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

Finding a source

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 copy requests due to copyright. Please ask for specific pages that relate to the article(s) you need them for
  • You may contact research helpers directly or make a request on this page
  • To receive email without disclosing your email address publicly, configure your email in Special:Preferences
  • 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 request

  • 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.

Copyright tips:

  • Respect copyrights and terms of services of any online services you use.
  • Share content in a limited manner that is targeted at as few individuals as possible to achieve a specific improvement on Wikipedia. All content is shared under a presumed non-commercial, educational, fair use purpose in order to conduct research about topics on Wikipedia and/or to improve Wikipedia content.
  • Share copies privately rather than with a publicly accessible link whenever possible. Copyrighted articles from print publications or copies obtained through online databases should not be uploaded for unrestricted distribution via open websites. Preferably, do not share login access codes for entire websites; rather, share only an individual copy of a resource.
  • Remember that you take on the individual risk when sharing content, and act in a way that is comfortable and safe for you. Individual editors are solely responsible for sharing copyrighted content and assume all legal risks.

Reference resources

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 access to, and EBSCO from the Wikipedia Library. Outside of the TWL, I have access to JSTOR, Gale, and Proquest. --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)
  • 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 and World Scientific; I also have university 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 13:34, 4 July 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)

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

New requests

March 2020


I started a stub article on the novel Takeoff! including the one source that I had, and based on the ISFDB link for this novel[1] there are reviews in at least the following:

  1. Review by Spider Robinson (1980) in Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact, August 1980
  2. Review by Tom Easton (1980) in Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact, October 1980
  3. Review by Baird Searles (1980) in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, November 1980
  4. Review by Steve Brown (1980) in Thrust, #15, Summer 1980
  5. Review by Tom Staicar (1981) in Amazing Stories, May 1981
  6. Review by Donald M. Hassler (1986) in Fantasy Review, October 1986

If anyone can find copies of any of those reviews, to either provide me with a copy or to add information directly to the article if interested, that would be appreciated! :) BOZ (talk) 14:29, 7 March 2020 (UTC)

@BOZ: #4 (Thrust #15, Summer 1980) is available online at the Internet Archive (see page 44). —Bruce1eetalk 17:25, 7 March 2020 (UTC)
@BOZ: Archives of Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine issues can be found here while Amazing Stories are here. While Analog Science Fiction is here, 1980 is not covered. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 18:05, 7 March 2020 (UTC)
@Neopeius and Mike Christie: Do either of you have the above sources, or different sources that would help with the article? Kees08 (Talk) 16:27, 10 March 2020 (UTC)

Thanks Bruce1ee and MrLinkinPark333, I added something from those three reviews to the article. :) BOZ (talk) 20:54, 12 March 2020 (UTC)

Sorry, BOZ and Kees08, not sure how I missed this ping -- I only noticed it because I was on this page looking for something else. I've checked and I do still have the two 1980 Analog issues, but they're in a box somewhere in the basement and I've no idea which one. I'll try to remember to let you know when they eventually come out, probably later this year. I don't have any copies of Fantasy Review, and a quick look through my references finds nothing. According to Google Books there's a short review in Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Review Annual 1988, edited by Latham and Collins. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 11:43, 11 May 2020 (UTC)

May 2020

Contents page

I wonder, is this possible? The contents page from

Steele, Beverley A. Grenada: A History of Its People (Macmillan Caribbean, 2003): ISBN 978-0-33393-053-3

would be extremely useful wrt ongoing work on Fédon's rebellion; be warned if anyone can help I might want a chapter from it :) But also in the understanding that that may not be possible. Take care all! serial # 12:12, 15 May 2020 (UTC)

@Serial Number 54129: The Open Library has a table of contents (without page numbers) here. —Bruce1eetalk 13:30, 15 May 2020 (UTC)
Appreciate the info, Bruce1ee; you wouldn't have access, would you? serial # 14:12, 15 May 2020 (UTC)
@Serial Number 54129: Unfortunately, no. —Bruce1eetalk 14:15, 15 May 2020 (UTC)
No worries—this is a bad time to be requesting non-electronic resources; in perspective, there are far more important things to worry about too. serial # 14:17, 15 May 2020 (UTC)
  • By the way, Chapter 7 ("The Fedon Revolution") looks to be the one, if anyone has it. All the best! serial # 07:04, 19 May 2020 (UTC)

Alexander Street

Here. Does anyone have access? They're holding a few useful fair use images to ransom, if so :) serial # 17:22, 18 May 2020 (UTC)

@Serial Number 54129: You can apply for an account here with The Wikipedia Library. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 22:10, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
Cheers, MrLinkinPark333, have done so. Appreciate the heads-up! ——Serial # 16:27, 26 May 2020 (UTC)
@Serial Number 54129: No worries! I thought it vaguely sounded familiar. Are you wanting them now before you get an account? Also, I've never had an account with Alexander Street so I don't know what you want is covered. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 16:29, 26 May 2020 (UTC)
@Serial Number 54129: Have you received your Alexander Street Press access from The Wikipedia Library yet? If so, have you been able to find what you're looking for? —Bruce1eetalk 13:26, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

La Libre (Belgium) article

For Écoles Belges au Maroc

I have a portion of the article but it seems the rest is reserved for subscribers.

Thanks, WhisperToMe (talk) 18:26, 19 May 2020 (UTC)

Russell, M. (1991). An Archaeological Assessment at Whitehawk Neolithic Enclosure, Brighton, East Sussex (Report)

  • Russell, M. (1991). An Archaeological Assessment at Whitehawk Neolithic Enclosure, Brighton, East Sussex (Report).

For Whitehawk Camp. I'm having trouble finding good bibliographic information about this; the best I've found is this page.

Thanks, Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 11:57, 20 May 2020 (UTC)

Hi Mike, The publisher, Archaeology South-East, is part of UCL, and they have been active at Whitehawk, so it's possibly a paper they put out (although oddly it's not listed as being in their library - although if you log in as a student more results may appear). They have a general email address ([email protected]), so it may be worth dropping them a line to see if they have any more details. Cheers - SchroCat (talk) 13:11, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
ps. Alternatively, it was written by Miles Russell - his contact details are on his profile page. Cheers - SchroCat (talk) 13:19, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
I've emailed Dr. Russell, since I think that would be quicker, if he's inclined to help. I'll scratch this off here if he replies with a copy. Thanks! Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 14:49, 20 May 2020 (UTC)

The Mirror Volume 22 (Singapore Ministry of Culture) - 1986

For Hong Kong Japanese School

Thanks, WhisperToMe (talk) 22:28, 20 May 2020 (UTC)

Sarimin Reksodihardjo

I'm preparing an article about a person named Sarimin Reksodihardjo. Apparently, I can't figured out his death date. Even the death year only appeared on two pages: [2], [3]. I've attempted to click the name of the person in the page, but it seems that they only gave a snippet of it. Could someone with a free access to the website open it? It would be very helpful, thanks. For Sarimin Reksodihardjo

Thanks, Jeromi Mikhael (talk) 10:36, 21 May 2020 (UTC)

1990 Runner's World article

Hello. I'm looking for this 1990 Runner's World article for my draft on Alejandro Cruz. This article is unfortunately skipped over in my Gale and EBSCO database access:

  • Will-Weber, M.; Williams, K. (January 1990). "Cruz-ing ahead". Runner's World. Vol. 25 no. 1. p. 93. ISSN 0897-1706.

Thanks! MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 17:18, 22 May 2020 (UTC)

Profiles of Vanuatu women

  • Profiles of Vanuatu women : many rivers we crossed : a tribute to the women of Vanuatu on the special commemoration of the VNCW 25th Silver Jubilee Anniversary. Vanuatu National Council of Women. 2005.

This book contains a profile on Mary Gilu (which I would like to use to improve that article). However, I do not know the relevant page numbers. Cheers, Number 57 12:32, 24 May 2020 (UTC)


I need this [4]

For Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions

Thanks, Shrike (talk) 13:37, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

Shrike, You could try the dewiki requests page. They're more likely to have access. buidhe 01:42, 9 June 2020 (UTC)
Buidhe, Hi thanks for the suggestion but Its a danish source.Do they have WP:RX alternative? Shrike (talk) 09:20, 9 June 2020 (UTC)

Procedure and Working Methods

Will enable the improvement of 1924 Dominican general election and 1936 Dominican general election and the creation of several missing articles on elections in 1928, 1932, 1940, 1944 and 1947(?). There may be detail beyond page 158 but not entirely sure. Many thanks, Number 57 21:16, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

June 2020

New Zealand newspaper articles (1990s-2000s)

Hello. I'm looking for these New Zealand sources for an upcoming article on Joan Harnett former netball player turned real estate agent:

  • Barton, Warren (2 January 1997). "The 'golden girl' of netball". Dominion. Wellington, New Zealand. p. 11.
  • Fifield, Amanda (20 October 2001). "When sport is a metaphor for life". The Press. Christchurch. supplement p. 1.
  • "Netballer Joan Harnett-Kindley". Christchurch Star. 17 March 2004. p. A1.

These are all found in these search results here. As there's many of them, I picked the ones that I thought might be helpful for her post-netball career. Thanks! MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 02:56, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

@MrLinkinPark333: Yes Sent the first two (from ProQuest). —Bruce1eetalk 07:01, 2 June 2020 (UTC)
I didn't realize ProQuest had NZ articles! (my library coverage doesn't have them) Thanks for the first two :) --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 16:34, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

Pliosaurid papers

I've been working on a substantial expansion to Peloneustes, and both of these publications have stood out to me as utile for the section on paleoenvironment, with the first also being significant for classification and the second for paleobiology. I've spent some considerable time looking for these publications, but without success. Can anyone email them to me?

Thanks, --Slate WeaselT - C - S⟩ 23:58, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

@Slate Weasel: No. 2 is apparently available here. RandomCanadian (talk / contribs) 00:27, 4 June 2020 (UTC)
On the British Library website, the first link seems to require registration, the second link doesn't actually seem to go to a place where it can be downloaded. --Slate WeaselT - C - S⟩ 16:31, 4 June 2020 (UTC)
@Slate Weasel: That is correct, I'm just pointing out that apparently registration is free so if you think you might need access there sometime in the future... Cheers, RandomCanadian (talk / contribs) 17:22, 4 June 2020 (UTC)
@Slate Weasel: I have the second one, send me an email for it. Working on the first. --Mdaniels5757 (talk) 18:48, 6 July 2020 (UTC)

Two Donkey Kong Country reviews

Hi! For Donkey Kong Country, I'd like to see the reviews Diehard GameFan and Game Informer wrote. They're in the December and November 1994 issue, respectively and hopefully the information I provided above is enough. Thanks! JOEBRO64 01:45, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

@TheJoebro64: Gamefan is available freely on the Internet Archive (please note the pages are backwards). Also, they have 1992-2000 if you need them in the future. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 15:52, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

Encyclopaedia of folklore and folktales of South Asia

For Chudasama dynasty

I can only see snippet view here. Needed for cite verification check. Thanks, Sitush (talk) 14:00, 12 June 2020 (UTC)

Ref needed for Entertainment related article

For Draft:Double Dragon Twins

Thanks, Hllywd415 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hllywd415 (talkcontribs) 20:48, 18 June 2020 (UTC)

Four needed for JD Slater

  • Jd Slater Interview,

DRUMMER; America's Mag for the Macho Male No. 152, December 1991 Published by Desmodus, Inc,

* Burger, John R. (2020-03-24). One-Handed Histories: The Eroto-Politics of Gay Male Video Pornography. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-317-95258-9., index shows a few-pages span.

* Contemporary American independent film : from the margins to the mainstream. Holmlund, Chris., Wyatt, Justin, 1963-. London: Routledge. 2005. ISBN 978-0-203-31296-4. OCLC 1086548560.CS1 maint: others (link), index has only one mention, if I could get whatever page number, and maybe several pages before and after for context.

* Weinberg, Jonathan (2019). Pier Groups: Art and Sex Along the New York Waterfront. Pennsylvania State University Press. ISBN 978-0-271-08217-2., I can’t tell what’s In there.

For JD Slater, John Duffy Slater, possibly under John Slater, John Duffy, or using Slater. Drummer magazine, the niche gayporn one, did at least one and maybe several articles about JD. Any help appreciated!!!

Thanks, Gleeanon409 (talk) 02:34, 19 June 2020 (UTC)

Gleeanon409, sent #2, #3 (it's not a monograph but an edited volume; the one hit on p 168 is from an article by Capino, see table of contents). As a side-note, if you see that an index shows a few-pages span, it would generally be helpful if you could give us that page range ;). As to #4, I can access the printed volume next week, but am not sure what you'd like me to do. You write that you don't know what's in there, but presumably something prompted you to request it ... Do you have a page? Do you expect a mention in the index? — Pajz (talk) 01:10, 20 June 2020 (UTC)
@Pajz:, thank you!
For #4, I’m hoping either “John Duffy” and/or “jd Slater” will pop result(s) but google books gave only that “something” was there. He came of age in nyc and was a model, porn actor so pier sex is in line. Gleeanon409 (talk) 05:28, 20 June 2020 (UTC)
@Pajz:, I looked but didn’t seem to get any email (?) could you resend? Gleeanon409 (talk) 01:54, 21 June 2020 (UTC)
Gleeanon409, done. — Pajz (talk) 12:15, 21 June 2020 (UTC)
Thank you! I found it! Gleeanon409 (talk) 07:25, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
@Pajz:, thank you! Gleeanon409 (talk) 08:08, 25 June 2020 (UTC)
Gleeanon409, sent #4. — Pajz (talk) 15:06, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
Got it! Will be processing next. Gleeanon409 (talk) 08:08, 25 June 2020 (UTC)
@Pajz:, Thank you! Gleeanon409 (talk) 04:32, 27 June 2020 (UTC)

California Lawyer magazine, March 1988

  • Thompson, Mark (March 1988). "Why not Rent a Jury, Too?". California Lawyer: 45. ISSN 0279-4063.

For Open justice

Thanks, Amisom (talk) 20:38, 19 June 2020 (UTC)

Five for JD Slater

  • Slater, J.D. 1990. Interview by Rick Grzesiak. Edge, 5 December, pp. 25–31, the whole interview though if it’s more than those pages. Edge is a gay mag based in either SF or LA.
  • Aural Sex by Jack Fritscher. I’m looking for where this has been published, originally if possible.
  • Gay Pioneers: How Drummer Magazine Shaped Gay Popular Culture 1965-1999, Volume 4 of Eyewitness Drummer by Jack Fritscher, Editor Mark Hemry, Publisher Palm Drive Publishing, 2017, ISBN 1890834173, 9781890834173, 572 pages
  • The Films of Ken Ryker by Mickey Skee, Publisher Companion Press, 1998, ISBN 1889138088, 9781889138084, Length 143 pages. No search available but google books says Slater and/or John Duffy is in there.
  • Sorry I Asked: Intimate Interviews with Gay Porn's Rank and File by Dave Kinnick, Publisher Masquerade Books, 1993, ISBN 1563330903, 9781563330902, Length 410 pages. No search available to me but google books says Slater, and/or John Duffy are in here.

For JD Slater

For Gay pioneers there is no search available, Fritscher referred to him both as “John Duffy” and JD Slater so please look for both.

Thanks, Gleeanon409 (talk) 07:00, 20 June 2020 (UTC)

@Gleeanon409: As a matter of best practice, I don't think it is a good idea to extend threads ad infinitum with new requests, and would suggest instead that you create a new section once you realise at a later point that you need additional material from other works as well. Thanks. --Gazal world (talk) 11:16, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
Sorry, the article is at AFD so I’m trying to find some reasonably strong sources to keep it from being deleted. I’m doing this all by phone so it takes me a bit longer to go through each one, and with no, or very little available by google book search it’s very difficult to know where to look. Gleeanon409 (talk) 11:46, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
Article no longer at AFD but I’m still working on it. Gleeanon409 (talk) 11:44, 1 July 2020 (UTC)

Kaiulani Bibliography

For Kaʻiulani

Thanks, KAVEBEAR (talk) 06:55, 22 June 2020 (UTC)

@KAVEBEAR: Yes Sent #2 (from Taylor & Francis Journals). —Bruce1eetalk 08:49, 22 June 2020 (UTC)

De Limburger

Hello, I need this article published by this newspaper:

For Pe-al nostru steag e scris Unire. Thanks. Super Ψ Dro 13:10, 26 June 2020 (UTC)

Japanese-language article in the Okinawa Times

For Megumu Sagisawa

Thanks, – Aranya (talk) 06:01, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

The Listener (on Gale)

  • Lloyd George, David "Mr Churchill on his Contemporaries" The Listener, XVII, 457 (13 October 1937), ISSN 0024-4392 (Review of Churchill's Great Contemporaries)

For David Lloyd George, Great Contemporaries, etc

Thanks, DuncanHill (talk) 10:53, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

The Gale Listener Historical Archive can be found here. Unfortunately, the Wikipedia Library's subscription to Gale doesn't include this. —Bruce1eetalk 11:38, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

July 2020

Weekly Television Digest

I am currently overhauling the article for the Odyssey video game in German Wikipedia. I need to check two publications (no way to get these in German libraries):

"Maggie's 'Mystery Product' - TV Fun & Games" Weekly Television Digest, May 15, 1972, p. 7


"Odyssey, Magnavox's Electronic Game" Weekly Television Digest, September 18, 1972, p. 10

Sincerely, Schnurrikowski (talk) 14:48, 1 July 2020 (UTC)

Need a movie for Wikipedia

For an article Maya cave sites need to watch a movie [] Where can I find him? Thank you in advance. --Vyacheslav84 (talk) 07:15, 5 July 2020 (UTC)

New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook

Greetings, has someone access to "Weber, R.H., 1994, Pluvial lakes of the Plains of San Agustin: New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook 45, p. 9-11."? I wanted to know if there is enough material to make a San Agustin paleolake article.

Thanks, Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 11:31, 5 July 2020 (UTC)


Greetings, has someone access to this publication? [5] For Lake Estancia

Thanks, Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 21:03, 5 July 2020 (UTC)

At the End of the Mojave: Quaternary Studies in the Eastern Mojave Desert. Special publication of the San Bernardino County Museum Association

Greetings, has someone access to "Brown, W.J., Wells, S.G., Enzel, Y., Anderson, R.Y. and McFadden, L.D., 1990. The Late Quaternary History of Pluvial Lake Mojave-Silver Lake and Soda Lake Basins, California. In: R.E. Reynolds, S.G. Wells and R.H. Brady III (Editor), At the End of the Mojave: Quaternary Studies in the Eastern Mojave Desert. Special publication of the San Bernardino County Museum Association, pp. 55-72."? For Lake Estancia

Thanks, Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 21:03, 5 July 2020 (UTC)

INQUA Congress


Thanks, Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 21:03, 5 July 2020 (UTC)

Global Continental Palaeohydrology

Greetings, has someone access to this book? There should be a chapter that discuss Lake Estancia. Thanks, Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 21:03, 5 July 2020 (UTC)

Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs

Greetings, has someone access to "Stone , B .D ., Cole , J.C ., and Shroba, R .R .,20016, Glaciopluvial climate-cycle controlof inset alluvialterracedepositsinthe Rio Grandedrainage,northernNew Mexico: Geological Societyof AmericaAbstractswith Programs, v. 33 , no .6 , p. A -213 "? For Lake Estancia

Thanks, Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 21:03, 5 July 2020 (UTC)

Salinas: Archaeology, History, and Prehistory

Greetings, has someone access to this book? There should be one or two chapters that discuss Lake Estancia. Thanks, Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 21:03, 5 July 2020 (UTC)

Rendiconti Online

Greetings, has someone access to this publication? For African humid period

Thanks, Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 14:28, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

Library Access

Does anyone here has access to the digital services of one or more of the following US libraries:

  • University of California Los Angeles
  • University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • Harvard University
  • Northwestern University
  • Princeton University
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Stanford University

--Antemister (talk) 10:51, 11 July 2020 (UTC)

@Antemister: Kind of (through ILL); what materials are you seeking? Mdaniels5757 (talk) 17:03, 12 July 2020 (UTC)
Two, [6] and [7] (the chapter on air transport), NWU and Harvard refer to a different, third issue just in case the BNF cannot fulfill my order there. At the moment many library should be more accommodating when it comes to scanning orders, but they usually are still restricted to university affilates.--Antemister (talk) 20:25, 12 July 2020 (UTC)

Ukrainian language(?) book published in Canada

  • Vakar, V., ed. (1988). Pam”iatnyk Slavy UPA: Propam”iatna knyha. Zvidomvlennia dilovoho komitetu na den’ vidslovlennia i posviachennia 22-ho travnia 1988 r. na Oseli ‚Kyiv‘, Okvyl, Ontario. Toronto: The Basilian Press. OCLC 18674665.

For St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Cemetery. I can't find anything on this online, probably because of the romanization of the title. I'd be grateful for any amount of help finding it.

Thanks, Mcrsftdog (talk) 17:38, 20 July 2020 (UTC)

A. N. Jani books

I need the biographical chapter about A. N. Jani (Arunoday Natvarlal Jani) from the above book. It would be probably first or/and second chapter. I also need the 'TOC' section of the book. This would be useful for Draft:A. N. Jani.

I need 'Introduction' & the 'TOC' section of the above book. This is for Naishadha Charita.

Thanks. --Gazal world (talk) 15:28, 24 July 2020 (UTC)

Hm, we have neither of those here. However, in the interest of supporting our very own RX volunteers :), I'll order the volumes from a partner library later this week if no one else has more ready access. Best, — Pajz (talk) 19:09, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
Hi Pajz. Thank you very very much. --Gazal world (talk) 19:21, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

Article from Sussex County Magazine 1942

  • Burstow, G.P. (November 1942). "The Stone Age Camp at Whitehawk". Sussex County Magazine. 16 (11): 314-319.

For Whitehawk Camp.

Thanks, Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 13:18, 26 July 2020 (UTC)

Partitio terrarum imperii Romaniae

  • Carile, A. (1965). "Partitio terrarum imperii Romanie". Studi Veneziani. 7: 125–305. ISSN 0081-6264.

For Partitio terrarum imperii Romaniae, Carile's is the most recent and complete study of the topic.

Thanks, Constantine 08:14, 28 July 2020 (UTC)

@Cplakidas: If this wasn't 180 pages I might be able to get this scanned for you... is there a 50 page (max) section you'd really want? Umimmak (talk) 01:19, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
Hi Umimmak, unfortunately I have not been able to find anything about the article's internal structure, so I don't know. Is there an index of sections? Constantine 10:30, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
Cplakidas during COVID I don’t have direct access to it; it would have been a scan and deliver request, but there are limits to those. Umimmak (talk) 13:29, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
Umimmak I see. In that case, based on the sporadic references I've seen to specific page(s), I'd ask for pp. 200-250. Thanks a lot for your assistance! Constantine 13:40, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
@Cplakidas: okay well I put in the request, let's see if it gets approved. Hopefully I'll have something within the next days. Umimmak (talk) 13:51, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
@Cplakidas: ah I'm so sorry :( I was just notified my library confusingly only has Volume VII in the New Series, which isn't the volume you need. Apologies for any false hope. Umimmak (talk) 15:13, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
Umimmak damn, that's disappointing, but thanks anyway :) Constantine 16:18, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
Cplakidas, well, I second the comment that that's just too many pages. If you're based in Vienna, perhaps you have a chance to access the volume in the National Library (ZDB record). If, for whatever reason, that doesn't work for you, I can either (a) check first if there is a table of contents (and, if so, send it to you) or (b) send you the requested page range (ie, pp. 200-250) right away. Let me know how you wish to proceed. Thanks. — Pajz (talk) 17:52, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

Raiders of the Lost Ark - Variety

If anyone has access to the Variety archives for school/work purposes, it's like $60 for a month otherwise, but I'd appreciate these items please.

  • "Weekend Biz Breaks B.O. Logjam; 'Raiders,' 'Titans' and 'History' Score". Variety. June 17, 1981. p. 3.
  • Ginsberg, Steven (July 27, 1981). "'Superman,' 'Raiders' Neck & Neck". Daily Variety. p. 1.
  • "'Ark' Tops 'Grease'". Variety. October 7, 1981. p. 6.

For Raiders of the Lost Ark

Thanks, Darkwarriorblake / SEXY ACTION TALK PAGE! 19:47, 29 July 2020 (UTC)

August 2020

A Review of the Management of Lymphangiomas

Would like to have full-text copy of the following article to be included for Lymphangioma wikipage.

Ha, Jennifer; Yu, Yu-Ching; Lannigan, Francis (2014-08-05). "A Review of the Management of Lymphangiomas". Current Pediatric Reviews. 10 (3): 238–248. doi:10.2174/1573396309666131209210751.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Cerevisae (talkcontribs) 00:43, 1 August 2020 (UTC)

Some video game reviews

Hello guys, looking for particular reviews from some old game magazines. I'm writing an article about Worms 1995 video game from scratch in the Russian Wikipedia (it is going to replace the existing stub and become featured). I'm able to find most of the reviews online, but some are unavailable, like this one. Maybe I will add more articles from other magazines to my request some time later or will create a new request if this one will be archived by that time, but for now it's just what you see.

Thank you very much for your efforts. Coolak (talk) 20:26, 2 August 2020 (UTC)

P. S. please ping me if you're able to help and/or comment anything because I barely open English Wikipedia. Thank you. Coolak (talk) 20:43, 2 August 2020 (UTC)

@Coolak, I haven't found a full run of Amiga Action claimed by preservationists. There are a bunch of Amiga and retro mag preservationist circles online that you could ask, but it's going to be hard to find. Alternatively, @Miyagawa, are you still a reader at the British Library? This editor is looking for a scan from issue 78 from this holding. For more holdings, see OCLC 872610756. (not watching, please {{ping}}) czar 06:19, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
@Czar: Thank you for the suggestion. Indeed, I have seen on abime that it's one of the rare issues, and I have used all of the Google Search advanced techniques that I know of. That's why I created this request as the last resort, so maybe someone with access to British libraries could help. Coolak (talk) 01:31, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

It's so refreshing!

Hi guys, I'm resurrecting ye olden text citations. I'm a newbie to Wikipedia Library still.

  • Ricciardi, John. "Still Super After All These Years." Electronic Gaming Monthly 14.9 (2001): 126. Business Source Complete. Web. July 23, 2013.
  • "Fight!." Electronic Gaming Monthly 14.12 (2001): 212. Business Source Complete. Web. July 23, 2013.
  • La Franco, Robert (June 3, 1996). "Take That, Nintendo". Forbes. Vol. 157 no. 11. pp. 96–97. Retrieved August 4, 2020.

I can't find Electronic Gaming Monthly at all or full Forbes (only the abstract) [edit: I found full Forbes] in EBSCO or ProQuest though those citations say they were in Business Source Complete in 2013. That's EBSCO, right? Did they leave EBSCO? Thanks! — Smuckola(talk) 06:37, 4 August 2020 (UTC)

@Smuckola: I have access to the third article (from my university ProQuest account). Please Wikimail me and I'll send it to you. —Bruce1eetalk 06:47, 4 August 2020 (UTC)
(Edit conflict:) Smuckola, I've sent you #3 from EBSCO. I can likewise not find the Electronic Gaming Monthly in EBSCO. I don't know if it's vanished from all bundles but I also noticed some discrepancy to our local library catalogue (which states that our EBSCO subscription extends to Electronic Gaming Monthly, issues 2000-12-01 - 2009-01-01), so that may indicate that indeed something changed on EBSCO's part. — Pajz (talk) 06:55, 4 August 2020 (UTC)
@Bruce1ee: thanks anyway, I got #3 from Pajz. @Pajz: Oh my goodness, are you telling me that there are different entire sets of publications in each bundle in different institutions' subscriptions to EBSCO? They bounce publications around between collections like Netflix versus HBO versus Starz, or Hulu versus Hulu Plus versus Live TV? That stinks. So does WP:LIBRARY have no EGM and only abstracts of Forbes? [edit: I found full Forbes] Or is it possible that they're duplicated in other collections within the multiverse of Wikipedia Library? I mean I don't even know how to search where to search within WP:LIBRARY. If not, this just makes us cite the third party master search engines like Internet Archive or fansites of magazine scans. Oh well, they can't take those away. I just care that I can make a permanent and free-of-charge accessible citation. Thank you so much for #3 at least, because I do need to read these myself for expanding the Wikipedia articles! — Smuckola(talk) 10:53, 4 August 2020 (UTC)
Smuckola, don't know, or perhaps I misunderstand what you're saying. It's certainly true is that EBSCO offers different products with different publications and that, as a result of that, different institutions have access to different materials. I do not think, however, that if two institutions subscribe to EBSCO Business Source Complete they have access to different sets of publications. The institutions I am affiliated with do subscribe to EBSCO Business Source Complete, EBSCO Academic Search Complete, and a few other bundles, and I noticed in one of the local library catalogues that it says we have access to Electronic Gaming Monthly via EBSCO, while in fact, it doesn't look like we do. Given that these local catalogue entries are typically imported from the likes of EBSCO when the database is integrated into the local catalogue, and that the subsequent updating often isn't that reliable, my guess was simply that the journal used to be available in EBSCO but no longer is. That does happen sometimes. I take it from Umimmak's comment that they've run into a similar issue. — Pajz (talk) 17:15, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

@Smuckola: in theory I have online access to the first two, but I'm having issues with the database so I've emailed my librarian and hopefully I can get a response. At the very least once COVID is over I'll have access to the print volumes. (P.S. You might want to consider striking out the third request if you've received a copy already just to make things clearer to other editors.) Umimmak (talk) 14:40, 4 August 2020 (UTC)

@Umimmak: Guess what. In fact, Nikki of the WP:LIBRARY sent me this URL to the full article of #3 and it is the same content as what Pajz had sent me. Can I shorten that URL? Are you guys thinking that WP:LIBRARY has no EGM whatsoever? Thanks! — Smuckola(talk) 01:41, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

@Smuckola: hey just wanted to give an update and that I still am working on the Electronic Gaming Monthly but it's taking me longer than expected to fulfill those requests. Umimmak (talk) 20:55, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

Reference supporting a statement about the addition of polynomials

I am struggling to find a reference for a basic statement about the addition of polynomials. It's for this article: Polynomials. While it's trivial to find references supporting the claim that the set of polynomials is closed under the operation of addition, some editors (including myself) would like to see if we could construct a statement that can be referenced without the word "closed". The current wording is:

a sum of polynomials is always another polynomial.

Proposed alternative wording includes:

the addition of polynomials is an operation that takes any two polynomials and produce always another polynomial

The suggestion has been made that this source is worth reviewing:

I see that it exists in Google books but in very limited snippet view. Can I persuade someone to take a look and see if either of the phrases linked above or something similar could be referenced in this book?

For Polynomials

Thanks, S Philbrick(Talk) 13:20, 4 August 2020 (UTC)

Nevermind - I reworded the claim and located a source.--S Philbrick(Talk) 13:56, 4 August 2020 (UTC)
@Sphilbrick: the book is available on Lib Gen, wink wink, but if you prefer you can email me and I can send you my copy of the relevant pages. Umimmak (talk) 14:00, 4 August 2020 (UTC)
Umimmak, Thanks for the very prompt response, but lets hold for a bit to see if my revised wording and reference sticks. I hope it will, but if it fails, I may be back, hat in hand. S Philbrick(Talk) 14:37, 4 August 2020 (UTC)

Earth, 2011 - American Geological Institute

Greetings, has someone access to "FIRST EVIDENCE OF HYDROTHERMAL VENTS FOUND IN THE CANARY ISLANDS SE Pratt - Earth, 2011 - American Geological Institute"? For Henry seamount

Thanks, Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 18:53, 4 August 2020 (UTC)

For other editors' convenience, the full citation with volume/issue/page numbers appears to be:
  • Pratt, SE (2011). "First Evidence of Hydrothermal Vents Found in the Canary Islands". Earth. Vol. 56 no. 11. American Geological Institute. p. 15. ISSN 1943-345X.
Umimmak (talk) 19:19, 4 August 2020 (UTC)

Phanagoria Persian inscription

For: new article about the inscription.

Thanks, - LouisAragon (talk) 00:19, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

@LouisAragon: email me, I got the first one. Umimmak (talk) 01:00, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
@LouisAragon: actually both are on the first one [8] and the second one [9] Umimmak (talk) 01:08, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
The above links expired but just search for the titles via Google Scholar and you can easily get a PDF. Umimmak (talk) 16:15, 8 August 2020 (UTC)

Few sources on Bangladeshi politics

  • Ahmed, Burhan Uddin (2010). Parliament elections report 1937-2008. Country First Foundation. ISBN 9789843313065. OCLC 607341998.
  • Osmany, Shireen Hasan (1992). Bangladeshi Nationalism: History of Dialectics and Dimensions. University Press. ISBN 9789840511884.

For Bangladeshi nationalism and potentially other articles. First source is available at Princeton University library and second one, at University of Michigan.

Thanks, Zayeem (talk) 18:47, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

I don't have access to either volume, but since it's stated above that 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, I've managed to piece together the table of contents for Osmany 1992 via strategically using Google Books' snippet view
  • Preface [vii–viii]
  • Introduction [1–10]
  • I. Muslim consciousness & political awakening in Bangladesh [11–40]
  • II. Bangladeshi nationalism: The process of interaction between secular and Islamic elements up to 1947 [41–74]
  • III. Bangladeshi nationalism and the emerging middle class [75–108]
  • IV. Secularism and Islam as political forces in Bangladesh [109–155]
  • Epilogue [156–159]
  • Bibliography [160–168]
Hopefully this helps! Umimmak (talk) 20:01, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
Yes, I did see the guideline but wanted to see the table of content first, thanks by the way. For the first source, pages 40-60, and for second source, Introduction, Chapters II and III would suffice I think. I hope it's within limit. Thanks. --Zayeem (talk) 15:20, 7 August 2020 (UTC)

A 1925 Portuguese booklet

This item:

Amzalak, Moses Bensabat, Shabbethaī Sevi; uma carta em portugues do seculo XVII em que se testemunham factos relativos à sua vida, Lisbon, Museu Comercial de Lisboa, 1925 OCLC 1187932; OCLC 22027318; OCLC 256882344

It's a small cardboard-cover booklet from 1925 of 14 pages total. Could someone please scan all 14 pages and send it me? This is for articles Petrus Serrarius, John Dury, Abraham Pereyra, and Spinoza. Thank you, warshy (¥¥) 00:27, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

@Warshy: I won’t be able to help you with this for probably a few months due to COVID-related closures, so hopefully another editor can help you before then, but in theory I should eventually have access to this via microfilm if you still need this when things are open again. For other editors’ convenience I also made each of those OCLC numbers their own separate clickable links. Umimmak (talk) 21:09, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
Thank you, Umimmak. I understand. I saw the microfilm option in the item's record in WorldCat. As you say, hopefully someone will have access to it before "things are open again" (whenever that may be...). Thanks again, warshy (¥¥) 21:32, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

Ear Magazine, April 1990

For Guitar Solos 3.

According to this Google Book snippet, page 53 of Ear, Volume 15 has a piece on Guitar Solos 3 (and Guitar Solos 2). The snippet text reads, "Guitar Solos 2 Caroline Records (out of print), Guitar Solos 3 Rift Records. Traditional guitar playing is most definitely not the focus of these two LPs. Compiled by Fred Frith, whose own album of guitar improvisations began the Guitar series, these ..." I think this is from the April 1990 issue of Ear Magazine (linked above), but I don't know the page number(s). Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks, —Bruce1eetalk 13:04, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

Mission field, a monthly record of the proceedings of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, volume 81, 1936.

For Thomas Bray

This is a bit of a tough one. I am working on the early life of Thomas Bray and in a biography I found a key citation for an article in this journal. Unfortunately the citation only read "Mission Field December 1936", so without an article title I can't use interlibrary loan. This journal is available on HathiTrust but only until 1918. It might be in a specialized periodical database like ATLA or if you are a patron of one of the libraries that owns the print version (including Columbia, Cornell, Yale, McGill, the British Library, Cambridge, Birmingham.) maybe you could use whatever remote document scanning services are available.

If you find it you will have my thanks and I'll be glad to fetch a scan of something from the Library of Congress for you when it reopens.

Thanks, Gamaliel (talk) 21:17, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

Unfortunately it appears that Mission Field isn't indexed by ATLA (see the title lists here). Cheers, gnu57 16:38, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

Wulf on Humboldt

Can anyone please help me with a review from the NY Review of Books 2015 of Andrea Wulf's The Invention of Nature?

For The Invention of Nature and future Dutch version

Thanks, Dick Bos (talk) 14:23, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

@Dick Bos: I've found a copy of this review here. I don't know whether this is a legal copy or not. —Bruce1eetalk 15:17, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
@Bruce1ee: Thank you very much! (Dankjewel!) This is really helpful and suits my needs for now. --Dick Bos (talk) 05:40, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
Resolved: Bruce1eetalk 06:24, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
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