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Fixing references and common medical problems!
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
  • To receive email without disclosing your email address publicly, configure your email in Special:Preferences
  • 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.

Copyright tips:

  • Respect copyrights and terms of services of any online services you use.
  • Share content in a limited manner that is targeted at as few individuals as possible to achieve a specific improvement on Wikipedia. All content is shared under a presumed non-commercial, educational, fair use purpose in order to conduct research about topics on Wikipedia and/or to improve Wikipedia content.
  • Share copies privately rather than with a publicly accessible link whenever possible. Copyrighted articles from print publications or copies obtained through online databases should not be uploaded for unrestricted distribution via open websites. Preferably, do not share login access codes for entire websites; rather, share only an individual copy of a resource.
  • Remember that you take on the individual risk when sharing content, and act in a way that is comfortable and safe for you. Individual editors are solely responsible for sharing copyrighted content and assume all legal risks.


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) - I have access to the Toronto Reference Library and some access to the University of Toronto libraries
  • 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
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Shared sources: Editors post sources they are willing to share access to at the shared resources page

New requestsEdit

October 2017Edit

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)
  • @Futurist110, there's plenty of coverage of the sale in The New York Times starting with rumors in December 1899, but it's veering on historical research to sort through all of it, as I started to do. I imagine you'd be best off starting with a monograph on the history of the U.S. Virgin Islands so you can find some names (or other concrete, identifying information) associated with this supposed event and work backwards through the sources. czar 09:19, 26 November 2017 (UTC)

New Zealand sources for Muriel Grace WiddowsonEdit

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

  • "Retirements". New Zealand Nursing Journal. 46 (1): 28. February 1953. ISSN 0028-8535. 
  • "Obit". The Press. Christchurch, N.Z. 4 August 1989. p. 5. ISSN 0113-9762. 
  • 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)

MrLinkinPark333, sent the first. --Usernameunique (talk) 21:47, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
MrLinkinPark333, sent the second. --Usernameunique (talk) 17:15, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
@Usernameunique: Wow. Thanks a bunch ;) --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 20:10, 29 November 2017 (UTC)

Found this one that may/may not be useful. It's about a stained glass window that Widdowson unvieled at a hospital where she worked at after her retirement:

Sources for James ThrowerEdit

Anything at all. Newspaper archives? Book reviews? Obituaries? James Thrower seems like a notable person and wrote a lot of books which are still referred to. When (exactly) and where was he born? What did he do during his early life? When (exactly) and how did he die? Anything else interesting. --John (talk) 17:29, 25 October 2017 (UTC)

John, I might take a further look later, but here are some places to start:
1999 book is dedicated to "my daughter Annabel"
Married to Judith
More dedications, apparently to his children
Haven't found an obit, and a brief look through proquest historical newspapers and newspapers.com didn't turn up anything. His various works might contain some biographical info, and finding a middle name (initial seems to have been "A") would help. --Usernameunique (talk) 17:54, 25 October 2017 (UTC)
Thank you, that's a fantastic start. I think I can add the wife and daughters. --John (talk) 18:34, 25 October 2017 (UTC)
John, here's more. Full name is James Arthur Thrower (see first link).
Ph.D. in 1981 from Aberdeen, dissertation entitled "Marxist-Leninist 'Scientific Atheism' and the Study of Religion and Atheism in the USSR Today". Published in 1983, here's a review.
Bio, gives some more places he taught (and should help in ordering them) and a list of works (confirming that the above Ph.D. is his).
First Amazon review gives some more places he taught. Not sure if it's from a bio with the work, or if the review is by someone who knew something about him, but at least gives some more search terms to try.
"About the Author" from one of his books, includes visiting lecturer appointments
Various letters to the editor. One of them mentions returning from "a cultural visit to Libya" where he met Muammar Gaddafi and others: 1 (note his own Durham->Oxford path), 2, 3 (a colleague responded to that one)
Review of one of his works
Preface to one of his works gives the name of a grandson (Liam David James MacDonald), and, interestingly, is dated December 1999.
Much of that was discovered by searching for 'James Thrower Ghana'. It would be worth searching using other terms (e.g., 'James Thrower Leningrad,' 'James Thrower Libya,' or 'James Arthur Thrower'). You would probably also glean more information by putting a list of his works together. Especially if he published before the 1970s, the bylines would give a better sense of his movements. The snippet view of the introduction of his posthumous 2004 work also suggests it may contain some more information (as may the introduction by Malise Ruthven). --Usernameunique (talk) 19:43, 25 October 2017 (UTC)
Thanks again for the legwork. I can't access the galegroup links unfortunately. I already have the bio from the dictionary on the article. Bits there I can use. I have emailed the Aberdeen Press and Journal to see if they are willing to help; he would undoubtedly have merited an obituary there. --John (talk) 19:56, 25 October 2017 (UTC)
John, no problem. Email me and I'll send you the galegroup items. --Usernameunique (talk) 20:00, 25 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Any last thoughts anyone? I got the exact date of death and that it was "sudden" from a correspondent. Still loads missing from this guy's life. Hard to believe there isn't more out there on him. --John (talk) 22:00, 28 October 2017 (UTC)

Kashmir Journal of Language Research 2007Edit

  • Akhtar, Raja Nasim; Rehman, Khawaja A. (2007). "The languages of the Neelam Valley". Kashmir Journal of Language Research. 10: 65–84. ISSN 1028-6640. 
  • "The Hindko Language Movement in Pakistan". Kashmir Journal of Language Research. 1 (1): 30–40. 1996. 

Does anyone have access to these papers? I need them for Azad Kashmir#Culture and Hindko. – Uanfala 23:38, 31 October 2017 (UTC)

  • Sorry--our holdings start with 2009. Drmies (talk) 00:26, 3 November 2017 (UTC)
In case this is of any use, the journal was published in Muzaffarabad. – Uanfala 00:47, 3 November 2017 (UTC)
Refactoring to move the two papers at the top for easy visibility. – Uanfala 12:23, 7 November 2017 (UTC)
  • @Uanfala, try contacting the journal directly? http://www.kjlr.pk/contactus.html Looks like it's independently published and defunct since 2013, possibly digital-only? Even the Library of Congress doesn't have full holdings... so the journal would be the sole keeper of records. Most libraries only have access through Gale post-2008. czar 09:36, 26 November 2017 (UTC)
    • Ah, that's a good idea, I hadn't thought of contacting them directly, but I will try now! – Uanfala 10:48, 26 November 2017 (UTC)
      • The first of the email addresses given there is defunct, I've written to the second one, but it's been almost two weeks and I haven't received a reply. Well, this request remains open. – Uanfala (talk) 14:13, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

NovemberEdit

SvedkaEdit

Hi, thanks for helping.

I'd like to use this to improve the Svedka article.

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/case.darden.2016.000009

--Benjamin (talk) 11:57, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

Benjaminikuta, don't have access to this, but here are the websites of two of the authors (Katherine Noel, the third author, was an MBA student). Perhaps you could touch base with them and ask for a copy? If they know what it's for (Wikipedia), they may be happy to help—it's in their interests as well, as it makes their works more widely cited.
Rajkumar Venkatesan
Randle "Randy" D. Raggio --Usernameunique (talk) 20:44, 16 November 2017 (UTC)
Benjaminikuta, have you had any success with this? --Usernameunique (talk) 06:05, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
I have not. Benjamin (talk) 06:09, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
Benjaminikuta, have you tried reaching out to one or both of the above authors? Unless someone has access to the above database, that's probably your best bet, and the authors would probably be amenable. --Usernameunique (talk) 06:34, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
I emailed the first author when I first posted this. I emailed them both today. Is there anyone with access to the database? Benjamin (talk) 06:35, 2 December 2017 (UTC)

Two sources about Isaac FranklinEdit

Hello. In order to improve Isaac Franklin, could someone please send me PDFs of:

  • Kenneth C. Thomson, Jr., "Isaac Franklin was a Well-Liked Slave Trader," in Gallatin Examiner, Thurs. May 13, 1976
  • Wendell Holmes Stephenson, Isaac Franklin, Slave Trader and Planter (Louisiana State University Press 1938) at p. 4

I would like to double-check these RS, but I can't find them on Newspapers.com or Google Books. Please ping me when you have it. Thanks!Zigzig20s (talk) 03:59, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

Zigzig20s, just sent the second one. --Usernameunique (talk) 15:17, 7 November 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. Only one missing then...Zigzig20s (talk) 16:08, 7 November 2017 (UTC)
Zigzig20s, Kenneth Thompson is the president of the Sumner County Historical Society. Perhaps you could give them an email and see if he might send you a copy of his article. --Usernameunique (talk) 17:44, 7 November 2017 (UTC)
Zigzig20s, did you try reaching out to the author? --Usernameunique (talk) 06:06, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
No. Would you mind doing it for me please?Zigzig20s (talk) 06:18, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
Zigzig20s, you're probably better suited to do it since you're the one who found the article referenced and knows how it fits into the Isaac Franklin article, but he is listed as the president of the Sumner County Historical Society here, and can presumably be reached by dropping a message here. --Usernameunique (talk) 06:27, 2 December 2017 (UTC)

Need a medical reviewEdit

I need the following reference for beta-hydroxy beta-methylbutyric acid:

--Seppi333 (Insert ) 09:41, 9 November 2017 (UTC)

Edit: my email address is in the source code after this sentence. Seppi333 (Insert ) 02:14, 12 November 2017 (UTC)
Seppi333, I don't have access to the article, but have you tried reaching out to the author? His contact information is here. If he understands that it is for use on Wikipedia, he may well be happy to send you a copy. --Usernameunique (talk) 19:10, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
@Usernameunique: I'll send him an email. Thanks for providing me with the contact address.   Seppi333 (Insert ) 19:12, 29 November 2017 (UTC)

Hawaiian Music and Musicians: An Illustrated HistoryEdit

This may be easier if it was done via a physical checking out and scanning rather than requesting pages to be scanned since I have no idea the specific page numbers. I need both editions since the later edition adds recent research. Please send me both editions' complete index and table of content for future inquires, and the pages for Lena Machado and the Ellis brothers: John and William. Please send User:Maile66 as well. Thanks so much.


--KAVEBEAR (talk) 17:51, 12 November 2017 (UTC)

@KAVEBEAR: I can get the Illustrated History at the Hennepin County Library, but they don't have the later edition. I can stop by tomorrow evening. = paul2520 (talk) 02:20, 14 November 2017 (UTC)
@KAVEBEAR and Maile66: I borrowed a copy of the first book. Library doesn't have the updated edition. Hoping to get to the scans tonight. Should I use the "email user" feature when I get around to it? = paul2520 (talk) 12:56, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
Paul2520 I'm OK with it being email. — Maile (talk) 19:10, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
@KAVEBEAR and Maile66: I emailed you both. I forgot to mention, there's also a 17-page annotated bibliography which looks really nice. = paul2520 (talk) 17:13, 18 November 2017 (UTC)
Thanks!--KAVEBEAR (talk) 19:20, 18 November 2017 (UTC)
Got it! Thanks! — Maile (talk) 19:25, 18 November 2017 (UTC)
@KAVEBEAR and Maile66: FYI, I returned the first book this morning. I was thinking, libraries often take suggestions of items to purchase. Though the process takes time, it might be a good idea if you anticipate using these books in the future. = paul2520 (talk) 19:10, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for the suggestion, and for doing all this work for us. — Maile (talk) 19:16, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

Two articles for Just-in-time manufacturing and Lean manufacturingEdit

Greetings! I am about to improve the articles on Just-in-time manufacturing and Lean manufacturing, but I don't have access to the following source. I hope the good people of Wikipedia could help me with this one, as some of the users have wider access to scientific article databases. Your help would be GREATLY appreciated! Good day! :-)

  1. Robert H. Hayes, Ramchandran Jaikumar, Requirements for successful implementation of new manufacturing technologies, In Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, Volume 7, Issues 3–4, 1991, Pages 169-175, ISSN 0923-4748, https://doi.org/10.1016/0923-4748(91)90032-M.
  2. Borjesson, S. (1997). A Case Study on Activity-Based Budgeting. Journal of cost management, 10(4).
  3. Börjesson, S. (1997) An Analysis of two Approaches to Improvement in the Engineering Industry. Comments on FMS and ABC/ABM. Göteborg : Chalmers University of Technology (Doktorsavhandlingar vid Chalmers tekniska högskola. Ny serie, nr: 1283).

--Jayaguru-Shishya (talk) 13:38, 16 November 2017 (UTC)

I have not had success finding them myself, but... is this the author of the two remaining publications? They seem to at least have very related research interests, and are listed as working at Chalmers University of Technology.
I've been impressed with the success rate of requesting full-text publications of authors directly via Research Gate. You may consider doing so if you have an account, and mentioning your use of the publications. I find it hard to believe any researcher would not want more citations, especially in something as widely used as Wikipedia :-) = paul2520 (talk) 17:22, 18 November 2017 (UTC)
@Jayaguru-Shishya: email me for Journal of Cost Management. --Worldbruce (talk) 07:03, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
@Jayaguru-Shishya: sent Journal of Cost Management. --Worldbruce (talk) 16:30, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
@Worldbruce: Cheers, mate! Very much appreciated! :-)

need a book for WikisourceEdit

  • Malayanila. Govalani Ane Biji Vato (in Gujarati). OCLC 34302317. 

I need this book for Gujarati Wikisource. This book is in public domain. --વિકાસ કૈલા (talk) 21:16, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

વિકાસ કૈલા, is this it? --Usernameunique (talk) 21:33, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
Oh yes. Thank you very much. Can you find the cover page of the book.? If possible. વિકાસ કૈલા (talk) 21:51, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

First two chapters?Edit

of Cecily Duchess of York, ISBN 1474272258, by Pat Laynesmith. Pub. Bloomsbury this year. Possibly too new d'you think? If not, and anyone can oblige, I'd be most appreciative. Cheers! Many thanks to all. — fortunavelut lunaRarely receiving (many) pings. Bizarre. 15:31, 18 November 2017 (UTC)

@Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: Most of Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 can be seen here on Google Books. The only pages that are missing are: 16-17 for chapter 1 and 23-24, 30-31 for chapter 2. Also the author's first name is J.L. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 22:31, 18 November 2017 (UTC)
Great thanks User:MrLinkinPark333, so all I need is six missing pages. Much more manageable :) hopefully. — fortunavelut lunaRarely receiving (many) pings. Bizarre. 10:16, 19 November 2017 (UTC)

Request for biography of Camilla MickwitzEdit

Hello, I am writing an English article about Camilla Mickwitz. She has a Finnish article at [2]. One of citations that used is:

Aarnio, Ansa: Mickwitz, Camilla (1937–1989) Kansallisbiografia-verkkojulkaisu (maksullinen). 9.10.2015. Helsinki: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura.

Unfortunately, this article at [3] costs 2€, and is the most in depth article about her that I could find. If anyone can find a free version, or an equivalent biography, it would be most appreciated.

Thanks, Toreightyone (talk) 00:13, 19 November 2017 (UTC)

Scan part of two booksEdit

For proposed article Mzilikazi Arts and Crafts Centre, any relevant portion (within reason) of the books:

--Worldbruce (talk) 06:30, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Worldbruce, email me for the table of contents for the first one. Also working on getting the index. --Usernameunique (talk) 19:51, 23 November 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, Usernameunique, received the table of contents and added a page range above accordingly. The index might allow me to further narrow the page range. --Worldbruce (talk) 00:02, 24 November 2017 (UTC)

Article in The Wall Street JournalEdit

Hello. In order to improve John B. Boles, could someone please send me a PDF of:

Please ping me when you have it. Thank you!Zigzig20s (talk) 04:14, 23 November 2017 (UTC)

You can email me for a copy, Zigzig20s. – Uanfala 11:23, 26 November 2017 (UTC)

Article in The Wall Street JournalEdit

Hello. In order to improve homophobic bullying, could someone please send me a PDF of:

Please ping me when you have it. Thank you!Zigzig20s (talk) 23:22, 23 November 2017 (UTC)

The paper appears to be somewhat differently titled: U.S. News: Sex Claims Face Hurdles --- Federal law imposes tight deadline, high burden of proof; trial victories are rare, and it appears to have the same text as what I see in the link above. – Uanfala 11:25, 26 November 2017 (UTC)
Zigzig20s, do you still need this paper and the one above? – Uanfala 11:49, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

Who Will Catch Us As We Fall, by Iman VerjeeEdit

Could someone please help me get this book by Iman Verjee. I intend to create an article about the book.

As explained at the top of this page, we can't do full book scans due to copyright constraints. You could try requesting a part of this book (if this is going to be of any use), or specific book reviews (which I imagine will be useful for the article). – Uanfala 11:46, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
Hi Uanfala I would like to look at scan pages 94 to 144. Thanks for the notice. --Masssly (talk) 00:00, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
Just noting that I don't have access to the book. Hopefully someone around here will be able to find a copy. – Uanfala 00:09, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
Masssly, a quick search turned up three reviews. If you would like them, just email me.
White, Ashanti. "Verjee, Iman. Who Will Catch Us as We Fall." Library Journal. 141 (14): 103. 1 September 2016.
Huntley, Kristine. "Who Will Catch Us as We Fall." The Booklist. 112 (22): 30. August 2016.
"Who Will Catch Us as We Fall." Kirkus Reviews. LXXXIV (11). June 2016. --Usernameunique (talk) 21:05, 1 December 2017 (UTC)

Narratology and the Modern Indian NovelEdit

Can anyone send me the index of this book..? I have checked on Google books, but it isn't available there.

Thank you. Gazal world (talk) 18:07, 29 November 2017 (UTC)

WWII Combined Communications Board PublicationsEdit

I'm looking for physical copies or scans of the following radio communications procedures documents. They were published by the Combined Communications Board during World War II. The group reported to the joint US-UK equivalent of the US's Joint Chiefs of Staff, and may (or may not) have been the predecessor to the Combined Communications Electronics Board.

Articles being improved with these:

Combined Communications Board Publications 
CCBP 01 Jun. 43. Combined Amphibious Communications Instructions
CCBP 1 20 Jan. 43. Combined Radiotelegraph (W/T) Procedure (FM 24-10), C 1, 2, 3.
CCBP 2 and CCBP 2-2 Combined Operating Signals
CCBP 3 and CCBP 3-2 Combined Radiotelephone (R/T) Procedure Have physical copy.
CCBP 4 17 Mar. 43. Combined Teletypewriter (Teleprinter) (Procedure. C 1, 2.
CCBP 5 12 May 43. Combined Visual Signaling (V/S) Procedure. C 1.
CCBP 6 Combined visual signaling (V/S) procedure. Abridged version for Radiotelephone (W/T) operation. FM 24-3. 12 May 1943
CCBP 7 Combined Communication Instructions
CCBP 8 Aug. 43. Cobbined Panel System. C 1, 2, 3.
CCBP 9 Unknown if this ever existed, or if it did, what its title was.
CCBP 10 13 Sep 44. Combined Air Warning Code. C 1.

--PetesGuide (talk) (K6WEB) 00:26, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

DecemberEdit

Megachurches: Origins, Ministry, and ProspectsEdit

Hi, I need pages 66-67 and 265-266 of Mega Churches: Origins, Ministry and Prospects by Sam Hey. I am working on a significant cleanup of Hillsong Church. Also, if there are any other pages about Hillsong Church in the book those would be helpful also. Thank you, --Seraphim System (talk) 21:12, 2 December 2017 (UTC)

ADD: I am also looking for this article: Brand of Choice: Why Hillsong Music is Winning Sales and Souls by E.H. McIntyre, it was published in the Journal for the Academic Study of Religion, Vol 20, No 2 (2007) (which none of my databases seem to have) Seraphim System (talk) 04:51, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

@Seraphim System: Brand of choice is available on Academia.edu. If you don't have access to the site, send me an email and i'll forward it over. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 05:58, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
Awesome, found the paper, thank you. Seraphim System (talk) 06:04, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

Journal of the British Tarantula Society, 2 papersEdit

Hello,

I'm in need of the following papers, from the Journal of the British Tarantula Society, to improve/write de:Heterometrus and de:Heterometrus swammerdami. Unfortunately, the journal is not held by any public library in Germany:

  1. Hull-Williams, V.: A brief description of the collection and appearance of Heterometrus gigantometrus swammerdami titanicus in Sri Lanka. In: Journal of the British Tarantula Society, 1989, 5 (1): 12–14.
  2. Pointer, M.: The genus Heterometrus and the family Scorpionidae. In: Journal of the British Tarantula Society, 1991, 7 (2): 23–25.

Thank you for caring, --Cimbail (talk) 22:04, 2 December 2017 (UTC)

I can get the second paper around the middle of week. The first one looks tricky to get to though. – Uanfala (talk) 11:55, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
For some unfathomable reason, the library has failed to retrieve the journal from their offsite store. I'm requesting it again, and it should arrive by Monday Thursday, fingers crossed. – Uanfala (talk) 14:46, 7 December 2017 (UTC)

Need a bookEdit

Can anyone help me to found following book ?

@Gazal world: There us a preview on GBooks. What pages/chapters are you looking for and for which article(s)? --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 03:11, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

MrLinkinPark333, I have checked Google book. But some pages are missing there. The book is also available on Archives but due to the waitlist I could not able to read it. I need a full book as I want to pass through this book, and want to create articles about Avant Garde and other experimental works on Gujarati wiki (my native language Wiki). I know that, It is not easy or possible for volunteer to get full book. Also, there are available other Sorces, but I want this one as it is a first ever works on Avant Garde. There are not available this type of work in Gujarati. If whole book is not possible, I can narrow my request. (I think, the book is available on Havard University Press). Gazal world (talk) 18:52, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

@Gazal world: Unfortunately, we can not provide a full book scan due to copyright. The table of contents for this book is avaiable on Harvard University Press's website, if that might help you narrow down your request. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 23:07, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
I would like to request some pages which is missing on google books: pp. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, and pp. 28 to 41. Gazal world (talk) 15:09, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

MrLinkinPark333, I would like to withdrawn my request as I have borrowed successfully the book from Internet Archive. You all are doing great work on Resource Exchange page.

However, I need a chapter from the following book. I don't know the chaptet number, but it is a chapter about Gujarati novel Bharelo Agni.

According to google books, the chapter starts on page 29 --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 21:28, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
According to this link, the chapter is start from p. 29 and ends with p. 36. --Gazal world (talk) 21:38, 14 December 2017 (UTC)

Dictionary of Labour Biography and John Groser: East London PriestEdit

I'm wondering if anyone might have access to either of the following volumes to help me with my work on the article on John Groser:

  • Bellamy, Joyce M.; Saville, John, eds. (1982). "Groser, St John Beverley (John)". Dictionary of Labour Biography. 6. London: Macmillan. ISBN 978-0-333-24095-3. 
  • Brill, Kenneth, ed. (1971). John Groser: East London Priest. Oxford: Mowbrays. 

Thanks, 142.160.131.202 (talk) 23:20, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

Should be able to get some of this. Not sure how to get it to you, though (I don't think you can use the email function if you're an IP). Can you create an account (should be quite easy) and then use the email function? --Usernameunique (talk) 23:35, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, Usernameunique. My e-mail address is the letters IP followed by my IP address @gmail.com. 142.160.131.202 (talk) 01:01, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
Sent the dictionary entry and chapter 1 of the 1971 book — can probably get more of the book if needed. --Usernameunique (talk) 04:13, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

Iqaluit AirportEdit

Does anyone have access to this article? It's used to improve Iqaluit Airport. --OhanaUnitedTalk page 13:40, 7 December 2017 (UTC)

Australasian Journal of Popular CultureEdit

Does anyone have access to the article "Ambivalent apocalypse: The influence of the Book of Revelation in films and television" by Sarah Baker, published in the Australasian Journal of Popular Culture? The article is listed here on Ingenta [4] and is apparently also available on EBSCO [5]. The Wikipedia article being improved is Resident Evil: Apocalypse. --Freikorp (talk) 01:05, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

Need to access to the article contentEdit

Hi, Can anyone help to provide the content of the below link for a payment article. Thank you in advance. |title=When scorpions ruled the world. CASSIOPEIA (talk) 08:21, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

The article in question is linked here if anyone has access. If a paper copy is needed: Jeram, Andrew (16 June 1990). "When scorpions ruled the world". New Scientist. 126 (1721): 52+.  MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 21:15, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

Who were the Shamkhal and the Usmi?  ; The Dastur Al-moluk: A Safavid State ManualEdit

  • Floor, Willem (2010). "Who were the Shamkhal and the Usmi?". Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft. Harrassowitz Verlag. 160 (2): 341–381. 
  • Floor, Willem; Faghfoory, M. H. (2007). The Dastur Al-moluk: A Safavid State Manual, by Mohammad Rafi' al-Din Ansari. Costa Mesa, California: Mazda Publishers. pp. 21, 25, 190–192, 280–282. 

Numerous Safavid related.

--LouisAragon (talk) 17:24, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

No. 1 appears to be freely available here. If for some reason you can’t access it, please send me a wikimail. Cheers  hugarheimur 21:25, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
@Torana: Yep I'm able to access it. Thanks alot. That's one down. - LouisAragon (talk) 02:23, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

Need a couple of pagesEdit

Need these references for the Ronin (film) article.

Slightlymad 08:37, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

The Language Educator, Volumes 2-3 article on Universal Learning AcademyEdit

The Language Educator, Volumes 2-3. American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, 2007. p. 6. "Universal Learning Academy has been authorized by Bay Mills Community College since 2004 and currently operates grades K-3 (eventually K-12), and over 90% of its students come from Middle Eastern and/or Arabic [sic] background."

For Universal Learning Academy --WhisperToMe (talk) 05:26, 15 December 2017 (UTC)

Need ACM paper from CSCW 2015Edit

I need some help researching The Wikipedia Adventure, possibly to expand Wikipedia community down the road. I have a few papers, but I'm missing one that seems very helpful:

Narayan, S., et al. "Effects of a Wikipedia orientation game on new user edits". CSCW 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing. Pp.263-266. January 2015. --Thibbs (talk) 17:13, 15 December 2017 (UTC)

Article link: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2699022

-Thibbs (talk) 17:13, 15 December 2017 (UTC)