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Warning: for legal reasons, we must note that the Resource Exchange cannot fix any medical problems. But it can fix references.

Finding a sourceEdit

Tips for finding a source yourself
  • Send a request to the author(s) of research papers for a copy of their paper by email
  • Check on Google Books, or your local library or national library may be able to obtain it through an interlibrary loan or subscription
  • Search Google Scholar for archived copies of journals in institutional repositories
  • Check whether your alma mater's library offers electronic document delivery services for alumni—many do, for a small fee

Note that sites like 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 scans requests due to copyright
  • You may contact research helpers directly or make a request on this page
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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, 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://... ). You can share scans of pages or documents using a file-sharing service, provided it is legal, or by emailing the content to the requester.
  • You can 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)
  • GabrielF I have access to the Harvard University Libraries and to the Boston Public Library. I am usually able to scan resources from most Harvard libraries within a few days with the exception of the medical library which is in another part of town and requires a special trip. GabrielF (talk) 16:47, 28 July 2011 (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)
  • Filip em At work I have access to Springer journals, I can also scan articles or book chapters from the National Library of Poland [1]. Filip em (talk) 19:59, 30 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Ocaasi--Setting up The Wikipedia Library. Have access to HighBeam and Credo, soon added to that list Questia and JSTOR. Ocaasi t | c 01:44, 28 August 2012 (UTC)
  • Senra Access to on-line databases provided via Cambridgeshire and Lancashire library cards. I am able to scan real books at Ely Library --Senra (talk) 22:50, 9 December 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!
  • Kharkiv07 I have access to a large amount of academic resources, mostly American and legal and history based. That being said, I'm able to pull a large amount of other subjects. Feel free to leave a message on my talk page or e-mail me. Kharkiv07 (T) 18:12, 1 October 2015 (UTC)
  • MrLinkinPark333 - I have access to various databases offered by the Wikipedia Library. Outside of the TWL, I have access to EBSCO, JSTOR, Gale, and Proquest. I also visit the Toronto Reference Library and University of Toronto libraries but seldomly. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 20:33, 10 October 2015 (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)
  • Rob (BU Rob13) - I have access through my university to most of the "typical" databases (JSTOR, ProQuest, Gale, etc) and access to most US peer-reviewed journals. My university has an extensive collection of rare books, so I may be able to help with more difficult requests. ~ RobTalk 06:13, 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)
  • HalfGig — I have access to JSTOR. HalfGig talk 00:24, 18 February 2017 (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 Project MUSE. --Gazal world (talk) 03:23, 12 January 2018 (UTC)

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

New requestsEdit

October 2017Edit

New Zealand sources for Muriel Grace WiddowsonEdit

Hello. I'm looking for sources to improve my article on Muriel Grace Widdowson:

  • "Retirements". New Zealand Nursing Journal. 46 (1): 28. February 1953. ISSN 0028-8535. 
  • "Obit". The Press. Christchurch, N.Z. 4 August 1989. p. 5. ISSN 0113-9762. 
  • Pollard, B.; Pollard, J. (5 September 1989). "Grace Widdowson - the presence of Christchurch Hospital". Press (Christchurch, N.Z.). p. 22. 

Thanks. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 00:29, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

MrLinkinPark333, sent the first. --Usernameunique (talk) 21:47, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
MrLinkinPark333, sent the second. --Usernameunique (talk) 17:15, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
@Usernameunique: Wow. Thanks a bunch ;) --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 20:10, 29 November 2017 (UTC)

Found this one that may/may not be useful. It's about a stained glass window that Widdowson unvieled at a hospital where she worked at after her retirement:

The stain glassed window isn't as important, but the third one I'll leave open. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 20:03, 28 December 2017 (UTC)
I'm trying to get the third article. If I can, then I'll file a second request for the article you struck, since the source is the same. ~ Rob13Talk 17:38, 5 January 2018 (UTC)
Okay. Take as long as you need as this request of mines isn't a priority. Thanks! --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 21:06, 5 January 2018 (UTC)
MrLinkinPark333, just sent the 12 October 1971 article. --Usernameunique (talk) 19:45, 22 January 2018 (UTC)
Got it. Thank you. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 19:48, 22 January 2018 (UTC)

November 2017Edit

Hawaiian Music and Musicians: An Illustrated HistoryEdit

This may be easier if it was done via a physical checking out and scanning rather than requesting pages to be scanned since I have no idea the specific page numbers. I need both editions since the later edition adds recent research. Please send me both editions' complete index and table of content for future inquires, and the pages for Lena Machado and the Ellis brothers: John and William. Please send User:Maile66 as well. Thanks so much.

--KAVEBEAR (talk) 17:51, 12 November 2017 (UTC)

@KAVEBEAR: I can get the Illustrated History at the Hennepin County Library, but they don't have the later edition. I can stop by tomorrow evening. = paul2520 (talk) 02:20, 14 November 2017 (UTC)
@KAVEBEAR and Maile66: I borrowed a copy of the first book. Library doesn't have the updated edition. Hoping to get to the scans tonight. Should I use the "email user" feature when I get around to it? = paul2520 (talk) 12:56, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
Paul2520 I'm OK with it being email. — Maile (talk) 19:10, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
@KAVEBEAR and Maile66: I emailed you both. I forgot to mention, there's also a 17-page annotated bibliography which looks really nice. = paul2520 (talk) 17:13, 18 November 2017 (UTC)
Thanks!--KAVEBEAR (talk) 19:20, 18 November 2017 (UTC)
Got it! Thanks! — Maile (talk) 19:25, 18 November 2017 (UTC)
@KAVEBEAR and Maile66: FYI, I returned the first book this morning. I was thinking, libraries often take suggestions of items to purchase. Though the process takes time, it might be a good idea if you anticipate using these books in the future. = paul2520 (talk) 19:10, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for the suggestion, and for doing all this work for us. — Maile (talk) 19:16, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
Attempting via ILL. ~ Rob13Talk 21:33, 5 January 2018 (UTC)

First two chapters?Edit

of Cecily Duchess of York, ISBN 1474272258, by Pat Laynesmith. Pub. Bloomsbury this year. Possibly too new d'you think? If not, and anyone can oblige, I'd be most appreciative. Cheers! Many thanks to all. — fortunavelut lunaRarely receiving (many) pings. Bizarre. 15:31, 18 November 2017 (UTC)

@Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: Most of Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 can be seen here on Google Books. The only pages that are missing are: 16-17 for chapter 1 and 23-24, 30-31 for chapter 2. Also the author's first name is J.L. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 22:31, 18 November 2017 (UTC)
Great thanks User:MrLinkinPark333, so all I need is six missing pages. Much more manageable :) hopefully. — fortunavelut lunaRarely receiving (many) pings. Bizarre. 10:16, 19 November 2017 (UTC)
  Doing... ~ Rob13Talk 21:39, 5 January 2018 (UTC)

Scan part of two booksEdit

For proposed article Mzilikazi Arts and Crafts Centre, any relevant portion (within reason) of the books:

--Worldbruce (talk) 06:30, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Worldbruce, email me for the table of contents for the first one. Also working on getting the index. --Usernameunique (talk) 19:51, 23 November 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, Usernameunique, received the table of contents and added a page range above accordingly. The index might allow me to further narrow the page range. --Worldbruce (talk) 00:02, 24 November 2017 (UTC)

Who Will Catch Us As We Fall, by Iman VerjeeEdit

Could someone please help me get this book by Iman Verjee. I intend to create an article about the book.

As explained at the top of this page, we can't do full book scans due to copyright constraints. You could try requesting a part of this book (if this is going to be of any use), or specific book reviews (which I imagine will be useful for the article). – Uanfala 11:46, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
Hi Uanfala I would like to look at scan pages 94 to 144. Thanks for the notice. --Masssly (talk) 00:00, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
Just noting that I don't have access to the book. Hopefully someone around here will be able to find a copy. – Uanfala 00:09, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
Masssly, a quick search turned up three reviews. If you would like them, just email me.
White, Ashanti. "Verjee, Iman. Who Will Catch Us as We Fall." Library Journal. 141 (14): 103. 1 September 2016.
Huntley, Kristine. "Who Will Catch Us as We Fall." The Booklist. 112 (22): 30. August 2016.
"Who Will Catch Us as We Fall." Kirkus Reviews. LXXXIV (11). June 2016. --Usernameunique (talk) 21:05, 1 December 2017 (UTC)

WWII Combined Communications Board PublicationsEdit

I'm looking for physical copies or scans of the following radio communications procedures documents. They were published by the Combined Communications Board during World War II. The group reported to the joint US-UK equivalent of the US's Joint Chiefs of Staff, and may (or may not) have been the predecessor to the Combined Communications Electronics Board.

Articles being improved with these:

Combined Communications Board Publications 
CCBP 01 Jun. 43. Combined Amphibious Communications Instructions
CCBP 1 20 Jan. 43. Combined Radiotelegraph (W/T) Procedure (FM 24-10), C 1, 2, 3.
CCBP 2 and CCBP 2-2 Combined Operating Signals
CCBP 3 and CCBP 3-2 Combined Radiotelephone (R/T) Procedure Have physical copy.
CCBP 4 17 Mar. 43. Combined Teletypewriter (Teleprinter) (Procedure. C 1, 2.
CCBP 5 12 May 43. Combined Visual Signaling (V/S) Procedure. C 1.
CCBP 6 Combined visual signaling (V/S) procedure. Abridged version for Radiotelephone (W/T) operation. FM 24-3. 12 May 1943
CCBP 7 Combined Communication Instructions
CCBP 8 Aug. 43. Cobbined Panel System. C 1, 2, 3.
CCBP 9 Unknown if this ever existed, or if it did, what its title was.
CCBP 10 13 Sep 44. Combined Air Warning Code. C 1.

--PetesGuide (talk) (K6WEB) 00:26, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

  • 01, 2-2 and 5 should be available in the library of the Imperial War Museum in London [2] [3]. Anyone from around there? – Uanfala (talk) 17:19, 7 January 2018 (UTC)


Need a bookEdit

Can anyone help me to found following book ?

@Gazal world: There us a preview on GBooks. What pages/chapters are you looking for and for which article(s)? --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 03:11, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

MrLinkinPark333, I have checked Google book. But some pages are missing there. The book is also available on Archives but due to the waitlist I could not able to read it. I need a full book as I want to pass through this book, and want to create articles about Avant Garde and other experimental works on Gujarati wiki (my native language Wiki). I know that, It is not easy or possible for volunteer to get full book. Also, there are available other Sorces, but I want this one as it is a first ever works on Avant Garde. There are not available this type of work in Gujarati. If whole book is not possible, I can narrow my request. (I think, the book is available on Havard University Press). Gazal world (talk) 18:52, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

@Gazal world: Unfortunately, we can not provide a full book scan due to copyright. The table of contents for this book is avaiable on Harvard University Press's website, if that might help you narrow down your request. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 23:07, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
I would like to request some pages which is missing on google books: pp. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, and pp. 28 to 41. Gazal world (talk) 15:09, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

MrLinkinPark333, I would like to withdrawn my request as I have borrowed successfully the book from Internet Archive. You all are doing great work on Resource Exchange page.

However, I need a chapter from the following book. I don't know the chaptet number, but it is a chapter about Gujarati novel Bharelo Agni.

According to google books, the chapter starts on page 29 --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 21:28, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
According to this link, the chapter is start from p. 29 and ends with p. 36. --Gazal world (talk) 21:38, 14 December 2017 (UTC)

Australasian Journal of Popular CultureEdit

Does anyone have access to the article "Ambivalent apocalypse: The influence of the Book of Revelation in films and television" by Sarah Baker, published in the Australasian Journal of Popular Culture? The article is listed here on Ingenta [4] and is apparently also available on EBSCO [5]. The Wikipedia article being improved is Resident Evil: Apocalypse. --Freikorp (talk) 01:05, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

Also available on ingenta if anyone has access. --Usernameunique (talk) 08:42, 27 December 2017 (UTC)

Who were the Shamkhal and the Usmi?  ; The Dastur Al-moluk: A Safavid State ManualEdit

  • Floor, Willem (2010). "Who were the Shamkhal and the Usmi?". Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft. Harrassowitz Verlag. 160 (2): 341–381. 
  • Floor, Willem; Faghfoory, M. H. (2007). The Dastur Al-moluk: A Safavid State Manual, by Mohammad Rafi' al-Din Ansari. Costa Mesa, California: Mazda Publishers. pp. 21, 25, 190–192, 280–282. 

Numerous Safavid related.

--LouisAragon (talk) 17:24, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

No. 1 appears to be freely available here. If for some reason you can’t access it, please send me a wikimail. Cheers  hugarheimur 21:25, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
@Torana: Yep I'm able to access it. Thanks alot. That's one down. - LouisAragon (talk) 02:23, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

Link, Volume 4, Issues 26-51Edit

In this publication (which I'm not sure is a magazine, journal or a newspaper), page 40 covers a good amount of info on Nenjil Or Aalayam. I'd like that page, and if the info continues on page 41, I'd like that too. --Kailash29792 (talk) 15:32, 21 December 2017 (UTC)

Hello, has there been any luck tracing the publication? If yes, please email me. ----Kailash29792 (talk) 08:16, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

The Illustrated Weekly of India - Volume 83, Part 1Edit

In page 57, the making of Nenjil Or Aalayam has been covered. I'd like that page, as well as page 61. --Kailash29792 (talk) 15:35, 21 December 2017 (UTC)

Obituary from 1915 in The Labor AdvocateEdit

Hello. Would anyone be able to double-check if there is an obituary of Charles P. Fahey in The Labor Advocate, a defunct newspaper, in 1915 please? If so, could you please ping me when you have it? Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 20:44, 21 December 2017 (UTC)

To be clear Zigzig20s, are you asking someone to look through the issues that are available online for such an obituary, or to look for any issues that are not online? --Usernameunique (talk) 08:55, 27 December 2017 (UTC)
They're not online. He died in March.Zigzig20s (talk) 09:02, 27 December 2017 (UTC)

music reviews on I'm Making BelieveEdit

Hello. I am looking for these two music sources for my draft on I'm Making Believe by Ella Fitzgerald and The Ink Spots that appear here on AllMusic:

  • (june?) 1944 review in Metronome: "Then the Spots before my eyes. It's the same old act for the Spots, and its quality is the nadir of everything"...
  • 1949 review in Melody Maker: "The cloying, sentimentalized tunes with their over-dramatized treatment; and the slow, seldom varying drag tempo, which always seems so exactly right for the number, whatever it is."...

Additionally, there was another review in Metronome magazine (December 1944): "Ella redeems the first side with her wonderful chorus..." I want to see if there's more than what I found on Google Books here.

Thank you. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 03:02, 22 December 2017 (UTC)

@MrLinkinPark333: How confident are you that the years and magazines are correctly matched in the two bullet points above? Allmusic has them the other way around, Melody Maker review in 1949, and Metronome in 1944. I paged through the 12 issues of Metronome from 1949 without finding a review of "I'm Making Believe". For what it's worth, they briefly reviewed many other Ella Fitzgerald titles, and the no-holds-barred language is very much in line with their typical reviews from that era, so the quote probably isn't made up, it just isn't from 1949. Alas my library has a gap in their holdings from 1940 to 1948, so I can't check 1944 for you. --Worldbruce (talk) 06:06, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
@Worldbruce: I accidentally switched the magazines. Thanks for spotting it. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 13:14, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

Article in Tennessee MagazineEdit

Hello. In order to improve Falconhurst, could someone please send me a PDF of:

  • Guge, R. (September 1983). "Falconhurst: A Legend of Place and People". Tennessee Magazine. pp. 6–7. 

Please ping me when you have it. Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 13:21, 29 December 2017 (UTC)

Page numbers for Bristol and Exeter Railway & Chard branch lineEdit

The articles Bristol and Exeter Railway & Chard branch line are fairly well referenced however many of the citations to books do not include the page numbers. As far as I can see the following books are not available through my local library (some may be out of print). I have requested copies of the other books cited without page numbers on the articles. Would anyone be able to identify the relevant page numbers?

  • Carter, E. F. (1959). An Historical Geography of the Railways of the British Isles. London: Cassell. (for Chard branch)
  • Cobb, Col. M. H. (2003). The Railways of Great Britain, A Historical Atlas. Shepperton: Ian Allan Publishing. ISBN 0-7110-3002-2.
  • MacDermot, E.T. (1927). History of the Great Western Railway. Vol I. London: Great Western Railway. (for B&E)
  • Nicholas, John; Reeve, George (2008). The Okehampton Line. Clophill: Irwell Press Ltd. ISBN 978-1-903266-13-7. (for B&E)
  • Owen, John (1985). The Exe Valley Railway including the Tiverton Branch. Southampton: Kingfisher Railway Productions. ISBN 0-946184-15-1. (for B&E)

Any help or pointers appreciated.— Rod talk 18:07, 29 December 2017 (UTC)

  • You should join the British Library or some other copyright library such as the Bodleian. They should have just about everything though, in my experience, it would be quite a lot of hassle for such minutiae. Andrew D. (talk) 19:07, 29 December 2017 (UTC)
  • I am a long way from London (or Oxford) & my local library says they can request the books by ILL but they cost £8 a time.— Rod talk 19:14, 29 December 2017 (UTC)
I won't be able to access Cobb until the new year. However, I'm looking to find a few other page numbers for Bristol as well not included above. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 22:04, 29 December 2017 (UTC)
Thanks any help would be great - I'm currently working on the Somerset cleanup list where both these appear.— Rod talk 08:42, 30 December 2017 (UTC)
  • I was going to offer the MacDermot, but that seems to have all its page numbers already. Andy Dingley (talk) 10:18, 30 December 2017 (UTC)
  • On Bristol and Exeter Railway Refs 1&2 (MacDermot) are lacking page nos - one is 1927 & the other 1931. If you have more recent editions which provide the same information they could be substituted.— Rod talk 10:55, 30 December 2017 (UTC)
Ironically MacDermot was one of the ones I was going to do as well for Bristol. If @Andy Dingley: wants to do refs 1 and 2 of MacDermot, I can do Semmens alongside Cobb. Also, the page numbers from Great Western Railway may help locate the missing ones @Rodw: --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 19:00, 30 December 2017 (UTC)
  • I'm working on Carter. ~ Rob13Talk 08:01, 7 January 2018 (UTC)

January 2018Edit

Online article from Burkina Faso newspaper Courrier ConfidentielEdit

The article I'm requesting is from a Burkina Faso newspaper that is paywalled but available online:

Access to this article would be of great help to my work on Jean-Baptiste Ouédraogo. --Indy beetle (talk) 20:04, 6 January 2018 (UTC)

Thylacosmilus papersEdit

I need the following papers to expand the article about the extinct sabre-toothed mammal Thylacosmilus:

  • Turnbull W. D. 1978. Another look at dental specialization in the extinct saber-toothed marsupial, Thylacosmilus, compared with its placental counterparts. Pp. 399–414inButler P. M. and Joysey K. A., eds. Development, function and evolution of teeth. Academic Press, London.
Ah, thanks, hadn't thought of looking for the book itself, usually books that recent aren't online for free... FunkMonk (talk) 16:19, 25 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Argot, Christine., 2002: Evolution of the locomotion in the Borhyaenoids Marsupialia, Mammalia Morphofunctional and phylogenetical study and paleoecological implications Evolution de la locomotion chez les Borhyaenoides Marsupialia, Mammalia Etude morphofonctionnelle, phylogenetique et implications paleoecologiques. Bulletin de la Societe Zoologique de France, 1273: 291-300

Thanks. FunkMonk (talk) 13:57, 23 January 2018 (UTC)

And now I'm here, the following paper about the Lord Howe swamphen would also be appreciated. FunkMonk (talk) 10:58, 24 January 2018 (UTC)

@FunkMonk: I got the Hindwood paper. Would you, please, send me a wikimail? --Cimbail (talk) 03:52, 29 January 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, sent! FunkMonk (talk) 04:20, 29 January 2018 (UTC)
  Sent, --Cimbail (talk) 04:36, 29 January 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, got it! FunkMonk (talk) 05:14, 29 January 2018 (UTC)
@FunkMonk: sent Turnbull 1978. --Worldbruce (talk) 02:25, 28 January 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, got it! FunkMonk (talk) 06:08, 28 January 2018 (UTC)

Turns out there are a few more obscure articles that will be needed in adittion to those above, which I will list below. FunkMonk (talk) 11:00, 1 February 2018 (UTC)

  • Churcher, C. S. 1985. Dental functional morphology in the marsupial sabre-tooth Thylacosmilus atrox (Thylacosmilidae) compared to that of felid sabre-tooths. Australian Mammalogy 8, 201-220.
  • Goin, F. J. & Pascual, R. 1987. News on the biology and taxonomy of the marsupials Thylacosmilidae (late Tertiary of Argentina). Anales de la Academia Nacional de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales 39, 219-246.[6]
  • Marshall, L. G. 1976. Evolution of the Thylacosmilidae, extinct saber-tooth marsupials of South America. PaleoBios 23, 1-30.
@FunkMonk: Google Books has the Australian Mammalogy one. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 00:38, 3 February 2018 (UTC)
Seems to be the whole book? I didn't know they did that for free? FunkMonk (talk) 13:16, 3 February 2018 (UTC)
It depends. Some magazines/journals you might be able to get the whole issue in selected years like Billboard. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 21:46, 3 February 2018 (UTC)
@FunkMonk:: Marshall 1976 is available as PDF here. --Elmidae (talk · contribs) 15:32, 12 February 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, struck it! FunkMonk (talk) 15:36, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

American Library Association Guide to Reference onlineEdit

Seeking the last, online edition of the Guide to Reference the ALA took off the web last year for use in developing Bibliography of encyclopedias and related pages. John Carter (talk) 17:54, 25 January 2018 (UTC)

February 2018Edit

National Library of Australia clippingsEdit

Hello. I'm looking for this record from the National Library of Australia:

  • Biographical cuttings on Anna Bown, winner of the 1994 Young Australian of the Year, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals. Bib ID 1804327

This is to help expand my draft on Anna Johnston (doctor) as Anna Bown is her birthname. Thanks! --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 04:33, 1 February 2018 (UTC)

Tehree Gordon pages in Jirrahlinga bookEdit

Hello. I am looking for any pages about Tehree Gordon in this book for my draft:

  • Levett, Robin (2002). Jirrahlinga: The Story of an Australian Wildlife Refuge, Its Creator, Its Carers, and Its Inmates. Hudson Publishing. ISBN 9780949873859. 

I am looking primarily for her early life, education and career but any pages that mentions her would be helpful. Thanks! --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 04:30, 3 February 2018 (UTC)

Brothers by William GoldmanEdit

  • Brothers by William Goldman (book review). West Coast Review of Books Volumes 12-13, 1986, p. 25
  • The Courier-Journal from Louisville, Kentucky · Page 115 - The Courier-Journal. (Louisville, Kentucky). Sunday, February 22, 1987. Page 115 -text includes" To prevent this unthinkable ' event Perkins, director of a covert government agency,"

For Brothers (Goldman novel) --WhisperToMe (talk) 17:20, 4 February 2018 (UTC)

@WhisperToMe: clipping sent. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 19:14, 4 February 2018 (UTC)
Got it. Thanks! WhisperToMe (talk) 11:14, 5 February 2018 (UTC)
Still waiting for West Coast Review of Books. WhisperToMe (talk) 19:14, 6 February 2018 (UTC)
WhisperToMe, are you sure it's in volumes 12–13, p. 25? I requested my library to scan it for me, but they responded that the review was not there. --Usernameunique (talk) 15:16, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
Usernameunique, Google Books indicates that there is a review at: West Coast Review of Books, Volumes 12-13. Rapport Publishing Company, 1986. Page 25. "[...]knows that Scylla has returned from the desolate Caribbean island[...]"WhisperToMe (talk) 15:39, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

English Shonen JumpEdit

To celebrate the the 10th anniversary of the manga series Naruto, Viz Media's own English Shonen Jump made a poll with all of the series' characters (I guess it must be a 2009 issue then). However, I have no idea what issue is that magazine. Regards.Tintor2 (talk) 13:16, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

Straits Times obit (Singapore), 1997Edit

Need the obituary for Barbara Yu Ling (aka Barbara Lee Albery) which may have been published in Singapore's Straits Times on 10 April 1997, page 44. May be available with a subscription or local library access here or here. --Muzilon (talk) 12:50, 11 February 2018 (UTC)

@Muzilon: LexisNexis covers The Straits Times, but not the paid obituaries. The only relevant search result there is a passing mention on 15 July 1997 that Peggy Su! "stars five Singaporeans -Oei, Adrian Pang (who plays Gilbert), Goei, Charles Ong and Barbara Yu-Lin (playing Peggy's parents)." EBSCO, Factiva, NewsBank, and ProQuest also draw a blank for the obit. You may need someone who can visit an NLB library in Singapore or who has access to physical copies of the paper. Worldbruce (talk) 19:33, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
Rats. I've since emailed NLB - they wanted $25 just to email me a scan of the death notice, which seems exorbitant. Do we have any helpful Wikipedia editors in Singapore? --Muzilon (talk) 10:30, 22 February 2018 (UTC)
@Muzilon: This page is not the regular haunt of any Sinaporeans, as far as I know. You could reach out to Wikipedia:WikiProject Singapore, or ask any and all active members of Category:Wikipedians in Singapore. I've never been successful with similar requests in other places, but you might get lucky. --Worldbruce (talk) 04:49, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

Interzone magazine articlesEdit

I'm looking for two articles from Interzone #271, July–August 2017 to expand The Rift (Allan novel):

  1. Speller, Maureen Kincaid (July–August 2017). "Review: The Rift by Nina Allan". Interzone. No. 271. pp. 72–73. ISSN 0264-3596. 
  2. Speller, Maureen Kincaid (July–August 2017). "The Preservation of Memories: Interview of Nina Allan". Interzone. No. 271. pp. 73–77. ISSN 0264-3596. 

Here is the magazine's table of contents, plus cover: [7]. Thanks. —Bruce1eetalk 13:04, 11 February 2018 (UTC)

Journal articles for Elizabeth StevensonEdit

Hello. I'm looking for these sources for my draft on Elizabeth Stevenson as EBSCO/Gale doesn't cover these years:

  • "Bancroft prize to Elizabeth Stevenson". Library Journal. 81: 1878+. 1956.  (Possibly December not sure)</>
  • Colby, Vineta (1956). "Elizabeth Stevenson". Wilson Library Bulletin. 31: 298–99. 

Thanks! --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 19:20, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

@MrLinkinPark333: email me for Library Journal. --Worldbruce (talk) 06:07, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
@MrLinkinPark333: sent Library Journal. --Worldbruce (talk) 23:34, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
@Worldbruce: Got it. Thanks! --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 23:36, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

Brill - Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and LinguisticsEdit

Can someone with Brill access please send me the "Khitan language" article from the Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics - I am working on refimproving and expanding the main Khitan people article, and may also use it to expand the language specific article. --Seraphim System (talk) 06:41, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

@Seraphim System: If you want, I can provide you the following book digitally.

Regards. --Gazal world (talk) 09:36, 13 February 2018 (UTC) @Gazal world:

Thank you for the offer, I'm familiar with the book, but I was hoping the Encyclopedia article could help me sort out what is due and undue for the topic, since there is a voluminous amount of scholarship about this (and mostly one disagreement after another) I fear there is a risk of too much technical detail.Seraphim System (talk) 09:40, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

Lord Howe swamphen textsEdit

I am almost finished expanding the Lord Howe swamphen article, but I need the following texts to complete it:

Ripley, S. D. 1977. Rails of the world. D. R. Godine, Boston.

I don't know what page the bird's entry is in the book source, but it should be listed under Porphyrio albus. Thanks. --FunkMonk (talk) 00:08, 16 February 2018 (UTC)


I am looking for three articles to expand Loizidou v. Turkey and Article 1 of the European Convention on Human Rights

*Property wars in Cyprus: the Turkish position according to international law by Murat Metin Hakkı published in the The International Journal of Human Rights Volume 15, 2011 - Issue 6

  • Major rulings of the European Court of Human Rights on Cyprus: the impact of politics by Füsun Türkmen & Emre Öktem published in Mediterranean Politics, Volume 22, 2017 - Issue 2

*The Importance of the Fundamental Right to Property for the Practice of Planning: An Introduction to the Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights on Article 1, Protocol 1 by Hendrik D. Ploeger & Daniëlle A. Groetelaers in European Planning Studies, Volume 15, 2007 - Issue 10 --Seraphim System (talk) 14:00, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

@Seraphim System: Hello, I have access to 1 (International Journal of Human Rights) and 3 (European Planning Studies). Please send me a wikimail and I will send it to you. --Gazal world (talk) 14:05, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  Sent. --Gazal world (talk) 14:13, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
Thank you, received, leaving this open a bit longer to see if anyone can track down the second one. Seraphim System (talk) 13:11, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
Available on Taylor&Francis if someone has access to this specific journal. My T&F account doesn't cover [this one]. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 05:24, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
@Seraphim System: email me for Türkmen. --Worldbruce (talk) 18:45, 18 February 2018 (UTC)


The Santa Cruz County in-queery, Volume 9, Santa Cruz Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgendered Community Center, 1996

This book is cited on the LGBT article for the claim that the Q in LGBTQ stands for questioning. I seek to verify that claim. Benjamin (talk) 03:23, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

@Benjaminikuta: Google Books does prove the claim, but doesn't have the page number. I've emailed Google Books to have them provide the page number. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 03:31, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, although I was hoping for a discussion of the relative prevalence of the term, rather than just a passing mention. Benjamin (talk) 03:39, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
@Benjaminikuta: Maybe the reference could be replaced with an improved one? This encyclopedia mentions that Q can stand for Queer or Questioning and the Q was added to LGBT in 1996 as well (on page 690). I could look for more different sources if you need. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 03:49, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! Benjamin (talk) 03:57, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
MrLinkinPark333, have you had luck before with emailing Google Books for bibliographic details such as that? If so, where do you reach out to? --Usernameunique (talk) 05:45, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
@Usernameunique: At the bottom of the Google Books page, there is a linked titled Report an issue. It'll take you to a link where you can fill in the problem you're having. The last option "I have a question or feedback about a book" is helpful when you find a book that is public domain but not fully accessible on GBooks or if the title/author/other details is wrong. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 19:40, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
@Benjaminikuta: email me for the full article. --Worldbruce (talk) 23:07, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

Locus and Vector magazine articlesEdit

I'm looking for two book reviews to expand City of the Iron Fish:

  1. Wolfe, Gary K. (December 1994). "Review: City of the Iron Fish by Simon Ings". Locus. No. 407. p. 64. ISSN 0047-4959. 
  2. Jeffery, Steve (August–September 1994). "Review: City of the Iron Fish by Simon Ings". Vector. No. 180. p. 22. OCLC 940101162. 

Here are the magazine's table of contents: Locus, Vector. Thanks. —Bruce1eetalk 12:19, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

HBS case studyEdit

Hello. In order to improve Ronay A. Menschel, could someone please send a PDF of:

Please ping me when you have it. Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 17:22, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

Just one page!Edit

If possible: P. 78 of Andrew Boardman, The Battle of Towton, pub. Alan Sutton (1996)- i think this is the second edition. This is for John de Mowbray, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, currently receiving a peer review. TIA if possible! Cheers, >SerialNumber54129...speculates 14:30, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

I can't do 2nd edition easily, but I can do 1st. Now to sneak into Oriel college, BRB. Bellezzasolo Discuss 22:47, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
Many thanks, Bellezzasolo! I'm not particularly bothered about the edition— hope they haven't repaginated it; the page should mentioned Norfolk being ill and travelling slowly...Sneaking into Oriel at quarter to eleven at night?! -sounds more like Wilt than Lucky Jim ;) cheers! >SerialNumber54129...speculates 10:46, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

Chapter 2 of Perfection Makes Practice: Learning, Emotion, and the Recited Quran in IndonesiaEdit

--HaEr48 (talk) 04:02, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

Nintendo Official Magazine issue #72Edit

Hello, I'm looking for Issue #72 of Nintendo Official Magazine (the September 2011 issue), specifically their Mario's Picross review. This is for use for adding to the Reception section of Mario's Picross. If anyone has this magazine, ping me here. Thanks. ~ P*h3i (talk to me) 00:46, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

Article in IHS Jane's Navy InternationalEdit

I'm looking for full text of the article "Composite superstructure helps Project 28 corvettes lose weight" by Mrityunjoy Mazumdar dated 1 March 2012 published in IHS Jane's Navy International volume 117 issue 2 in order to improve the article on Kamorta-class corvette. --Gazoth (talk) 21:08, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

Reviews in NME, QEdit

Hey everyone. I am busy working on Black Coffee (All Saints song) and am looking for:

I would be eternally grateful! - Marshmallow Honey (talk) 17:12, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

Juno Award for Artist of the Year nominees 1970-73Edit

Hello. I'm look for the nominees for the Juno Award for Artist of the Year from 1970-73 for both Best Male and Female Vocalists. The award was named Top Male/Female Vocalist from 1970-71 and Male/Female Vocalist of the Year from 1972-73. Problem is, the Junos website does not have the nominees for these years and it's shown in the Wikipedia article as missing. I copied the 1971 nominees were from Juno Awards of 1971 but I'm not sure if they're right. I've been searching in databases and Google searching but coming up dry. If anyone could provide the names for Juno Award for Artist of the Year from 1970-73 for both Best Male and Female Vocalists, I'd be grateful to finally fill in this gap. Thanks! --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 22:18, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

Studies in Indian Politics - SAGE JournalsEdit

R. Saravana Raja, December 2017. "The Associational Basis of Vanniyar Organizations in Tamil Nadu," Studies in Indian Politics, vol. 5(2), pages 181-192.

I could do with a copy of the above for use in the Vanniyar article, if anyone can oblige. Thanks. --Sitush (talk) 13:09, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

And could someone provide a better reference in place of the "Joshua Project" on Vanniyar? Thanks. Sincerely, User: Zanygenius(talk page) 15:55, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
@Sitush: I have it. Send me a wikimail so that I can mail it to you. Gazoth (talk) 19:16, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
Done. Thanks very much for your help. - Sitush (talk) 21:39, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

Journal: Energy Storage MaterialsEdit

I'm about to update Lithium as an investment. --Temporary Truth (talk) 13:39, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

Year Book and Guide of the Rhodesias and Nyasaland 1944Edit

I'm after pages 594 and 595 of this book in order to confirm whether Godfrey Pelletier was a Legislative Council member and to get a full biography for him (possibly to start an article). Cheers, Number 57 00:08, 24 February 2018 (UTC)


I'm doing research on various Ediacarans, and I wish to get ahold of "Late precambrian pennatulids (sea pens) from the eastern Yangtze Gorge, China: Paracharnia gen. nov." [8] so I can try to divine how large Paracharnia is without falling behind schedule, please. Thank you in advance.--Mr Fink (talk) 05:53, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

@Apokryltaros: Hi, I have it. Send me a wikimail and I will send it to you. --Gazal world (talk) 07:40, 24 February 2018 (UTC)
  Sent. --Gazal world (talk) 16:02, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

Indian FilmsEdit

Page P-124 of this book has some info on Bhuvana Oru Kelvi Kuri that I could use. ----Kailash29792 (talk) 08:44, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

World Filmography (1968)Edit

Cowie, Peter (1968). World Filmography. Tantivy Press. p. 266. OCLC 4466226. 

This book has some information on the film Bhale Kodallu which I need. ----Kailash29792 (talk) 17:14, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

Book ISBNEdit

Does this book have an isbn? I tried copying it for The Last: Naruto the Movie based on the back but I was given a message of error.Tintor2 (talk) 23:04, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

Google Books has this, which has these ISBNs: 8891259454 & 9788891259455. —Bruce1eetalk 07:01, 25 February 2018 (UTC)

Grim vane wheelEdit

I'm looking for the following publication:

I would be very grateful if you could find a copy.--Intl Railways (talk) 15:17, 25 February 2018 (UTC)

Please replace this subject line with a more meaningful description of the request.Edit

Hi, I am looking for a paid subscription content/article - see below. Kindly help to provide the content if you are able. Thank you.

Rabinovitch, Simon (28 January 2014). "China's 'invisible man' quits forex role". Financial Times. -- CASSIOPEIA(talk) 15:42, 25 February 2018 (UTC)

Please replace this subject line with a mJournal articleore meaningful description of the request.Edit

If possible, I'd like Richmond, C. F., 'The Murder of Thomas Dennis,' Common Knowledge 2 (1993), pp. 85–98; it's this journal, but their online archive bizarrely only goes back to 2002. If anyone can help, I'd greatly appreciate it. It's for the same. Happy Weekend Remainder! >SerialNumber54129...speculates 18:48, 25 February 2018 (UTC)