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British-Pathé news clips archive

Is there a place to list good resources and archives for video clips? The specific example I have in mind is the British-Pathé news clips archive. Website is here. Is there a Wikipedia namespace page where such resources are listed? I see one for images and documents, but not one for historical archives of video footage. Even a listing of the non-free ones (most are not freely-licensed) would help some articles where linking to a news clip (historical or current) would be useful. Carcharoth (talk) 06:50, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

Decide where to note a source

I have a very good book on invertebrate zoology - as well as the details of the critters, this book describes the principles, e.g. the construction and consequences of bilaterian body forms. In which part of the "library" should this be located. --Philcha (talk) 16:24, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Encyclopedia of Performing Arts

Just wrote an article on an Italian language encyclopedia, Enciclopedia dello Spettacolo, that apparently has 145,000 entries on the subject of performing arts, including genres, bibliographies, etc. It has a separately published index which I presume would be valuable for us to access. --Rosiestep (talk) 15:24, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

de Gruyter 14 day trial, Nov. 2010

See -- 

first register at -- then use the access token degruyterjournals_MK -- thnx Cherubino (talk) 16:19, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

yes, this works in the US. It is a useful free trial for 14 days of 150 of the deGruyter journals, a general academic publisher known particular for its very strong list of journals in the humanities, especially the classics, history, philosophy, literature, linguistics, and religion (and I note that even the German language journal titles usually contain many articles in English in the more recent years, and even the German language articles have short English abstracts.). (After registering, the list of journals list will appear at ) DGG ( talk ) 19:38, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

Request for an article

I was wondering if anyone had access to this article, and would be willing to e-mail it to me. It's for an article I'm trying to get up to FA status. Many thanks, SlimVirgin talk|contribs 05:34, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

I have it; e-mail sent. Rkitko (talk) 13:06, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

Two article requests

I would like to get my hands on a couple of articles for an FAC. One is this Chinese article, as well as the following:

(from Web of Science)
Title: Eastern United States Table Grape Breeding
Author(s): Clark, JR
Source: JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN POMOLOGICAL SOCIETY Volume: 64 Issue: 2 Pages: 72-77 Published: 2010

The articles can be sent to my Gmail account (same username). Any help would be appreciated. – VisionHolder « talk » 15:42, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Article request

Can anyone obtain the following and email it to me?

   Title: William Charles Osman Hill--an appreciation.
   Author(s): Fiennes, R N
   Source: Journal of Medical Primatology Volume: 6 Issue: 6 Pages: 325-6 Published: 1977

Thanks! – VisionHolder « talk » 19:49, 12 February 2011 (UTC)

Confusing Overlap(?) between this & WP:Reference Desk

Hi! Until moments ago I was unfamiliar with either the WP:LIBRARY(WikiProject Resource Exchange Shared Resources) or the set of reference desks available at WP:Reference desk. After years of editing here, I suppose it's about time I familiarized myself with both. =D Soooo...I discovered the Reference desk (and its children) via a link to it here @ WP:LIBRARY. I do not find a link over there (maybe I haven't looked enough) back to WP:LIBRARY though, and I am a little confused as to what is the difference in purpose between the two. It seems as though you are both up to the same thing, but could someone explain this fork to me clearly? I was thinking of adding several resource materials that I own and would be willing to share, to the list here at WP:SHARED, but before I do, I would like a clearer understanding of what the distinction is between those Reference Desks & this Shared Resource Library WikiProject. Do they collaborate? Are they duplicitous? If I had a question on a given topic or needed access to a particular source, would one of those Reference desks, or this Library, be the more appropriate place to ask it, and if so, why? If this is already clearly explained somewhere else that I can study, so as not to waste your time re-explaining it, that would be great. (I just asked the same question over there, so I'm planning to consider both projects' take on it) Thanks much. duff 23:55, 12 June 2011 (UTC)

My own detailed reply is over at WT:RD. I found this a few years ago when I had this great idea for sharing subscriptions and proposed it - then someone pointed out this project. Great minds and all... ;) Basically, this is a specialized resource for editors - BUT it should have as many participants as possible. Yayyy Library!! :) Franamax (talk) 01:29, 13 June 2011 (UTC)
Very well explained. Thank you for that. I will watch both & try to help as I can.duff 02:49, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

VIAF inter project linking

Muhammad al-Idrisi

Dear friends; I started to contribute to Wikipedia in autumn 2004. I looked at pages about places I lived. One was Timişoara where I found a note "1154 - The arab geographer Sarif al Idrisi, in his work "The book of pleasures", is describing precisely the road from Cavorz (ie Karlowitz/Sremski Karlovci) to Timisoara, passing trough Cnez (ie Satchinez/Knez); he declare that Timisoara is "a pleasant city ... offering big richness". " diff=6823768&oldid=6556113. In German Wikipedia the name was written completely different. I posted some notes at talk:Muhammad_al-Idrisi and contacted Angela about the necessity to have a project on (mediaval) persons, Komenio, Kopernikus, Joan Lluís Vives etc. Note: I spend four days with investigations before adding the link!!!
Today we have a simpler solution. VIAF id's are a useful link to identify the names, to add interwiki links, to link to libraries and other sites. German Wikipedia has a database about 393,307 persons see [1]. de:template:NORMDATENCOUNT shows that 96,864 VIAF id's are known there. Please see test:template:Normdaten, test:category:Authority control for a starting discussion. Best regards ‫·‏לערי ריינהארט‏·‏T‏·‏m‏:‏Th‏·‏T‏·‏email me‏·‏‬ 21:28, 4 August 2011 (UTC)

update about the progress of the VIAF inter project linking project: commons:category:VIAF inter project linking ‫·‏לערי ריינהארט‏·‏T‏·‏m‏:‏Th‏·‏T‏·‏email me‏·‏‬ 19:17, 12 August 2011 (UTC)

A clearing house for information mining of external media

I just posted the following at Wikipedia:Village pump (idea lab):

I would like to see Wikipedians organize a clearing house for bits of information harvested from various types of media, indexing the finds by topic and where possible by names of articles for which the discovered information could possibly be of interest. This effort could be organized under the auspices of a dedicated WikiProject that would devise and set up the various mechanisms and protocols by which this enterprise would operate.

Now, I didn't have the current project readily in mind when I wrote my proposal, and I was referred to this project by the first commenter. As it appears to me, my proposal has a significantly larger scope, and also a different focus, than WikiProject Resource Exchange. I'd be happy though to receive responses from participants of this project. I suggest Wikipedia:Village pump (idea lab) as the best place to discuss my proposal, but people might want to leave comments here and discuss it among project members also. __meco (talk) 14:11, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

Cool news, HighBeam Research to donate free, 1-year accounts for Wikipedians

I have just finished a discussion with some generous folks at HighBeam Research--an online, pay-for-use search engine for newspapers, magazines, academic journals, newswires, trade magazines and encyclopedias. The site has access to over 80 million articles from 6,500 publications, most of which are not available for free elsewhere on the internet. Aside from a free 7-day trial (credit card required), access to HighBeam costs $30 per month or $200 per year for the first year and $300 for subsequent years. of yesterday, HighBeam has agreed to give free, full-access, 1-year accounts for numerous Wikipedia editors to use, at the discretion of the community. They do not expect there to be a problem with the number of these free accounts; however, the plan is for editors to have a minimum 1 year-old account with 1000 edits in order to qualify.

This is a proposal/announcement of the project not the signup process, which should begin in early April and will be widely publicized. Details about the project are available at WP:Highbeam. Comments and assistance setting up the project are welcome. Cheers! Ocaasi t | c 09:07, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

Applications for free, full access, 1-year accounts from HighBeam Research officially open

Just a reminder that 1000 free accounts are available from the internet research database HighBeam Research. HighBeam has full versions of tens of millions of newspaper articles and journals and should be a big help in adding reliable sources--especially older and paywalled ones--into the encyclopedia. Sign-ups require a 1-year old account with 1000 edits. Here's the link to the project page: WP:HighBeam (account sign-ups are linked in the box on the right). Sign-up! And, please tell your Wikipedia-friends about the opportunity! Cheers, Ocaasi t | c 20:39, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

Have Newspaper Comics of D.Wiggins of School Days 1917 McClure Syndicate Press.

Have 6 clippings of these single one frame comics of Tom Sawyer in School Days from 1917 printing. Apparently I was told that Dwiggins was a friend of Mark Twain. Is this true?? Did he do any work on Tom Sawyer book?? You may contact me through my private e-mail ps could not find any pics or info on School Days! Ruth Ann Eastwood — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:40, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

Gathering Blue

I need a few, accurate sources so I can expand the article of the book Gathering Blue, since I do not have the book available right now. I thought I found an accurate source, but such source requires a log-in, which I'm not creating just to get access to one source. -- (talk) 21:23, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

Credo Reference Survey (your opinion requested)

Credo Reference, who generously donated 400 free Credo 250 research accounts to Wikipedia editors over the past two years, has offered to expand the program to include 100 additional reference resources. Credo wants Wikipedia editors to select which resources they want most. So, we put together a quick survey to do that:

At this time only the initial 400 editors have accounts, but even if you do not have an account, you still might want to weigh in on which resources would be most valuable for the community (for example, through WikiProject Resource Exchange). If you have any questions, you can leave me a note on my talk page or email me at Cheers! Ocaasi t | c 20:33, 10 July 2012 (UTC)

Need access to a DeGruyter document

Could someone with access to the DeGruyter online journals please send me the following document: The Princess Bride and the parodic impulse koc649 at gmail dot com

I would very much appreciate it.

Kofrancoise (talk) 00:30, 8 December 2012 (UTC)

UK census and other government statistics

There is a sophisticated search facility at this site which can be used e.g. to drill down to county or even parish level for e.g. population or land usage details. I was thinking it belongs on one of your pages, but don't know which one.--Robert EA Harvey (talk) 05:50, 20 April 2013 (UTC)


The Office of national statistics has the 2011 census data presented in a different way to the 2001 census.

I wrote them the following email:

Here is a queer thing.

The map at
clearly shows Boothby Pagnell inside the parish of Bitchfield and Bassingthorne.

But according to SKDC, they are separate:

Your own site gives them separate in 2001;jsessionid=0JhQR4dTql4Lx8ZQGGgnvXm4g6YvnyJ4B7rC7ZylPq13m9n249J4!-1346669638!13668262

So is it your map that is wrong?

The reply I got back was

The parish guidance at provides an example of a similar instance that you report under the '...The boundaries for my parish/community don't look right compared to previous versions..' sub-heading.

Producing data for small areas, such as villages, can be problematic, not least due to the small populations often living in a village there is the risk of disclosure. In addition a villages can vary immensely in nature across the country so are difficult to define statistically.

To address the issue of disseminating data at small area level, the concept of Super Output Areas (SOAs) was devised. Details of SOAs and their rationale can be found here

While the intention was that SOA geographies were meant to be stable, population changes arising from the 2011 Census meant that some new geographic entities had to be created and some existing ones merged, please see the PDF report at for more details.

For 2001 Boothby Pagnell parish was associated with the Output Area (OA) E00133659, for 2011 due to the changes in the above report it was now associated with a new OA E00169422 this has changed how Boothby Pagnall is represented statistically. The maps within Neighbourhood Statistics are to show statistical dissemination only, they are not intended to provide a definitive geographic representation of a particular area.

The parish guidance at provides an example of a similar instance that you report

I hope this helps, apologies for all the links, unfortunately it is quite a complex subject that does not fit easily into a single email.

It would seem that what I would assume was a reputable source, nay the definitive one, cannot be trusted below district level.--Robert EA Harvey (talk) 16:42, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

request for comments on general reliability of children's sources

A request for comments is pending on whether children's sources are generally reliable enough for adult-level facts so that Wikipedia editors need not be advised to look beyond a source itself to find out whether a source meets WP:RS. A similar question applies to large-print books not described as full-text. Please consider participating. Nick Levinson (talk) 20:44, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

RfC on new library search tool for Wikipedia

We have a new tool, Forward to Libraries, which helps readers find books at their local library related to the articles they are reading. There is an RfC at Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)#Linking subjects to books at your local library (Forward to Libraries) to determine how this tool should be used on Wikipedia. Interested users may wish to comment there. (talk) 01:07, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

Come and join The Wikipedia Library

The Wikipedia Library is an open research hub, a place for organizing our amazing community of research and reference experts to collaborate and help improve the encyclopedia.

We are working together towards 5 big goals:

Connect editors with their local library and freely accessible resources
Partner to provide free access to paywalled publications, databases, universities, and libraries
Build relationships among our community of editors, libraries, and librarians
Facilitate research for Wikipedians, helping editors to find and use sources
Promote broader open access in publishing and research

Sign up to receive announcements and news about resource donations and partnerships: Sign up
Come and create your profile, and see how we can leverage your talent, expertise, and dedication: Join in

-Hope to see you there, Ocaasi t | c 14:59, 23 August 2013 (UTC)