfields. 1913. OCLC 52336898.

For Imperial Scout Exhibition & others.

Neither IA nor Google Books have it; even ABE has no copies. There's a copy on eBay, but at a silly price. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 12:03, 29 December 2020 (UTC)

@Andy Mabbett: According to WorldCat, Boston University Mugar Memorial Library has a copy. —Bruce1eetalk 12:47, 29 December 2020 (UTC)
Thanks; I'm a long way from Boston MA. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 23:38, 31 December 2020 (UTC)
... but hopefully there is someone closer who can help you. —Bruce1eetalk 00:36, 1 January 2021 (UTC)
Pigsonthewing, I almost put in an ILL request, but then realized that the Boston copy is "Not loanable." (It looks like the British Library has one or two copies, though a loan from there would also be unlikely. OCLC 559550034, 752740531) But the work is cited in a book (n.18) by Tammy M. Proctor (contact info), and another (n.4) by John C. Mitcham (contact info). Admittedly the odds aren't great, but perhaps you could try reaching out to them, and see how they came about it. --Usernameunique (talk) 05:52, 14 January 2021 (UTC)
Pigsonthewing, I see the copy on eBay sold. I don't suppose you were the one who picked it up? --Usernameunique (talk) 19:30, 4 February 2021 (UTC)
No; like I said, it was a silly price. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 11:56, 5 February 2021 (UTC)
Fair enough, I just figured that sometimes people do silly things. Here's a 2017 article that takes extensively from the book, including a number of photographs. It's written by Marek Popiel, who is the editor-in-chief of the magazine (source). Pigsonthewing, If I were you, I would reach out via the first email on the magazine's contact page; it's a recent article and has clearly digitized part of the Boy Scouts and What They Do book, so he may well have a scanned copy. --Usernameunique (talk) 14:48, 5 February 2021 (UTC)
@Pigsonthewing: Requested via ILL because why not, but I'm not optimistic about obtaining it. Compassionate727 (T·C) 19:38, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

January 2021Edit

Rational Living:"Religious Orientation, Religious Behavior, and .... Irrational Beliefs"Edit

  • Primavera, L. H (1980). "Religious Orientation, Religious Behavior, and Dogmatism as Correlates of Irrational Beliefs". Rational Living: 15:35–37. OCLC 6323843.

For Draft:Irrational beliefs

Thanks, Bookku (talk) 13:59, 7 January 2021 (UTC)

Full citation is available here. Its Vol. 15, Issue 2. Also added OCLC. --Gazal world (talk) 15:09, 7 January 2021 (UTC)
Total long shot, but this article was added as a source to John Tantillo in a 2008 edit. Pinging Lulugo, who added it (but hasn't edited in a decade), just in case... --Usernameunique (talk) 20:37, 7 January 2021 (UTC)
@Bookku: Requested via Michigan eLibrary. Compassionate727 (T·C) 19:42, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
@Booku: Please send me an email. (I have not had time to scan this yet and will not for another couple of days, but I might as well get your email now; if you haven't received anything by Wednesday, please nudge me.) Compassionate727 (T·C) 18:42, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
Correcting spelling of Bookku and re-signing to trigger notification. Compassionate727 (T·C) 18:43, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

Oricon weekly #1 singles from 1993-2004Edit

This is to be able to create the redlinks found in the Number-one singles in Japan template. According to Worldcat, this book is found in the Yale University Library and the National Diet Library (in Japan). I don't have access to either of those. I don't know page numbers, and it will be a lot of them as I need the weekly #1 singles for every week within 1993-2004 to be able to create the articles.

Thanks for any help! Please ping me on any reply. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 18:04, 11 January 2021 (UTC)

Nihonjoe, 17 articles appear to use this work as a reference. Pinging the users who added them, in the hope that someone can assist. Incidentally, it looks like you added this as a source to three articles; how were you able to obtain the work then?
--Usernameunique (talk) 20:22, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
@Usernameunique: I had access to it for a brief time, but I no longer have access to it (and no way to regain access at this time). I was remembering a different book used for a different set of refs. For these ones, the reference indicates that the cited site uses this book as a reference. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 21:00, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
Good point, Nihonjoe—I didn't read that closely. --Usernameunique (talk) 02:22, 12 January 2021 (UTC)
Following up: Anyone with access to Yale University Library (or the National Diet Library in Tokyo) willing to help out with this project? Thanks! ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 23:34, 3 February 2021 (UTC)
CiNii record (holding libraries: The University of Kitakyushu Library, Tokiwa University Media and Information Technology Center, General Library Yamaguchi University, Kobe Gakuin University Library Arisekan, Setsunan University Library, Tokyo University of Technology Media Center). — Pajz (talk) 01:50, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
@Nihonjoe: Requested via ILL, but this seems like a long shot. Compassionate727 (T·C) 19:46, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
@Compassionate727: Thanks! ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 16:12, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

CharaBiz (Japanese language) sources for List of highest-grossing media franchisesEdit

For List of highest-grossing media franchises

Thanks, Maestro2016 (talk) 20:02, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

@Maestro2016: Trying to obtain 20 separate sources via ILL is… quite a burden. Is there no other way you could obtain this data? Compassionate727 (T·C) 16:42, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
I think the website should contain much of the data. If we can just access the website, that should be good enough for now. Maestro2016 (talk) 17:12, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

Romanian ReviewEdit

For Second Battle of Oituz

The google preview (at least via the search) yields a text beginning

November 10 is the date of the second great battle of Oituz , right in the area of action of the mentioned group . The fights lasted until November 15 , 1916 , and the initiative belonged to the Romanian army . During November 11 , 12 , and 13, the strategic detachments of the “ Oituz " group attacked the enemy on all six main directions , in order to provoke heavy losses and to prevent them from transferring any other reinforcement from that point to other sectors of the front. The adversaries attacked and counterattacked constantly , until November 16 , when the " Oituz " group switched to a strategy of defence , on the entire front line . After more than one month of continuous military actions , the defenders of the pass of Oituz practically locked up this region , and defeated the enemy ' s plans to pierce the Romanian front towards the South of Moldavia . (page 123) The valley of Olt was also taken into account by the enemy HQ , as a possible piercing point through the Carpathian barrier , as the region had a huge traffic potential , in favour of the troops rapidly advancing on the highway and railway. Moreover, the valley offered good conditions for actions of encircling particularly on the valleys open towards the Olt . The " Krafft " group was created for this mission , and it consisted of 20 battalions and 16 artillery batteries . Its main mission was to resume the attacks on the route of Curtea de Arges - Piteşti . The area was defended by the 1st Romanian Army Corps , namely by the 13th and 23rd infantry divisions , the 1st cavalry brigade , 33 infantry battalions , 6 cavalry squadrons , and 28 artillery batteries . There was a machine - gun ratio with the enemy of 2 . 2 to 1 , and they had a machine gun for each of their combat unit , besides its 12 mountain artillery batteries . The Romanian troops , though , had only 3 mountain artillery batteries , and no machine - gun . On October 14 , the Romanian troops were on defending positions , with the 23 infantry division placed east of the river Olt , 2 km west of the Negoiu peak and the town of Cîineni . The 13th infantry division stood west of Olt , and was spread until the Pietrosul peak . The 1st Army Corps had one squadron and 3 pioneer companies as reserve . In its first stage , the offensive plan of the German and Austrian - Hungarian troops was to open the pass of Turnu Roşu and to penetrate the territory up to Curtea de Argeş , through a front attack , and to outflank on both sides the 1st Romanian

on p. 122–123. This is clearly about this battle, but I am unable to see anything further. I'd like the have the given page, and any subsequent/preceding pages that refer to this as well.

Thanks, RandomCanadian (talk / contribs) 02:56, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

RandomCanadian, one thing that would be helpful to do is to click on "Report an Issue" at the bottom of the Google Books page, select "I have a question or feedback about a book," and ask them for the citation information of that passage. They typically respond within a couple days, and should be able to tell you the issue, date, author, article title, and page range. --Usernameunique (talk) 03:02, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
RandomCanadian, I was able to expand your quote using my Google Books magic powers. (t · c) buidhe 04:33, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
@Buidhe: Thanks! This is far more interesting (at least from the NPOV side of things, as now I am not just dealing with German sources); although the bit that is relevant to the battle is only the first few sentences - reading the text it appears like it is a continuation of something coming before, so I've gone ahead via the route Username suggested. Hopefully there's more to it (though I can't be sure as it appears to give an outlook on a far larger scale than what I'm looking far). RandomCanadian (talk / contribs) 19:09, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
RandomCanadian, did you get any further information from Google? --Usernameunique (talk) 20:28, 2 February 2021 (UTC)
@Usernameunique: Somehow I missed the ping. I tried, but apparently, despite me explicitly asking for citation information, the request was misconstrued as a request to make this available for online view... So nothing on that front so far, although I have sent a clarified request and am awaiting a response. RandomCanadian (talk / contribs) 16:27, 14 February 2021 (UTC)
@RandomCanadian: Any word? Compassionate727 (T·C) 19:50, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
Compassionate727 & RandomCanadian, just FYI, my library said they would retrieve their copy and take a look; I'm reasonably confident that I'll be able to get this one. --Usernameunique (talk) 20:13, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
@Compassionate727: I tried but got the same response again so don't think it's worth pursuing there. @Usernameunique: Thanks! Tell me when you have further news. Cheers, RandomCanadian (talk / contribs) 20:19, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
RandomCanadian, turns out my library is missing the issues in question—seems like it's in issue 1, 2, 3, or 4—but it has put in an ILL request. --Usernameunique (talk) 19:58, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

Works Entwisle, BarbaraEdit

Good day. To work on The old-age-security hypothesis, I need these Brown University theses:

  • Entwisle, Barbara (1975), "The effect of pension programs on fertility: a replicative study"
  • Entwisle, Barbara (1980), "Education, pension programs, and fertility: a cross-national investigation, with special reference to the potential held by education and pension programs as fertility reduction policies"

--Vyacheslav84 (talk) 10:35, 26 January 2021 (UTC)

Linking to two previous requests to prevent duplication: 2019, 2020. Vyacheslav84, have you tried reaching out to Brown through any of the emails at their dissertation guide? Their archivist (Jennifer Betts), or the "archives@..." email address, might be good points of contact. --Usernameunique (talk) 14:26, 26 January 2021 (UTC)
Usernameunique Thank you, I wrote there and there. --Vyacheslav84 (talk) 05:52, 27 January 2021 (UTC)
No problem, Vyacheslav84. Any word back? --Usernameunique (talk) 20:25, 2 February 2021 (UTC)
No. --Vyacheslav84 (talk) 06:04, 3 February 2021 (UTC)
Usernameunique More precisely, they sent a request to the library website, I wrote it and sent it, after which there was silence. --Vyacheslav84 (talk) 10:08, 8 February 2021 (UTC)
Usernameunique They sent a scan of the table of contents itself, but the whole work itself was not. --Vyacheslav84 (talk) 07:13, 15 February 2021 (UTC)
Vyacheslav84, are they able to scan any portions of them? --Usernameunique (talk) 21:57, 15 February 2021 (UTC)
Usernameunique Yes, but I suspect not all work. --Vyacheslav84 (talk) 07:41, 16 February 2021 (UTC)
@Vyacheslav84: I have requested #2 via ILL. I would like you to convince me that #1 meets RS requirements before I order it, because master's theses as a rule do not unless they demonstrably had "significant scholarly influence." Compassionate727 (T·C) 19:55, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

February 2021Edit

Rosenberg — Prat 1996 and Watteau: The DrawingsEdit

For Two Studies of an Actor (Watteau).

From Russia with love, Gleb95 (talk) 19:56, 2 February 2021 (UTC).

Gleb95, which part of #2 (Watteau: The Drawings) are you looking for? I believe this is the ToC. --Usernameunique (talk) 20:07, 2 February 2021 (UTC)
Usernameunique, certainly the catalogue part, which has the Berlin drawing as no. 86. If the index has pages that mention the drawing-in-question, I wouldn't be against if you'll send those. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gleb95 (talkcontribs) 20:14, 2 February 2021 (UTC)
Gleb95, sent #2 (Watteau: The Drawings). --Usernameunique (talk) 17:58, 5 February 2021 (UTC)
Usernameunique, received. Gleb95 (talk) 18:23, 5 February 2021 (UTC).
  Doing... #1 (will take a few days as I currently get all my books from the library by mail), — Pajz (talk) 01:40, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

Science Books: A Quarterly ReviewEdit

I am looking for reviews of the 1968 book Draft:Steps in the Scientific Tradition. Google snippet view[4] seems to indicate that it was reviewed in Science Books: A Quarterly Review:

Cheers, gnu57 06:29, 5 February 2021 (UTC)

Genericusername57, I'm seeing if I can find this. In the interim, just wanted to make sure you're also aware of this review in Choice Reviews. --Usernameunique (talk) 23:29, 13 February 2021 (UTC)
@Genericusername57: Requested via ILL. Compassionate727 (T·C) 20:01, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
@Genericusername57: Please send me an email. Compassionate727 (T·C) 17:15, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
@Genericusername57:   Sent Compassionate727 (T·C) 04:37, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

Volcanes de Chile - Instituto Geográfico MilitarEdit

Greetings, has someone access to González-Ferrán, Oscar (1995). Volcanes de Chile (in Spanish). Santiago, Chile: Instituto Geográfico Militar. ISBN 9789562020541. OCLC 35326752.? For Miñiques

Thanks, Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 13:32, 16 February 2021 (UTC)

According to this Google Book snippet view, Miñiques appears to start on page 196 and continues to page 198, and possibly even a little further. —Bruce1eetalk 15:15, 17 February 2021 (UTC)

Loughridge et al. 1965Edit

  • Loughridge, B.P., Bottomley, Richard, Williams, G. R. 1965. "Effect of Isolated in vivo Perfusion of the Canine Liver with 5-Flourouracil." (Abstract). Clinical Research 13:48. OCLC 17526687

To check whether this reference is correct. I was unable to find this paper online.

Thanks, Leyo 21:29, 17 February 2021 (UTC)

  • If this is real, I'm guessing it's this Journal of Clinical Research.[5] (t · c) buidhe 21:34, 17 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Thank you. I changed the citation accordingly. Do you agree? --Leyo 14:12, 22 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Looks good, Leyo. I also moved "Abstract" out of the title, as it's unclear (looking at the 1966 citation) that that is part of it. --Usernameunique (talk) 23:29, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

Anyone in Chicago?Edit

  • Little, Kenneth; McNalis, Joe (1996). History of Chicago Fire Houses of the 19th Century. p. 193. OCLC 36689517.
  • Little, Kenneth; McNalis, Joe (2000). History of Chicago Fire Houses of the 20th Century. Vol. I: 1901-1925. p. 193. OCLC 54106304.

For Engine Company 21 (Chicago)

I'm looking for something that supports "[Approximately 1925], the department took its discrimination against black firefighters to the ultimate level. Members of Engine Company 21 were directed to switch engines and firehouses with Engine Company 19, moving from their downtown station at 1213 S.Plymouth Court to 3440 S. Rhodes."

Also for any explanation why. The above quote is from an undergrad senior thesis, the ref is the source she provides for that statement. Obv I can't use the thesis, so I've been tracking down her sources. This is a source I suspect will be easy to find in Chicago, but it's not available from Ohio interlibrary loan. It looks like there are two volumes, one for 1858-1900, the other for 1900-1925, and I assume this is in the second, but I don't know for sure.

Thanks for any help, —valereee (talk) 02:42, 19 February 2021 (UTC)

@Valereee: WorldCat doesn't list this book, which suggests that it's not in any library. It appears to only be available by mailorder (see these forum posts here and here). Apparently two volumes have been published and two more are on the way. —Bruce1eetalk 06:37, 19 February 2021 (UTC)
All four volumes have been published and are in Worldcat, but took some finding. The title changed with the second book. You probably want the first volume with the new title (which is the second book overall). --Worldbruce (talk) 07:04, 19 February 2021 (UTC)
Thanks Worldbruce – I was searching for "... Firehouses [oneword] ..." —Bruce1eetalk 09:06, 19 February 2021 (UTC)
Ah, thanks, both! The volume's not available to me under the new title, either. I'll leave this open in case someone has access to it! —valereee (talk) 14:18, 19 February 2021 (UTC)
@Valereee: what is the new title?! ——Serial 14:34, 19 February 2021 (UTC)
@Serial Number 54129, it's above, corrected by Worldbruce I believe! It had been Firehouses, now is Fire Houses. —valereee (talk) 14:51, 19 February 2021 (UTC)

PC Gamer, August 2013Edit

Working on Draft:Starseed Pilgrim, looking for the PC Gamer review of the game (not sure if US or UK version of the magazine). Metacritic says the review is in the August 2013 issue, page 73. Could the front pages of the magazine also be sent along (i.e. the page that has all the publishing details about the mag: editor, publisher, etc. so I can fill out a reference completely)? Many thanks. Zupotachyon (talk) 05:48, 20 February 2021 (UTC)

There is an article about the game published 9 April 2013 and available online: [6] Not sure if that's what you're looking for. (t · c) buidhe 06:11, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
Not that article, unfortunately. It's a news release about the game being released, but not a review of the game. Zupotachyon (talk) 19:36, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
@Zupotachyon: Are you expecting to find something specific in the news release? My (admittedly very limited) experience with such things is that they often contain nothing more than a brief (one or two sentence) description of the game along with a note that it has been released. Compassionate727 (T·C) 16:44, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
Ah, perhaps I was not clear. I am looking for a review of the game (see my original comment), not the news release linked above. I wonder why some of these older reviews were never digitized... Zupotachyon (talk) 19:44, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
@Zupotachyon: Nope, I'm the one who read it wrong. Buidhe linked to a press release, and I thought it was the review. Compassionate727 (T·C) 22:32, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
@Zupotachyon: Requested via ILL. Compassionate727 (T·C) 15:55, 4 March 2021 (UTC)

Two literature reviews for rare genetic disorderEdit

I'm looking for:

Mazauric-Stüker M, Kordt G, Broderson D (Jan 1992), "Y aneuploidy: a further case of a male patient with a 48,XYYY karyotype and literature review", Annales de Genetique, vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 237-240, PMID 1296523
Teyssier M, Pousett G (Jan 1994), "46,XY/48,XYYY mosaicism case report and review of the literature", Genetic Counseling (Geneva, Switzerland), vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 357-361, PMID 7888137

Thanks in advance for any assistance. Vaticidalprophet (talk) 22:12, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

A specific 2020 articleEdit

I would like a copy of this article, please:

I want to see if I can use it to improve any of the abortion-related articles on Wikipedia, such as maybe Don Marquis's article.

Futurist110 (talk) 05:13, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

Futurist110, I have a PDF copy. Please email me and I'll send it to you. (t · c) buidhe 06:07, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
Futurist110, did you get a copy of this from Buidhe? --Usernameunique (talk) 08:40, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

Music Week articlesEdit

I'm looking for two Music Week articles. I don't know the page numbers for either article though.

For Spice Girls.

Thanks, Bennv3771 (talk) 10:56, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

@Bennv3771: #2 is available at ProQuest here in The Wikipedia Library Bundle. You should have access to it. —Bruce1eetalk 11:15, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
@Bruce1ee: Yes, I do have access to that. Thanks. Bennv3771 (talk) 11:54, 23 February 2021 (UTC)


Greetings, has someone access to "Sergeomin, Servicio Nacional de Geología y Minería: Carta Geológicade Bolivia, Escala 1 : 100 000 – Hoja 6026 Volcan Putana conMemoria Explicativa. Sergeomin, Servicio Nacional de Gelogícay Minería, La Paz (1996a)"? For Putana (volcano)

Thanks, Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 12:40, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

Perone, James E. (2017). ISBN 9781440852947Edit

  • Perone, James E. (2017). "Becoming Fearless". The Words and Music of Taylor Swift. ABC-CLIO. pp. 5–26. ISBN 9781440852947.

For Taylor Swift (album). "Chapter 2: Becoming Fearless", which contains a lot of information regarding this album, is needed.

Thank you very much, (talk) 11:31, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

@: I can access p. 5-14 on GBooks. Unfortunately, not the whole chapter. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 01:22, 27 February 2021 (UTC)
@MrLinkinPark333: I could only access up to page 8. I think depending on geographic locations preview limit is different. (talk) 01:26, 27 February 2021 (UTC)
@: Yeah, that's possibly the case :/ --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 04:02, 27 February 2021 (UTC)
  • @: I sent you wikimail. Please check it. --Jim Hokins (talk) 17:36, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
  • I received your email, but I cannot access to the files. (talk) 01:55, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
    • What exactly is the impossibility of accessing files? --Jim Hokins (talk) 08:56, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
      • The URL does not respond--it says it takes too much time to load. Tried reloading several times to the same result. (talk) 03:15, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
        • Wikimail me and I'll send pages to you directly. --Jim Hokins (talk) 14:53, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
        (t · c) buidhe 15:53, 4 March 2021 (UTC)

Contemporary Indian LiteratureEdit

I need the above journal article for Draft:Gujarati Asmita. According to Gbooks, the article starts from p. 9. Thanks. Thanks, Gazal world (talk) 14:50, 28 February 2021 (UTC)

One Object, Three Histories: Provenancing the DromedaryEdit

  • Lippincott, Louise (2019). "One Object, Three Histories: Provenancing the Dromedary". In Milosch, Jane C.; Pearce, Nick (eds.). Collecting and Provenance: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. p. 299. ISBN 9781538127582.

For Lion Attacking a Dromedary

Thanks, Guerillero Parlez Moi 23:49, 28 February 2021 (UTC)

@Guerillero: Available at Google Books Canada. If you can't access it due to page restrictions, let me know and I'll forward it over. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 23:58, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
@MrLinkinPark333: Thank you! I can only see the first two pages on amazon -- Guerillero Parlez Moi 04:32, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
@Guerillero: Can you access page 299? Also, the chapter ends at 306 if you need it. I can access most of it apart from 300 and 301. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 17:44, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
@MrLinkinPark333: I can access 297-299 and 302-306. Can you get 300-302? -- Guerillero Parlez Moi 01:54, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
@Guerillero: 300-301 are not part of the preview. I can only access 302. Also can't access 303 either. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 02:06, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
Can you send 302 to tfish, please? -- Guerillero Parlez Moi 02:19, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
@Guerillero: Sent. I suggest adjusting the page range in your request to show which pages you need now since you have 299. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 19:25, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

March 2021Edit

De Gruyter chapterEdit

For Seyfo

(If no one has access to the digital version, I can get a physical copy via ILL). Thanks, (t · c) buidhe 03:31, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

@Buidhe: Why don't you apply for access? They grant it quickly. --Gazal world (talk) 07:35, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
My access to De Gruyter via the Wikipedia Library does not let me see this chapter. Apparently there is a problem with De Gruyter access at the moment. They redesigned their website and haven't sorted/loaded our access yet, or something like that. —Bruce1eetalk 07:43, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
Oh yes. I forgot. --Gazal world (talk) 08:11, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
I actually looked at WP:TWL but didn't see it there, maybe because it isn't working at the moment. (t · c) buidhe 14:04, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

Dissertation only available "on UCF campus"Edit

Thanks, Looking4Dolphins (talk) 20:38, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

  • Looking4Dolphins, your best bets here are 1) emailing Toms directly (email address is here), 2) emailing the UCF library (email address available by clicking the "Contact Us" link here), or 3) paging through the link that Buidhe provided. Emailing Toms seems like it has a pretty decent chance of success. --Usernameunique (talk) 20:52, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
  • emailed directly to ask. (you guys are way better at googling apparantely, thanks) <-- second global contribution Looking4Dolphins (talk) 21:01, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Oddly this is their only global contribution[8] (t · c) buidhe 20:53, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
    strange. --Gazal world (talk) 23:27, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society.Edit

For ru:Уайз, Бернхард

Thanks, Werter1995 (talk) 16:27, 6 March 2021 (UTC)