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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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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]

February 2017[edit]

'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)
Noting for the record that this is still being looked into. Please do not archive. ~ Rob13Talk 21:57, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
Currently working on this. ~ Rob13Talk 23:15, 1 June 2017 (UTC)
@Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: Sadly, not going to be able to do this one after all. The university I thought I could get access at holds this in their rare books section which has all sorts of restrictions on scanning texts. Sorry! ~ Rob13Talk 05:26, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
@BU Rob13: No problem. Thanks for trying- and more to the point, not forgetting! (unlike me). That's a common stumbling block of course, and one I'm somewhat surprised you don't encounter more often with all the esoterica you get asked for here  :) Take care, and thanks again. (Pinging Drmies (for the second time today, apologies) for 'closure' on this). — O Fortuna semper crescis, aut decrescis 11:08, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
User:Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi, I've asked a Dutch connection. Drmies (talk) 20:55, 13 June 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)
@P. S. Burton: Would this still be helpful? A few more mainstream libraries have picked this up since I last looked at it, so now I may be able to obtain a copy. ~ Rob13Talk 21:59, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
Hi @BU Rob13:, that would be very much appreciated. Thanks! P. S. Burton (talk) 16:42, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
Doing... ~ Rob13Talk 16:48, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
Interlibrary loan unsuccessful, sadly. Give it some more time for the book to be bought by libraries and then we can try again. ~ Rob13Talk 22:42, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
Ok. Thanks for trying. Let's keep this request open and try again later. P. S. Burton (talk) 16:30, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

April 2017[edit]

Two articles from France Guyane[edit]

In order to improve 2017 social unrest in French Guiana, could someone please send me a PDF of:

Please ping me when you have them. Thank you.-Zigzig20s (talk) 12:57, 4 April 2017 (UTC)

@Zigzig20s: Do you still need this? Only French libraries have it and it appears to be online-only, so it's unlikely we'll be able to fill this request. I'd recommend checking with Wikipedians on the French wiki if this is absolutely needed, since they may have access. See this and this. ~ Rob13Talk 23:29, 1 June 2017 (UTC)

Indianapolis Star article[edit]

I am looking for an article in the Indianapolis Star called "Proposal no secret", published on page 20 of the January 20, 1994 edition. It mentions John Scalzi at the Fresno Bee, which is the article I am working on. I found it on, but it is a "Publisher Extra" newspaper. Werónika (talk) 06:37, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

@Werónika: Annoyingly, this wasn't an article that was captured digitally in a database that includes Indianapolis Star. Probably too minor of an article. Any other universities will likely have the same (lack of) digital access, so this will need to be done via microform by a volunteer who has access to that. ~ Rob13Talk 17:28, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

Another Journal of Recreational Mathematics article[edit]

I am looking for the solutions for Problem 2307 Non-Congurent Rectangles by Karl Scherer in Journal of Recreational Mathematics to improve Tiling with rectangles. The problem is, I don't know the volume/issue. I do know that it has to be after the Winter 1996 issue, and that it would be in a section titled Solutions to Problems and Conjectures. If anyone can help find to double-check the solution that the article has so I can cite it, I would greatly appreciate it. Few possibilities on Gale I found are:

  • Madacy, Joseph S. (Spring 1996). "Solutions to problems and conjectures". Journal of recreational mathematics. 28 (3): 226–238. 
  • Madacy, Joseph S. (Summer 1998). "Solutions to problems and conjectures". Journal of recreational mathematics. 29 (3): 227–238. </>
  • Singleton, Colin R. J. (Spring 1999). "Solutions to problems and conjectures". Journal of recreational mathematics. 30 (2): 153–167. 

However, EBSCO tells me that the solutions from previous solutions are provided in every issue so above might not help. The last solution provided by the Winter 1996 issue was Problem 2216. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 14:09, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

Doing... I'm getting these through interlibrary loan, so I'll be requesting them what at a time to avoid making extraneous requests if the solution is in one of the early volumes. Expect to receive one at a time, MrLinkinPark333, and try to check them quickly and get back to me so I can file the next request in the list if needed. ~ Rob13Talk 15:06, 17 April 2017 (UTC)
@BU Rob13: No worries. You can leave my request for last, since you have a lot of other requeats you're filling. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 15:03, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
Based on what @BU Rob13: has sent, Problem 2307 should be in between 28(3) and 29 (3). --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 17:05, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
Doing... a more comprehensive search of a semi-local library in-person. ~ Rob13Talk 23:02, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
This is on hold for me for now due to my upcoming comprehensive examinations. Anyone is welcome to take it. If not, I'll fill it in June. ~ Rob13Talk 17:30, 7 May 2017 (UTC)
Going to try to get this done tomorrow or Thursday. ~ Rob13Talk 20:09, 13 June 2017 (UTC)

May 2017[edit]

Article from Mediapart[edit]

Hello. To improve French Theory (and possibly Gabriel Rockhill), could someone please send me a PDF of:

Please ping me when you have it. Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 09:28, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

@Zigzig20s: This is likely only available via French universities. You may wish to seek out some French Wikipedians or ask somewhere on the French Wikipedia itself for a better chance at finding someone with access. ~ Rob13Talk 22:09, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
@Zigzig20s: Mediapart is a web site i guess you mean this article: wikileaks-la-lettre-de-mission-de-la-cia-pour-l-election-presidentielle-francaise

Regards I'm so tired (talk) 00:34, 6 June 2017 (UTC) User:Tonton_Bernardo

@Tonton Bernardo: He linked to another article on Mediapart that is behind a paywall. ~ Rob13Talk 16:04, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
@BU Rob13:

Yes, he wanted to save 1 Euro: Enjoy unlimited access to all of Mediapart on your computer, tablet and smartphone from just 1€ Regards I'm so tired (talk I'm so tired (talk) 00:34, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

Fathi Hassan[edit]

Our article on this rather famous artist really needs some help. I'd like to read:

but don't seem to have access to it. If by any miracle anyone can access:

  • Mary Angela Schroth, Sandra Federici, Andrea Marchesini Reggiani (2000). TransAfricana: artisti contemporanei: Bologna, 15 gennaio – 24 febbraio 2000: San Giorgio in Poggiale, Collezioni d'arte e di storia della Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Bologna (exhibition catalogue). Bologna: Lai-momo. Pages 47–49, 72–73. (full record)

or any introductory or biographical material in: * Achille Bonito Oliva (2000). Fathi Hassan (exhibition catalogue). Milan: Charta. ISBN 9788881582846.

  • Roberto Bencivenga (2002). Fathi Hassan: la sostanza dell'anima = Spirit Matter (exhibition catalogue). Senigallia: Ed. Della Rovere. (no ISBN?).

I'd like to see those too. These are the sources cited by the Smithsonian, so I'm hoping they'll be of some use. Many thanks, Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 12:14, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

@Justlettersandnumbers: I have a PDF of the first article – email me and I can send it to you. 97198 (talk) 13:06, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
Got it, thank you so much, 97198! Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 18:09, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
@Justlettersandnumbers: Frustratingly, the second source above is available in my city at a university that won't let anyone in that particular library unless they're affiliated directly with the university. Very annoying! I'll see if I can't get them to consider either scanning the pages or making an exception to allow a scholar from a nearby university in... In the meantime, Doing... the third source. The fourth source is likely impossible. WorldCat says it isn't available outside Italy. ~ Rob13Talk 01:13, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
Fantastic, BU Rob13, thank you so much! Please don't to any very great trouble or extraordinary effort for these – it's more than possible that the yield in terms of useful information may in some cases anyway be quite low. Thanks again, Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 07:53, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
@Justlettersandnumbers: Please email me for the third source above via Special:EmailUser. ~ Rob13Talk 04:28, 31 May 2017 (UTC)
@Justlettersandnumbers: Sent. Please confirm you received it. ~ Rob13Talk 22:52, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
Yes, thank you so much, BU Rob13! But i haven't made any use of it yet. I think this request has achieved all it is likely to – many thanks! Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 22:56, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
@Justlettersandnumbers: I might have a chance of getting the second source, so let's keep this open for a bit longer. ~ Rob13Talk 23:24, 7 June 2017 (UTC)

Our Children Are Dying[edit]

These are some oldies, found through an old index of book reviews. A bunch of these are in EBSCO/PQ, if you have more than the TWL databases in your package. czar 17:18, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

Even a few would be helpful to start here. Thanks! (Please {{ping}} with any replies.) czar 01:20, 19 May 2017 (UTC)
I've looked at this request awhile ago, and the ones that I should have access to on EBSCO I can't access due to the year coverage. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 01:36, 19 May 2017 (UTC)
I've now found and sent all but two of these, Czar. Please verify you've received my (many) emails - sorry for the large volume of emails, but I sent them piece-by-piece to make it easier to mark which pages came from which sources. Booklist I hope to access via a scan through interlibrary loan. Book Week will need to wait a few weeks until I have a chance to negotiate entry into the library of a nearby university. Apparently my university doesn't have the correct volume, but a nearby university does. ~ Rob13Talk 02:17, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
Yes, thanks so much! czar 08:22, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

Gynberg Ballads[edit]

This is an illustrated political satire which will help with articles about Tong Kee and Kalākaua. Only University of Oregon, UCLA, University of Hawaii, Brown and the University of Michigan seems to have it. If possible please scan and copy the entire manuscript with attention to both text and image illustration especially the second page after the titled "The Opium Racket". I intend to upload them onto the wikimedia commons since they are in the public domain and does not exist anywhere else online. Or whoever pick up this request can upload them there and just notify me, whichever method is easier.

--KAVEBEAR (talk) 23:58, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

Doing... both via interlibrary loan (or trying at least). Initial glances at library catalogs seem to indicate these are non-circulating, so this may not be possible via loan. ~ Rob13Talk 23:46, 21 May 2017 (UTC)
Do see if it possible to get them scanned? If this against the lending and borrowing institutions' policies, please take leveled (preferably not at distorted angles) and high quality photographs of the pages. If taking photographs, take them with room on edge for cropping and manipulation. Thanks.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 02:24, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
@KAVEBEAR: Yeah, doing what I can. If I can get my hands on the books, I have no problem providing a full book scan because these are public domain texts. I'm sure I can't get a library to provide me with a full book scan because they wouldn't dedicate the resources to that large a request even if I could explain the public domain laws to them. ~ Rob13Talk 02:36, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
Gynberg ballads is non-circulating, so no library will loan a copy. This will only be accessible in-person at Brown, U of Michigan, UCLA, U of Oregon, or Hawaii - Manoa. ~ Rob13Talk 23:10, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
Grand Duke sent. ~ Rob13Talk 06:11, 26 May 2017 (UTC)
Thank you so much. Uploaded here: commons:Category:The Grand Duke of Gynbergdrinkenstein (1886).--KAVEBEAR (talk) 09:47, 26 May 2017 (UTC)
I am going to leave the request for the Gynberg Ballads active in case anyone from those universities happen upon this page. They are: University of Oregon, UCLA, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Brown University and the University of Michigan--KAVEBEAR (talk) 09:47, 26 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Atkinson, Alatau Tamchiboulac; Purvis, Edward William (1887). Gynberg Ballads. San Francisco. OCLC 16338017. 

University of Chicago[edit]

This book available apparently/oddly enough only in Chicago according to WorldCat could contain possibly electoral data on early parliamentary election in Venezuela relevant for Wikipedia:WikiProject Elections and Referendums/Elections and referendums. Has anyone access to this library?--Antemister (talk) 09:53, 20 May 2017 (UTC)

Doing... via interlibrary loan. ~ Rob13Talk 23:41, 21 May 2017 (UTC)
@Antemister: Interlibrary loan unsuccessful. The copy at Chicago is non-circulating, so only someone who could physically access the library in Chicago could examine the source. ~ Rob13Talk 23:09, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
Sure (because it seems to be the only copy). That's why a person with access to Chicago University is necessary.--Antemister (talk) 08:13, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
What I'm saying is that most books/sources can be accessed by anyone with access to a major university library because the libraries will loan almost all books among themselves. That is not the case here, because this specific book is non-circulating. ~ Rob13Talk 11:56, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

June 2017[edit]

The Phonetics of Nupe Language and its Transcription with Arabic Symbols[edit]

I'm looking for the book The Phonetics of Nupe Language and its Transcription with Arabic Symbols, which was published by Muhammad Umaru Ndagi in 2000. From this book I need only the table with Arabic letters for the Nupe language. This information will be used for the expanding an arcticle about the Nupe language (I have already added to it information about the Latin alphabet).--صلاح الأوكراني (talk) 22:28, 3 June 2017 (UTC)

@صلاح الأوكراني: There is no reference to "Phonetics of Nupe Language and its Transcription with Arabic Symbols" anywhere on the internet outside of Wikipedia. I believe this means that the book is only available in another language, and "Phonetics of Nupe Language and its Transcription with Arabic Symbols" is an English translation of the title. Without more detailed information on the source, we will be unable to fill the request, as there's no way for us to locate the actual title of the source. ~ Rob13Talk 02:56, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
Rob13Talk, maybe you have access to A. A. Aboki, "Nupe Islamic verses in Ajami: edition, transliteration and translation of Islamic studies manuscripts in Nupe Land", 1991 (M.Ed. thesis, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria); or to the article "الـمـجاز بين العربية ونـوﭙﯽ : دراسة لغوية تقابلية", which was published by محمد عمر انْداغي (Muhammad Umaru Ndagi) in the ALIMI JOURNAL OF ARABIC STUDIES, Vol 1, No 2 (2015)? I think, that these sources may content the list of Arabic letters for the Nupe language. --صلاح الأوكراني (talk) 09:20, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
The first source is unlikely to be held by any universities libraries in the United States. Masters theses, unless impactful, are usually only housed at the degree-granting instutition. As for the Alimi Journal of Arabic Studies, no universities in the United States or Europe (except one in Germany) have access to that journal, so it's unlikely we'll be able to access it. ~ Rob13Talk 18:51, 4 June 2017 (UTC)

Film World[edit]

Film World - Volume 8 - Page 46

I would like the full version of the above cited source to improve Dhikku Theriyadha Kaattil. Page 47 may also be added if the text continues there. Ping me if there is any progress, since I won't be adding this page to my watchlist --Kailash29792 (talk) 06:37, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

Doing... (or at least attempting) ~ Rob13Talk 23:04, 5 June 2017 (UTC)
Unsuccessful, anyone else is welcome to fill this. ~ Rob13Talk 20:24, 13 June 2017 (UTC)

Photos of some manuscripts from the Herskovits Library of African Studies (Arabic Manuscripts from West Africa)[edit]

It would be great to get the photocopies of manuscripts (1, 2, 3 and 4) for the purpose of illustration articles about Gonja, Dagbani and Mampruli languages (of course, if it is possible; and, of course, if those manuscripts are in public domain).--صلاح الأوكراني (talk) 12:33, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

@صلاح الأوكراني: This is highly likely to be impossible for multiple reasons. First, most or all of these are likely not public domain (most non-US works aren't public domain in the US for about 100 years, with some exceptions, but not many). Second, these are held in a special collection and Northwestern, and as they're highly rare, I doubt Northwestern will allow a researcher to photocopy them themselves. If a library photocopies something, they usually do it at low quality out of an abundance of caution for copyright reasons, so even if the library will photocopy for the researcher, it won't be suitable for an image. ~ Rob13Talk 23:12, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

Achillobator Description paper[edit]

  • Perle, A., Norell, M.A., and Clark, J. (1999). "A new maniraptoran theropod - Achillobator giganticus (Dromaeosauridae) - from the Upper Cretaceous of Burkhant, Mongolia." Contributions of the Mongolian-American Paleontological Project, 101: 1–105.

Thanks in advance. --Collector1100 (talk) 07:23, 8 June 2017 (UTC)

@Collector1100: This book is not part of that Contributions series, and it is a full book. See here. It is a contribution of the Mongolian-American Paleontological Project but was published separately. We cannot handle full book scans, but perhaps a portion would help you? ~ Rob13Talk 15:30, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
A portion would be fine. I'm requesting the information related to the discovery of its fossil remians, such as when the joint expedition first found them in 1989. --Collector1100 (talk) 20:01, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
I'm going to leave this to see if a New Yorker can take care of it. The only known copy is held at the American Museum of Natural History. ~ Rob13Talk 00:17, 9 June 2017 (UTC)

Jacob sheep[edit]

I'm struggling to find proper sources for the history of this UK sheep breed. Does anyone have easy access to:

What I'd like to see is the Jacob entry in Mason (seems to be on page 830), and anything on iconography, history, use or characteristics of Jacob or piebald sheep in Ryder; in the old edition, that seems to include pages 274, 400, and 512; I don't have even snippet view of the 2007 edition, so don't know if the pagination is changed. As with other requests I've made, no-one should go to extraordinary lengths to find these for me. Thank you all! Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 21:27, 9 June 2017 (UTC)

Justlettersandnumbers, can you see this? One never knows when Google Books will be difficult, but sometimes a direct link will work (this did for me in a second browser). It's page 830 of the 2016 edition of Mason's. BlackcurrantTea (talk) 02:38, 10 June 2017 (UTC)
Thank you, BlackcurrantTea! Linking directly to the page with something like &pg=PA830 is something I often try, but in this case, no joy – I get the usual "page not available" message. But changing browser … who'd have thought that would work? Brilliant, many thanks! So now I have page 830, and find that I need page 829 as well … and not even changing browser will give me that. Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 16:37, 10 June 2017 (UTC)
Justlettersandnumbers, it seems 829's not available via Google Books, even in the "enticing fragment of a page where the phrase is mentioned" view. Luckily the book's available at university libraries in various countries, so it's likely someone here can get it for you. BlackcurrantTea (talk) 19:17, 10 June 2017 (UTC)
Doing... the 1983 version of Ryder. I'll send you an index and TOC, Justlettersandnumbers, and you can tell me what you want from that. ~ Rob13Talk 12:59, 10 June 2017 (UTC)
Thank you so much, BU Rob13. Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 16:37, 10 June 2017 (UTC)
@Justlettersandnumbers: Index/ToC sent. ~ Rob13Talk 00:12, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
Thank you so much, BU Rob13. If it's not too much trouble, I'd very much like to have pages 274, 400, and 512, which seem to be the crucial ones. There's no great urgency. Thank you so much.

New requests[edit]

Is there anyone who might be able to send me the odd page from Porter et al, Mason's World Encyclopedia of Livestock Breeds and Breeding, sixth edition? As mentioned above, I need page 829 for Jacob sheep; I also need page 240 for Maronesa, and pages 470 (Gypsy Cob) and 475 (Irish Cob) for Gypsy horse.
I'd also be grateful if anyone can find me occasional pages from:
If so, I'd particularly like to have the section on sub-group 14B, Ankole and Ankole-Watusi breeds, including (at least) 606 (Bahima), 608 (Bashi), and 604 or 605? (Ankole) – all for a new page on this group of breeds. Thanks to anyone who can help. Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 20:50, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

The Dastur Al-moluk: A Safavid State Manual[edit]

  • Floor, Willem M.; Faghoory, Mohammad H. (2007). The Dastur Al-moluk: A Safavid State Manual, by Mohammad Rafi' al-Din Ansari. Mazda Publishers. pp. 188, 189. ISBN 978-1568591957. 
  • Numerous Safavid related articles

-- LouisAragon (talk) 04:28, 10 June 2017 (UTC)

Doing... ~ Rob13Talk 12:59, 10 June 2017 (UTC)
@LouisAragon: Sent. ~ Rob13Talk 00:12, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
Thnx! - LouisAragon (talk) 00:29, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

Shenshek & Nuya[edit]

Hello there, I was looking for these two sources in order to manually draw the pictures here and illustrate the two pharaonic articles mentioned in the title. Khruner (talk) 21:57, 10 June 2017 (UTC)

@Khruner: I can send you Bietak. Please send an email. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 22:47, 10 June 2017 (UTC)
Doing... the second one. ~ Rob13Talk 06:23, 11 June 2017 (UTC)

Image from Musil, Arabia Petraea, for article on Beersheba.[edit]

What may be the first photo of Beersheba that shows buildings appears in the 1908 edition of Musil, Arabia Petraea, Vol II, page 65.

Unfortunately the scan at Internet Archive is very poor, see here. If anyone has access to the physical book and can make a better scan, please do so. Note that (unless I screwed up), this image does not appear in the 1907 edition. Thanks. Zerotalk 06:51, 11 June 2017 (UTC)

Attempting; unclear from my library's website whether they have 1907 or 1908. ~ Rob13Talk 17:14, 11 June 2017 (UTC)
I only have 1907. Attempting to get 1908 through ILL. ~ Rob13Talk 20:30, 13 June 2017 (UTC)

Two Russian books[edit]

  1. Antonov, V. V.; Kobak, Aleksandr B. (2003). Святыни Санкт-Петербурга: христианская историко-церковная энциклопедия (in Russian). Liki Rossii. p. 380. В здании находился штаб ПВО, а после войны - мастерская декораций театра музыкальной комедии.
  2. Многонациональный Петербург: история, религии, народы (in Russian). Iskusstvo–SPB. 2002. p. 232. ISBN 9785210015495. Екатерины служила мастерской, где создавались декорации для Театра музыкальной комедии. Лишь в августе 1992 г. церковь была возвращена армянской общине, а в марте 1993 г. состоялось первое богослужение...

Both were digitized by the University of Michigan. So if anyone has access, please send me those pages. Thanks. --Երևանցի talk 09:05, 11 June 2017 (UTC)

Országos Széchenyi Könyvtár has a record for what may be an earlier edition of the first book, from 1994-1996, three volumes. (Note that library entries in Hungary use ISO 9 transcription for Russian language titles and names.)
Svâtyni Sankt-Peterburga : istoriko-cerkovnaâ ènciklopediâ v treh tomah / V. V. Antonov, A. V. Kobak
Sadly the book is not available for reading. The number of pages in the three volumes are 287, 324, 390. Do you know the volume number and page number to copy from that? If so, ping me (because I might not be watching this page) and I'll ask them if they can photocopy it. – b_jonas 14:38, 11 June 2017 (UTC)
I can get a circulating copy of the book, which is likely easier, so Doing... ~ Rob13Talk 18:27, 11 June 2017 (UTC)

Dinosaur papers[edit]

These five chapters are in the book "New Perspective on Horned Dinosaurs", which can be found on Google Books[2] and apparently as PDFs here:[3] It may seem a bit excessive to request all these, but they all deal in part with Achelousaurus, which I am trying to get to GA and FA status. FunkMonk (talk) 21:02, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

McDonald, A.T. and Horner, J. R. 2010. New material of “Styracosaurus” ovatus from the Two Medicine Formation of Montana. In: M.J. Ryan, B.J. Chinnery-Allgeier, and D.A. Eberth (eds.), New Perspective on Horned Dinosaurs, 156–168. Indiana University Press, Bloomington. Missing: 161, 162, (reference p. 168)

The above article is about a species that Achelousaurus may have descended from, and adds to an ongoing scientific discussion about the way Achelousaurus is related to its two closest relatives, and is therefore important to the evolution section of the article.

Behavioral interpretations from ceratopsid bonebeds R Hunt, A Farke - New perspectives on horned dinosaurs, 447-455 Missing: 447, 449, 450, (453-454 are references)

The above article discusses whether Achelousaurus and its relatives lived in herds or not, and would therefore be useful in the article's section about its biology.

Skull Shapes as Indicators of Niche Partitioning by Sympatric Chasmosaurine and Centrosaurine Dinosaurs Donald M. Henderson, 293-307 Missing: 296-298, 302, 305 (306-307 references)

The above article discusses how Acnehlousaurus coexisted with other similar dinosaurs, and whether may have had different ecological niches, and is therefore important for the section about its biology.

Sampson, S.D., and Loewen, M.A. 2010. Unraveling a radiation: a review of the diversity, stratigraphic distribution, biogeography, and evolution of horned dinosaurs. (Ornithischia: Ceratopsidae) 405-427 Missing: 410-411, 416, 418, 420, 422, (427 is references)

The above article is about the dinosaur group Achelousaurus belongs to, but also appears to discuss aspects of this species in particular, and puts it in an evolutionary and environmental context.

Michael J. Ryan, David A. Eberth, Donald B. Brinkman, Philip J. Currie, and Darren H. Tanke. (2010). "A New Pachyrhinosaurus-Like Ceratopsid from the Upper Dinosaur Park Formation (Late Campanian) of Southern Alberta, Canada." New Perspectives on Horned Dinosaurs. 141-155 Missing: 146-147, 153, 154, (155 is references)

The above article is about an unnamed specimen that may or may not be the same as Achelousaurus, and though not as important as some other aspects, it is good to discuss in the article for completeness.

And if that is not enough, it would also be helpful if the following papers could be found:

I hope it's not too much! FunkMonk (talk) 21:02, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

@FunkMonk: The OUP link is free (click on the pdf button on the top left when you scroll down) --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 23:01, 12 June 2017 (UTC)
Yes Sent the two journal articles: nrc and wiley. --Worldbruce (talk) 05:18, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
@FunkMonk: The key to fair use is that we send the minimum amount necessary, regardless of how much that is (even if it is the full work, see the Ninth Circuit's decision in Kelly v. Arriba Soft Corporation). Could you explain in detail whether/how each chapter is highly likely to help you improve the article? Please do note if any particular chapter is more in the "maybe, but I'm not sure" territory or if there are any that are of particular importance. ~ Rob13Talk 03:08, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, I'll see what I can glean from Google books when i get home. As you say, the chapters may not all be needed in their entirety. FunkMonk (talk) 08:28, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
Hmmm, it is very hard to figure out which papers can be left out since several pages are missing from each on Google books. I have added explanations under each chapter title for why they will help improve the article. Each chapter can also be found as individual PDFs here[4], don't know it would make it easier. FunkMonk (talk) 18:42, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
I have access to the Muse pages. In this case, perhaps the missing pages could be provided instead of resending pages that you can already access via GBooks. I've added to the chapters page ranges, and what's missing. In total, a total minimum of 20 pages would be needed excluding the references compared to 75 pages of all 5 chapters. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 19:21, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
I can do that. Aren't all the pages included in each PDF on Muse? FunkMonk (talk) 20:10, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
yes, they are all availble on muse. I was looking to see to reduce the number of pages that need to be sent. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 01:07, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
Ah, now I get it, I see you added the missing pages above yourself. Anything I should do? FunkMonk (talk) 09:54, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies[edit]

I need the following source for the Lotus Sutra article: Suzuki, Takayasu (2016), "The Saddharmapundarika as the Prediction of All the Sentient Beings' Attaining Buddhahood: With Special Focus on the Sadaparibhuta-parivarta", Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies (印度學佛教學研究.), 64 (3): 1155–1163 

Thanks JimRenge (talk) 22:10, 13 June 2017 (UTC)

Doing... ~ Rob13Talk 00:10, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

Raj Bhakta Marg - PhD thesis[edit]

For improving Shrimad Rajchandra and related articles.--Nizil (talk) 20:25, 17 June 2017 (UTC)

@Nizil Shah: ETHOS doesn't have a copy (your second link). The institution appears to allow only library staff to access the digital copy (note the link stating "Repository Staff Online ... View Item" at the bottom). Cardiff has a copy, but they will not lend it out according to their policies. The British Library is listed as having a copy on WorldCat, but only because of the listing in ETHOS, so that's not useful. The only chance here, it appears, would be for someone to physically go to the library at Cardiff and access the source. Even then, it is a 200+ page source, so we could not provide a full scan due to copyright issues. You'd need to know what portion of the text you wanted. ~ Rob13Talk 23:01, 18 June 2017 (UTC)
@BU Rob13:. It is hard to know what I want without reading the thesis. But basically I want to have more information on life of Shrimad Rajchandra. I would have created separate article on the religious movement founded on his teachings (Raj Bhakta Marg) if I had more info on that too. Regards,--Nizil (talk) 11:41, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

suleyman the magnificent[edit]

Requesting page 43 of The Zenith of an Empire: The Glory of Suleyman the Magnificent and the Law Giver by Syed Z. Ahmed ISBN:978-0-9715873-0-4 to source check an article

--Seraphim System (talk) 16:48, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

Doing... ~ Rob13Talk 17:43, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

front matter of Praprosiding seminar mengenang 122 Tahun Prof. Dr. R.M. Ng. Poerbatjaraka[edit]

Praprosiding Seminar Mengenang 122 Tahun Prof. Dr. R.M. Ng. Poerbatjaraka : Perpustakaan Nasional RI, 12-13 September 2006 Article: Poerbatjaraka. Mainly, trying to ascertain the copyright status of File:Poerbatjaraka in 2006 book cover.jpg. I think it's covered by the PD-IDGov tag as currently used in the file. But someone challenged it in this review. If the book mentions a more specific source of the image, the status can be clearer. I'm pretty sure such a thing would be in the book's front matter. --HaEr48 (talk) 08:30, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

It seems available in various libraries around the world, e.g.Australia SOAS- the UK, indonesia, Japan. HaEr48 (talk) 08:33, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

@HaEr48: Before I fill this request, why is it public domain in the United States? That's the most pertinent question. You need a US public domain tag on that image to meet Commons requirements. ~ Rob13Talk 14:22, 23 June 2017 (UTC)
@BU Rob13: If the image was originally published during Poerbatjaraka's lifetime, it would be PD in the US per a similar rationale to this: File:A._Hamid_Arief,_c._1960.jpg#Licensing. Which is why looking up the source would help clear this up. HaEr48 (talk) 14:33, 23 June 2017 (UTC)
Doing... ~ Rob13Talk 14:38, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

Richard Cobb at The Blackwell Dictionary of Historians[edit]

  • Hampson, Norman (1988). Cannon, John, ed. The Blackwell Dictionary of Historians. Oxford, New York: Basil Blackwell Ltd. pp. 87–88. ISBN 0-631-14708-X. 
  • Wikipedia articles being improved: Richard Cobb

--HaEr48 (talk) 15:41, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

Doing... ~ Rob13Talk 14:25, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

Sixties Legacy[edit]

  • "Rev. of Sixties Legacy: A History of the Public Alternative Schools Movement, 1967-2001". Adolescence. 42 (165): 218. 2007. ISSN 0001-8449. 
  • Richardson, John (2005). "Rev. of Sixties Legacy". Teachers College Record. 107 (7): 1547–1551. ISSN 0161-4681. 
  • Lergessner, Jim (December 1973). "The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Agitator: Paul Goodman, Radical Educator". Australian Journal of Higher Education. 5 (1). ISSN 0067-1932. 

czar 18:20, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

@Czar: Adolescence sent. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 19:05, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Doing... remaining two. ~ Rob13Talk 14:26, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

Remarks on the North American sauropod Apatosaurus[edit]

McIntosh JS, 1995, "Remarks on the North American sauropod Apatosaurus Marsh" Short Papers 119–123.

Thanks in advance.

--Sauropodomorph (talk) 17:07, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

More complete end of the citation: Sixth Symposium on Mesozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems and Biota, Short Papers, A. Sun and Y. Wang (eds.), China Ocean Press, Beijing 119–123 ~ Rob13Talk 22:38, 23 June 2017 (UTC)
Doing... ~ Rob13Talk 22:40, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

Article from Ibis[edit]

Hello! I would like a paper from the journal mentioned in the title to improve the article on the black-throated loon. I would like the paper to be sent by email. Thanks! RileyBugz会話投稿記録 22:33, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

@RileyBugz: The correct date on this is April 1993. ~ Rob13Talk 22:43, 23 June 2017 (UTC)
Doing... ~ Rob13Talk 22:44, 23 June 2017 (UTC)
I have this article. Please send me your email address. --Melly42 (talk) 09:58, 24 June 2017 (UTC)
Yes Sent --Melly42 (talk) 21:34, 24 June 2017 (UTC)
@RileyBugz: Do you got the paper? --Melly42 (talk) 08:19, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

Four Centuries of Banking - volume 2[edit]

I'm after the section of this 1968 book by George Chandler OCLC 847169631, 490516771 starting at page 149 and the history of the Craven Bank to expand Craven Bank --Nthep (talk) 14:43, 24 June 2017 (UTC)

Pages from books[edit]

Hello. In order to improve Meredith Belbin, I was wondering if anyone could send me PDFs or copies of Belbin's Team Roles at Work and Changing the way we work. If you have the books and would be willing to scan only a few pages, please 'e-mail this user' and I may ask you to look for specific pages and then do that. Thanks!Zigzig20s (talk) 00:28, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

An article in Chemistry in Australia, v.48[edit]

Hello, I am a Chinese Wikipedian working on an article about the Australian chemist Arthur de Ramon Penfold. I would like to gain access to the following pieces of resource:

  • McKern, H. H. G. (1981). "The chemists of Australia: Arthur de Ramon Penfold, 1890/1980". Chemistry in Australia. Royal Australian Chemical Institute. 48: 327–330. ISSN 0314-4240. 
  • Sunday Telegraph, ‘For plastics he saw great things’, 11 November 1945.

My email address is Your kind help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks a lot! --Carrotkit (talk) 13:46, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

Longquan Celadon[edit]

I need the following pages from Gompertz, G.St.G.M., Chinese Celadon Wares, 1980 (2nd edn.), Faber & Faber, ISBN 0571180035 for a source check and to compare with other sources for NPOV:

p. 26, 155-158, 98-125, 147-150, 155-158, 164, 173, 170-171, 188-194, 201 --Seraphim System (talk) 15:12, 25 June 2017 (UTC)