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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 source[edit]

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 copy requests due to copyright. Please ask for specific pages that relate to the article(s) you need them for
  • 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 request[edit]

  • Anyone may offer advice and fulfill requests.
  • Indicate which part or parts of the request is being handled so others do not duplicate your work.
  • Notify (mention) the requester using {{ping|REQUESTER_USERNAME}}
  • You can:
    • point to a pre-existing electronic document by giving its URL ( http://... )
    • share scans of pages or documents using a file-sharing service, provided it is legal
    • upload out of copyright works to Wikimedia Commons and/ or Wikisource (but be careful that this does not breach your own institution's policies)
    • 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 resources[edit]

Direct contact
Volunteers who will locate and send articles for you and are willing to be contacted to handle complex queries or answer questions
  • phoebe -- can access most research databases, verify citations, explain journal abbreviations, help with research techniques and interlibrary loan. I can also help you figure out where to get it if I can't get it myself. Please leave a message on my talk page or send wikipedia email.
  • German Wikipedians have access to loads of German, Austrian and Swiss libraries and are often willing to fulfill requests. --Flominator (talk) 13:03, 25 March 2008 (UTC)
  • Someguy1221 (talk) I have access to most english-language scientific journals, as well as JSTOR. Feel free to email me a specific request, and I'll email you back a PDF if I can find one. Someguy1221 (talk) 04:18, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • Doc Taxon, feel free to inquire on this talk page about Your requests. I have access to many databases, mostly free to German National Licenses. But I also consult books, magazines and newspapers for You, to help the Wikipedia growing on. Doc Taxon (talk) 15:39, 9 August 2010 (UTC)
  • Tom Morris (talk) has got JSTOR, plenty of other databases and access to libraries in London including the University of London library. –Tom Morris (talk) 23:09, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
  • 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)
  • 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 have access to and from the Wikipedia Library. Outside of the TWL, I have access to EBSCO, JSTOR, Gale, and Proquest. --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)
  • 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)
  • Ahecht — I have access to the Miramar Ship Index. --Ahecht (TALK
    ) 14:15, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Buffaboy — I have access to quite a few databases and can make trips to several local libraries if need be. Buffaboy talk 03:04, 23 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Gazal world — I have access to JSTOR, Oxford University Press, Edinburgh University Press, Project MUSE, EBSCO, De Gruyter, Questia, HeinOnline and Economic and Political Weekly. My university library has an extensive collection of India-related books, so I may be able to help with Indian topics related requests --Gazal world (talk) 03:23, 12 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Wugapodes — I have access to most databases and peer-reviewed journals in the United States as well as almost any book held by a university in the Borrow Direct ILL program. Wugapodes [thɑk] [ˈkan.ˌʧɹɪbz] 06:12, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
  • DannyS712 - I have access to a couple of sources, include the New York Times, Oxford University Press, HeinOnline, and JSTOR. --DannyS712 (talk) 11:00, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Bruce1ee — I have Wikipedia Library access to JSTOR,,, Oxford University Press, Gale, Taylor & Francis, EBSCO, Project MUSE and World Scientific; I also have university library access to a number of databases, including ProQuest, Springer, Wiley, SAGE, ScienceDirect, etc. —Bruce1eetalk 07:39, 4 August 2019 (UTC)
  • StudiesWorld (talk) - I have access to a number of databases through various source. I also have physical access to a large collection of books and a broad collection of leftist zines. I'm also happy yo help directly with research. StudiesWorld (talk) 10:28, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Eyer - I have access to several library databases and am willing to help locate resources.  Eyercontact  16:40, 18 July 2019 (UTC)

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

New requests[edit]


July 2019[edit]

SERNAGEOMIN/Geological Map of Chile[edit]

Greetings, has someone access to this publication? "Naranjo, J.A.; Villa, V; Venegas, C. 2013b. Geología de las áreas Salar de Aguilar y Portezuelo del León Muerto, Región de Atacama. Servicio Nacional de Geología y Minería, Carta Geológica de Chile, Serie Geología Básica 151-152, 1 mapa escala 1:100.000. Santiago."

For Cerro Bayo Complex

Thanks, Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 21:32, 19 July 2019 (UTC)

What is the year number and volume number for this? Is 151-152 the page number? – b_jonas 12:36, 17 August 2019 (UTC)
@B jonas:Sorry for the delay in responding. According to [1] 151-152 is the issue. The ISSN is ISSN 0717-7283 if that helps. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 17:49, 23 August 2019 (UTC)
@Jo-Jo Eumerus: Requested via ILL. I'll hold this request open for a month, since it's about to archive. Compassionate727 (T·C) 18:42, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
Thanks much Compassionate727. There is another request on SERNAGEOMIN posted below FYI. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 19:37, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

Gale Cengage Learning, Smithsonian Collections Online: Evolution of Flight, 1784-1991[edit]

Have already posted this request here last year, but without any success, so another try. Can someone here access "Bulletin de renseignements", which ist part of Gale Cengage Learning, Smithsonian Collections Online: Evolution of Flight, 1784-1991.--Antemister (talk) 18:09, 24 July 2019 (UTC)

Antemister, I haven't checked your last request, but if nobody with access responded back then, perhaps OhanaUnited can help this time (see U Toronto catalogue)? Either way you'll have to indicate which article(s) you are interested in. Best, — Pajz (talk) 18:33, 24 July 2019 (UTC)
OK, maybe it is possible now. Once someone with access is found, I'll send the respective person an eMail with an attached PDF which includes the desired issues, that seems to be easier than writing it here.--Antemister (talk) 20:43, 24 July 2019 (UTC)
@Antemister and Pajz: I only have access to 5 issues (2 from 1924 and 3 from 1929). Unless your requested material is from either year, it's unlikely I will have access to what you want. OhanaUnitedTalk page 00:49, 25 July 2019 (UTC)
Sounds good! Because it might be better if you have a look at the parallel issue in English. If you search for "International Commission for Air Navigation" in the Smithsonian Libraries (sorry, there seems to be no permalink), you'll find a relatively complete collection of their "Bulletin of information.", while the "Bulletin de renseignements." of the [Paris?] : Service Technique de l'Aeronautique seems to be both incorrectly categorized and very incomplete. As the Smithsonian Institution is in the US, it is of course likely that they have the english issues rather than the French one, even if this is not stated in the Worldcat. OhanaUnited, can you access that english version? And could you send me an eMail, so that I can sent you the mentioned PDF?--Antemister (talk) 15:33, 25 July 2019 (UTC)
@Antemister: In Smithsonian's website, it presents an overview followed by a collection of links in that archive (there are 10+ links). As per my general principle, I don't reveal my personal email to others. I uploaded the overview page along with the headings. Please let me know which section you would like to take a look. OhanaUnitedTalk page 01:22, 27 July 2019 (UTC)
What I am doing is developing a List of busiest airports by passenger traffic for the the pre-war years. The data was collected bei CINA/ICAN, ICAO's predecessor and published within their Bulletin de renseignements/Bulletin of information. Most, but not all of these statistics were also published in secondary sources. I have already gotten a complete table of contents from the French national archives, see at Workuplod, in which I have marked the tables I could not find in secondary sources They are unfortunately very scatterd through the hundreds of issues published. @OhanaUnited, can you show me what is behind that link Bulletin of information? Is it possible to download PDFs?--Antemister (talk) 11:07, 27 July 2019 (UTC)
@Antemister: The way they archive things is a complete mess. There is no systemic way to navigate unless I stumble upon the correct keyword. They are scanned as images but don't group things into a table in sequential order, but by country/airlines/routes. There're close to 2000 items in this archive so I can't go through them one by one. OhanaUnitedTalk page 03:41, 28 July 2019 (UTC)
@OhanaUnited: could you just upload a copy of that messy page? Perhaps I can sort out from there waht I am looking for.--Antemister (talk) 07:58, 28 July 2019 (UTC)
Sadly the page didn't work that way. It only shows the title of the page without describing which airline/route the page is about and most entries share the same title other than the year. And it only displays about 5 entries within the screen so I can't just printscreen them and let you sort them out. OhanaUnitedTalk page 18:46, 28 July 2019 (UTC)
OK, seems not that easy as it sounds... :-( Anyway, another issue: The material you find there, is it that ICAN Bulletin of information?--Antemister (talk) 21:53, 28 July 2019 (UTC)

August 2019[edit]

Some articles from UK game magazines[edit]

  • "Winx Club". PlayStation 2 Official Magazine — UK. April 2006.
  • "Winx Club: Join the Club". GamesMaster — UK. July 2007. ISSN 0967-9855.
  • "Winx Club: Mission Enchantix". NGamer. April 2008. ISSN 2049-4300.

Hello guys, looking for particular reviews from some old UK game magazines. I have articles about those games in Russian Wikipedia, which I want to improve further. There's no point in asking there, no one from Russian Wikipedia posseses these magazines. And of course we don't have libraries with UK magazines in Russia. Hoping to find some luck here.

Thanks, Coolak (talk) 06:17, 2 August 2019 (UTC)

@Coolak, might want to try asking at WT:VG too czar 16:24, 24 August 2019 (UTC)
@Coolak: I've requested these and the one below via ILL. We'll see what happens. Compassionate727 (T·C) 18:36, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

An article from Dutch Gameplay video game magazine (March 2006)[edit]

Also looking for this one. There's no interwiki for Netherlandish Wikipedia on this page, so also asking here. Coolak (talk) 14:36, 3 August 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, Coolak (talk) 14:36, 3 August 2019 (UTC)


It is a Creek in Little Rann of Kutch. There is long bridge on this. I will appreciate if some one can provide more Resource on either Surajbari Creek, Surajbari Bridge or Surajbari area. --Sushant savla (talk) 17:26, 16 August 2019 (UTC)

@Sushant savla: Unfortunately, we don't search for sources here, just procure copies of them. You'll have to find something that contains )or might contain) information on those places before we can help you. Compassionate727 (T·C) 12:55, 4 September 2019 (UTC)

Need a German language resource and for it to be translated please[edit]

I need Page 150 from "Rennbahn Oerlikon - 100 Jahre Faszination Radsport" [edited?] by Peter Schnyder, AS-Verlag, Zürich 2012, ISBN 978-3-909111-95-4. I am looking for more information about the cyclist Ernst Feja who died in an accident on the Oerlikon track in 1927 for List of cyclists with a cycling-related death (Ernst Feja entry). I will need the information translated into English. Thanks, Shearonink (talk) 04:59, 19 August 2019 (UTC)

Shearonink, I have some doubts this request - as it stands - will ever get filled since in addition to this book not being held widely by libraries outside of Switzerland, I am also not aware that any of the regular users of this page speak German (except for me, and I do not have the time to provide you with a translation unless it's just a sentence). On the other hand, if you can find another way to get it translated, I may be able to help you obtain a copy of the page. — Pajz (talk) 19:31, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
Ok thanks anyway. Shearonink (talk) 00:56, 18 September 2019 (UTC)


Greetings, has someone access to this publication? For Huaynaputina

Thanks, Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 08:44, 21 August 2019 (UTC)

@Jo-Jo Eumerus, I don't but you can apply for access at Wikipedia:OpenEdition czar 16:13, 24 August 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. Applied for that, although I am not sure if it falls under the scope. Leaving this open in the meantime. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 16:55, 24 August 2019 (UTC)

The Sunday Herald album review[edit]

For the soon to be created Upbeat (album). The ProQuest document linked above gives the citation only, not the full text. Also, The Sunday Herald is the Sunday edition of The Chronicle Herald.

Thanks, —Bruce1eetalk 07:07, 22 August 2019 (UTC)

Gujarati News paper "Jamnabhoomi"[edit]

I need details on Gujarati News paper named "Janmabhoomi" to write article on this 75 year old news paper.

Thanks, Sushant savla (talk) 18:18, 23 August 2019 (UTC)

@Sushant savla: See this two links. --Gazal world (talk) 20:04, 23 August 2019 (UTC)

Needing a page from the book "De Geschiedenis van Marokko & Noord-Afrika"[edit]

Needing a page from this particular book. I am unable to find it anywhere.

  • al Kandoussi, Sofyan (2019). De Geschiedenis van Marokko & Noord-Afrika. p. 179.

For Idrisid dynasty

Thanks, Kansas Bear (talk) 20:40, 23 August 2019 (UTC)

@Kansas Bear: I can't find either the book or the author in WorldCat. My guess is you're not going to have much luck with this one. Maybe come back in a six or twelve months? Compassionate727 (T·C) 13:12, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
Kansas Bear, based on the description in the publisher's online shop (here), specifically the release model (via Google Translate: "BOOK IS THE FIRST 2 MONTHS EXCLUSIVELY FOR SALE VIA TASMIM.NL Then via and Islamic bookshops."), I'm a bit doubtful if you will ever find that work in a research/public library. I would also note that there are few hints that this book project might not be an entirely scholarly endavour (the purpose of the book is described as helping people "find their identity"; there is no information whatsoever on the author; etc.), so - without making any statement on that issue myself - I think you might want to check again if this is a good source for a history-related article. Best, — Pajz (talk) 12:32, 7 September 2019 (UTC)

Inkari : revista andina de investigación social, artes y humanidades[edit]

Greetings, has someone access to OCLC 993009944? There should be an article VALDERRAMA F., Ricardo; ESCALANTE G,. Carmen Mitologías del Coropuna. Revista Inkari. Cusco, Perú, v. 1, n. 1, p. 25-58, 2016. in there. For Coropuna

Thanks, Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 20:34, 27 August 2019 (UTC)

Journal of Water Resource Engineering and Management[edit]

Greetings, has someone access to this publication? [2]

For Coropuna

Thanks, Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 20:34, 27 August 2019 (UTC)

Have you linked the piece, correctly? I have no minimal clue about this domain but still will be surprised to find a discussion about the relative accuracy of digital-elevation-models in a part. region of India, any relevant to a volcano in the Peruvian Andes. WBGconverse 15:58, 29 August 2019 (UTC)
@Winged Blades of Godric:Sometimes such sources with unintuitive titles have turned out to be useful. However, if the only mention of "Coropuna" is in the secondary literature list, then we might as well not bother. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 16:14, 29 August 2019 (UTC)
I checked the paper from a weird terminal (that does not allow you to do anything save hands-free viewing) but did not spot anything remotely relevant, as to the topic, on a rapid glance-through. There was a mention of the name in one of the sources over the bibliography, though.
If you do suspect strongly that the paper contains something relevant, I can get you mobile-photo-captures of the terminal screen within a couple of days ..... WBGconverse 17:49, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

1914 Daily Mail reference for 2nd Boer War[edit]

Tidying up references, and this one is missing an article title or similar. returns snippets based on searches, but restricts full view.

I've tried various searches (like this) but have not found anything related to the citation.

Could anyone provide or fix?

  • Daily Mail (5810). 16 November 1914. pp. 4 ff. ISSN 0307-7578. Missing or empty |title= (help)

For Second_Boer_War

Thanks, Quuux (talk) 04:55, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

The first page can be viewed here, it looks like, but I can't read it from the preview and don't have an account. Compassionate727 (T·C) 15:14, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
Oops, forgot to ping @Quuux:. Compassionate727 (T·C) 13:34, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
Actually, I just realized I was looking at the Daily Mirror, not the Daily Mail. Nevermind. This might help you, though. Not sure if they'll let you have a trial, but it's worth a shot. Compassionate727 (T·C) 13:43, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
Perhaps OhanaUnited can help you obtain this article through the Daily Mail Historical Archive (U Toronto Libraries). — Pajz (talk) 10:04, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
@Pajz, Compassionate727, and Quuux: I can't attest to the validity of information in newspaper back in 1914, but I should point out that there was an RfC on using Daily Mail as reference and concluded that it should generally not be used as a source on Wikipedia. OhanaUnitedTalk page 01:36, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
@Quuux and OhanaUnited: The RfC closure acknowledges that "the Daily Mail may have been more reliable historically", so I think we're to use our best judgement on this one. (Unfortunately, we can't form a judgement without the actual source!) The original citation employed this syntax: {{Daily Mail|issue=5810|supp=|startpage=4|date=16 November 1914|issn = 0307-7578}}; Template:Daily Mail is redlinked. When I check the page logs, I see nothing, which would suggest that this template never existed, but it would be highly unusual for an erroneous link to a template that never existed to have an empty parameter, as this happens when someone copies and pastes the skeleton parameters from the template's documentation. @Jo-Jo Eumerus: would you check whether or not this page ever existed, and if it did, paste the last stable version into my sandbox? There's a slim chance I'll able to glean some of the missing bibliographic info from the template's code. Compassionate727 (T·C) 17:34, 4 October 2019 (UTC)
Checked and didn't find anything. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 18:51, 4 October 2019 (UTC)
Well, that leaves us back at square one. Because it doesn't look like we're going to be able to fix the citation or verify that the source is reliable, I think the play is to remove it, which I have done for now. I'll leave this open though in case anyone does find it. Compassionate727 (T·C) 21:10, 5 October 2019 (UTC)

Bulletin of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America article[edit]

For Fran Van Cleave

Thanks, Haukur (talk) 09:22, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

September 2019[edit]

Medieval Albania[edit]

  • Ducellier, Alain (1981). La façade maritime de l'Albanie au Moyen Age. Durazzo et Valona du ΧIe au XVe siècle [The Albanian Seaboard in the Middle Ages. Durazzo and Valona from the 11th to the 15th Century] (in French). Thessaloniki: Institute for Balkan Studies., specifically at least the first part of Chapter IV (pp. 92–101), and the chapter "Le duché vénitien de Durazzo" (pp. 121–159). OCLC 492625425

For Dyrrhachium (theme) and Duchy of Durazzo (Republic of Venice). Since this is a seminal work on the topic, if more material from this book can be provided apart from the chapters requested, all the better, as there are lots of articles that can benefit from it (e.g. Lordship of Valona).

Thanks, Constantine 15:40, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

I will be at a library that has this, in about a month. WBGconverse 08:48, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, I can wait :). Constantine 14:07, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

A court order[edit]

Can anybody lead me to the final court order as described in this Stanford-News-piece ? I tried searching over FindLaw but in vain. Got this, FWIW. WBGconverse 09:25, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

For Norman Davies. Thanks, WBGconverse 09:14, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Winged Blades of Godric, the case cite is Davies v. Leland Stanford Junior University Board of Trustees, No. H 006734 (Cal. Ct. App., Sept. 3, 1991), pet. for review den., 1991 Cal. LEXIS 5612 (Dec. 11, 1991). Since the decision is unpublished, it is uncertain whether it is available through a legal database -- personally, I cannot find it in Lexis/Westlaw (but the scope of access varies) and does not give a case citation, so you may ultimately need to get in touch with the clerk's office of the 6th District Court of Appeal. — Pajz (talk) 16:00, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
Winged Blades of Godric, I wasn't able to find the order, but I did find a law review article that briefly discusses the case in a two-paragraph footnote. If that would be helpful to you, send me an email and I'll reply with a PDF. John M Baker (talk) 15:05, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

1980s California Ballot Measure Voting Data[edit]

I'm looking for detailed election data for California ballot measures going back to at least the 1980s. I'm specifically looking for a source to improve 1986 California Proposition 65, but the data I'm looking for could of course be used to improve any number of similar articles.

A Google search finds this archive from the California Secretary of State's office but that only goes back to 1990. I also found a UC Hastings database, which has pamphlets and other good resources on ballot measures but no detailed election data. And I checked over my local library's databases, as well as my alma mater's, and found nothing relevant.

Is anyone aware of a database that has detailed voting data for California ballot measures in the 1980s?

Thanks, TitanAndromeda 21:12, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Brahmi Script page and other related pages on Wikipedia have some words written in Brahmi Font, where the Font file is available ?[edit]

For Example article

Thanks, Ashok Tapase (talk) 08:13, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

@Ashok Tapase: The "Unicode and digitization" section of the Brahmi script article mentions several fonts that support Brahmi, for example "Noto Sans Brahmi" and "Adinatha". It seems they can be downloaded from the cited sources. I don't know if that helps you or not. —Bruce1eetalk 11:18, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

Keith Thompson article[edit]

Hello, I am looking for an article by Keith Thompson, for use at The Accursed Share. Publication details: Utne Reader (87500256). Jan/Feb90, Issue 37, p106-107. ISSN 8750-0256.

Thanks, Freeknowledgecreator (talk) 08:04, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

El asesinato político en al-Andalus[edit]

Francisco Vidal Castro (2004). "El asesinato político en al-Andalus: la muerte violenta del emir en la dinastía nazarí". In María Isabel Fierro (ed.). De muerte violenta: política, religión y violencia en Al-Andalus. Editorial CSIC - CSIC Press. pp. 349–398. ISBN 978-84-00-08268-0.

For Muhammad III of Granada, Ismail I of Granada, and possibly the articles of other Nasrid monarchs I'll work on in the future

Thanks, HaEr48 (talk) 12:09, 25 September 2019 (UTC)

Film World[edit]

I need this page (p. 71 according to Google snippet) from Film World ISSN 0015-1475. It has information about Gujarati movie 'Liludi Dharti'. Also need proper citation details.

For new article on Gujarati wiki. Thanks, Gazal world (talk) 19:14, 28 September 2019 (UTC)

October 2019[edit]

Free images of Jo Ann Kelly[edit]

I've been trying to find a copyright-free or Creative Commons photo of Jo Ann Kelly ("Jo-Ann Kelly" during her early career, 1960s) for her article and coming up empty. She died in 1990 so almost all the photos are from old magazine articles or liner notes of LP/CD releases. So generally under copyright and it's often not clear who is the copyright owner of various photos, much less how to contact them. Such images don't really fall under WP's non-free guidelines. I've come to the end of my abilities so any input would be extremely helpful. For Jo Ann Kelly

Thanks, Mark Ironie (talk) 22:15, 4 October 2019 (UTC)

Circuit analogs[edit]

"Analogs between magnetic and electrical circuits", Electronic Products, vol. 12, pp. 108-113, 1969 OCLC 5019040 ISSN 0738-2553

For gyrator-capacitor model (and possibly analogical models as well if the article is general enough).

Thanks, SpinningSpark 00:34, 9 October 2019 (UTC)

Doing... WBGconverse 15:17, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

Australian poem reviews[edit]

  1. Spies, Marion (1993). "Asien in zeitgenoessischen australischen Gedichtsequenzen". Australien zwischen Europa und Asien: 109–121.
  • General criticism; unknown how much is about Brabazon's work, may discuss The East-West Gathering.
  1. Simpson, R. A. (15 February 1964). "Dedication". The Bulletin. 86 (4382): 46–47.
  • Review of The East-West Gathering alongside 3 other reviews.
  1. Barnard, S. T. (December 1963). "Rum Baba". Australian Book Review. 3 (2): 45.
  • Review of The East-West Gathering.
  1. Johnston, Grahame (Winter 1958). "Untitled". Quadrant. 2 (3): 92–93.
  • Review of Cantos of Wandering alongside 4 other reviews.
  1. Brissenden, R. F. (Autumn 1958). "Poetry Chronicle". Meanjin. 17 (1): 199–204.
  • Review of Cantos of Wandering alongside 12 other reviews.
  1. Higham, Charles (26 January 1957). "Untitled". The Sydney Morning Herald: 12.
  • Review of Seven Stars to Morning alongside 1 other review.
  1. Jones, Evan (Spring 1957). "Nice Neighbours and Eccentrics". Meanjin. 16 (3): 325–328.
  • Review of Seven Stars to Morning alongside 5 other reviews.
  1. Scrutarius (1954). "Untitled". Walkabout: 46.
  • Review of Proletarians-Transition alongside 5 other reviews.

For Francis Brabazon

Thanks, WBGconverse 15:41, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

Doing...Bruce1eetalk 17:04, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
@Winged Blades of Godric: I've added three paywalled Informit links for #4, #5 and #7, which could help someone with Informit access. I've also added a link for #6, but unfortunately my subscription has expired – perhaps someone else here with access can retrieve it for you. Sorry I can't be of any more help. —Bruce1eetalk 17:27, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
Thank you! WBGconverse 17:30, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
@Winged Blades of Godric: #2 at [3] and #8 [4] both freely available by Trove (it's very useful for Australian sources ;)). --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 23:46, 12 October 2019 (UTC)
Winged Blades of Godric, sent #4, — Pajz (talk) 13:58, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
Winged Blades of Godric, sent #1, — Pajz (talk) 17:44, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

The Sasanians and the Sistanis[edit]

Need the first chapter "The Sasanians and the Sistanis". Would greatly appreciate it, since expansion is sorely needed in this rather obscure area, namely the Indo-Parthian Kingdom article.

Thanks, HistoryofIran (talk) 00:53, 12 October 2019 (UTC)

@HistoryofIran: So far you've asked for and received copies of 4 of the book's 11 chapters in separate requests. You're beyond the point that Wikipedia can make a good case for copying more under "fair use". If the source is so useful to your work, don't be a cheapskate, buy it. A used paperback should cost less than 30 euros with shipping to Denmark, an electronic copy might be even less. --Worldbruce (talk) 22:41, 13 October 2019 (UTC)
Funnily enough I've already bought it from Amazon, yet it has no pages (it has "locations" instead, as I've already mentioned here before), so thus useless for work. Not buying it again, that's silly. Also, no need to patronise me (I very well know the price) nor call me a "cheapskate", mind your manners. Unlike you, mayhaps I know how to use my money appropriately? If having more parts of the book is against the rules, then fine, I understand. You could have just only said that instead of taking a dig at me as well. Like you and many others, I'm just here to improve this site. Just close this section then. HistoryofIran (talk)
@HistoryofIran: Sources without page numbers, like ebooks, can still be used in citations. According to WP:PAGENUM the relevant text can be identified by chapter- and/or section-titles. —Bruce1eetalk 05:45, 14 October 2019 (UTC)
@HistoryofIran: Yes Sent. --Gazal world (talk) 09:31, 14 October 2019 (UTC)

Book Publishing Worldwide: Special Reports ... (1979)[edit]

  • Book Publishing Worldwide: Special Reports on Germany, Scandinavia, Portugal, Spain, Australia, Soviet Union, Great Britain, Japan, and Export-import Statistics. R. R. Bowker. 1979. p. 176. // No ISBN, available on Google Books only in snippet form, also requesting the book's introduction

For Holp Shuppan

I wish to have page 176 in its entirety so I can see the context. Also I want to see the introduction to the book. Unfortunately I do not know specific page numbers of the latter, but I wonder if the introductory section explains the purpose of the book and how/why entries were chosen. I would hope that this work is not just a random directory of companies but instead of a specially chosen/curated list of developments in the publishing industries of those countries, as in the work is choosing entries with a purpose in mind.

Thanks, WhisperToMe (talk) 13:41, 13 October 2019 (UTC)

Source for Persian Princess[edit]

Hello everyone, I'm looking for an article. Unfortunately, while the article is in English, the journal in se apparently isn't.

  • Schmitt, Rüdiger (2003). "A Further Spurious Inscription in Old Persian Writing: The Mummy of 'Rhodogoune'". Nāme-ye Irān-e Bāstān - International journal of ancient Iranian studies. 3 (1): 3–13.

For Persian Princess and eventual creation of Rhodogune (daughter of Xerxes I).

Many thanks, Khruner (talk) 18:56, 13 October 2019 (UTC)

John Ystumllyn in Country Life[edit]

  • Morris, Tom (6 September 1962). "An Elopement in 18th-Century Wales: Jack Black of Ystumllyn". Country Life. p. 518. ISSN 0045-8856.

I have recently created an article on John Ystumllyn, a recently rediscovered black Welshman, and this 1962 article by Tom Morris, something of a local expert, would be a great help to its expansion. Country Life is available via ProQuest. If found, please email me the text, including any information or historical evaluations not found in the Wikipedia article.

Thanks for any help, Tenpop421 (talk) 20:43, 13 October 2019 (UTC); wording edited 19:14, 14 October 2019 (UTC)

My ProQuest access only has Country Life records from 2013 onwards. —Bruce1eetalk 21:13, 13 October 2019 (UTC)
If it can't be found via ProQuest, I don't know of any other reasonable way to access it, besides buying the back issue or finding a library with a physical copy. It's not entirely clear why the ProQuest website lists the "full archival run from 1897-2005" if it only goes back to 2013, but whatever. Thanks for your trouble, Tenpop421 (talk) 19:14, 14 October 2019 (UTC)
@Tenpop421: ProQuest does have full access to Country Life from 1897–2005 in its Country Life Archive. What I'm saying is that my ProQuest access doesn't include that archive, and only has access back to 2013 via another database. —Bruce1eetalk 00:25, 15 October 2019 (UTC)
Ok, noted. Thank you, Tenpop421 (talk) 16:43, 15 October 2019 (UTC)

The Los Angeles Daily Journal articles for Draft:Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis[edit]

For Draft:Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis.

If there are any other articles about Allen Matkins in The Los Angeles Daily Journal that are about the firm and not about any personnel changes, I would be grateful to receive them too.

Thanks, Cunard (talk) 01:06, 14 October 2019 (UTC)

Need Russian translation + Russian sources after 1905 for history of aerodynamics[edit]

I would like:

  1. A translation of the last sentence of page 72 (page 75 in the website browser) of [5], which is probably something like "the data of table 7 was collected by G. I. Lukyanov", but the precise wording would be interesting.
  2. A search for possible references to the "Lukyanov paradox" in Russian-speaking sources.

Some background: the article is drag crisis which in that revision made multiple assertions that do not seem supported by the sources and which I will remove shortly. The only (non-Youtube video) source, either here or on fr-wp, is the primary source linked above, a collection of works by Nikolay Zhukovsky (scientist) works. More precisely, the article claims:

  • That the drag crisis is also known as "Eiffel-Lukyanov paradox", but GScholar does not know it. It could be known as such in Russian, but we need a secondary source for that.
  • That it was first identified in 1905 by a Russian student G.I.Lukyanov - here's why I would like a translation, because there is a range of possibilities between a lab technician who runs the experiments as ordered by the supervisor and a PhD student who shows significant initiative. Saying "identified by" in Wikipedia's voice would be justified for the latter but not for the former. Furthermore, the book was published in 1938, so it would be nice to have a source for "1905" as well.

Thanks, TigraanClick here to contact me 12:01, 14 October 2019 (UTC)

@Coolak: Could you perform the translation work here? Compassionate727 (T·C) 18:45, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
@Tigraan: @Compassionate727: That sentence translates as: "The results of Lukyanov's experiments are shown in the table 7." Also, on the previous page, there's a statement: "Now we'll take a look at the results of experiments (1907–1909) with a ball <...> conducted in an old pipe in Moscow University by a student G. I. Lukyanov." The search of "Lukyanov paradox" in Russian didn't return any results except an old Soviet video uploaded to VK and not showing any signs of reliability. Coolak (talk) 16:32, 17 October 2019 (UTC)
Later on, the book also tells about some similar experiments conducted by Eiffel, but it never mentions "Eiffel-Lukyanov paradox" or anything like that. However, I am so much of a non-scientific guy that I can't even tell you if the book tells about the same things as the article. Let's just assume that it does. Coolak (talk) 16:41, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

SERNAGEOMIN/Instituto de Investigaciones Geológicas[edit]

Greetings, has someone access to this publication - OCLC 55295539 For Laguna del Maule (volcano)

Thanks, Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 08:08, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

@Jo-Jo Eumerus: Requested via ILL. We'll see if my college actually is willing to import a map from Chile, though. Compassionate727 (T·C) 18:47, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

SERNAGEOMIN #2/"Quaternary eruptive history of Laguna del Maule Volcanic Field"[edit]

Greetings, has someone access to this publication -

For Laguna del Maule (volcano)

Thanks, Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 08:08, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

I think this OCLC link is wrong. (And I wouldn't mind the correct one because I'm struggling to figure out what exactly this is.) Compassionate727 (T·C) 18:53, 17 October 2019 (UTC)
@Compassionate727:Yeah, that was a copypaste error. Removed it. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 19:08, 17 October 2019 (UTC)
@Jo-Jo Eumerus: Do you have an OCLC link for this one? It looks like a journal, but your link doesn't appear to include the title, unless the title is "IAVCEI General Assembly," which has me confused. Compassionate727 (T·C) 19:09, 17 October 2019 (UTC)
The title is "Quaternary eruptive history of Laguna del Maule Volcanic Field, Chilean Andes" unfortunately I can't find any metadata. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 19:42, 17 October 2019 (UTC)
Sorry, I meant the title of the journal. I should have said name. But you seemed to answer my question anyway. Unfortunately, I'm not sure how to request this. I can't submit a journal article request without the title of the journal, but I'm not sure what else this would be. Compassionate727 (T·C) 20:36, 17 October 2019 (UTC)


Greetings, has someone access to this publication? For Laguna del Maule (volcano)

Thanks, Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 08:08, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

Please replace this subject line with a more meaningful description of the request.[edit]

  • Underhill PA, Shen P, Lin AA, Jin L, Passarino G, Yang WH, Kauffman E, Bonné-Tamir B, Bertranpetit J, Francalacci P, Ibrahim M, Jenkins T, Kidd JR, Mehdi SQ, Seielstad MT, Wells RS, Piazza A, Davis RW, Feldman MW, Cavalli-Sforza LL, Oefner PJ (2000). "Y chromosome sequence variation and the history of human populations". Nature Genetics. 26 (3): 358–61. doi:10.1038/81685. PMID 11062480.

For Assyrian people

Thanks, Puduḫepa 19:30, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

@Puduḫepa: Freely available at ResearchGate. --Gazal world (talk) 20:17, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

GIS dataset of the 2011 administrative boundaries of India[edit]

I'm aware that this is a somewhat unusual request, but that sort of data is sometimes provided by academic libraries (anybody have access to Harvard or Yale?), and I need it in order to create a series of language maps to be used in articles (beginning with these two). There is a relevant dataset at, but the boundaries there don't always correspond to the ones at the time of the census (so I can't really pair it up with the census data). I'm particularly interested in administrative boundaries below the district level (i.e. tehsils/taluqs), as I already havea access (from [6]) to the corresponding dataset for the district level. If anyone obtains a copy, please check that the terms of use allow sharing in this form. Thanks! – Uanfala (talk) 20:55, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

@Uanfala: I don't know that anyone who regularly contributes sources here attends or works at either of those universities. FourViolas has offered to be contacted directly for Harvard resources, so you might leave a message on their talk page, but they only edit once every few months these days, so I wouldn't count on a timely response. Probably your best option, although it will, unfortunately, be somewhat time-intensive, is to scour Category:Wikipedians by alma mater: Harvard University and Category:Wikipedians by alma mater: Yale University and ask anyone who edits somewhat regularly if they have access. (Those categories include both current and former students, so you might check their user page before asking to see if they say whether or not they're graduates or current students; I doubt former students will have access, although I don't know about those institutions' policies specifically.) If you're really desperate, you could also ask Category:Wikipedian university teachers, although that category doesn't distinguish by institution and most people don't say where they teach on their user pages, so that's probably a crapshoot. Compassionate727 (T·C) 19:27, 17 October 2019 (UTC)
@Uanfala:I can view and download a dataset called "India : Sub-District Boundaries with Census Data, 2001". Excerpts of the metadata:
Abstract: This datalayer shows Sub-District (Tahsil/Taluka) boundaries of India for 2001. Includes Sub-District socio-demographic Census attribute data such as total population, population by sex, rural/urban populations, household, literacy, and employment statistics. This layer is part of the IndiaMap dataset which includes socio-demographic and economic Census data for 2001 at the State, District, Sub-District, and Town levels. This data layer is sourced from secondary government sources, chiefly Survey of India, Census of India, Election Commission, etc. Scale 1:1,000,000.
Purpose: These data are intended for researchers, students, and policy makers for reference and mapping purposes, and may be used for basic applications such as viewing, querying, and map output production.
Use_Constraints: For educational non-commercial use only.
If this is what you're looking for, shoot me an email and I'll see what I can do! FourViolas (talk) 20:55, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

Telegraphic codes for India[edit]

  • R.D. Joshi, "A New Telegraphic Code for the Indian Languages", Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, pp. 301–307 vol. 7, iss. 7, 1948.

I can find a free download link for the article at National Digital Library of India (after logging in) but I can't get the download to actually work.

For Telegraph code

Thanks, SpinningSpark 22:04, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

Thesis from USA[edit]


For ru:Гипотеза социального обеспечения по старости

Thanks, Vyacheslav84 (talk) 09:23, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

Richard D. Chessick article[edit]

Hello, I am looking for Richard D. Chessick's article "Prolegomena to the study of paul Ricoeur's Freud and Philosophy", for use at Freud and Philosophy. Publication details: (1988). Psychoanalytic Review, 75(2):299-318. ISSN 0033-2836. There is a relevant link here.

Thanks, Freeknowledgecreator (talk) 09:51, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

@Freeknowledgecreator: Please send me an email. Compassionate727 (T·C) 18:57, 17 October 2019 (UTC)