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Resource Exchange
Find a source you need and help others find sources they need

See also WP:MHL#LIBRARY for military history resources

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[edit]

Tips for finding a source yourself
  • You are welcome to contact the author(s) of research papers to ask for a copy of their paper directly
  • You can check for books on Google Books, or your local library may also be able to acquire it through interlibrary loan.
  • Some books or journals are in an institutional repository. Google Scholar can identify the location of these open access digital copies when available.
Making your 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 handle full book scans
  • 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.
  • If you are requesting multiple sources, #number them (1, 2, 3..)
  • Once a request has been fulfilled add the {{Resolved}} template. T
  • Filled requests are archived.
  • Requests unfilled after 3 months will be moved to the stale requests page

Sharing a source[edit]

  • Anyone may offer advice and fulfill requests.
  • Ask questions and offer replies in the request's section.
  • Indicate which part or parts of the request you consider you have answered so others do not duplicate your work.
  • Notify (mention) the requester using {{ping|REQUESTER_USERNAME}}
  • You can transfer an electronic document by giving a URL ( http://... ). You can upload documents to file-sharing services, provided it is legal for you to do so. or by emailing the url or an attachment to the requester.
  • You can email a link to a requester using the Special:EmailUser feature., or email them asking them to email you back, and then reply with an attached document.

Be sure to respect copyrights and terms of services of any online services you use. Copyrighted articles from print publications or copies obtained through online databases may not be uploaded for unrestricted distribution via open websites. Individual editors are solely responsible for sharing copyrighted content and assume all legal risks. 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.

Reference resources[edit]

Direct contact
Shared sources
  • Editors post sources they are willing to share access to at the shared resources page

New requests[edit]