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Finding a source[edit]

Tips for finding a source yourself

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 handle full book scans
  • 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 request[edit]

  • 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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  • 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.
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Reference resources[edit]

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 am a research coordinator. I have access to JSTOR and Gale via my library and also many other resources via The Wikipedia Library. Please see my userpage for what I've access to. Also, if you need something scanned from the Toronto Reference Library or WestLaw Canada, ping me in the request. --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)

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

New requests[edit]


January 2017[edit]

ProQuest History Vault[edit]

Does anyone have access to [2]?--Antemister (talk) 15:57, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

@Antemister: Can you provide an example of a source that you need out of there? ~ Rob13Talk 05:28, 21 January 2017 (UTC)
@BU Rob13: It is that "Survey of Tibet" linked on start page there. Do you have access to it?--Antemister (talk) 09:56, 21 January 2017 (UTC)
I do not, no. The University of Chicago has it if anyone has access there. ~ Rob13Talk 15:39, 21 January 2017 (UTC)
@Antemister: Some movement on this. I located print/microform versions via WorldCat. See here. If any volunteers work, study, or live near the University of Chicago, the University of Wisconsin, or the University of Hawaii at Manoa, you potentially have access to a copy. I can access the Chicago copy when it's returned (currently checked out), but I'm not a student there, so I'm unable to recall it or place a hold for when it's returned. ~ Rob13Talk 15:16, 26 March 2017 (UTC)
OK, I didn't mention here that I already had a look into that microfilm copy in german library. The reason why I asked here is the fact that that microfilm was incomplete (some pages at the end were missing and other hardly readable). That's why I explicitely asked for an access to the digital version at ProQuest.--Antemister (talk) 17:13, 26 March 2017 (UTC)
@Antemister: Good to know. The printed copy at Chicago may be clearer, so I will still attempt to obtain that, but the Wisconsin and Manoa copies are likely unusable then. ~ Rob13Talk 17:18, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

February 2017[edit]

Paradise of the Pacific, 1932[edit]

For Hawaii and the American Civil War

--KAVEBEAR (talk) 22:31, 12 February 2017 (UTC)

@KAVEBEAR: How confident are you in the year? I have access to a copy that lists "1909?" as the year published via Hathi Trust. Do you expect that to be a substantively similar text (or the same)? ~ Rob13Talk 23:17, 12 February 2017 (UTC)
Whoops, nevermind. That's a promotional book for Hawaii, which is probably quite interesting on its own, but not what you're looking for. ~ Rob13Talk 23:22, 12 February 2017 (UTC)
@BU Rob13: I need the edition with this snippet on page 20. I've used the 15 to 25 range because I don't know the range of the article or section in the magazine.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 23:25, 12 February 2017 (UTC)
Attempting, but not sure how interlibrary loan will get with a partial cite. ~ Rob13Talk 06:00, 19 February 2017 (UTC)
@KAVEBEAR: Sent. ~ Rob13Talk 03:49, 1 March 2017 (UTC)
@BU Rob13: Thanks for the scan but is there anyway to get pages 1-14 as well. The article seems disjointed (i.e. only part of it is on page 20 and the beginning seems to be between 1 through 14. Thanks.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 06:56, 1 March 2017 (UTC)
@KAVEBEAR: Is the article title somewhere in the scan? (I haven't reviewed it.) This was via interlibrary loan, so they may get a bit pissed at me if I go back and request more pages blindly, especially because I believe there was a cost to the borrowing library on this one. ~ Rob13Talk 07:03, 1 March 2017 (UTC)
@BU Rob13: I have no idea. A section of the article I need which exist on page 20 begins: "have overlook the carpetbagger period following the Civil War. It says continue from page 15 yet in your scan, page 15 does not seem to connect wth page 20 rather it connect with another article on page 23 which also continue from page 15. Hope that makes sense. If not it is fine.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 07:23, 1 March 2017 (UTC)
@KAVEBEAR: I know this isn't my request, but I was thinking: maybe page 15 is from the previous issue (volume 45 issue 7) and continues on volume 45 issue 8 on page 20. I've been looking at the Hawaii Pacific Journal Index but no luck. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 04:33, 7 March 2017 (UTC)
Doing... (hopefully) ~ Rob13Talk 22:05, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

'Pioneer of the Dutch Film Poster: Dolly Rudeman 1902-1980' by Paul van Yperen[edit]

A link is here. I'm working on an English article for Dolly Rudman (it's here, in a very embryonic state! -which also demonstrates the paucity of sources in English general.) There's an article on the, but the machine translation is v poor. Any help appreciated :) --O Fortuna!...Imperatrix mundi. 17:41, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

@Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: What part of this book do you need? Note that we can't handle full book scans. We could send you a table of contents and allow you to choose where to go from there. ~ Rob13Talk 19:32, 16 February 2017 (UTC)
Yes, thanks very much BU Rob13, got that- well. I don't really know; since it's something I have zero-knowledge on, I was thinking just a few pages covering relevant periods- early years, major works, later years. Something like that. Se, the article is never going to be much more than start class (by me anyway!) but it would be good to flesh it out a bit. How easy is it for you/s? O Fortuna!...Imperatrix mundi. 19:35, 16 February 2017 (UTC)
@Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: This book appears to be exceedingly rare. See WorldCat. The only two copies in the United States are in a university in New York (where it's part of a special collection - unlikely to be eligible for interlibrary loan) and a research institute in Los Angeles (unlikely to engage in interlibrary loan at all). I happen to be likely to travel close to one of those areas in the somewhat near future, so I'll see what I can do. This one will likely take a while, though. It could be as far away as summer before I manage it. ~ Rob13Talk 19:41, 16 February 2017 (UTC)
Thank you very much BU Rob13, that's very kind- but please don't bother. If it's as rare as that- WP:RSN probably? In any case, no point in going to that much trouble for something like this. Does Drmies do translations I wonder ;) *scratch chin* O Fortuna!...ImpFortuna Imperatrix Mundieratrix mundi. 19:56, 16 February 2017 (UTC)
Not right now, but remind me tomorrow or this weekend. Drmies (talk) 22:57, 16 February 2017 (UTC)
@Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: Its definitely a reliable source. The reason it's so rare is that it was produced only to accompany one specific exhibition as a sort of extended program in a sense, from what I can tell. When the exhibition was finished, most copies were probably lost or destroyed. It doesn't appear it was ever publicly made available, so libraries didn't have a chance to grab it unless donated (as in the case of Binghamton). Certainly an interesting history attached to this item. ~ Rob13Talk 01:32, 17 February 2017 (UTC)
A couple of libraries in Chicago have the Dutch version. The entire book's only 71 pages including illustration, so maybe the biography section is a manageable length for copying/translation. BlackcurrantTea (talk) 02:35, 18 February 2017 (UTC)
Oops, forgot the Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi part. BlackcurrantTea (talk) 03:48, 19 February 2017 (UTC)
@BlackcurrantTea: thanks very much for the information. That errainly sounds more manageable than I expected- but it could still be a helluva translation project! Which I wouldn't expect anyone to undertake; the .nl article is one thing- <250 words- but that could be something else  :o Thanks again though! O Fortuna!...Imperatrix mundi. 14:03, 19 February 2017 (UTC)
It's the weekend- is Drmies still around...?  ;) — O Fortuna! Imperatrix mundi. 17:24, 24 March 2017 (UTC)
  • (outdent a bit) Look at your draft. I did a thing or two. That one source, Groot, has everything you need for a stub. Drmies (talk) 17:59, 24 March 2017 (UTC)
Great stuff! Thanks very much Drmies, I'll have a go at that then. Much appreciated. — O Fortuna! Imperatrix mundi. 18:08, 24 March 2017 (UTC)
Absolutely. I may get back to this later today--translating/paraphrasing that bit from that book is no big chore, and I'm going to leave the cleanup to you. :) Drmies (talk) 18:12, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

The Literature of the Fox: A Reference and Critical Guide to Anglo-Jewish Writing[edit]

Hi. This is a bit of a long shot. I recently brought our entry on Lazarus Aaronson to featured article status. Now, however, a book has been published which I believe contains a lot of new information on him. The book, titled The Literature of the Fox: A Reference and Critical Guide to Anglo-Jewish Writing, is written by William Baker and Jeanette Roberts Shumaker. It is available on Amazon.

I am interested in the chapter "Pioneers: E. O. Deutsch, B. L. Farjeon, Israel Gollancz, Leonard Merrick, and Lazarus Aaronson". It would be great if anyone with access to this chapter trough their library, could share it with me. –P. S. Burton (talk) 16:45, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

@P. S. Burton: Currently, only two libraries have it. One is the Library of Congress, and the other is a small seminary in Ohio. I expect that this will be picked up by other libraries in due time, but it was only published a week ago, so you may need to give it a bit of time. ~ Rob13Talk 17:12, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
  • @P. S. Burton, try emailing the authors—they might be excited about your project czar 03:44, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

1976 Black Enterprise article on a Philadelphia neighborhood and school[edit]

Hi! I'm looking for a 1976 Black Enterprise article on a Philadelphia neighborhood and school.

It is in: Black Enterprise, Volume 7. E. G. Graves Publishing Company, 1976. Pages 144 and 174 of that volume have information on the McCall School and the Society Hill, Philadelphia neighborhood. I can't get much info on the article title since only snippet view of Google Books is available :-( --WhisperToMe (talk) 16:25, 25 February 2017 (UTC)

Doing... Might be a few days. ~ Rob13Talk 17:45, 25 February 2017 (UTC)
It appears my library is still hunting this one down. We allegedly have this year in microfilm, but the difficulty is in locating that microfilm. It was previously housed in a library which no longer carries microfilm, and the call number was never updated when it was moved. Still in progress. ~ Rob13Talk 04:00, 9 March 2017 (UTC)
If it's any help, I think the snippets are:
  • Weathers, D. (November 1976). "Ups and downs and ups of the proper Philadelphians". Black Enterprise. Vol. 7. pp. 35–. 
  • Wortham, J. (November 1976). "In search of the good life in Philadelphia". Black Enterprise. Vol. 7. pp. 43–. 
--Worldbruce (talk) 23:50, 11 March 2017 (UTC)
@Worldbruce: Right now, it's just a matter of tracking down the damn microfilm reel. ~ Rob13Talk 05:32, 12 March 2017 (UTC)
Reaching out to the librarian doing the search for an update. ~ Rob13Talk 15:18, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

March 2017[edit]

Sources sought for The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker: Electronic Gaming Monthly, Nintendo Power, and Computer and Video Games[edit]

I'm looking for a few sources to get The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker up to GA/FA standards:

Any help appreciated.--Cúchullain t/c 05:30, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

@Cuchullain: I have Electronic Gaming Monthly. Please email me for a copy. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 06:29, 4 March 2017 (UTC)
Computer and Video Games has been found here. I've also contacted several editors listed as having copies of Nintendo Power, but most of them appear not to be active on Wikipedia currently.--Cúchullain t/c 16:24, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

Article in The Boston Globe[edit]

Is it possible to have a PDF of this obituary with the date of publication please? I can't see it on; it must be 2005 but it is unclear. It would also be better to cite The Boston Globe directly. Please ping me when you have it. Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 08:47, 9 March 2017 (UTC)

Hawaiian Music and Musicians: An Illustrated History[edit]

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 can ballpark guess if that is easier. Please send me either the table of content or index and the pages (if there are any) for Nani Alapai and Henry N. Clark. Thanks so much.

--KAVEBEAR (talk) 11:23, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

There is also this 2012 edition. I am not picky which edition it comes from, whichever is easier to find:

: Doing... --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 01:14, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

@MrLinkinPark333: Were you able to locate this? Someone has pointed out that I may have gotten something's wrong at Talk:Nani Alapai and would need this source to correct that mistake.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 20:52, 16 March 2017 (UTC)
@KAVEBEAR: Not yet. Haven't had time to. And for clarification, the one I can access is the 1979 version. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 03:30, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── @KAVEBEAR: Don't mean to duplicate MrLinkinPark333's efforts, but I too have access to the 1979 edition and may be able to do some of the grunt work. It's an encyclopedia-style volume. There is no encyclopedia entry for Nani Alapai. From the index, this is the list of articles in which she's mentioned:

  • Ahi Wela, p. 3
  • Berger, Henry, pp. 40, 41-42
  • Ellis Brothers: William and John, pp. 73, 74
  • Falsetto, p. 91
  • Machado, Lena, p. 236
  • Panama-Pacific International Exposition, p. 291
  • Record Industry in Hawai'i, pp. 325, 326, 327
  • Royal Hawaiian Band, p. 340
  • Ua Like No A Like, p. 391
  • Appendix, p. 417

Typically she's mentioned in connection with a song she sang or someone she sang with. Machado's style is described as "reminiscent of Nani Alapai". The closest thing to an entry of her own is two sentences in the appendix (p. 417):

ALAPAI, NANI. One of the most popular female vocalists during the late 19th century. The first female singer for the Royal Hawaiian Band (1873-1912); recorded with William Ellis (1904-1905) on Victor.

If Wikipedia is correct, and she was born in December 1874, then obviously she wasn't singing for the band from 1873. The band had a long history and went through a couple name changes. Could the parenthetical years be referring to the era/incarnation of the band with which she sang? The one page she's mentioned on in Royal Hawaiian Band (p. 340) only muddies the waters:

During this period the band also featured female vocalists ... The first was the celebrated Nani Alapai, who made her debut in 1873 and continued til 1914 ...

1873 is again a physical impossibility, and the end date doesn't match the appendix.

There is no encyclopedia entry for Clark, nor is there an index entry for Henry N. Clark. There are index entries for Harry Clark and Henry K. Clark (6 pages total). Does this help you identify what you need? --Worldbruce (talk) 03:22, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

Worldbruce, I haven't started the requested yet. If you would like to help complete the request, I am for it.--MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 03:26, 26 March 2017 (UTC)
@MrLinkinPark333: Please do not perform this request anymore if you have only access to the 1979 version. I don't need the scans if there is nothing of consequence other than the stuff repeating the sources I have already used. Thanks.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 03:36, 26 March 2017 (UTC)
@Worldbruce: Thank you so much. I wrote the article on Nani Alapai. The date problem is precisely why I wanted to find out more info about her. Literally an anonymous IP editor stated she was not the first vocalist and that she did not join in the 1870s and cited the encyclopedia on the talk page of the article. I wanted to give that person the benefit of the doubt and check the sources myself and possibly find something else that might be a new lead since Kanahele is a reputable Hawaiian historian. I have been following the trail for the 1873 claim and it seems to rooted in an interview by her adopted grandson and the music magazine he helped published in the 1970s. I still want to believe that there may be something in the new 2012 edition that may be different from you have found since usually new edition update upon older misinformation . Do you have access to that edition?--KAVEBEAR (talk) 03:36, 26 March 2017 (UTC)
Unfortunately no, I do not. Worldcat shows only 13 copies of the 2012 edition, three of which are in Hawaii. The Wiki Education Foundation really ought to broker a visiting scholar position for you with University of Hawaii. --Worldbruce (talk) 14:54, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

2012 edition[edit]

Could somebody possibly perform an index search of the 2012 edition for any biographical additions that may have been added to Nani Alapai as User:Worldbruce did above for the 1979 edition. If there is nothing new, no need to scan the pages. Thank you.

KAVEBEAR (talk) 03:36, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

Doing... (hopefully) ~ Rob13Talk 00:21, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

San Lazzaro degli Armeni[edit]

  1. LAZAR 'ISLAND OF ARMENIAN GRUDGE in Foreign Broadcast Information Service, Near East/South Asia Report, 21 November 1985, p.2
  2. Tololyan, Khachig. "Armenian Diaspora." Encyclopedia of Diasporas. Springer US, 2005. 35-46. "...1717, this small band settled in Venice, where the city granted the uninhabited island of San Lazzaro to them..."

--Երևանցի talk 18:50, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

@Yerevantsi: sent encyclopedia chapter. --Worldbruce (talk) 22:29, 11 March 2017 (UTC)
Thank you! --Երևանցի talk 19:50, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
Attempting the first one. ~ Rob13Talk 04:54, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
Interlibrary loan search unsuccessful. ~ Rob13Talk 18:18, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

The Statues of the Oipona Me'ae, with a Comparative Analysis of Possibly Related Stone Monuments[edit]

Need help getting this source. Thanks in advance

  • Heyerdahl, Thor. The Statues of the Oipona Me'ae, with a Comparative Analysis of Possibly Related Stone Monuments, pp. 123–51 in Heyerdahl, T. and Fendon, J. E. N. (eds), Reports of the Norwegian Archaeological Expedition to Easter Island and the East Pacific (Monographs of the School of American Research and the Kon-Tiki Museum 24/2). Stockholm: Forum Publishing House.

--KAVEBEAR (talk) 01:28, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

Doing... Have to check the actual book, but im pretty sure I can get this one. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 03:02, 16 March 2017 (UTC)
@MrLinkinPark333: Can you also locate the plate containing the images as well? It may or may not be in the page range. Just in case it isn't, it is stated here as Plate 44 a, b. It should look like the lead image on the article Marquesan Dog.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 07:40, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
However, the opinions of Thor Heyerdahl on anything related to art or history will range from being fringe to pseudoscience to fantasy fiction. Tiptoethrutheminefield (talk) 16:24, 23 March 2017 (UTC)
The source is going to be used to expand/cite Thor Heyerdahl's claim not as a source to back any fact. --KAVEBEAR (talk) 21:32, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

Hillside School District 93[edit]

Would anyone mind checking Illinois newspapers for articles about Hillside School District 93? (in other words the "School District 93" in Hillside, Illinois?) - I'm trying to find information (particularly articles about non-routine events from say the Chicago Sun-Times or the Chicago Tribune) to bolster the article's notability on the Spanish Wikipedia.

Thanks! --WhisperToMe (talk) 13:40, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

I would like to have:

Thank you! WhisperToMe (talk) 22:58, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

All three are available on highbeam, but my subscription has expired. Highbeam has some other articles with a search result that might be useful but checking is required. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 00:38, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
Sent all three. ~ Rob13Talk 04:45, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
Sent nine others from Chicago Daily Tribune and Chicago Tribune between 1949 and 1971. --Worldbruce (talk) 06:42, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

Do you guys have access to academic article databases? The user who I am talking to feels the information in the Chicago Tribune does not confer enough notability. While I disagree with that, I feel that I need to have additional sources related to this district. Do any academic articles or PhD theses talk about this district? I tried looking at the University of Illinois and Illinois State University libraries but couldn't get access to their databases to find specific articles. If you find any, I would really appreciate it!

Also if you can get:

  • "Press Summary." Illinois Information Service., 1 Oct 1999 p. 11. No ISBN present. @BU Rob13: @Worldbruce:

Thank you, WhisperToMe (talk) 13:25, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

I can't locate academic sources in my searching, and it's unlikely any exist. I don't know about any other-language Wikipedia's policies, but on enwiki, the Tribune articles likely confer notability. ~ Rob13Talk 14:22, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
@BU Rob13: Eswiki has the similar GNG policy text, but some users argue that the information on construction of the school and the bond failure in the 1970s is too routine and not encyclopedia-worthy. I wonder if there is an angle with the 1970s mental health program set up in conjunction with Northern Illinois University. If some other mental health journals/science journals wrote about it in detail this could be useful. WhisperToMe (talk) 00:07, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

Harvard Business School Background Note[edit]

Hello. Could someone please send me a PDF of:

Please ping me when you have it. Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 03:50, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

@Zigzig20s: Which article is this being used to improve? ~ Rob13Talk 19:14, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
Ramchandran Jaikumar!Zigzig20s (talk) 19:15, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

UNESCO report on Abkhazia, 1997[edit]

Does anyone have access to UNESCO document titled as Report on the Cultural heritage assessment mission to Abkhazia, Georgia, 10-17 June 1997. The article may contain valuable information for several articles pertaining to the cultural heritage in Abkhazia.--KoberTalk 18:40, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Kober, I tried, but apparently one needs a special login. If nothing else, it may be available in paper form from a UN depository library. BlackcurrantTea (talk) 05:49, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for your time. --KoberTalk 10:12, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
@Kober: I've written to UNESCO to see if they'll provide the report. ~ Rob13Talk 13:25, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
@BU Rob13: If you get a result, could you ping me too. Another alternative might be to contact the author (his email is here:[3]). I doubt if it will be as useful to Kober as he hopes. "Boccardi .... will present his confidential report to the Georgian government" [4]. If the report was usable by Georgia, it would surely have been used by them by now and not lain forgotten and uncited by anyone. Tiptoethrutheminefield (talk) 16:16, 23 March 2017 (UTC)
@John Cummings:? PanydThe muffin is not subtle 18:06, 23 March 2017 (UTC)
@Kober and Tiptoethrutheminefield: I received a response. It was somewhat generic, but the short of it is that they can't provide an electronic copy. It seems likely they're legally unable to do so. It is freely accesible at any UNESCO library, but you could only access it in their reading room. Anyone attempting to fulfill the resource request would need to call ahead to see if they would allow you to copy it. ~ Rob13Talk 07:12, 25 March 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for your information. You've been helpful. --KoberTalk 07:23, 25 March 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. I'll try emailing the author. A strange thing about that UNESCO site is there is no content there about what status is needed to get login access to their online library. You would think that at the very least the main libraries of member countries should have login access, but it appears that they don't. UNESCO is often more about politics and secrecy than culture. Tiptoethrutheminefield (talk) 15:22, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

Die Marquesaner und ihre Kunst, Band III[edit]

This may be difficult since I don't know the exact page numbers, so it would require flipping through a physical copy of the book. The book is "Die Marquesaner und ihre Kunst, Band III"; seen here. The first and second volumes are online but the third is not. The cover should look like this. The pages I would need access to would be the ones about commons:Category:Opferkopf Manuiotaa and the accompany descriptions and images associated with it; "Manuiotaa" and "Puamau" would be the key search terms to look for in the index or in image captions.

See Wikipedia:Reference desk/Archives/Humanities/2017 March 18#Karl von den Steinen and User talk:Pp.paul.4#Tiki for more clues as I look more into the exact page numbers. After looking at some results on worldcat, it may actually not be accessible in the states so let me know if this is highly impossible, so I can withdraw this.

--KAVEBEAR (talk) 07:03, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

If you figure out the page numbers somehow, my university holds a copy in Italy and could scan & send them. Can't help with index searches, though, sorry. FourViolas (talk) 12:19, 23 March 2017 (UTC)
@FourViolas: You could probably request a scan of the entire index. My library has filled such requests before. ~ Rob13Talk 16:51, 23 March 2017 (UTC)
Good point! I'll give that a try and let you know when I hear back (likely ~1wk). FourViolas (talk) 20:27, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

I just got some additional clues. A photo of MANUIOTAA appears on p. 121 of this pdf and, in better resolution, in a comparison of the two heads MANUIOTAA and TIU-OO. Also the three volumes were reprinted in 2008 and here are the search results from them: One seem to be in some American universities: . Thanks.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 07:11, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

Floor, Willem M. (2008). Titles and Emoluments in Safavid Iran: A Third Manual of Safavid Administration, by Mirza Naqi Nasiri.[edit]

  • Floor, Willem M. (2008). Titles and Emoluments in Safavid Iran: A Third Manual of Safavid Administration, by Mirza Naqi Nasiri. Washington, DC: Mage Publishers. p. 81, 126, 135, 149, 173, 196, 230, 295, 299. ISBN 978-1933823232. 
  • Numerous Safavid-related

--LouisAragon (talk) 01:40, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

Doing... ~ Rob13Talk 07:05, 25 March 2017 (UTC)
Sent. ~ Rob13Talk 20:11, 25 March 2017 (UTC)
@BU Rob13:, thanks alot for the pages. I just found out however I forgot to list four more; 197, 198, 199, and 236. Would you perhaps be able to sent these ones as well? If it isnt too much effort, of course. - LouisAragon (talk) 02:26, 29 March 2017 (UTC)
No problem. I'll get on that, but it will need to wait ~2 days to allow my library to re-shelf the book. ~ Rob13Talk 05:56, 26 March 2017 (UTC)


Need full text for two articles: 1)Rosengren Pielberg, G; Golovko, A; Sundström, E; et al. (August 2008). "A cis-acting regulatory mutation causes premature hair graying and susceptibility to melanoma in the horse". Nat. Genet. 40: 1004–9. doi:10.1038/ng.185. PMID 18641652.  and 2) Equine Assisted Therapy and Learning: A Survey of Methodologies in Australia (2016) Angie Nelson1; Tania Signal2 and Rachel Wilson1, Society & Animals, Volume 24, Issue 4, pages 337 – 357 : 2016 DOI: 10.1163/15685306-12341418 , ISSN: 1063-1119 E-ISSN: 1568-5306 Thanks! --Montanabw(talk) 02:18, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

@Montanabw: Could you clarify which articles you will use these to work on? Thanks! ~ Rob13Talk 07:06, 25 March 2017 (UTC)
The first one I need for work on Gray (horse): the abstract sourced what’s there, but I need to drill down into the details on their research into a single common ancestor for all gray horses. The other one has been proposed for use at Equine therapy and I cannot access a full text version of the article to verify its content. Thanks. Montanabw(talk) 08:14, 25 March 2017 (UTC)
@Montanabw: Thanks for clarifying. You can email me for copies of both. The first one I have already, but the second one might take a day or two. I have access but the online database has been brought down for scheduled maintenance. ~ Rob13Talk 15:30, 25 March 2017 (UTC)
@Montanabw: Still waiting on an email from you via Special:EmailUser so I can send the copies. ~ Rob13Talk 00:09, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

Articles in Lambillionea for articles on Insects (moths)[edit]

Hello, I am searching for articles published in Lambillionea - a belgian entomological revue. It should be available in most specialized libraries/Museums of Natural History

The Articles that I would request are: (Author, year. Title - Issue: pages )

  • Gozmány, 1965. Tineid Genera from Central Africa. — Lambillionea 64: 2–8.
  • Viette, 1954. Descriptions de quatre nouvelles espèces malgaches de Noctuidae Quadrifides (Lepid.). — Lambillionea 54(): 9–13.
  • Viette, 1956. Description d'un microlépidoptère spectaculaire de Madagascar (Lep. Oecophoridae). — Lambillionea 56(): 2–5.
  • Viette, 1963. Descriptions de quelques nouveaux Microlépidoptères de Madagascar et des Comores. — Lambillionea 62(): 23–30.
  • Viette, 1965. Nouvelles espèces de Noctuelles Quadrifides malgaches (Lépidoptères). — Lambillionea 64(): 38–49, pl. 1.
  • Viette, 1966. Noctuelles quadrifides de Madagascar nouvelles ou peu connues, I (Lepidoptera). — Lambillionea 65(): 51–66, pl. 1.
  • Viette, 1968. Noctuelles quadrifides de Madagascar nouvelles ou peu connues, III (Lep. Noctuidae). — Lambillionea 67(): 9–20, pl. 1.
  • Viette, 1968. Noctuelles quadrifides de Madagascar nouvelles ou peu connues, IV (Lep. Noctuidae). — Lambillionea 67(): 34–43.
  • Viette, 1973. Quatre nouvelles espèces de noctuelles de Madagascar. — Lambillionea 72–73(): 10–14.
  • Viette, 1982. Deux nouvelles espèces de Noctuidae Catocalinae de Madagascar (Lepidoptera). — Lambillionea 82(): 21–24.

Most of them have two to 10 pages only. It would also help me if only single articles could be obtained. Thanks a lot for your help. Tonton_Bernardo(talk) I'm so tired (talk) 04:40, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

@Tonton Bernardo: Could you clarify which articles you will use these to work on? Thanks! I'm also not quite sure what you mean when you say "single articles". Do you just mean don't send the whole source? We wouldn't do that anyway. ~ Rob13Talk 07:07, 25 March 2017 (UTC)
@BU Rob13:

Hello Rob, Thanks for your interest. In a first step, I use to

  • Complete the checklists (country lists and genus list)

For instance for the first publication (Gozmany, 1965) there are probably new species of Tineidae described. Here is an example of an country checklist List_of_moths_of_Madagascar#Tineidae and here is a genus checklist of a genus that was described by the first named author (Gozmany) Silosca that I created last week.

In a second step I use to

  • Create species pages

Here is an example of a Madagascar lepidoptera that I created earlier this week on Ancylometis_isophaula. If somehow possible, I try to add a short description of the species, like size, coloration and other remarkable features.

I also upload many pictures to wikimedia'. I have a special interest in moths from Madagascar - that I visited recently (November 2016). I took home some 4000 pictures of some 1000 species of moths that will still need to be identified also. Here's an example from some images that I uploaded.

I use to add images of the identified species to the respective species pages. more examples of Wikimedia-uploads of Tonton Bernardo

  • Chapters of Lambillionea:

The different issues of Lambillionea use to contain more than one publication (mostly some 10-15, by different authors). As an example: Gozmány, 1965. Tineid Genera from Central Africa. — Lambillionea 64(): 2–8.

Issue Lambillionea 64 from 1965 may contain publications on :

  • pages 02-08 - a.m. publication on moths by author Gozmany - (see above in the list) Tineid Genera from Central Africa.
  • pages 09-15 - a publication on beetles by author xyz
  • pages 16-23 - another publication on crickets by author zyx
  • etc.

I would only need the a.m. publications with pages given (they are all on moths) - and won't need the remaining articles from the other authors that may be found in the same issues. Still: if somebody has already scanned a complete issue (or pdf), I won't mind to receive it including the other publications.

But if somebody would scan them only for me it would be ok to limit to the respective article/page. Concerning the a.m. issue from 1965: Lambillionea 64: I would therefore 'only' need the 'pages 2-8'. All the remaining pages of the same issue are not really necessary for me.

Have a nice weekend & best regards User:Tonton_Bernardo - (talk) I'm so tired (talk) 08:22, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

@Tonton Bernardo: Thanks for clarifying. That's how we always send articles, as required by copyright law. We copy the minimum material necessary to fulfill the educational/research purpose. Doing... ~ Rob13Talk 15:36, 25 March 2017 (UTC)
@Tonton Bernardo: Email me via Special:EmailUser to receive copies. I have one already and the rest will gradually come in over the next week or so. ~ Rob13Talk 03:24, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
@BU Rob13:

Thanks a lot Rob13 ! I've send you my email address. User:Tonton_Bernardo - (talk) I'm so tired (talk) 11:27, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

Sent all. ~ Rob13Talk 00:09, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

Stephen P. Blake (1999). Half the world: the social architecture of Safavid Isfahan, 1590-1722[edit]

  • Blake, Stephen P. (1999). Half the world: the social architecture of Safavid Isfahan, 1590-1722. Mazda Publishers. p. 171-174. ISBN 978-1568590875. 
  • numerous Safavid-related

--LouisAragon (talk) 03:22, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

Doing... ~ Rob13Talk 07:30, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

Acne article access help[edit]

Is there any chance someone has access to this review article? Cosmetics for acne: indications and recommendations for an evidence-based approach. PMID: 25315288 If so, it would be a great help to me if you could send me a copy. This one too if anyone has access ( Please let me know when you have a chance. Thank you! TylerDurden8823 (talk) 07:25, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

@TylerDurden8823: Which Wikipedia article(s) do you need these for? ~ Rob13Talk 07:31, 26 March 2017 (UTC)
The acne article. Why do you ask? TylerDurden8823 (talk) 07:47, 26 March 2017 (UTC)
@TylerDurden8823: We require this information to ensure that providing copies of articles or book chapters is protected under copyright law as fair use; it's something we ask of all requests. ~ Rob13Talk 15:08, 26 March 2017 (UTC)
I see. So, do you have access? TylerDurden8823 (talk) 15:23, 26 March 2017 (UTC)
I do not have easy access, although I'm sure I can get it via interlibrary loan. Going to let other volunteers take a stab at it first. ~ Rob13Talk 23:37, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

Earths of Distant Suns: How We Find Them, Communicate with Them, and Maybe Even Travel There[edit]

I need access to all pages that mentions Gliese 581 g:

MartinZ (talk) 15:02, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

Doing... via a loan service. This will take a couple days, MartinZ. ~ Rob13Talk 15:10, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

Carol Channing interview in the Orlando Sentinel[edit]

I think this is available on, the Orlando Sentinel for November 24, 1978 and an interview with Carol Channing entitled "'Oh, oh, oh, fellas; look at the old girl now, fellas". I want to check the accuracy of this statement "She recalls that playwright Thornton Wilder loved the play so much that he came once a week, and later wrote The Matchmaker, a play based on it." in the article on Channing. The Matchmaker is earlier than Hello Dolly! not the other way round as this statement suggests so I want to see if it's the interview is Channing gets her memories wrong or our interpretation. Nthep (talk) 18:39, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

Not in unless you have the publisher extra level of membership (expensive!), nor is it available in what online databases I have access to due to the old date. This will be available only via microform, probably. ~ Rob13Talk 23:39, 26 March 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for looking. Nthep (talk) 11:52, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

Stolpe and Knoche[edit]

Is there an online copy of these two books mentioned here. It should be PD.

  • Knoche, Walter. 1912 "Tres notas sobre la isla de Pascua: I. Observaciones de algunas pinturas, en sus reproducciones. II. Los últimos tatuajes en la isla de Pascua. III. Un cuento y dos canciones. Imprenta universitaria. Santiago de Chile,
  • Stolpe, Hjalmar. 1899 "Über die Tätowirung der Oster-Insulaner." Abhandlungen und Berichte des Königlischen, Zoologischen und Antropologisch-Ethnographischen Museums zu Dresden 8, no. 6. Found an online copy

--KAVEBEAR (talk) 02:22, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

@KAVEBEAR: Not seeing any full scan on the usual suspect sites that would have PD works (HathiTrust, etc). I can perform a full scan if I can get my hands on the book, assuming it's a reasonable size. I'll start with the first one because it's likely within my "easy to access" network of schools. The second book is more rare. ~ Rob13Talk 03:21, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
Doing... First one. ~ Rob13Talk 03:23, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

Article in The Chronicle of Higher Education[edit]

Hello. Could someone please send me a PDF of:

This is to improve University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Please ping me when you have it. Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 13:28, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

Sent. ~ Rob13Talk 00:01, 29 March 2017 (UTC)


For Angata:

  • Fischer, Steven R. (2005). Island at the End of the World: The Turbulent History of Easter Island. London: Reaktion Books. pp. 166–172. ISBN 978-1-86189-245-4. OCLC 254147531. 
  • Van Tilburg, JoAnne (1994). Easter Island: Archaeology, Ecology and Culture. Washington, DC: Smithsonion Institution Press. pp. 14–39. ISBN 978-1-56098-510-5. OCLC 32163979. 
  • McCall, Grant (1992). D. H. Rubinstein, ed. "37 Days that shook the (Rapanui) world: The Angata cult on Rapanui". Proceedings of the Pacific History Association. Mangilao: University of Guam Press: 17–23. OCLC 27362070. 

Thanks in advance.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 19:38, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

@KAVEBEAR: I can do #1 and #2. I'm assuming this is what you mean for #3? --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 22:23, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
Yes based on the listing the article is there. Thanks.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 22:31, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
Doing... #3 ~ Rob13Talk 00:02, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

Easter Island Tattoo[edit]

For Atamu Tekena:

Thanks in advance.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 19:38, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

Doing... ~ Rob13Talk 00:03, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

Linda Laubenstein[edit]

I'm currently working on expanding Linda Laubenstein. I'm looking for a copy of a magazine article about her:

  • Gordon, Meryl (1993). "The woman who "discovered" AIDS". McCall's. Gruner & Jahr USA Publishing. ISSN: 0024-8908. (Abstract is accessible here.)

Thanks! 97198 (talk) 12:24, 29 March 2017 (UTC)