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Filled requests[edit]

November 2005[edit]

"Leopold Lorraine"[edit]

Searching for 1958 obituary or other info to expand this entry from Imperial_Crypt_Vaults#Within_the_southwest_pier:

91 (Urn containing the cremated remains of) Archduke Leopold Maria Alphons Blanka Karl Anton Beatrix Michael Joseph Peter Ignatz (Agram 30 January 1897 - Mansfield, Connecticut 14 March 1958) →Family Tree Second son of Archduke Leopold Salvator.132 Naturalized in the USA as Leopold Lorraine in 1953. Died at 61. Married morganatically.

Not anxious to post my e-mail address here, may I suggest that on my User Page you can send me an e-mail via the "E-mail this user" tool, to which I will reply with the e-mail address to which results should be sent.--StanZegel (talk) 04:11, 18 November 2005 (UTC)

Give us some hints! or some context, anyway. Do you know where this person died, for instance? Brassratgirl 07:27, 18 November 2005 (UTC)
There's an article in the New York Times, March 15, 1958, "Leopold Habsburg Lorraine Dead at 61; Austrian Archduke Became U.S. Citizen". It says he died in Willimantic, Connecticut. Qero 11:02, 18 November 2005 (UTC)
The quote I gave above shows that he died on 14 March 1958 in Mansfield, CT. Now Qero has found something substantiating that with a variant place of death, which is understandable. Good! I think that would be an article that contains useful information. --StanZegel (talk) 15:38, 18 November 2005 (UTC)
Sorry, didn't see the Mansfield, CT reference the first time :) Brassratgirl 05:07, 19 November 2005 (UTC)
No problem. If you'll send me an e-mail, per above, I'll reply with the address to which the article should be sent. --StanZegel (talk) 18:38, 19 November 2005 (UTC)

Journal of Popular culture[edit]

Abbott, Laurence L. Comic Art: Characteristics And Potentialities Of A Narrative Medium, JPC 19:4 (Spring 1986). could you email me if you can get it please? Hiding talk 15:52, 19 November 2005 (UTC)

Our library has JPC full-text only from 1990 onwards, sorry. AxelBoldt 04:22, 22 November 2005 (UTC)
Okay. Do you happen to have access to the International Journal of Comic Art? Hiding talk 10:22, 23 November 2005 (UTC)
Our library doesn't, maybe the others can help. AxelBoldt 16:59, 23 November 2005 (UTC)
I sent you the JPC article; I don't have access to the International Journal of Comic Art either. Brassratgirl 22:04, 29 November 2005 (UTC)
Brilliant, ta. Hiding talk 22:14, 29 November 2005 (UTC)

I have access to IJOCA. I'll trade anything you want from it for the JPC article

Igala[edit]

On Branniac they have an article. Its the first one if you type Igala into the search box. (The little blurb they let you read to torture you had information not in the article!) Please send to Banana04131@aol.com. Thankyou so very much! This project is going to be very useful if people use it! Banana04131 02:10, 22 November 2005 (UTC)

What is Branniac? In which journal did your Igala article appear? AxelBoldt 04:19, 22 November 2005 (UTC)
I sent the Britannica article to you -- if that is what you meant. Lotsofissues 04:35, 22 November 2005 (UTC)
lol thanks Banana04131 16:39, 22 November 2005 (UTC)
Everytime I put the url in the address bar and try to read the article, I get a message saying they were unable to authenticate my access and ask me to log in again. Am I doing anything wrong? Banana04131 16:47, 22 November 2005 (UTC)
I suspect then Britannica added an extra layer of protection to keep unsubscribed eyes from taking a free lunch. :-( Lotsofissues 11:07, 23 November 2005 (UTC)
The email from Britannica contains a link that requires an account, but it also has the article itself attached as an HTML file. Your email program should be able to save the attachment and then you can read it with a web browser. AxelBoldt 16:59, 23 November 2005 (UTC)

December 2005[edit]

Sultana (steamboat)[edit]

Can someone help with a literature search, to get some authoritative refs for article Sultana (steamboat). I am suspicious that the fatalities stated as 1,700 are exaggerated newspaper accounts of the day. TIA. mervyn 11:31, 18 December 2005 (UTC)

  • "LAFAYETTE GITHENS" New York Times, Jan 23, 1933. p. 13. Short note that reports on the death of the last survivor of the disaster. The article states that the ship carried 1700 people of which more than 1450 died.
  • "Heavy Loss Aboard Bennington Not the Navy's Worst Disaster", New York Times May 27, 1954. p. 16. Also mentions 1450 dead; doesn't mention total number of passengers.
  • "Civil War Hull Is Reported Found", New York Times Jul 7, 1982. Reports on the finding of the ship's wreck (which definitely should be mentioned in our article). The numbers given: 2200 people on board, over 1500 died.

These are the only mentionings of the Sultana disaster that I can find in the New York Times since 1930. I can email them to you. AxelBoldt 17:46, 18 December 2005 (UTC)

Yes, please email to me. A follow up question for those in libraries is, are there any recent scholarly articles on the incident? Thanks, mervyn 13:45, 20 December 2005 (UTC)
I need your email address. AxelBoldt 18:20, 20 December 2005 (UTC)
Ok, the three articles above are "in the mail". I also found 'A Tremendous Tumult and Uproar' by GE Salecker, America's Civil War; May2002, Vol. 15 Issue 2. This looks pretty good, though it's probably not exactly peer-reviewd quality. It's all about the Sultana. I sent it to you as well. The documents should be attached to the emails. AxelBoldt 16:16, 22 December 2005 (UTC)
And a bit more for you: there's a book "Disaster on the Mississippi", also by Salecker, that you should be able to get via inter-library loan. Plus here's a National Geographic news article. Cheers, AxelBoldt 16:27, 22 December 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedia cited in the courts[edit]

Can anyone who has access to Lexus Nexis or some legal database please look up the cases specified at: http://www.internetcases.com/archives/2005/12/wikipedia_and_t_1.html If you send me the details, I'd like to add them to Wikipedia:Wikipedia as a court source. My email is on my user page. Thanks! Samw 01:16, 23 December 2005 (UTC)

I emailed all of them to you today. AxelBoldt 20:32, 24 December 2005 (UTC)
Many thanks, I've added them to Wikipedia:Wikipedia as a court source. However, can you also look for English Mountain Spring Water Co. v. Chumley, 2005 WL 2756072 (Tenn.Ct.App., October 25, 2005).? This case comments negatively on Wikipedia. Thanks! Samw 03:56, 27 December 2005 (UTC)
It's in the mail. This decision is almost as exciting as some of the discussions around here: "Is water a beverage?" AxelBoldt 20:52, 27 December 2005 (UTC)
Thanks, I've added it to Wikipedia:Wikipedia as a court source. Yes, it's pretty dry, but it's nice to see the courts debating the mertis of Wikipeida. Thanks for sending the info.
FYI, for everyone, I've archived the Lexis Nexis results in my gmail accound to if anyone wants to see the original, they can contact me as well. Samw 22:01, 27 December 2005 (UTC)
It´s PD, so you can post it. --Lotsofissues 17:47, 28 December 2005 (UTC)
Be careful: the decisions are PD but any headnotes provided by Lexis or Westlaw are not. Both services are rather protective of their copyrights over headnotes. --Coolcaesar 05:21, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

March 2006[edit]

Heavy Fog In Channel: Continent Cut Off![edit]

Is it possible someone from here could verify that on the 22nd October 1957 The Times had a headline on the front page:

"Heavy Fog In Channel Continent Cut Off!" Just let me know on my talk page or here, ta. Hiding talk 13:49, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

Times archives don't go back that far. I tried newer databases to no avail. Lotsofissues 14:13, 8 March 2006 (UTC)
This is an old chestnut that can be traced at least to 1932, but it's doubtful whether there ever actually was such a headline. Raveriz 15:37, 8 March 2006 (UTC)
Times article by William E. Schmidt, dated May 7, 1994 includes this text: "In some ways, such attitudes underscore Britain's "splendid isolation" as an island nation, a state of mind reflected in the 1930's headline from London's Daily Mirror: 'Fog in Channel -- Continent Cut Off.'"Stagehand 12:45, 30 April 2007 (UTC)
Must be quite a trick, being able to trace a 1957 headline back to 1932! Are you sure it doesn't go back to Nostradamus? Gene Nygaard 01:07, 11 March 2006 (UTC)
Are you sure you don't need to adjust the screws on your head if you have problems comprehending the simplest things? Draagyn 01:20, 11 March 2006 (UTC)
Are you sure you've review our personal attack and civility policies? --maru (talk) contribs 05:05, 11 March 2006 (UTC)

September 2006[edit]

Constance Holme[edit]

I would like to improve the article on the author Constance Holme (as well as just increasing my own knowledge about her). I am aware of this and this article - either of those, or anything else you can find, would be hugely appreciated. She died July 1955 - any newspaper obituaries, perhaps? Contact me via "Email this user" and I will send an email address you can use for attachments. Thanks in advance. --OpenToppedBus - Talk to the driver 12:02, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

I can't imagine there's a text search this far back, but on the off-chance, there should be an editorial comment about her in the Saturday Review, 22 January 1938, followed by some responses in the letters column on 19 February 1938. --OpenToppedBus - Talk to the driver 12:09, 11 September 2006 (UTC)
Hi, I don't have access to either of the two articles you linked to, but I did find some other articles and some biographies. (You could probably request those other two articles through your local library's interlibrary loan service). I'm sending you an email. phoebe 19:03, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

October 2006[edit]

various articles[edit]

The articles requested are the following :
*La Paloma's Eclipse Is Not Expected to Remain Total THOMAS K. ARNOLD; Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext); May 8, 1989; 1;

  • LA PALOMA: Grand Lady of Encinitas Built to Last, Grand Old Lady Is Still Part of Show

EDITH H. FINE; Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext); Nov 29, 1985; 32;

  • Built to Last, Encinitas' Grand Lady Part of Show

EDITH H. FINE; Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext); Nov 21, 1985; 1;

  • It may be witchcraft, but it's not strictly taboo. The Financial Post (Toronto, Canada) - 3/2/1995
  • When buying dips can go awry; [1 Edition] David Wallace. The Herald. Glasgow (UK): Jun 3, 2000. pg. 20
  • Claim of mistake exposes conversations to discovery; Federal Discovery News - 4/16/2004

Thanks
trade2tradewell (at) yahoo (dot) com - Replace "at" with "@", and "(dot)" with "."
Trade2tradewell 16:42, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

These have all been sent -- phoebe 19:45, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

December 2006[edit]

Hoover (seal)[edit]

Hoover the talking seal died in July 1985 and received an obituary in The Boston Globe. Lexis Nexis turned up a load of nice articles, but I still haven't been able to get my hands on the obituary. Can anyone track it down? - Mgm|(talk) 21:54, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

Taken care of. --Gwern (contribs) 22:02 17 December 2006 (GMT)

2007 Unfilled requests[edit]

April-May 2007[edit]

William McCrum[edit]

I'm trying to find the obituary of William McCrum. This FIFA page mentions 'In 1932 an obituary appeared in a Northern Ireland paper in Milford, County Armagh'. I don't know the exact date of the obit' or which paper it was in but it must have been in late December as he died 'just before Christmas'. Sorry for the vagueness, any hints appreciated. JMiall 15:51, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

  • There is an obit in the Irish Times (22 Dec 1932); William McCrum died 21 Dec 1932: Irish Times 1932 contains link to original source.—Ash (talk) 13:38, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

July-August 2007[edit]

Jelqing[edit]

"There has been only one study on “jelqing” done by Dr. Brian Richards in the late 1970s. The British Journal of Sexual Medicine published the results. According to the study, 87 percent of men had positive results." [1]. Does anyone have access or exact bibliographical reference? [2] -- Thanx Cherubino 12:46, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

The only remotely similar reference I could find in Pubmed was Richards BA. "Mechanical aids to sex." Br J Sex Med. 1975 Oct;2(5):33-5, 37. No abstract available. PMID 830127 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]." This is probably it, but I don't have access to the journal. The term doesn't appear anywhere in PubMed, which is pretty suspicious. -- phoebe/(talk) 01:07, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

Filled requests[edit]

January 2007[edit]

Vigenère_cipher#History[edit]

  • What luck. I was going to ask for a reference at WP:RD and happened to find my way here. I'm looking for a reference (author name, month, edition etc.) and perhaps an extended quote for Vigenère_cipher#History. What I know is that the quote about the cipher says it's "impossible of translation" and it was printed in 1917 in Scientific American. I'm not sure a searchable database exists for SA that far back though <sadly I don't think SA is in any of the databses listed above, but it's worth a shot>... I used to have access to a University library (actually I had two such accounts) where they had hard copies of nearly every SA, but both of my accounts are now disabled (*cries*) Broken S 17:46, 12 November 2005 (UTC)
    • Working on it, but there's hardly any full-text searching that far back. Got any idea of authors, titles, etc? Brassratgirl 03:37, 13 November 2005 (UTC)
      • It looks like you have bad luck -- there actually is full text online of historical SA... until 1908. Then it stops. I'll check the print indexes for you later this week though, see if I can dig anything up.
        • Okay, Thanks for trying. I wouldn't put out too much effort though, it's not vital, just useful (it's on the articles to-do list, which is why I asked). I don't know the author or anything (that's part of what I want to know). Sorry. Broken S 13:24, 13 November 2005 (UTC)
          • I have a book saying something about the Vigenère cipher, actually it's a whole chapter, so contact me on my Talk page if you're interested --Dvyjones 22:08, 22 December 2006 (UTC)
  • From the footnotes in David Kahn's The Codebreakers, the full reference is: "A New Cipher Code", Scientific American Supplement, LXXXIII (January 27, 1917), 61, taken from the Proceedings of the Engineer's Club of Philadelphia. — Matt Crypto 12:22, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

Alex Tomaini[edit]

  • I just read that Alex Tomaini (aka Alex Zander), the youngest American sword swallower, was interviewed for Rolling Stone Magazine somewhere between September 2003 and August 2004. Can someone get me a copy of that interview so I can see if it contains useful information to include in an article? - Mgm|(talk) 16:55, 22 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Found the article; send me your email address? -- phoebe 00:13, 28 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Thanks! - Mgm|(talk) 13:31, 2 January 2007 (UTC)


February 2007[edit]

Alexander von Muralt[edit]

Does anyone have access to JSTOR? I would like to get “Alexander Ludwig von Muralt (August 19, 1903-May 28, 1990)”, John T. Edsall, Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, Vol. 135, No. 4 (Dec., 1991), pp. 614-621 - Nunh-huh 20:28, 10 February 2007 (UTC) ("e-mail this user" available at my talk page.)

yup, done, though I need you to send me your actual email for attachment purposes. I sent you a note. -- phoebe (brassratgirl) /(talk) 21:51, 10 February 2007 (UTC)

April 2007[edit]

42nd Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line) and IND Eighth Avenue Line[edit]

Please send this 1926 New York Times article to neroute2 at gmail.com. Thank you very much. --NE2 23:07, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

I would also like [3] (1978) for List of New York City Subway transfers. --NE2 19:30, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
responded. –Outriggr § 00:06, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

List of bus routes in Manhattan[edit]

Can someone with access to 1960 New York Times articles get me One-Way Bus Schedules Given For Lexington and 3d Avenues, July 12, 1960, page 37, or at least the information about how the routes were changed? The article is not in the Google News database. Thank you. --NE2 08:51, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

I can perhaps get it for you on Monday if you don't mind waiting. --Gwern (contribs) 17:19 1 April 2007 (GMT)
That would be great! No, I don't mind waiting. Sometimes I wait a week or two for interlibrary loan; I'm a patient guy. --NE2 19:36, 1 April 2007 (UTC)
I forgot to give my email address - neroute2 on gmail. --NE2 22:13, 2 April 2007 (UTC)
Polaron got there first; thanks very much to all who were willing to help. --NE2 00:14, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

Cameron Bright[edit]

I'm looking for the text of: "Entertainment Weekly" (USA) 21 April 2006, Vol. 1, Iss. 853, pg. 31, by: Cruz, Gilbert, ""Cameron Bright Is Having A Moment". Can anyone help me with it? - Mgm|(talk) 09:15, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

Taken care of. --Gwern (contribs) 15:41 2 April 2007 (GMT)

May 2007[edit]

1 (New York City Subway service) and 9 (New York City Subway service)[edit]

I would like to have this article e-mailed to mailto:imdanumber1@hotmail.com. Thanks. --Imdanumber1 (talk contribs) 08:44, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

I may also need this article. These are all for references for the articles above. --Imdanumber1 (talk contribs) 09:18, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

Hamlet's Mill review[edit]

  • "Hamlet's Mill. An Essay on Myth and the Frame of Time by Giorgio de Santillana, Hertha von Dechend", by Lynn White, Jr. in

Isis, Vol. 61, No. 4 (Winter, 1970), pp. 540-541

See the JSTOR page. This is obviously needed for Hamlet's Mill. --Gwern (contribs) 02:02 13 May 2007 (GMT)
Done. See email. -- phoebe/(talk) 15:26, 14 May 2007 (UTC)


August 2007[edit]

Square piano[edit]

from JSTOR,

threesixesinarow@yahoo.com - Mireut 16:08, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks - Mireut 17:47, 19 July 2007 (UTC)
did you get these? phoebe/(talk) 00:52, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

List of streetcar lines in Brooklyn[edit]

to neroute2 at gmail. Thank you very much. --NE2 20:05, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

Done! -- phoebe/(talk) 01:18, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

Gazimestan speech[edit]

I'd need the following articles, which should be available on LexisNexis:

  • BBC Summary of World Broadcasts; June 29, 1989, Thursday; SECTION: Part 2 Eastern Europe; 2. EASTERN EUROPE; EE/0495/ i; LENGTH: 249 words
  • The Independent, June 29 1989, Thursday, Foreign News ; Pg. 10, 654 words, Milosevic carries off the battle honours, From EDWARD STEEN and MARCUS TANNER in Kosovo Polje

You can send it to smolensk (AT) eunet DOT yu . Nikola 15:37, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

  • Found the Independant article and sent it along. - Mgm|(talk) 11:55, 25 April 2007 (UTC)
  • And... found the BBC article. done :) -- phoebe/(talk) 01:33, 31 August 2007 (UTC)


October 2007[edit]

Tricky one[edit]

Not quite sure if this is doable, but on Eddie Campbell's blog [4] he references an article from The Guardian by Waldemar Januszczak from 1984 which contains the following text: "... since the neurotics appropriated the comic strip we have seen the perfect marriage of form and content... They have subverted its innocence , and filled its thought bubbles with their wretched, guilt-sodden soliloquies." Is that small info enough to work from? I've asked Campbell for a date but figured I'd get the ball rolling. Hiding Talk 19:11, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

I don't have full-text access to the Guardian from that far back, sorry. -- phoebe 00:17, 28 December 2006 (UTC)
Darn. My own access only goes back to 92, too. I'll have to track down fiche copies I guess, see if I can better source the date. Thanks anyway. Hiding Talk 01:05, 28 December 2006 (UTC)
Okay, good old Mr Campbell gives me the date as July 24 1984, page 9 if that is any help to anyone else in tracking this down. Thanks in advance. Hiding Talk 01:43, 28 December 2006 (UTC)
Found it. I'll e-mail it to you. Gzkn 09:09, 11 January 2007 (UTC)
Guess I didn't find it...I neglected to actually match the text above to the article I found ;). I tried to do a full-text search on some of the phrases above, but got nothing...sorry! Gzkn 00:57, 12 January 2007 (UTC)
I requested a copy of that page in a library, I'll probably have it in a couple of days/weeks. Key to the city 11:20, 9 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Done. I have send the article to Hiding. Key to the city 12:24, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

Paul Kirk[edit]

I asked about this on the science reference desk, but received no reply. Is there a page similar to this for books instead of newspapers and magazines? I've found there's an entry for Paul L. Kirk in volume 56 of the "National Cyclopedia of American Biography", but unfortunately my local academic library doesn't cary it and since it's a reference work, I can't have it brought in from another library. Can someone who has access send me a copy of the text and the info I need to properly cite the book? I would also like to see if there's a obituary carrying more information about this man. - Mgm|(talk) 11:15, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

If you could provide the page numbers for vol56, I might be able to put in a research ILL request. --Gwern (contribs) 16:31 29 March 2007 (GMT)
  • I'm not sure the page numbers were listed, but I'll check. - Mgm|(talk) 09:16, 2 April 2007 (UTC)
Left a note on yr talk page with more potential citations. I don't have page numbers either. -- phoebe/(talk) 00:58, 31 August 2007 (UTC)
  • I've placed a request in a library, I expect to get your article in a week or so. Key to the city 14:39, 16 October 2007 (UTC)
Done. Article send. Key to the city 12:24, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

Research for NBCC article[edit]

I'm trying to flesh out the content in the National Black Chamber of Commerce article. Any information regarding its local or international chapters and/or affiliation with companies such as ExxonMobile, ATT, Hewlett-Packard, Lord Abbett or Altria (used to be Phillip Morris) would be appreciated. "Email this user" is available for my account. Thanks!--LtlKtytalk | contribs 03:57, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

Hello again, if you haven't found any, never mind. Lots of things are now coming up in Google. Thanks, anyway!--LtlKtytalk | contribs 04:51, 20 March 2007 (UTC)
I found two minor articles in a database. I've e-mailed them, hope you can do something with them. Key to the city 12:06, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

Since google solved some of the request and I did a search in most of the economical and news databases, I'm going to consider this request as filled. You can put it back up if you're not completely satisfied. Key to the city 09:45, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

A name to redirect to Virginia Tech massacre[edit]

Someone with a New York Times article subscription, please look at http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/17/us/20070417_SHOOTING_GRAPHIC.html

I want to find the name of a girl who escaped Liviu Librescu's class in Norris 204. I think she described herself as the third to leave. I want to redirect her name to the V-Tech article to prevent creation of redirects. This is an internet source, but now requires subscriber access to view. WhisperToMe 21:58, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

I replied at his talk page with the answer. Key to the city 11:25, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

November 2007[edit]

Cross Bronx Expressway[edit]

I would like a copy of New Bridge Completes L.I.-to-Jersey Bypass, April 14, 1963 at neroute2 at gmail. Thank you. --NE2 23:49, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

I requested a copy by ILL, but NE2 had already received it. Superm401 - Talk 05:43, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

Bot J Lin Soc[edit]

If I could access this paper:

Burgess, N.D.; Edwards, D. (1991). "Classification of uppermost Ordovician to lower Devonian tubular and filamentous macerals from the Anglo-Welsh Basin". Botanical journal of the Linnean Society. 106 (1): 41–66.

I'd be very grateful! Many thanks. Verisimilus T 17:55, 14 November 2007 (UTC)

I placed an ILL-request, I should have your article in a couple of days. Key to the city 11:06, 15 November 2007 (UTC)
Article has been send. Key to the city (talk) 12:57, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

December 2007[edit]

Rudolf Rocker and related articles[edit]

I was wondering if someone could help me with the work I'm doing on Rudolf Rocker. Getting access to any or preferably all of the following sources would help me a lot:

  • "Contemporary Nationalism" by Crane Brinton in The Saturday Review September 4, 1937, p. 17.
  • "Rudolf Rocker at Eighty". By Joseph Leftwich. The Jewish Quarterly, Summer, 1953, Vol. 1, No. 2, London, pages 53-63. This might be really tough to find. The ISSN of the Jewish Quarterly is 0449-010X, please note this is not the Jewish Quarterly Review.
  • "The Dilemma of Anarchism". By Solomon F. Bloom. The New Republic, September 22, 1937, pages 192-193. (request filled)
  • Rudolf Rocker Obituary in the New York Times, September 11, 1958, page 34, col. 1.
  • Anarcho-Nationalism: Anarchist Attitudes towards Jewish Nationalism and Zionism by Mina Graur on jstor and in Modern Judaism, Vol. 14, No. 1 (Feb., 1994), pp. 1-19 (request filled)
  • Review of Pioneers of American Freedom: Origin of Liberal and Radical Thought in America on jstor and in The Mississippi Valley Historical Review, Vol. 37, No. 1 (Jun., 1950), pp. 156-158 (request filled)
  • Another review of the same work on jstor and in The Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 58, No. 4 (Aug., 1950), pp. 362-363 (request filled)
  • Review of another work by Rocker on jstor and in The American Historical Review, Vol. 56, No. 4 (Jul., 1951), pp. 839-841 (request filled)
  • A second review of this work on jstor and in the American Sociological Review, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Feb., 1938), pp. 103-104 (request filled)
  • "Rudolf Rocker: Anarchist Missionary 1873-1958". By William J. Fishman. History Today, January, 1966, pages 45-52.--Carabinieri 03:11, 2 December 2007 (UTC) (request filled)
I think I can find some of those. I'll be working on it. But for the New York Times article, you should contact the people who have listed the NYT archives in the Shared Resources section. That will speed things up. Key to the city 13:32, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
I have send seven of the requested articles. I'll mark them in the list. There are still some remaining though. Key to the city 17:56, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

Filled requests[edit]

February 2008[edit]

Evgeny Pashukanis[edit]

I would like to expand the article on Pashukanis and it would be a great help if someone could send me the article "The Rise and Fall of a Soviet Jurist: Evgeny Pashukanis and Stalinism" by Michael Head in the Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 269-94, July 2004. Thanks--Carabinieri (talk) 23:54, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

It would be even better, if someone could also help me get this article in "Crime, Law and Social Change" and this one in "Social Text".--Carabinieri (talk) 00:29, 23 January 2008 (UTC)
Ok; so the first one The Rise and Fall... I didn't go after. But I did find the one in Social Text, I can mail it to you, if you mail me your e-mail address (sorry, I don't keep the Resource Exchange addresses I've send to before), and for the other one I've placed a ILL request. I'll probably have that last one in a couple of days. Key (talk) 11:23, 23 January 2008 (UTC)
For the record: the Social Text article has been e-mailed. Key (talk) 16:16, 23 January 2008 (UTC)
Second article, in Crime, Law and Social Change, has also been e-mailed. I guess the request is filled. Key (talk) 16:34, 1 February 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for your help.--Carabinieri (talk) 20:23, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

April 2008[edit]

Backmasking[edit]

Doing some research for backmasking. This JSTOR article will be helpful: 'More Popular Than Jesus': The Beatles and the Religious Far Right. Also, either of the following articles cited here:

  1. McIver, T. (1988). Backward masking, and other backward thoughts about music. Sceptical Inquirer, 13, 50-63.
  2. Walker, M.W. (1985). Backward messages in commercially available recordings. Journal of Popular Music and Society, 10, 2-13.

Any other articles on backmasking (a.k.a. "backward masking") not already used in Backmasking are welcome. Contact me with Special:Emailuser/Audacity. Λυδαcιτγ 20:16, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

Replied regarding first request. –Outriggr § 23:41, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
Sent a copy of the Walker article.--droptone (talk) 16:44, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
Sent a copy of the McIver article.--droptone (talk) 17:21, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Anarchism and unionism in Argentina[edit]

It's me again. I hope I'm not coming here too often. Since I'm currently working on anarchism and unionism in Argentina, it would be quite helpful, if someone could help me get access to two sources on this topic: this article on high beam and this paper in the journal Anarchist Studies. --Carabinieri (talk) 00:24, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

I have access to the the paper from the journal Anarchist Studies and placed a copy of the paper here. Let me know on my talk page that you've received it then I will take it down.--droptone (talk) 11:53, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Spunk Library[edit]

Greetings, we're looking for information on the Spunk Library; Google tells me it can be found in the following places, but I can't get in: TwinCities/com, New Library World, Ohio.com, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Collection Building, Approaching Alternative Media: Theory and Methodology. If anyone could copypaste relevant sections that mention the library from these sources, it would be very much appreciated. Regards, the Anarchism task force. Skomorokh 18:24, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

The "Approaching Alternative Media" paper can be found through archive.org. The "Making the News" paper can be access if you email me at my user name at Gmail. The two links to Newsbank do not return any results nor do they give any citation information for someone else to use to find the items.--droptone (talk) 22:24, 27 April 2008 (UTC)


May 2008[edit]

James Wesley Rawles in NEXIS[edit]

Hello, to verify a biography, we are looking for anyone with back issues of Defense Electronics msgazine or Defense Computing magazine from 1988 through 1990. The magazines were archived by the NEXIS database. The author's byline was "James W. Rawles". Do any wiki reserachers have access to back issues of these magazines, either electronically, or in hard copy? We need to verify that James W. Rawles was listed on the magazine mastheads as "Associate Editor" in this time period. Also, can anyone confirm if he concurrently was listed as the managing editor of The C3I Handbook (3rd Edition) and The International Countermeasures Handbook (13th or 14th Edition). These magazines and handbooks were published by EW Communications, and later by Cardiff Publishing. Many Thanks for your assistance. Trasel (talk) 13:26, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Photocopies of the magazine and handbook mastheads were mailed to me by the author. So this request has been overcome by events (OBE), and is now CLOSED. Thanks! Trasel (talk) 19:46, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

Boltzmann's constant and temperature[edit]

Can someone find me a copy of this ref;

  • John Harris, "Temperature - its meaning and measurement", Physics Education, pp204-206, vol 4, 1969.

Or any other paper that might be relevant to the discussion going on at Talk:Boltzmann constant#k not fundamental? SpinningSpark 19:18, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

You can find a copy here. Let me know when you're done with it so I can take the copy down.--droptone (talk) 12:28, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

Historical and pedagogical aspects of a humble instrument[edit]

We're debating whether a siphon works in a vacuum. This article seems to talk about that: http://www.iop.org/EJ/abstract/0143-0807/29/3/003

Can someone get me a copy or quote from the article in the siphon article? Thanks. 03:53, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

I could send you the PDF if you email me (can't copy attachments in Wiki-email). Although you don't even seem to have your email enabled. Someguy1221 (talk) 10:51, 10 May 2008 (UTC)
Oops, didn't know Wikipedia added that feature. I've enabled. My email is also on my user page. Thanks so much! Samw (talk) 13:58, 10 May 2008 (UTC)
I've sent the paper. Very interesting; from my skim of the paper, it doesn't draw any firm conclusion on the matter in question, but seeks to demonstrate that profound scientific confusion, if not disagreement, has persisted since the 19th century over the answer to the question. Someguy1221 (talk) 21:47, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

Paper from Bell Tech Journal 1923[edit]

Otto Zobel, "Theory and Design of Uniform and Composite Electric Wave Filters", The Bell System Technical Journal, vol 2, pp1-46, January 1923.

I have extracts of this which I have used in articles but I now need the full text for a new article. If anyone can help I would be grateful. SpinningSpark 22:30, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

The library I have access to has that journal but the early volumes are in storage. So I'll give this request a day or two to see if someone can come up with a copy easily then I'll request it from storage.--droptone (talk) 12:56, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
Thanks, you're a star. No hurry, as it says somewhere in the guidelines, there is no completion date for Wikipedia. SpinningSpark 20:43, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
I have some bad news. The kind folks at the library have informed me that they are unable to find the volume that I requested (vol 2). I believe they will continue to look for it but I suspect the chances of them finding it are small. So I suppose this request is still open.--droptone (talk) 13:12, 19 May 2008 (UTC)
Also be aware I will put in a request to get it from one of the other local universities, so I may get it just yet.--droptone (talk) 13:33, 19 May 2008 (UTC)
Here is a copy of the paper. As usual let me know when you're done with it so I can delete it.--droptone (talk) 18:59, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
Got it, thanks for all your help. SpinningSpark 16:18, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

June 2008[edit]

Walter Kaufmann[edit]

I want to validate the existence of a paper listed in the bibliography in that article. Perhaps someone with access to The Philosophical Review (only in print, unfortunately) can search for “Some Typical Misconceptions of Nietzsche's Critique of Christianity,” in v. 61, no. xxx (1952), pp. 595-599. or elsewhere in the Philosopher's Index? trespassers william (talk) 14:19, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

Here is a copy of the article. Please let me know when you've received the file so I can delete it.--droptone (talk) 12:39, 9 June 2008 (UTC)
Thank you very much, I got it. Do you have an idea where could the title come from? trespassers william (talk) 15:19, 10 June 2008 (UTC)
Given that a Google search for that title in quotes only returns the Nietzsche Wikipedia page, I have no clue. Is the content of that article justly summed up by the false title? If so then maybe someone decided along the way to give the Untitled review a descriptive title.--droptone (talk) 20:32, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

John Niemeyer Findlay[edit]

Hello. Does anybody have access to his obituary from the Owl of Minerva, by Errol E. Harris - 19, 2 (Spring 1988): 252-253? trespassers william (talk) 18:50, 14 June 2008 (UTC)

Here. Let me know when you're done.--droptone (talk) 15:23, 16 June 2008 (UTC)
Thanks again! trespassers william (talk) 15:53, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

Classic Rock (magazine)[edit]

Hi guys, i'm ElessarTheWoodElf from the italian Wiki (here you can see my user page: [5]); first of all, sorry for my bad english ^_^. I'm here because in the Italian Wiki we're having a discussion on the definition of "Guitar hero" (it's the same or not saying guitar hero or shredder? That's the question), and I found some old news about an article appeared on "Classic Rock" (for example this one: [6]). I thought that maybe someone of you could have this article, so I posted my request here. I hope I did it right. If you have it, could you be so kind and send it at my email address? It's elessar [dot] f [at] gmail [dot] com... Thank you so much for your attention, and good luck for everything. Elessar, 12 june 2008, 15:40 GMT+1

July 2008[edit]

Loading Coil article[edit]

Can anyone get this article for me. I have the introductory page from JSTOR but need a little bit more. I am trying to get a consistent history across the articles Loading coil, Oliver Heaviside, Michael Pupin and George Ashley Campbell which are currently quite confused when read together.

  • James E. Brittain, "The Introduction of the Loading Coil: George A. Campbell and Michael I. Pupin", Technology and Culture, Vol. 11, No. 1 (Jan., 1970), pp. 36-57, The Johns Hopkins University Press on behalf of the Society for the History of Technology.

Thanks, SpinningSpark 13:42, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

Here. As usual, let me know when you have it so I can take it down.--droptone (talk) 13:08, 28 July 2008 (UTC)
Got it, thanks a bunch. SpinningSpark 19:10, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

September 2008[edit]

The Lancet, May 10th[edit]

Hey. There was an article in The Lancet (published online on May 10th, not sure about the paper publication) on Stroke which I could really do with getting my hands on. Does anyone have access to this resource and would they be able to provide me a copy? —Cyclonenim (talk · contribs · email) 06:44, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

May 10th of this year? Could you provide any more information? Title, author, etc...Someguy1221 (talk) 07:23, 8 September 2008 (UTC)
Here is a copy. Would you please let me know when you've successfully downloaded the file so I can delete it? Thanks!--droptone (talk) 15:42, 8 September 2008 (UTC)
My word, this is a useful resource indeed :) Thanks a lot, it's downloaded! —Cyclonenim (talk · contribs · email) 16:22, 8 September 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know when you were done.--droptone (talk) 17:38, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

October 2008[edit]

Paper request[edit]

Can someone here help me with the following paper that may help add some more matter to Ornithology.

  • Timothy G. O'Brien and Margaret F. Kinnaird (2008). A picture is worth a thousand words: the application of camera trapping to the study of birds. Bird Conservation International, 18 , pp S144-S162

doi:10.1017/S0959270908000348 Mail id in hidden comments. Thanks in advance. Shyamal (talk) 13:26, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

It seems to be available from this URL. If that doesn't work let me know and I can email it to you. -- BenRG (talk) 16:16, 4 October 2008 (UTC)
I can only see the abstract, it needs subscription. Thanks. Shyamal (talk) 02:39, 7 October 2008 (UTC)
Thanks a lot. Shyamal (talk) 10:39, 7 October 2008 (UTC)
It's odd, since I was able to download it from an ordinary ISP account—but, come to think of it, I probably had a leftover cookie from when I accessed it through the university. -- BenRG (talk) 10:51, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

IRE Journal article[edit]

I know I have probably exceeded my quota but you are so good to me on this page. I am looking for this,

  • Belevitch, V, "Summary of the history of circuit theory", Proceedings of the IRE, vol 50, Iss 5, pp848-855, May 1962.

Thanks, SpinningSpark 18:44, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

Got it. Send me an email and I'll pass you the PDF. Someguy1221 (talk) 07:50, 6 October 2008 (UTC)
Received your e-mail with thanks. SpinningSpark 18:21, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Two papers[edit]

Done - another happy customer! Franamax (talk) 20:26, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

I'm writing the article about German neurologist pl:Max Rothmann, mainly on Polish wikipedia, but I have also plans to improve English version of this article. I am looking for two papers which may be helpful, but these journals are hard to get in Polish libraries:

  1. Windholz G, Lamal PA. Vagaries of science; priority, independent discovery, and the quest for recognition. The Psychological record 43, 3, pp. 339-350, 1993
  2. ML Teuber The Founding of the Primate Station, Tenerife, Canary Islands The American Journal of Psychology, 107, 551-581, 1994.

Filip em (talk) 23:22, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

I've got the first one and will email it to you. Someone else will have to find the second one though - my library card only goes so far! :) Franamax (talk) 08:56, 7 October 2008 (UTC)
got your mail - thanks a lot for immediate help! Filip em (talk) 18:23, 7 October 2008 (UTC)
Here is the second paper. Please let me know when you've downloaded it so I can remove it from that website.--droptone (talk) 11:45, 7 October 2008 (UTC)
thank you very much, I've just downloaded it and I really appreciate your help! Filip em (talk) 11:59, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

The Pity of It All: A Portrait of the German-Jewish Epoch, 1743-1933[edit]

One more request, probably simplier to resolve. Can someone check one page in this book: Amos Elon. The Pity of It All: A Portrait of the German-Jewish Epoch, 1743-1933. Picador, 2003, ISBN 0312422814? Parameter error in {{isbn}}: Invalid ISBN. There are three or four sentences about Max Rothmann in this book on page 337 and I think it's possible to get them via Amazon reader [7]. Unfortunately, I have no access to it. Filip em (talk) 19:42, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Are they available through Google Books?--droptone (talk) 12:07, 9 October 2008 (UTC)
Not for me :( Filip em (talk) 12:28, 9 October 2008 (UTC)
Let me know (a) if this is enough and (b) when to take it down.--droptone (talk) 16:38, 9 October 2008 (UTC)
it's enough, and downloaded :-) Thank you very much for your attention! Filip em (talk) 02:44, 10 October 2008 (UTC)

Neuroscience Letters Journal Article[edit]

Trying to find fulltext of Reduced mammillary body volume in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Neurosci Lett. 2008 Jun 27;438(3):330-4. Epub 2008 Apr 25.

It's on Wiley Interscience-- but sadly, I am not. If anyone has access and feel's like lending a hand, it'd be much appreciated. Link, or email to alecmconroy at gmail.com --Alecmconroy (talk) 10:00, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

Emailed. -- BenRG (talk) 12:08, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
Thank you VERY much! Greatly, greatly appreciated! --Alecmconroy (talk) 16:50, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

PMID 12118843 — Does anyone have a copy?[edit]

Sawyer MH (January 2002). "Enterovirus infections: diagnosis and treatment". Seminars in pediatric infectious diseases. 13 (1): 40–7. PMID 12118843. Retrieved 2008-10-29.

Anyone have a copy of this? Could be useful for ongoing work on the meningitis article. Thanks. —Cyclonenim (talk · contribs · email) 12:18, 29 October 2008 (UTC)

here, please let me know when you've received it so I can remove it from the webspace.--droptone (talk) 19:35, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
Thanks, I've got it. —Cyclonenim (talk · contribs · email) 22:38, 29 October 2008 (UTC)


November 2008[edit]

Need copy of journal article[edit]

Can someone access the full text of this journal article? My student access has expired. -- Alan Liefting (talk) - 08:07, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

Here is a copy. Please let me know when you've downloaded a copy for yourself.--droptone (talk) 14:21, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
Thanks a lot. Got it downloaded. -- Alan Liefting (talk) - 21:13, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

Thomas Knyvet[edit]

Can someone send me an email copy (with info on the volume and edition it's in of his biography as listed at this link? (Please let me know when you send it on my talk page just in case my trash can/spam filter acts up. - Mgm|(talk) 16:06, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

Sent. Franamax (talk) 19:01, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

Infectious mononucleosis[edit]

I require the following paper for work on the pathophysiology section on the infectious mononucleosis page. If anyone has a copy, I'm very much debted to them:

Vetsika EK, Callan M (November 2004). "Infectious mononucleosis and Epstein-Barr virus". Expert reviews in molecular medicine. 6 (23): 1–16. doi:10.1017/S1462399404008440. PMID 15541197. Retrieved 2008-11-03.

Thanks again. —Cyclonenim (talk · contribs · email) 23:00, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

Here. Please let me know when you've downloaded the file so I can remove it.--droptone (talk) 17:37, 11 November 2008 (UTC)
Thanks, I've downloaded the file. —Cyclonenim (talk · contribs · email) 17:44, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

Two articles for comparison to ODNB[edit]

Hi. I was referred here following a note at WP:AN. I'm an admin who donates a lot of time to the copyright problems board, and these two items have been listed on Wikipedia:Copyright problems/2008 November 10 as infringements of the ODNB, here and here. I do not have access to the ODNB. What's at question here is not literal duplication, but "comprehensive nonliteral similarity", whether or not the Wikipedia articles follow closely enough on the structure and language of the original as to constitute substantial taking. (There is more information, including links to extensive conversations, at the CP page.) I am greatly in need of assistance from somebody who is able to compare the articles to the sources with an eye to detecting infringement and determining how much, if anything, needs to be revised. As an example, one problematic sentence from Terence Fox says, "Fox apparently found it difficult to delegate and was a naturally rigorous person; these traits led to stress and a series of nervous breakdowns in the 1950s which caused him to resign as shell chair in 1959...." The ODNB article, according to quote by the tagging editor, says, "His desire for rigour often made him a trying colleague. He found it difficult to delegate fully ... These traits naturally led to strain and he suffered a succession of nervous breakdowns in the early 1950s which caused his resignation from the Shell chair in 1959." Such passages need to be distanced from the source material. (For legal background and overview, see this and this, but, really, this just needs a good common sense comparison.)--Moonriddengirl (talk) 23:02, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

The articles are available here and here. Please let me know when you've successfully downloaded the files so I can remove them from the webspace.--droptone (talk) 00:15, 16 November 2008 (UTC)
Thank you! I have them. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 01:12, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

Discourses in Dance[edit]

The article Master Juba is featured, but a user recently added an intriguing "Further reading" source that should probably be consulted to integrate its information into the piece. The article is:

  • Cook, James W. (2006). "Master Juba, The King of All Dancers!" Discourses in Dance, Volume 3, Number 2, 7-20.

Unfortunately, the Discourses in Dance website seems to be down at the moment, and I can't find their index archived anywhere else. Does anyone have access to this journal? Thanks! — Dulcem (talk) 23:52, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

Not I, sorry.--droptone (talk) 12:21, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. Could someone please call their local university library to see if this journal is kept? Thanks, — Dulcem (talk) 00:09, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
By the way, I found their new website. It's here. — Dulcem (talk) 00:11, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
Here is the article. Please let me know when you've downloaded the article because I will remove it from that webspace. Thanks.--droptone (talk) 19:35, 13 November 2008 (UTC)
Great, got it. Thanks! — Dulcem (talk) 11:14, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

Deinosuchus[edit]

I am looking for the following article, which was the original scientific description of Deinosuchus. However, I have been unable to find it online.

  • Holland, W. J., 1909, Deinosuchus hatcheri, a new genus and species of crocodile from the Judith River beds of Montana: Annals of the Carnegie Museum, v. 6, p.281-294.

If anyone has access to this and could provide it, it would be greatly appreciated. FanCollector (talk) 04:34, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Here is a copy. As always, please let me know when you've downloaded the file so I can remove it.--droptone (talk) 16:21, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

Obesity hypoventilation syndrome[edit]

Been updating this article, but have no access to one recent major review:

Would appreciate a copy. JFW | T@lk 16:30, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

Here is a copy. Like always, let me know when you've downloaded the file.--droptone (talk) 12:41, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

Gotcha. Cheers. JFW | T@lk 21:42, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

Ann Pharmacother article on scope and accuracy of Wikipedia drug information[edit]

doi:10.1345/aph.1L474. I would really like to see the full text of this article—I'm hoping it could be used to guide improvement of WP:PHARM and articles under its scope. Thanks in advance, Fvasconcellos (t·c) 12:25, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

Here is the article. Please let me know when you've successfully downloaded it.--droptone (talk) 14:47, 25 November 2008 (UTC)
Got it, thank you! Fvasconcellos (t·c) 15:31, 25 November 2008 (UTC)


Dr. Joseph Murphy (author)[edit]

Attempting to establish notability for this man as an author and/or as a religious leader (Church of Divine Science, Los Angeles). I am trying to find some older newspaper articles circa 1945-1978, probably from the LA Times or other newspapers of that geography (I think the Daily News and another main paper also served Los Angeles in those days). Of particular interest would be any discussions about his weekly Sunday lectures at the Wilshire-Ebell Theater. Also, any WP:RS book reviews of his writings would be welcome of course. Low Sea (talk) 21:57, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Here and here are the only things I could find in the historical archives my institution has access to. Someone affiliated with some of the University of California schools may have access to digital archives of the LA Times and Daily News. Again, let me know when you've received the files.--droptone (talk) 19:07, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

The History of Countries[edit]

Does anyone have any links/books/papers on the history of countries (or any country overview topic, as I am building up Country, how they formed, how the borders are defined etc. I've tried searching on google/google books/etc but it is just such a common word that I cannot find anything relevant or useful. I'm sorry if this is too broad, feel free to tell me if it is. I can be emailed if that is easier. Thankyou very much. Foxy Loxy Pounce! 11:21, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

Well certainly for those of us who watch here to provide individual articles and papers on request, that's way too broad. If I was looking for information, I'd be trying Google with "borders of countries", "definition of borders", "history country border", "country border negotiation", "border treaty" - and variations thereof. For "country", you'd also want to substitute "nation", "nation state", etc. etc. Anyway, way too broad for me, but maybe others will have some comments. Not sure if you could get anything better at the Drawing board or the Reference desks. A trip to your local library to ask the staff there, and a call/email to someone involved in geography and/or history at your local advanced learning institution might turn up some good stuff too. Franamax (talk) 03:39, 13 November 2008 (UTC)


Michael Perham[edit]

Michael appeared on Blue Peter on 24 January, 2007 and received the programme's highest award, a gold blue peter badge, for his achievements after crossing the Atlantic Ocean single-handed (not sure what they're gonna if he finishes his current round the world trip). Unfortunately, there's no way I can reference this yet. Can someone give me access to an entry in a Blue Peter annual or another source that verifies this? I'd hate to leave the article incomplete. You can post to my talk page or use the email option. - Mgm|(talk) 09:12, 25 January 2007 (UTC) 23:42, 17 November 2008 Refactored by Franamax (talk) 02:13, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

George Sampson[edit]

I'm doing a rewrite and I'm trying to set up an awards section. I know he won the 2008 Kid's Choice Award for Favourite Winner, but all the references I can find are either copyvio youtube videos or newspapers talking about the event before it happened. It looks like no one bothered to write up the results, but I doubt that's true. All I need is a mention. Can anyone help out? - Mgm|(talk) 11:16, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

I found a reference for the award. I will paste the ref below, put it in the article if it is helpful. Not sure if this is available without a subscription, I used Factiva, the full text for the entry was:
Dannii Minogue found a bit of X-factor as she hosted the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards at London's Excel centre. Britain's Got Talent took centre stage, picking up the gong for Favourite TV Show while George Sampson was crowned Favourite Winner. Signature also performed their Thriller routine..
I did not find a reference for what he danced at the show, perhaps there is another source, or that fact is unverifiable.
The ref (edit the page to copy/paste):[1]
--Commander Keane (talk) 11:05, 27 November 2008 (UTC)

December 2008[edit]

Gerstmann/Fuse[edit]

Hello. Does anybody have access to these two obituaries?

  • "Dr. Josef Gerstmann, 81, Dies; t Did Neuropsychiatric Research" [8] (for Josef Gerstmann)
  • Satake Y. "Gennosuke Fuse; in memoriam". The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine vol. 63. 2-3: 103-108 (1956). - probably it isn't digitalised, unfortunately [9]. But it's the only major English source to biography of Gennosuke Fuse.

Thank you in advance! Filip em (talk) 19:26, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

Here's the first article. I can put in a request for the other article but it may take a few days to arrive.--droptone (talk) 20:08, 24 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Thank you very much! regarding my second request, it would be great, but won't that be a problem for you? Greetings, Filip em (talk) 20:25, 24 November 2008 (UTC)
Here's the 2nd article. Let me know when you've successfully downloaded the article.--droptone (talk) 19:28, 2 December 2008 (UTC)
Thanks a lot, it's downloaded. Best regards, Filip em (talk) 04:32, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

R v Southwark Crown Court, ex parte Koncar[edit]

I am looking for whatever information is available on law databases on the above named case. It was a case in English law, some time in the mid to late 1990s, concerning the defence of insanity. Many thanks, --Richardrj talk email 13:43, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

I've replied on your talk page Lord Foppington (talk) 21:02, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
Thanks very much, request filled. --Richardrj talk email 09:57, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

Need help searching LexisNexis for Milo and Otis references[edit]

Back when I had access to LexisNexis I was able to find references to animal cruelty allegations against Milo and Otis:

  1. ^ Hobart Mercury; September 18, 1990.
  2. ^ The Sunday Mail (Brisbane); April 15, 1990

I need the titles and authors of these articles -- can anyone help?--The lorax (talk) 05:48, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

Copies are here and here. Please let me know when you have successfully downloaded the files.--droptone (talk) 18:18, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
Thank you so much! I appreciate your help!--The lorax (talk) 00:31, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

Sea water power station[edit]

This is a fake page of newspaper clippings but the pieces in it, according to the site, are genuine newspaper articles from the 1920s. I am interested in the story titled Tropical Sea Water to Generate Power. I would like to use this in an article I am constructing on Paul Boucherot, but I would need to cite the original publication which is not given. The plant was built in 1926 (or possibly 1930) so the newspaper story reporting the proposal must be prior to this. Can anyone find the original newspaper? Thanks SpinningSpark 16:49, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

Here it is. Please let me know when you've successfully downloaded the article.--droptone (talk) 18:36, 26 November 2008 (UTC)
Outstanding, thank you, I had given up on that one and stopped coming back to check. I had better go finish writing that article now. Thanks again. SpinningSpark 12:43, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

Katrina Mumaw[edit]

Apparently she's in the August 1, 1994 issue of Sports Illustrated in the Faces in the Crowd section. If this contains any text, can someone dig it up for me? - Mgm|(talk) 02:26, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

  • Nevermind, I ran across an online copy by accident. - 87.211.75.45 (talk) 18:32, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

The contributions of Otfrid Foerster (1873-1941) to neurology and neurosurgery[edit]

I'm interested in expanding an article on Foerster's syndrome from it's dire state but I need a decent source. I believe the following would be good but it's not free. Does anyone have it?

Tan TC, Black PM (November 2001). "The contributions of Otfrid Foerster (1873-1941) to neurology and neurosurgery". Neurosurgery. 49 (5): 1231–5, discussion 1235–6. PMID 11846917. Retrieved 2008-12-29.

Thanks in advance. —Cyclonenim (talk · contribs · email) 12:26, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

copy is here PDF. Enjoy :-) Filip em (talk) 14:02, 29 December 2008 (UTC)


that Israel doesn't submit to international law in the case of the arab-israeli conflict[edit]

I'm looking for a neutral, good, uncontroversial reference (as opposed to noam Chomsky who says there is "near unanimity" about this) that I can include in an article, which says that Israel chooses not to submit to international law (ie violates it, though this phrasing is POV) in the case of the conflict. Thank you! - Added by 82.120.107.213

"Telly stars in plot to raise cash"[edit]

Can someone dig up the following article? "Telly stars in plot to raise cash; SHOWBIZ: Rhyme and reason to starring roles in new Brum-based flick.", Article from: Birmingham Mail (England) Article date: September 30, 2008, Byline: By Catherine Lillington.

Part of it is listed at Highbeam, but it seems pointless to get a free trial I won't use for anything else. - Mgm|(talk) 21:13, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

Here is the article. Please let me know when you've successfully downloaded the file.--droptone (talk) 13:18, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
  1. ^ "Just Kidding! - Nickelodeon Awards". OK Magazine. Northern & Shell PLC. 2008-09-30.