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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.
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)Reply[reply]
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)Reply[reply]
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)Reply[reply]
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)Reply[reply]
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)Reply[reply]
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)NewyorkadamReply[reply]
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)Reply[reply]
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)❤Talk☮C☺Email☯ 22:15, 6 December 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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!
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)Reply[reply]
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)Reply[reply]
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)Reply[reply]
Eyer - I have access to several library databases and am willing to help locate resources. Eyercontact 16:40, 18 July 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Buidhe I have access to many databases, including JSTOR, Project MUSE, ProQuest Ebook Central, Cambridge University Press, New York Times (current and archives), and Taylor & Francis journals, via my university. buidhe 06:36, 14 January 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Seraphimblade I have access to many journals and academic databases, to newspapers.com via The Wikipedia Library, and am a subscriber to The New York Times and The Economist. If you would like me to check a reference or help with research in any of these, please let me know. SeraphimbladeTalk to me 05:07, 22 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Bilorv: I have access to newspaperarchive.com through The Wikipedia Library and access to ProQuest Ebook Central, along with some other databases, through my university. — Bilorv (talk) 12:13, 26 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Eddie891 -- I've got access to the Cornell University Library collection and their online resources, as well as T&F and Newspapers.com through The Wikipedia Library, not to mention a few online databases like Newspaperarchive.com via the NYPL and my local library. Eddie891TalkWork 13:15, 26 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Harry Mitchell: I have access to JSTOR, ODNB, ProQuest (via TWL), and many (many) books covering war memorials, architecture, policing, railways, and soem related subjects.
TheAafi: I have access to Almanhal, JSTOR, Edinburgh, Cambridge (via TWL), and the central library of Jamia Millia Islamia. I may help with resources needed for Darul Uloom Deoband, Jamia Millia Islamia, or any other associated issues, people, etc.
For Susenyos, Yaqob, Yolyos, Za Dengel and other related articles, also sources for possible article creations of Demetros of Merhabete, Se′ela Krestos, Yamana Krestos, Abuna Simon. Pages 203-209, 217, 249, 313, 325-345, 415-423, 436-438, 942, 994 about 43 pages total.
For Ursula Sillge
I don't speak German and while I am happy to pay them 0.99€ for the article, I don't want a subscription to a newspaper I can't read. Even if I could figure out how to pay them for it, I have no clue how I would cancel a subscription after receiving the article. I am hoping someone has a subscription and can send it to me.
For Kae Miller. I am specifically seeking information on the Collaborative Housing Society and the View Road Park Society. As I cannot access either source, I have no idea what the article titles might be, but if anyone can find the references, I'd like the whole article (not just the pages in the snippet) that talks about these initiatives Miller started.
For Batman Returns. I can find the text of the Empire reference online on fan sites but I can't cite page numbers that way so having the actual pages would be handy. The very generic "Film Review" publication is just not giving me any luck at all getting results.
To my knowledge, this isn't included in TWL (though I am unfamiliar with the source, so I may be wrong). But it looks like my own institution does give me some degree of access to these RGS archives, so @Danny lost: if you have a specific request, I can see if I can get it for you. DanCherek (talk) 12:10, 2 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hello. I'm looking for this 2013 Irish Examiner article for my draft on Colin Barrett. I checked Gale with The Wikipeida Library but it doesn't have this article despite having full-text coverage for 2013:
A search on the site (irishnewsarchive.com) shows this:
Saturday October 19, 2013
COLIN BARRETT An ideal introductory text for third-level A Different Story: fiction where Walshe wisely teases ciatingly insufferable book” but failing wasn Colin ’t Barrett writing can
--Arhi twi (talk) 08:30, 13 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I checked Irish News Archive, and it does look like it's on that page you mentioned underneath the article in the Forum section titled: Hard lives, hard truths. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 15:07, 13 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Reviews for Llegar a Ti (song) and Escúchame (song)
Ahmad Chaudhry, Nazir (2002). "Anarkali, Archives and Tomb of Sahib Jamal, A Study in Perspective". Lahore: Sang-e-Meel Publications: 21. ISBN9789693513844. ((cite journal)): Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
Requesting preferably the chapter containing page 21 and also pages containing list of references of the relevant chapter.
I think, page 21 is within the "Preface", but I'm not sure. "Bibliographical references" are on pages 77-78. But I myself can't get this for you. – Doc Taxon • Talk • 15:24, 25. Jul 2022 (UTC)
Thanks for inputs. Actually wish to find out 'a particular sentence' is being referred by Chaudhry from which particular book and page of reasonably large historian Ram Nath#Works, that's why I am looking for Chaudhry's bibliography.
At page 21 historian Nazir Chaudhry is referring to another historian Ram Nath's sentence ".. absolutely improbable that the grand Mughal emperor would address his married wife as yar .." (as much I could see in google book snippet google books does not give preview for this book), some other media articles too refer to this sentence, but it is unclear from which book and page number of Ram Nath's sentence is cited.
Nazir Chaudhry too is reasonably being referred by other authors so I will prefer to go through his presentation.
If it is somehow available anywhere through the specialists here, I would appreciate having the full title page (front and back, with the publication details), the table of contents, and the first two chapters scanned and sent to me. The request relates to the Henry Oldenburg, Peter Serrarius, and Abraham Pereyra WP entries. Thank you, warshy(¥¥) 21:14, 30 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Doing... I'm not sure, but I think, I can get this for you. I'm trying it. Please wait, – Doc Taxon • Talk • 10:02, 31. Jul 2022 (UTC)
First and Ten: Pro Football Players Born in Italy
Batella, Fausto (2017). First and Ten: Pro Football Players Born in Italy. SPORTeBOOK. ISBN9788894161861.
I would appreciate if someone could show me what the book says about Frank Gaziano and Pete Gorgone so I could create articles on them. Thanks, BeanieFan11 (talk) 23:38, 1 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Writing and Literacy in Chinese, Korean and Japanese book reviews
@DanCherek: with your link I can get full text of #1 too, but first I tried to find it by TWL search bar and input the title. I couldn't find full text by TWL. Can you explain your steps please, how you found #1 in TWL? Thank you – Doc Taxon • Talk • 13:53, 5. Aug 2022 (UTC)
Sure! I entered "Writing and Literacy in Chinese, Korean and Japanese Akamatsu" (without the quotation marks) into the TWL search bar and it was the second result for me. DanCherek (talk) 13:55, 5 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hello! I'm working on the article Atari 8-bit family. Who knows where to find online archives of Business Week magazine? From Business Week of May 21, 1984, there is allegedly this quotation: "Atari expect the new Lucasfilm software to stimulate sales of future games machines while tapping an existing market of 4 million owners of Atari's home computer and 5200 games machines". That's all the information I have. I have searched ProQuest and EBSCO on WP:LIBRARY but maybe I did it wrong. Thank you so much. — Smuckola(talk) 03:50, 7 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Smuckola:Sent. The Internet Archive has coverage through 1961, but I'm not aware of an easy way to access anything after that, unfortunately: as far as I can tell, it's only available through this special EBSCO database, which the Wikipedia Library doesn't subscribe to. If you need any more BusinessWeek articles, feel free to leave a message here and one of us with access to the EBSCO database would be happy to send it to you. Extraordinary Writ (talk) 16:32, 7 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Extraordinary Writ: Thanks. I googled and I can't find how to fill in the citation, like volume or issue, and I'm not sure whether ISSN is necessary because I rarely see it. This is a good magazine article to spread around citations into several Wikipedia articles. ((cite magazine | magazine=[[Bloomberg Businessweek|Businessweek]] | date=May 21, 1984 | title=Atari refuses to let the video game fad die | page=46 | volume= | issue= | issn= | publisher=[[McGraw Hill Education]])) — Smuckola(talk) 02:38, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Looks good, Smuckola. The database tells me that this is issue no. 2843; there doesn't appear to be a volume number, so you can just leave that parameter blank. Including the ISSN (0007-7135) probably isn't a bad idea, although it's not required. You can also add via=[[EBSCOhost]] if you want to make clear where the article came from. Cheers, Extraordinary Writ (talk) 03:13, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Extraordinary Writ: You are truly a Writ among writs. Out of the ordinary, and possibly even mildly outrageous. Please let me know if I can assist you with anything. The source has been cited, long live Jambi. I sure wish WP:LIBRARY's GUI wasn't only a blatant giant zoo, though I know it is by benevolent necessity. I wish it at least had a single search box, even if I had to wait 30 minutes for results lol. I basically stick to trade magazines and newspapers, so I often must do countless redundant searches. The bare minimum is EBSCO, ProQuest, newspapers.com, Google Books, and sometimes Newspaper Archive. It's so overwhelming and I don't know how to determine the names of individual publications I can and can't search! I don't know what's included, to even answer the question of whether or not I've even searched BusinessWeek among all that lol. There are a ton of stupid meta-search checkboxes ahead of EBSCO and ProQuest alone and I can't imagine how it would be possible to ever understand what I'm even looking at or opting into before I've even input a keyword. Then it gives me a beautiful search result and soon times out and barfs it all on the floor so I can start it all over again. Am I baying into the wind along with other very smart very normal users or am I just a loser, baby? — Smuckola(talk) 07:38, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Smuckola, the WP:LIBRARY folks actually have been working on one search engine to rule them all—there's now a search bar at the top of https://wikipedialibrary.wmflabs.org/users/my_library/ that searches EBSCO, Gale, JSTOR, and a whole bunch of other databases. Unfortunately it doesn't yet include ProQuest, Newspapers.com, or Newspaper Archive, but at least it's better than nothing. I can certainly sympathize about how difficult it can be to find where (if anywhere) a publication is available. One trick on ProQuest is to click the "publications" tab, which lets you search by the name of the publication (for instance, searching "Los Angeles Times" shows you how to access the paper, while searching "BusinessWeek" brings up...nothing). I think EBSCO has a similar feature, although I'm not too familiar with it. And, of course, if there's anything you can't find, you're always welcome to pay us a visit here and someone will probably be able to put you on the right track. Extraordinary Writ (talk) 18:31, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
access to books pages
it has been suggested to me to ask here. i need help with:
i have written article based on machine translation of ratan bai (french) and submitted for review also. obviously draft is not accepted. i tried to access books on google but there are no preview available. is there anyway to access these books (particularly pages) to view without membership or bypass paywall. i need help with following books with page numbers:
Bhagwan Das Garga, So many cinemas : the motion picture in India, Eminence Designs, page: 320.
Madhuja Mukherjee, Voices of the Talking Stars : Women of Indian Cinema and Beyond, SAGE Publications India, page: 216.
Pran Nevile, K. L. Saigal : The Definitive Biography, Penguin UK, page 248.
Ashish Rajadhyaksha et Paul Willemen, Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema, Routledge, page 658.
Adolf Schullerus [ro]'s book was translated into Romanian in 1966, and, according to some digging up, has not been updated since then, which means the original German-language version (1928) seems to be the most complete catalogue of Romanian tales.
Hi, might be a bit of a long shot but does anyone have access to the following (Italian language) PhD thesis? Discusses a glacier I might write an article on. Thanks - Dumelow (talk) 14:46, 18 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Pelfini M. 1992. Le fluttuazioni glaciali oloceniche nel gruppo Ortles-Cevedale (settore lombardo). Tesi di Dottorato, IV ciclo, 1998–91, Universita degli Studi di `Milano
Pelfini M. 1992. Holocene glacial fluctuations in the Ortles-Cevedale group (Lombardy sector). PhD thesis, IV cycle, 1998–91, University of Milan
More fairy tales (Spanish-language; Israel, China)
Wheeler, Howard True. Tales from Jalisco, Mexico. American Folk-lore Society, 1943. pp. 163ff (Tale nr. 69, "El Pájaro Verde").
Zhang, Juwen. The Magic Love. New York, United States of America: Peter Lang Verlag, 2021. "Tale 16: The Snake Bridegroom" and "Variant: The Snake and Three Sisters"; "Tale 18: The Calf Got a Wife"; "Tale 21: The Dragon Daughter".
Hello, @Arhi twi:. I think you mean the second tale. Got it on the link you provided. I've checked my email and there is no message with the third request. KHR FolkMyth (talk) 20:06, 23 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
My mistake. Request 3 has also been sent. Checked the trash bin and found it there. Thanks. KHR FolkMyth (talk) 23:53, 23 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Arhi twi:. As of this writing, I lost access to the pages of request 3. Is it possible to resend them? KHR FolkMyth (talk) 15:40, 25 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Bookku: The link for it is broken at Archive.org. However, the snippet does match the beginning of the Tripod website. You may need a physical copy of the magazine article to verify as the Internet version on Dawn.com isn't there. MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 18:26, 21 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Documentary's Awkward Turn: Cringe Comedy and Media Spectatorship
Hi, @Vortex3427, to avoid violating copyright laws, we cannot send copies of full books. Are there specific pages that you would like from this book? I have access to a print version-- if you would like, email me and I can respond with a scan of the index which might help you narrow down which pages you want. Eddie891TalkWork 13:47, 26 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I've gone ahead and scanned the index, as well as the pages specifically referencing 'Scary Maze Game', so if you just email me I can respond with a PDF of those Eddie891TalkWork 14:40, 26 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Computer Trade Weekly was a British weekly trade newspaper that covered computers and video games, spanning from 1984 to 1998. Although it was a respectable source at the time, it is notoriously difficult to find archives of on the Internet. Out of all the hundreds of issues they had ever released, I managed to find and download exactly one, although granted I might have been able to uncover a second issue had I decided to grind the search engines of Google and the Internet Archive.
For Amiga 600, I am looking for an article about the CeBIT 1992 show that mentions the Amiga 600 as one of the products being released there. This newspaper was reportedly the outlet that broke the Amiga 600 story. There is very little I know about the article. I do not know what issue the article appeared in, let alone the page numbers. Based on the issue I downloaded, it might have been #378. All I know is that it was reportedly published on March 16, 1992. I am betting that the only way I could obtain a copy of the article is from someone who has a physical copy of the issue, so if you have one, please send it. Thanks, FreeMediaKid$ 06:17, 26 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
El Lissitzky in the Proun years : a study of his work and thought, 1919-1927
This two sources have been already cited in the article, but only using snippet views of few pages. More contents may added maintaining WP:NPOV if other pages discussing this subject can be accessed.
Thanks.CharlesWain (talk) 13:30, 27 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Fernández, M., Fernicola, J. C., & Cerdeño, E. (2021). A new genus of Interatheriinae (Interatheriidae, Notoungulata) from the Santa Cruz Formation (early–middle Miocene), Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, and the revision of the genus Cochilius Ameghino, 1902. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 41(4), e1956940.
For an article I'm in the process of creating, Neoicochilus
More specifically, this:
Kramarz, A. G., & Bond, M. (2010). Colhuehuapian Astrapotheriidae (Mammalia) from Gran Barranca south of Lake Colhue-Huapi. The Paleontology of Gran Barranca. Evolution and Environmental Change through the Middle Cenozoic of Patagonia. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 182-192.