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Warning: for legal reasons, we must note that the Resource Exchange cannot fix any medical problems. But it can fix references.

Finding a sourceEdit

Tips for finding a source yourself
  • Send a request to the author(s) of research papers for a copy of their paper by email
  • Check on Google Books, or your local library or national library may be able to obtain it through an interlibrary loan or subscription
  • Search Google Scholar for archived copies of journals in institutional repositories
  • Check whether your alma mater's library offers electronic document delivery services for alumni—many do, for a small fee

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 perform full book scans requests due to copyright
  • 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 requestEdit

  • 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 resourcesEdit

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)
  • Ahecht — I have access to the Miramar Ship Index. --Ahecht (TALK
    ) 14:15, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

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

New requestsEdit

February 2017Edit

'Pioneer of the Dutch Film Poster: Dolly Rudeman 1902-1980' by Paul van YperenEdit

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)
@Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: I have taken the freedom to import your "embryonic" article. Before realizing that ther are already articles in the English, Dutch and Indonesian Wikipedia. If you are still interested in the book, send me a wikimail. I'm just scanning the relevant parts of the book, and hope to finish within reasonable time. --Cimbail (talk) 09:55, 6 October 2017 (UTC)
@Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi:   Sent - If you need some of the posters as a high-quality JPG, just ask. I bought the book, but don't care about preparing pictures. We have no 'fair use' provision in German copyright law, and I could neither use it for Commons nor for the German Wikipedia within the next 30+ years. Have a nice day, --Cimbail (talk) 13:59, 6 October 2017 (UTC)

June 2017Edit

Two Russian booksEdit

  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)
  • Yerevantsi, I've found Многонациональный Петербург. You can email me for a copy. – Uanfala 12:29, 15 August 2017 (UTC)
  • @Yerevantsi: I had requested copies of both and received them at my library, but due to personal reasons, I had to take time off from RX and they wound up getting returned. Do you still need either source? If so, I'll request them again. Apologies for the delay. ~ Rob13Talk 17:35, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

July 2017Edit


If anyone could find an interview with Eiichiro Oda involving One Piece and the article linked, that would be great. Please ping me for a response. --1989 01:10, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

Dallas Morning News articlesEdit

Dallas Public Library customers have free access to the Dallas Morning News archive here. Articles: Cavalry Group Officers to be Sworn in Tuesday, 11 March 1947 Reservists Head for Camps, Ships, 6 June 1948 Reserve Roster Filled By 10,000 Hereabouts, 15 June 1947 War Veteran Asks Election to Congress, 23 May 1948
300th Armored Cavalry Regiment --Kges1901 (talk) 09:09, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

Attention Wikipedians in Dallas: (BaronNishiMahlawatMbrstoogeSwisterTwister) Can any of you Texans help a fellow editor by emailing him these four newspaper articles to improve 300th Armored Cavalry Regiment? If you have a public library card you should be able to access them free through here. --Worldbruce (talk) 16:29, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
@Kges1901: Do you have page numbers/authors for these? ~ Rob13Talk 18:28, 20 August 2017 (UTC)
@BU Rob13: No, but snippets of the clippings can be found when searching "300th Cavalry Group" here. Kges1901 (talk) 19:35, 20 August 2017 (UTC)
Ok. Without page numbers, I can't ask for these as scan and deliver via interlibrary loan, unfortunately. A search will need to be done on microfilm (if we can obtain microfilm). I'll try that via interlibrary loan, but chances of success are probably on the low side. ~ Rob13Talk 20:40, 20 August 2017 (UTC)

Capital Gay and Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (both for the German WP)Edit


I'm in need of the following articles, which are not to obtain from German libraries:

  • Diesel Balaam: Two Cheers for the Anti-Gay Gay Movement. In: Gay and Lesbian Humanist, Vol. 16, No. 2, Winter 1996/7, pages 9-13, ISSN 0953-8763
Note: Gay and Lesbian Humanist archive is not accessible, with HTML error code 403. The printed edition is on stock at the British Library, for example. Unfortunately, I have lost my library card. In 1992, or so. And I'm not prepared to visit European non-EU countries. Can't wait till Theresa has thought it over ...
  • Capital Gay, July 5th, 1985, pages 9 and 11, and the surrounding pages, if they deal with the striking miners' presence at London Pride in 1985, OCLC 952386189 (Online, with Gale Cengage access) and OCLC 724040251 (print).
Note: a few German libraries keep this magazine, but not the number in question. I have seen that Bishopsgate Library has it.
  • Anonymous (?): Queer ICONS: Capital Gay. In: The Pink Paper, 12th July, 1996, issue 438, page 43, OCLC 786453370 for an electronic version (sorry, I couldn't get access through my library account), and printed volumes with OCLC 499864256 and OCLC 30618725. OCLC 724026813 lists the German National Library only, but they don't have the number in question. For the print version: ISSN 1472-3662.
Note: just got a message from my library, not available in Germany. But the next request is free ...

General note: Thank you for your efforts. And feel free to visit your German partner page. I take part in the resource exchange there, and would be pleased in helping foreign authors looking for something not available in their home country. Have a nice day, --Cimbail (talk) 13:26, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

@Cimbail: Email me for the first source. For the third one, I'm having difficulty even finding information on "The Pink Paper". Do you have an OCLC or ISSN number for it? Alternatively, any webpage with additional information? ~ Rob13Talk 09:55, 15 August 2017 (UTC)
@Rob13: - Thank you for caring. I have added OCLC numbers and an ISSN number above. Here in Germany we have a well-doing journal catalogue, and I usually don't care about OCLC numbers. Sorry, I will post complete requests in the future. Mail is out within minutes. --Cimbail (talk) 10:35, 15 August 2017 (UTC)
No worries, Cimbail. I don't usually need an OCLC number to find something, but a title as generic as "The Pink Paper" has apparently been used many times before. I was finding loads of results, but not the right one. Looking now. ~ Rob13Talk 10:53, 15 August 2017 (UTC)
  Doing... Third one via interlibrary loan. Fairly confident I can get that one. The second one is available at the New York Public Library in their Manuscripts department, but it may be difficult to get an actual copy. They certainly wouldn't allow photocopying in the traditional sense. ~ Rob13Talk 11:03, 15 August 2017 (UTC)
First paper received, thank you, --Cimbail (talk) 11:43, 15 August 2017 (UTC)

Several medical journal articlesEdit

  • Lin, Lan-Ping; Lin, Jin-Ding; Chu, Cordia M.; Chen, Li-Mei (September 2011). "Caregiver attitudes to gynaecological health of women with intellectual disability". Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability. 36 (3): 149–155. doi:10.3109/13668250.2011.599316. 
  • Smeltzer, SC; Sharts-Hopko, NC; Ott, BB; Zimmerman, V; Duffin, J (June 2007). "Perspectives of women with disabilities on reaching those who are hard to reach.". The Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses. 39 (3): 163–71. PMID 17591412. 
  • KAPLAN, C (November 2006). "Special Issues in Contraception: Caring for Women With Disabilities". Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health. 51 (6): 450–456. doi:10.1016/j.jmwh.2006.07.009. 
  • Rowen, Tami Serene; Stein, Sorah; Tepper, Mitchell (March 2015). "Sexual Health Care for People with Physical Disabilities". The Journal of Sexual Medicine. 12 (3): 584–589. doi:10.1111/jsm.12810. 
  • Powell, Robyn M.; Mitra, Monika; Smeltzer, Suzanne C.; Long-Bellil, Linda M.; Smith, Lauren D.; Iezzoni, Lisa I. (May 2017). "Family Attitudes and Reactions toward Pregnancy among Women with Physical Disabilities". Women's Health Issues. 27 (3): 345–350. doi:10.1016/j.whi.2017.01.003. 
  • Brown, Hilary K.; Lunsky, Yona; Wilton, Andrew S.; Cobigo, Virginie; Vigod, Simone N. (January 2016). "Pregnancy in Women With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities". Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada. 38 (1): 9–16. doi:10.1016/j.jogc.2015.10.004. 
  • Chou, Yueh-Ching; Lu, Zxy-Yann Jane; Pu, Cheng-Yun (1 June 2013). "Menopause experiences and attitudes in women with intellectual disability and in their family carers". Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability. 38 (2): 114–123. ISSN 1366-8250. doi:10.3109/13668250.2013.768763. 
  • Rosenberg, Dori E.; Bombardier, Charles H.; Artherholt, Samantha; Jensen, Mark P.; Motl, Robert W. (April 2013). "Self-Reported Depression and Physical Activity in Adults With Mobility Impairments". Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 94 (4): 731–736. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2012.11.014. 
  • Welner, SL; Simon, JA; Welner, B (2001). "Maximizing health in menopausal women with disabilities.". Menopause (New York, N.Y.). 9 (3): 208–19. PMID 11973444. 
  • Hakim-elahi, E (October 1991). "Contraception for the disabled.". Female patient. 16 (10): 19–20, 24, 27. PMID 12285820. 
  • Brown, AA; Gill, CJ (June 2002). "Women with developmental disabilities: health and aging.". Current women's health reports. 2 (3): 219–25. PMID 12099199. 

Needed for Draft:Disability and women's health, thanks. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 16:59, 29 July 2017 (UTC)

  Doing... - @Dodger67: give me 2-3 hrs, I think I will find at least half of this stuff, --Cimbail (talk) 19:09, 29 July 2017 (UTC)
Cimbail Thanks, take your time, 2-3 weeks would be fine too. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 19:33, 29 July 2017 (UTC)
Dodger67 Got the articles striked out, and Smeltzer 2007 as a full-text clone without the usual appearance of a journal article. But it should serve your needs, unless you want to have a closer look at the mutilated tables. Please, strike out the lines above, if you are satisfied. Would you be so kind as to send me a wikimail? And, by the way, parts of the missing stuff are available via Ovid, but I don't have access. Someone around here should be able to help you. Have a nice day, --Cimbail (talk) 20:07, 29 July 2017 (UTC)
Cimbail You've got mail... I'm amazed at how quickly you got so many of them. Thanks Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 20:14, 29 July 2017 (UTC)
CimbailThe Smeltzer copy is good, thanks. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 21:49, 29 July 2017 (UTC)
@Dodger67: If you email me I can send you a PDF copy of the last article (Welner). 97198 (talk) 03:48, 30 July 2017 (UTC)
97198 Thanks, you've got mail. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 07:24, 30 July 2017 (UTC)
  Doing... (or rather attempting) the remaining two via interlibrary loan. ~ Rob13Talk 09:41, 15 August 2017 (UTC)
@Dodger67: Sent the Female Patient article. ~ Rob13Talk 17:27, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
BU Rob13 Thanks! Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 17:43, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

August 2017Edit

San Francisco ExaminerEdit

For GA (in Russian wiki. I can translate it in English as well) about Ah Toy I need to check the source "San Francisco Examiner, January 23, 1881, pg. 1". According to Worldcat electronic version of it does exist, but I dont know where. Could someone help? --Алый Король (talk) 14:39, 1 August 2017 (UTC)

Any hope? No people from San Francisco? --Алый Король (talk) 15:25, 5 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Алый Король, from 1865 to 1889, this newspaper was known as The Daily Examiner. Sadly the issue you need isn't available on either the or California Hist Society, San Francisco, CA has issues of this newspaper in original and the Library of Congress, Washington, DC probably has this issue in microfilm. A search for "Ah Toy" at gives a good deal of results. I can create some clippings if you don't get the Examiner's 1881 issue. --Skr15081997 (talk) 04:28, 6 August 2017 (UTC)
I'm seeing what interlibrary loan can accomplish. ~ Rob13Talk 09:34, 15 August 2017 (UTC)

Instituciones del derecho parlamentario guatemaltecoEdit

This book seems to be available only in the US and could contain possibly electoral data on early parliamentary election in Guatemala relevant for Wikipedia:WikiProject Elections and Referendums/Elections and referendums. Has anyone access to it?--Antemister (talk) 16:50, 7 August 2017 (UTC)

  Doing... ~ Rob13Talk 09:23, 15 August 2017 (UTC)
@Antemister: What do you specifically need out of the book? ~ Rob13Talk 18:06, 20 August 2017 (UTC)
Information on 19th century election ;-)! Or actually, at the beginning, just the table of contents, then I'll know more.--Antemister (talk) 20:37, 20 August 2017 (UTC)
@Antemister: Please email me for a copy of the Table of Contents and Bibliography. Hopefully, you can then direct me to the appropriate section (or another source). ~ Rob13Talk 21:23, 24 August 2017 (UTC)
@Antemister: Sent. ~ Rob13Talk 02:07, 25 August 2017 (UTC)
@BU Rob13:, had a look into the ToC, actually it seems that this book is more (or less...) a book on the topic of parliamentary governemnt with special reference to Guatemala than the Guatemalian parliament itself (a problem I encountered not the first time while doing research on that topic. It seems that only page 51-59 deal with the history the Guatemalian parliament, and actually the bibliography turns out to be much more useful here, as it includes several title that could be interesting and are easily available. As you seem to be able to read spanish, could you have a look at the pages mentioned, if they contain years or references?--Antemister (talk) 16:14, 27 August 2017 (UTC), for Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight) articleEdit

I'd like to get a copy of this full article:

It would be useful for the Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight) article. --Dunobu (talk) 11:11, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

@Dunobu:, no one will have access to a German newspaper here. Ask at the German RX if someone has access there.
@Dunobu:, Here is the article. --Dr Lol (talk) 12:16, 10 September 2017 (UTC)

Request chapter(s) from Smocovitis 1996 Unifying Biology for Modern synthesisEdit

Smocovitis, Vassiliki Betty (1996). Unifying Biology: The Evolutionary Synthesis and Evolutionary Biology. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-03343-9. Chapter 2 A Moving Target: Historical Background (pages 19-44), also if possible Chapter 3 Rethinking the Evolutionary Synthesis: Historiographic Questions (pages 45-72)

Modern synthesis is being brought to GA and requires additional historical and historiographic detail. -- Chiswick Chap (talk) 13:35, 20 August 2017 (UTC)

  Doing... ~ Rob13Talk 18:05, 20 August 2017 (UTC)

The East Anglia BGS Regional Geology GuideEdit

Experts are divided on the dating of the Red Crag Formation, and I have corresponded about it by email with an expert. He approved the wording "The East Anglia BGS Regional Geology Guide, published in January 2016, dates the Red Crag to 3.1 to 2.5 million years ago, but the start and end are poorly defined due to the general paucity of age-diagnostic stratigraphic indicators and the fragmentary nature of the geology." This is unreferenced as he did not want his name used (and email correspondence is presumably not an RS anyway). I do not have access to the The East Anglia BGS Regional Geology Guide, and I should be grateful if someone who does could check whether it supports the above wording, and supply a page number. The book is shown here but the 2016 edition does not appear to be on Worldcat. --Dudley Miles (talk) 20:58, 25 August 2017 (UTC)

This appears to be an official publication which has an invalid isbn and is not listed by the British Library and Worldcat. I have emailed the British Library about it. Dudley Miles (talk) 12:44, 27 August 2017 (UTC)
@Dudley Miles: The WorldCat entry is here under a slightly different name. ~ Rob13Talk 14:53, 27 August 2017 (UTC)
Thanks very much. I have emailed the British Library with this information. According to Worldcat my best hope is Hertfordshire inter-library loan! Dudley Miles (talk) 15:20, 27 August 2017 (UTC)
You'd prefer to get it from a bloke in America? ;) — fortunavelut luna 15:28, 27 August 2017 (UTC)
Inter-library loan would probably take ages to come through, but you are right. I should try it. It is the first book I have ever found which does not appear to be available in the British Library. Dudley Miles (talk) 15:46, 27 August 2017 (UTC)
Yes, that's really wierd, esp since the Scot nat Library would appear to have it. Do you have access to BL? — fortunavelut luna 15:59, 27 August 2017 (UTC)
@Dudley Miles: Well, here's a .pdf of a review of the work, so at least gives full titles etc. Note the difference with world Cat- closer to your original one, it seems. — fortunavelut luna 16:23, 27 August 2017 (UTC)
@Dudley Miles and Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: The only reason for the WorldCat discrepancy is because they regarded "British Regional Geology" as the series name, and so it's in amongst publisher information, etc. instead of in the title. ~ Rob13Talk 16:40, 27 August 2017 (UTC)
And I did not track it down because there was a typo in the isbn in the details of the copy I found. Thanks to @BU Rob13 and Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: for your help. Yes I do have access to BL. Anyone can get a reader's card, but of course you have to live in or visit London to take advantage. I am also a member of the London Library, which is expensive but brilliant, although not for science. They will post out books on loan, but not outside Europe. Dudley Miles (talk) 17:35, 27 August 2017 (UTC)
Nice one Dudley Miles, was just checking as I will be at BL on Thurs- might have been quicker than Wiltshire :) take care! — fortunavelut luna 17:44, 27 August 2017 (UTC)

Vikram BatraEdit

  • Singh, Amarinder (2001). A Ridge Too Far: War in the Kargil Heights 1999. Motibagh Palace. pp. 179—190. ISBN 9788193107416. 
  • Cardozo, Ian (2003). Param Vir: Our Heroes in Battle. Roli Books Private Limited. pp. 119—120 & 127—128. ISBN 9789351940296. 

Thanks. —MBlaze Lightning T 15:08, 30 August 2017 (UTC)

@MBlaze Lightning: Param Vir is available on Google Books. However, there are no page numbers, so a physical comparasion would have to be done as well. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 23:04, 4 September 2017 (UTC)
@MrLinkinPark333: Yes, but unfortunately, pages 119—120 & 127—128 [2][3] are not available in Google Books preview. —MBlaze Lightning T 07:29, 5 September 2017 (UTC)
MBlaze Lightning, I have scans of the Param Vir pages. Send me an email and I'll send them over. --Usernameunique (talk) 18:58, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
@Usernameunique: I've sent you an email. Thanks, —MBlaze Lightning T 08:16, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

September 2017Edit

Anne Ebbs pages in Extraordinary Lives: Celebrating 50 years of the Irish Wheelchair AssociationEdit

  • Matthews, Anita; Farquharson, Mairéad (2010). Extraordinary Lives: Celebrating 50 years of the Irish Wheelchair Association. ISBN 0956748007. 

I am looking for any pages that mention Anne Ebbs to help expand Anne Ebbs. I am most interested in pages that talk about her Paralympic games medals/appearances and her work in Paralympics Ireland (previously known as Paralympic Council of Ireland). She may also be known as Anne Sinnott in the book. However, any pages about her would be helpful. Thank you. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 03:09, 2 September 2017 (UTC)

Venad: Its Early HistoryEdit

Does anyone have access to K.K.Ramachandran Nair's journal article Venad: Its Early History (March 1987), specifically pages 24-29? It'll be useful for the article Ravivarman Kulashekhara.

It's hard to find online -- only snippets can be seen on Google Books. Hathi Trust Digital Library has a limited search, based on an original from University of California. -- utcursch | talk 16:22, 2 September 2017 (UTC)

Papers for History of scientific ice drillingEdit

  • Blümcke, A., and Hess, H. 1909. Tiefbohrungen am Hintereisgletscher 1909. Zeitschrift für Gletscherkunde, Bd 4, Ht. 1, pp. 66-70.
  • Hess, H. [1924]. Der Hintereisferner 1893 bis 1922. Ein Beitrag zur Lösung des Problems der Gletscherbewegung. Zeitschrift für Gletscherkunde, Bd. 13, Ht. 4-5, pp. 145-203.

For History of scientific ice drilling.

--Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 11:17, 5 September 2017 (UTC)

@Mike Christie: Blümcke and Hess 1909 is available here. --Worldbruce (talk) 01:18, 10 September 2017 (UTC)
Thank you! Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 01:40, 10 September 2017 (UTC)
I've now received Hess 1924 by email, so that leaves only the one below. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 10:41, 18 September 2017 (UTC)

And one more:

  • Blümcke, A., and Hess, H. 1899. Untersuchungen am Hintereisgletscher 1909. Z. Deut. Österreich, Alpenver, Wissenschaftliche Ergänzungshefte 2.

-- Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 14:11, 10 September 2017 (UTC)

First chapter of Creepiness by Adam Kotsko - for use in CreepinessEdit

The article is currently undergoing a deletion discussion: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Creepiness --Prisencolin (talk) 16:17, 5 September 2017 (UTC)

Pages from Paralympic LegaciesEdit

I am currently writing a draft on Dena Coward and I would like to request the following chapter to help expand my draft:

  • Legg, David; Gilbert, Keith, eds. (2011). "Chapter 11: Vancouver 2010". Paralympic Legacies. pp. 131–142. ISBN 978-1-86335-896-5.  Thank you.

--MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 03:29, 7 September 2017 (UTC)

The Arab Conquest in AfricaEdit

I'm looking for Chapter 11 "The Arab Conquest in Africa" in the following book:

Article being improved: Muslim conquest of the Maghreb especially the section about what it means for Christianity in the region. HaEr48 (talk) 03:26, 11 September 2017 (UTC) --HaEr48 (talk) 03:26, 11 September 2017 (UTC)

Muhammad Mahmood AlamEdit

* Haider, Sayed Sajad (2009). Flight of the Falcon - Demolishing myths of Indo-Pak wars 1965 & 1971 (revised ed.). Vanguard Books. ISBN 9789694025261.  — Unfortunately there's no preview on Google Books so I can't find page numbers. This RBTH article has some relevant quotes ("very unprofessional", "It is tactically and mathematically very difficult to resurrect the incident in which all five Hunters in a hard turn were claimed to have been shot down in a 270-degree turn in 23 seconds", "Logically, since the five were claimed to have been shot down in 23 seconds, then they should all have crashed in close proximity. The conjecture that all the rest could have crashed after 8-9 minutes of flying is superfluous and unworthy of the official PAF history") which might help locate pages in the book that discuss Alam's claims. Thanks, —MBlaze Lightning T 08:29, 16 September 2017 (UTC)

  • MBlaze Lightning, I have a scan of the index of Flight of the Falcon. (Hopefully will get the table of contents as well, that was supposed to come through but hasn't yet.) If that would help send me an email and I'll pass it on, so you can give it a look and then suggest specific page numbers. --Usernameunique (talk) 19:36, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
@MBlaze Lightning: I am looking at Polmar and of the pamge range you mentioned, only page 354 briefly talks about Muhammad Mahmood Alam, which is already quoted in the article. The rest of the page range talks about the planes involved in the cold war. Do you still require these pages? --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 23:19, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

article from The Paralympian magazineEdit

I am currently looking for an article in the September 2002 issue of The Paralympian titled Ioanna Karyofylli: Athens will Stage Unique Games. I would like to confirm the text is the same on this website and have the proper citation such as author, page numbers, title etc for my userspace draft on her. Thanks. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 03:25, 23 September 2017 (UTC)

Calciati (1947) "Boring of the Hosand Glacier", Boll. Comit. Glac. Ital. v. 24Edit

Calciati, M. (1947). "Boring of the Hosand Glacier". Boll. Comit. Glac. Ital., v. 24, pp. 17-20, 1947.

For History of scientific ice drilling. Thanks -- Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 23:55, 24 September 2017 (UTC)

No idea whether this will be helpful: the Italian title of the paper is Relazione sulle perforazioni al Ghiacciaio dell'Hosand. And the journal is the Bollettino del Comitato Glaciologico Italiano. Sorry, no PDF found. --Cimbail (talk) 11:04, 25 September 2017 (UTC)

Plesiosaur papersEdit

Three papers needed for Elasmosaurus which I can't find:

Brown DS (1993) A taxonomic reappraisal of the families Elasmosauridae and Cryptoclididae (Reptilia, Plesiosauroidea). Revue de Paléobiologie 7: 9–16.

Revision of North American elasmosaurs form the Cretaceous of the western interior Carpenter, Kenneth In: Paludicola, 1999, vol. 2, no. 2, p. 148

LittleJerry might also be interested in these. Thanks --FunkMonk (talk) 20:33, 27 September 2017 (UTC)

@FunkMonk: The third, being out of copyright, is freely available from hathitrust here. --Worldbruce (talk) 22:19, 27 September 2017 (UTC)
Thanks! Is there any way to get that as a PDF? Seems you need to log in. FunkMonk (talk) 22:23, 27 September 2017 (UTC)
@FunkMonk: I have your first and third one. Email me. EvergreenFir (talk) 22:29, 27 September 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, sent! FunkMonk (talk) 22:33, 27 September 2017 (UTC)
Documents sent! EvergreenFir (talk) 23:01, 27 September 2017 (UTC)
Got Williston on PDF, only need the first two then. Don't think they have DOIs. FunkMonk (talk) 04:45, 28 September 2017 (UTC)

October 2017Edit

NBER: Mexican RepatriationEdit

If someone can find me a copy of this paper to improve this article, I'd be much obliged! —Luis (talk) 23:10, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

@LuisVilla: The page you've linked has a pdf copy of the full paper. I don't know why you're not seeing it – there doesn't appear to be a paywall. If you still can't access it, wikimail me and I'll send it to you. —Bruce1eetalk 06:13, 3 October 2017 (UTC)
@Bruce1ee: Here, I see (among other things) a link to a paid download and text saying "[y]ou are eligible for a free download if you are ... a resident of nearly any developing country or transition economy." Sounds like as a South African you're seeing something different than I am. I'll wikimail separately.—Luis (talk) 14:11, 3 October 2017 (UTC)
@LuisVilla: I've sent the paper. —Bruce1eetalk 14:23, 3 October 2017 (UTC)

Does anyone subscribe to Billboard? I need to know some boxscore data for a tour article.Edit

Please ping me here or post on my user talk. Thanks.  — Calvin999 18:56, 3 October 2017 (UTC)

Calvin999, there is some access to Billboard through online databases; what do you need? John M Baker (talk) 14:26, 11 October 2017 (UTC)
Thank you John M Baker. I was looking for Leg 2 of the All I Want for Christmas Is You, A Night of Joy and Festivity concerts. And also for the I Am Tour (Leona Lewis) please. I have others too but this would do for the time being.  — Calvin999 19:11, 11 October 2017 (UTC)
  • @Calvin999, for whatever reason, I've found that Google Books has older Billboard issues available for full view, so I'd recommend checking there too czar 02:33, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

Matthee, Floor, Clawson (2013) The Monetary History of Iran: From the Safavids to the QajarsEdit

  • Matthee, Rudi; Floor, Willem; Clawson, Patrick (2013). The Monetary History of Iran: From the Safavids to the Qajars. I.B. Tauris. pp. 5, 8, 15–18, 44, 51–53, 91, 111, 119, 131, 142, 169, 170–171, 238. ISBN 978-0857721723. 

--LouisAragon (talk) 11:36, 4 October 2017 (UTC)

@LouisAragon: sent. --Worldbruce (talk) 02:44, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
@LouisAragon: I was wondering if you got to look at your requested pages. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 17:12, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Ronin (film)Edit

Kindly ping for those interested in helping me with these sources. Warm regards, SLIGHTLYmad 12:30, 7 October 2017 (UTC)

@Slightlymad: I have access to the first book – which pages do you need? —Bruce1eetalk 12:38, 7 October 2017 (UTC)
If I remember correctly, I think it begins at page 71 as that tackles the movie, just not sure which page they end. UPDATE: they are page 78–90 as per table of contents. SLIGHTLYmad 12:40, 7 October 2017 (UTC)
@Slightlymad: Ronin is pages 78–88. Wikimail me and I'll send you copies of those pages. —Bruce1eetalk 12:51, 7 October 2017 (UTC)
Message sent. Again, I appreciate your help. SLIGHTLYmad 12:58, 7 October 2017 (UTC)
@Slightlymad: I've sent pages 78–88 of Pomerance. —Bruce1eetalk 13:13, 7 October 2017 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Slightlymad, I have scans from Pictures of Extremes. Send me an email and I'll send them along. --Usernameunique (talk) 19:09, 12 October 2017 (UTC)

@Usernameunique:, I'm afraid not. I'll try again by sending another Wikimail. Slightlymad 04:28, 14 October 2017 (UTC)
Slightlymad, just resent it a minute ago. Let me know if it goes through. If it doesn't might be worth checking your spam/junk folders, in case the pdf attachment gets it flagged as spam. --Usernameunique (talk) 19:13, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
@Usernameunique: Finally, I've got 'em! :) Slightlymad 04:38, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Orochimaru (Naruto)Edit

As anybody who knows of Japanese mythology, Orochimaru's character represents a lot about stories. I managed to find information about how he is related to the Kusanagi sword and the famous Yamata no Orochi in Google books. However, I have not been able to find anything about where he comes from to add more creation information to the article. Anybody knows of sites that might contain this type of information? Cheers.Tintor2 (talk) 23:38, 7 October 2017 (UTC)

Tintor2, I don't think this request is on the right page. This page is for when you know what source you need, but don't have access to it, and other people might. When you are trying to find out what source you can use to learn about some topic, try the Wikipedia:Reference desk. – b_jonas 12:14, 8 October 2017 (UTC)
@B jonas: Actually the instructions at the top of this page do state that "A request may be an open question or you may ask for a specific journal, article or work". 2601:644:1:B7CB:44D2:D1A7:14DD:E76 (talk) 21:47, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

1967 TV production of A Month in the Country starring Susannah York and Ian McShaneEdit

Information about 1967 production of A Month in the Country starring Susannah York and Ian McShane
The following discussion has been closed. Please do not modify it.

I have it on good authority that Turgenev's A Month in the Country aired on TV in the UK in 1967, starring Susannah York, Ian McShane, and Michael Wells. If someone has a subscription to the archives of any UK newspaper (that has TV listings) for that time period, could you search and find the exact air date (and channel) for me? (For some reason both IMDB and BFI have the first air date as 1978.)

I think the best way to find it in a digital newspaper archive is to simply search under "month in the country" from 1965–1970. If that doesn't yield anything, search under turgenev, or "Susannah York", or another of the three leads.

  • Note: The BBC aired this as a teleplay in 1966 in the series "Theatre 625", but that was a different production/cast.

If you could send me a copy of your finding, that would be helpful as well, as I may try to update IMDB with the correct info, and they will require proof. My email address is

Article being improved: A Month in the Country.

  • UPDATE: Linda Thorson, who was also in the cast, filmed it before she was in The Avengers, which she joined in early 1968. In a newspaper interview published February 1968 [4] she says she filmed A Month in the Country "this summer" (that would be summer of 1967) "for U.S. television", so maybe it aired in the U.S. rather than the UK the first time around. So it looks like I need someone to check U.S. TV listings for 1967.

--Softlavender (talk) 05:40, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

Softlavender, I checked a couple of databases, primarily U.S. but with some British coverage, and "month in the country" during 1965 - 1970 did not produce anything relevant other than the article quoting Linda Thorson that you already found. John M Baker (talk) 14:23, 11 October 2017 (UTC)
Other than the interview Softlavender found in The Ottawa Journal, the oldest result returned by searches of, NewsBank, and ProQuest is the review: Conlogue, Ray (8 July 1978). "Tragedy-farce jars slightly on television". The Globe and Mail. Toronto. p. 33.  It fits in with IMDb's Canada release date of 8 July 1978.
To further muddy the waters, database Film Index International's details for the film (which come from BFI) gives a year and publication date of 1985, and a "first transmission date" of June 26, 1987. It lists as "Supplemental data" an article in Variety, 17 July 1985, p. 44, ISSN 0042-2738, which might be worth tracking down. I don't have ready access to the full text of that. --Worldbruce (talk) 17:42, 11 October 2017 (UTC)
The Birmingham Daily Post for Monday 27 February 1967, p16, has the play listed as being on BBC2 that night at 9:05 pm as part of Theatre 625 but it doesn't give any details about the cast. Nthep (talk) 18:19, 11 October 2017 (UTC)
Add, there's a cast list for this version in the Radio Time,s here, and this isn't York and Wells but Hywel Bennett and Michele Dotrice. I can find a reference to four performances of the play starring Susannah York and Michael Wells being staged in the grounds of their home in June 1967 (The Stage 8 June 1967 p13) and this does also have Linda Thorson in it - billed as Linda Berethorson - but no reference to it being filmed. Nthep (talk) 18:45, 11 October 2017 (UTC)
Nthep, yes, please see the Note in my OP; that was a different production and different cast, not the one I'm looking for. Softlavender (talk) 02:44, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Note to everyone: Thanks for your efforts. I'm specifically looking for daily TV listings (in either newspapers or publications like TV Guide or Radio Times), rather than encyclopedias of film database registries. That said, I'm beginning to come to the conclusion that, although the item was clearly filmed in 1967 (we have immediate firsthand evidence from a cast member, in two interviews, that supports that), it was not aired until 1977, in Singapore (as IMDB release dates state: [5]; also a lot of the Google results for the item are from Singapore). I think the reason was probably as follows: Although produced in the UK (I think), it was filmed in NTSC format, for U.S. television, to be broadcast there. For whatever reason though the airing was scrapped -- most likely because for the 1960s it was a dull, obscure, static period piece (even Turgenev never intended for it to be staged, according to what I have read), not something that would interest U.S. audiences of the late 1960s. Also, while Susannah York was a known quantity in the UK (at least on a minor level), in the U.S she wasn't really, and the rest of the cast (even McShane) were unknowns. Anyway, the item aired in Canada in 1978, over a decade after filming. And it somehow took until 1983 for it to air in the U.S., and then a PAL version of it aired in the UK in 1985: [6]. I've surmised my theory from snippet views of a couple of books on GoogleBooks, but I can't see the full pages that talk about it. Bottom Line: If someone can find and search daily TV listings (of the late 1960s), particularly for the U.S., that would be great. If not, I'll accept the theory I just related. Softlavender (talk) 02:44, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
Softlavender, the searches did include daily TV listings from that period, so I think we can safely conclude that "A Month in the Country" was not aired in the U.S. in the 1965 - 1970 period under that title. Your theory sounds plausible, although it's probably WP:SYN. John M Baker (talk) 15:54, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
Thanks very much for the clarification, John M Baker. Nthep has left some fascinating further on my talkpage [7], which more or less substantiates everything I've read and surmised about it. Thanks again all. Let's leave this open a day or two more (just so people can view the endgame), and then mark it resolved. Softlavender (talk) 23:14, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
UPDATE: Need U.S. daily TV listings for July 8, 1978

Nthep supplied me with a TV listing page from the Lansing State Journal which showed that A Month in the Country starring Susannah York aired on WWTV, the local CBS affiliate, on July 8. 1978 -- the same date it aired in Canada. If someone could find at least one other U.S. state that aired the broadcast, I might be able to at least update the IMDB listing of its U.S. premiere. (Otherwise, the broadcast may simply have been some sort of sharing Michigan's neighbor Canada.) Thanks, Softlavender (talk) 01:49, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

How positive are you of your station identification? In 1978, WWTV was a CBS affiliate, broadcasting from Cadillac, MI on channel 9, but there was another channel 9 closer to Lansing: CBET, a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) station broadcasting from Windsor, Ontario (a.k.a. "South Detroit"). The Detroit Free Press, Sandusky Register, and Norwalk Reflector all list the program at 9:30 on channel 9, and the two Ohio papers are explicit that it is the Canadian channel. A note in article WWTV says its current signal can be picked up as far south as Lansing only when CBET is off the air. That tidbit is unsourced, but it sounds right and likely was true in 1978 too. TV listings in the Lansing State Journal are much more likely to be for CBET than WWTV. --Worldbruce (talk) 04:57, 14 October 2017 (UTC)
Wow, good catch, Worldbruce! I fucked up; evidently there are two Channel 9s in the TV listing page Nthep sent me; one 9 is inside the little TV-screen icon that many TV Guide listings have, and one 9 is in parentheses. I had looked at the former, but the airing of A Month in the Country at 9:30 PM was on the latter (down further in the station identification list), CBET, just as you mentioned. Wow, you should get the fact-checking award of the week. (And I thought I was a diligent fact-checker!) Also, I had no idea about the incestuous relationship between Canadian and American broadcasters in that area. So, Nthep was absolutely correct when he wrote on my talkpage that "The earliest screening I can find is July 1978 on CBC Channel 9 in July 1978 where it was seen in both Canada and the northern US." Thanks very much! That part of the mystery is solved at least. Softlavender (talk) 05:23, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

I would welcome any further information about the 1967 production of Turgenev's A Month in the Country, which starred Susannah York, Ian McShane, Michael Wells, Linda Thorson (aka Linda Bergthorson during the stage production), and others. It was staged in mid June 1967 at Susannah York's and Michael Well's estate (house and garden) in Sussex, filmed (there?) that summer in NTSC format with mostly the same cast, for U.S. television, but was not actually aired anywhere until 1977 at the earliest (IMDB listing). It was also the first color TV movie filmed for the American market. Right now the sparse information on it seems to be coming mainly from film/television magazines and the like (such as those listed below), mainly from the late 1960s or the 1970s. Softlavender (talk) 02:11, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Need 1973(?) article from Motion (Canadian film magazine)Edit

Hello again. If anyone has access to databases (or hard copies) that include these magazines:

  • BKSTS Journal (British Kinematograph Sound and Television Society), Volume 56, Issues 2–12. Circa 1974. The page number in the GoogleBooks bound volume is p. 138 [8], but the specific issue will have a (and much lower) different page number. The quotation I see on GoogleBooks snippet is "In 1967 they were persuaded to make a transfer in Hollywood from 525 NTSC tape shot by Intertel entirely on location in a private house and its garden. The film: 'Month in the Country' and in my view, the result produced surprisingly good technical quality."
  • Motion (Canadian magazine). 1973 (???). The GoogleBooks bound volume appears to be page 222 [9], but the specific issue will have a different (and much lower) page number. The quotation I see on GoogleBooks snippet is "Well, I did A Month in the Country that way, with Susannah York. We used television cameras. Philips Plumbicons. We shot it on video tape and used the technicolor process - which was in its early days - and adapted this to 35mm colour film." My best guess, from doing some more searching, is that the specific issue is probably Volume 3: November-December 1973. Page number unknown.

-- Either or both of those articles would be appreciated. Thanks! Softlavender (talk) 00:49, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

@Softlavender: email me for BKSTS. --Worldbruce (talk) 21:15, 15 October 2017 (UTC)
@Softlavender: sent The BKSTS Journal, volume 56, issue 2 (June 1974). --Worldbruce (talk) 12:25, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

Linell (1954) Ice drilling and coring equipment, Proceedings of the Eastern Snow ConferenceEdit

Linell, K.A. (1954) Ice drilling and coring equipment. Proceedings of the Eastern Snow Conference, vol. 2, pp. 4-6.

For History of scientific ice drilling. Thanks. -- Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 14:04, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

The Sutton Hoo ship-burial: research and publication between 1939 and 1980Edit

Joachim Werner (1990). Translated by Christopher & Sonia Hawkes. The Sutton Hoo ship-burial: research and publication between 1939 and 1980. Privately printed. OCLC 848873715.

For the articles Sutton Hoo, Sutton Hoo helmet, and Rupert Bruce-Mitford.

This is a translation of a trenchant 1978 review by Werner. Delighting in it, the Hawkes translated it from German, printed it themselves, and sent it to their colleagues. A few copies have since made their way into libraries: one in Oxford, one in Coventry (fittingly), and one in Siena. Unfortunately, having already tried to ILL a copy, the libraries were unwilling to either send or scan the work; it's only 11 pages, and for copyright reasons they would not scan more than 10%. I suppose the most realistic way of getting the work is:

  1. If anyone lives near one of the three libraries and would be willing to make the trek.
  2. Finding another copy in another collection.
  3. Finding 11 people who each want to ILL one page (yeah, not particularly realistic).

I'd appreciate any help/suggestions. Thanks! --Usernameunique (talk) 16:25, 12 October 2017 (UTC)

@Usernameunique: If it ws availble from the British Library, I could have a look at it there? — fortunavelut luna 16:55, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi, I don't see it in their catalog. But perhaps the Universities of Oxford or Warwick might feel comfortable loaning their copies to the British Library? They wouldn't send it to the US, but that is more logistically complicated. --Usernameunique (talk) 17:37, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
I'll have a word; won't hear back until at least tmrw (UTC) now of course. In fact, thinking about it, they take their time replyin at all- so might not be til next week! — fortunavelut luna 17:54, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
Thanks Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi! I could also call the universities and ask them. Got through to someone at Oxford quite quickly when I called about ILLing it to the US. --Usernameunique (talk) 18:06, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
Well, why not try that too- we'll see who gets a reply first and launch off whichever pad comes along?! — fortunavelut luna 18:12, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi, spoke to people from both libraries today. The Warwick library will not lend the item to anyone, but there's a slight chance they might send me a copy (might have to get the consent of the son of the translators, both of whom are dead, to copy it, so it's definitely a long shot). The Bodleian seemed unaware of their own practices (expressly "claim[ing] ignorance"), and told me to call the British Library, but at least didn't seem totally opposed to it. The British Library, in turn, said that they thought the Bodleian would not send it to their reading room, but that it might to a public or university library (which is somewhat confusing---is the BL not a public library?).
The tl;dr of that is that I'm trying again with the Warwick library on my end, and that the Bodleian might ILL it to a library in London, but which library or libraries is unclear. --Usernameunique (talk) 21:28, 13 October 2017 (UTC)
Hello, I found a location not mentioned above: British Museum, Britain, Europe & Prehistory Library (this library has opening hours differing from the Anthropology Library), item barcode 10025019, shelf number AS 3.7 W. This could be an option for those who are able to visit the British Library, which seems to have been downgraded to a non-public book magazine. It's roughly half-way between BL and Waterloo Bridge. Cheers, --Robert Dabringhaus (talk) 19:21, 15 October 2017 (UTC)
That's great, thanks Robert Dabringhaus! Here's the British Museum library page. How did you happen to come across that mention? --Usernameunique (talk) 20:29, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

James CravenEdit

A new editor has been persistently editing James Craven (American actor) to insert and reinsert unsourced information that contradicts the article's only existing source, such as that he was born in Canada rather than Pennsylvania and that he died about 20 years later than claimed — and their only "source" for the changed information is "I knew him" (which isn't convincing if we can't prove that who the editor really knew isn't some other person who merely happened to have the same name). But conversely, the article's only existing source is his IMDb profile, which isn't considered a reliable source either because it can also contain errors.

I've protected the article for the time being, but since the vast majority of his roles listed in the IMDb profile seem to be minor supporting roles and/or entirely uncredited appearances as unnamed characters, it's not even clear that he would pass WP:NACTOR at all — but a proper WP:BEFORE test would require checking American media of the 1940s and 1950s, whereas I only have access to Canadian newspaper databases for that era (in which I've found nothing at all.) So could somebody with historical US newspaper access (probably any database with a reasonably broad range of publications would work) run a sourcing check to see if the article's an WP:AFD candidate or not? Thanks. Bearcat (talk) 15:07, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

I don't have ready access to the full text, but this looks worth seeking out: Seymour, Blackie (2010). "Names to Faces". Films of the Golden Age. No. 63. pp. 80–85. ISSN 1083-5369.  Abstract: This article offers a list of little-known character actors who were featured during Hollywood's Golden Age. It looks at the life and career of Arthur Edmund Carewe, who appeared in both silent and sound films such as "Phantom of the Opera," "The Matrimonial Bed," and "Captain Applejack." It then focuses on James Craven, who was notable for portraying in serials such as "The Green Archer," "Captain Midnight," and "The Purple Monster Strikes." The article then shows a short biography of Robert Frazer, who starred in "The Holy City," and "The Drake Case." --Worldbruce (talk) 21:49, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

Need help finding an articleEdit

I need some help finding an article. Basically, I don't remember what this article is called or the newspaper (or journal) that it was from, but I am pretty sure that it was written sometime between 1903 and 1915 (Yes, somewhere between those specific years) and talked about the possibility of a U.S. acquisition of one of the main islands in the Danish West Indies while leaving the rest of these islands to Denmark. Can anyone find this article?

Indeed, I want to add this information to this specific Wikipedia article: Treaty of the Danish West Indies. Futurist110 (talk) 00:54, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

A quick look at ProQuest Historical Newspapers does not immediately find any discussions during this period of the Danish West Indies being split up. Of course, it's entirely plausible that someone made the suggestion at some point, but if so, it doesn't seem to have received much attention. John M Baker (talk) 14:15, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

New Zealand sources for Muriel Grace WiddowsonEdit

Hello. I'm looking for sources to improve my draft on Muriel Grace Widdowson:

  • "Retirements". New Zealand Nursing Journal. 46 (1): 28. February 1953. 
  • "Obit.". Press (Christchurch, N.Z.). 4 August 1989. p. 5. 
  • Pollard, B.; Pollard, J. (5 September 1989). "Grace Widdowson - the presence of Christchurch Hospital". Press (Christchurch, N.Z.). p. 22. 

Thanks. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 00:29, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Need 1 chapter from "Astronomy Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Astronomy"Edit

Keith Snedegar, Astronomical practices in Africa south of the Sahara, pp 455-474 in: Astronomy Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Astronomy Helaine Selin, Springer Science & Business Media, 06.12.2012 (incomplete on google.books)

I would highly appreciate if someone can get me a copy or pdf of that chapter. I work on swwiki on the astronomy articles. I try to find out, how the Swahili sailors got to know the modern age constellations for some of which they had a local terminology. Else they used traditional Arab terminology. --Kipala (talk) 11:49, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Kipala, I have the chapter. Shoot me an email and I'll send it over. --Usernameunique (talk) 12:03, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Homophonic HamletEdit

In order to better understand (and get our readers to understand) the pronunciation of Early Modern English, I'd like to acquire Cameron Hunt's "Homophonic Hamlet", which describes homophones in Shakespeare's Hamlet. Thanks! --Wolfdog (talk) 19:56, 18 October 2017 (UTC)