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New requests[edit]

October 2023

Multiple fossil cat-related requests[edit]

These are a series of scientific articles I am unable to access online. I have checked the Wikipedia Library as well as Google Scholar. Most of these are unlikely to be in English. Two of them (the ones by Bakr) I suspect are rare outside of Pakistan.

  1. Green tickY Pons-Moyà, Joan (1987). "Fortunictis nov. gen. acerensis nov. sp. nuevo Metailurini (Mammalia, Carnivora) del Mioceno superior de la Península Ibérica" [Fortunictis nov. gen. acerensis nov. sp. new Metailurini (Mammalia, Carnivora) from the Upper Miocene of the Iberian Peninsula.]. Paleontologia i evolució (in Spanish) (21): 63–68. S2CID 133680588.
  2. Green tickY Crusafont-Pairo, M.; Aguirre, E. (1972). "Stenailurus, Félidé nouveau du Turolien d'Éspagne" [Stenailurus, A New Felid of the Turolian of Spain]. Annales de Paléontologie (in French). 58 (2): 211–223.
  3. Green tickY Schmidt-Kittler, Norbert (1976). "Raubtiere aus dem Jungtertiär Kleinasiens" [Carnivores from the Late Tertiary of Asia Minor]. Palaeontographica Abteilung A (in German). 155: 1–131.
  4. Green tickY Bakr, A. (1969). "A new genus of large cat from Upper Siwaliks". Pakistan Journal of Zoology. 1 (2): 135–140.
  5. Bakr, A. (1986). "On a collection of Siwalik Carnivora". Biological Society of Pakistan. Monograph 11: 1–64.
  6. Green tickY von Koenigswald, G. H. R. (1934). "Zur Stratigraphie des javanischen Pleistocan" [On the stratigraphy of the Javanese Pleistocene]. De Ingenieur in Nederlandsch Indie (in German). 1 (4): 190. hdl:1887.1/item:2451806.
  7. Green tickY von Koenigswald, G.H.R. (1974). "Fossil mammals of Java part 6 Machairodontinae from the lower Pleistocene of Java". Proceedings of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen Series B Physical Sciences. 77 (4): 267–273. INIST PASCALGEODEBRGM7520066100.

For (in order) Fortunictis, Stenailurus, Miomachairodus, Sivapardus, Panthera dhokpathanensis, and Hemimachairodus (the last two)

Thanks, SilverTiger12 (talk) 16:22, 4 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]

 Doing... nos. 4 and 6. Struck out on the rest. Eddie891 Talk Work 20:26, 4 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]
@SilverTiger12, Are you sure about the publication information you cite for number 6? I'm looking at what I think is volume one issue 4 and just can't find that article. Also the link you provide is to a november issue, issue 4 is from April. Eddie891 Talk Work 19:53, 5 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Unfortunately, no, I'm not certain about the publication information; I tracked it down as a potential source second or third-hand a while ago. Doing a search again, I can't track down where the issue 4 part came from, just that it is in volume 1. My apologies. SilverTiger12 (talk) 21:15, 5 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Ok, I will look through volume 1. Unfortunately it has no real page numbers. But I will do my best, and ping you when I track it down. Eddie891 Talk Work 22:55, 5 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]
@Eddie891: I'm very interested in no. 4 and no. 6 too, please send me a copy too. – Doc TaxonTalk • 10:08, 6 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]
@SilverTiger12 and @Doc Taxon, I've got no. 4. Doc, will send it to you. ST, can you email me and I will respond with a pdf Eddie891 Talk Work 14:41, 6 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Email sent. SilverTiger12 (talk) 15:32, 6 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Yes Sent Eddie891 Talk Work 15:36, 6 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Not to be rude, Eddie, but the article refers to a "Plate I", with 4 figures, that isn't in the PDF. Do you also have that or no? Happy editing, SilverTiger12 (talk) 23:10, 6 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]
responding via email Eddie891 Talk Work 23:33, 6 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]
 Doing... nos. 1, 2, 7 – Doc TaxonTalk • 22:10, 4 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]
@SilverTiger12: Please send me a wikimail to provide you with the nos. 1, 2, 7. – Doc TaxonTalk • 21:09, 5 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]
@Eddie891: no 6. is at pages 185–201 in vol. 1, unfortunately I don't know the issue number, but volume 1 has issues 1-5. – Doc TaxonTalk • 21:13, 5 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Done. Thank you! SilverTiger12 (talk) 21:17, 5 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Yes Sent nos. 1, 2, 7 – Doc TaxonTalk • 21:30, 5 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]
@SilverTiger12: Please clarify what portions of this request are complete and what portions are still outstanding. The tradition method is to strike the list items that you no longer need. Next week I'll be at a library that has 3, 4, and 6, but am reluctant to spend my limited time there scanning hundreds of pages if you may not still need them. --Worldbruce (talk) 19:34, 28 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]
@Worldbruce: I have done so. Only 3, 5, and 6 are still needed. Unfortunately I don't think I can narrow down the needed page ranges in 3 and 6. Although for 3 the most needed part is the section on felids (cats), Miomachairodus in specific, if you only have limited time. And for 6, close to the same: section on felids, Epimachairodus zwierzykii in specific. Happy editing, SilverTiger12 (talk) 19:43, 28 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]
SilverTiger12, email me for #3. --Usernameunique (talk) 18:46, 1 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Done. Happy editing, SilverTiger12 (talk) 21:26, 1 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]
SilverTiger12, sent (in two emails due to size). --Usernameunique (talk) 17:31, 5 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Received. Thank you! SilverTiger12 (talk) 14:59, 6 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]
In case it helps at all, here are some URLs for #5:
Let me know you think if it would be useful for me to request an interlibrary loan (which can be physical or digital) for chapter 105 of "Proceedings of Fourth Pakistan Congress of Zoology" through my university. The second WorldCat link says that University of Minnesota, Twin Cities has a copy, and both it and my university are in the Big Ten Academic Alliance, so it should be more likely to be accepted and should be processed faster, compared to it being at some unaffiliated institution.
Solomon Ucko (talk) 02:15, 29 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
A lead! Thank you! I've had a hard enough time finding this source to say yes, please request the interlibrary loan. I think that might actually be what I'm looking for. Happy editing, SilverTiger12 (talk) 18:45, 29 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Perfect! I've requested an ILL for it; I'll let you know when I get updates on its status. Solomon Ucko (talk) 20:08, 29 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
@SilverTiger12: I've received the scan. It's short enough that I'll just transcribe it here:


105. On a Collection of Siwalik Carnivora
Abu Bakr
Department of Zoology, University of the Punjab, Lahore

In the Department of Zoology, Punjab University, the total number of the speciments of fossil Carnivora is eighteen. More collection was made last year. The total number of species that discovered is sixteen. Of these four i.e. Vishnucyon nagriensis, Sivaonyx minor, Lycaena felina and Panthera dhokpathanensis are new. The other speciments also given additional information about the known species. The work has been carried out under Pakistan Foundation, Project No. P-PU/Bio (102).

— p. 51
This is page 51, and says the book is 51 pages in total, so this is presumably the last page, so that's it.
Solomon Ucko (talk) 20:05, 3 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Hm, so I'm still looking for the monograph itself. Thank you though. SilverTiger12 (talk) 21:57, 3 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Oh right, hmm... Should I try requesting an inter-library loan and see if my university's librarians can figure something out, perhaps borrowing it or getting a scan from the National Library of Pakistan? Solomon Ucko (talk) 01:08, 4 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
It's a long shot, but I'd appreciate it. SilverTiger12 (talk) 01:37, 4 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Makes sense. I've submitted a request for it. I'll let you know when I get any updates. I'm required to give a deadline, so I gave them about 6 months, since this could be slow. Solomon Ucko (talk) 07:01, 4 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Status update to keep this thread from going stale: My ILL request is still active, though the last status update was my university's libraries sending a manual request to some library (presumably the National Library of Pakistan?) on February 14th. I'm not sure how long this might take, but I hope I'll get it eventually...
Meanwhile, my difficulty in finding this one inspired me to compile a table of all of the information I could find about all of their monographs: Biological Society of Pakistan#Monographs.
Solomon Ucko (talk) 04:51, 25 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

To editor SilverTiger12: Issues of De Ingenieur in Nederlandsch Indie are readable here. I didn't find that article, though I didn't look very hard. Maybe that collection is incomplete or maybe the volume or issue is wrong. Alas there is no search engine. Zerotalk 02:18, 14 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]

@SilverTiger12: Article #6 is in volume 1, issue 11, a pdf of which can be downloaded here. It's on pages 21-40 of the pdf, in print they're numbered IV 185 - IV 202. --Worldbruce (talk) 07:47, 14 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Omigosh, thank you!! Online-accessible sources are the best. Happy editing, SilverTiger12 (talk) 16:57, 16 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]

"Momentos of Creation: Asteroids & Comets in SF"[edit]

For Asteroids in fiction and Comets in fiction. I'm not entirely sure about the page numbers.

Thanks in advance. TompaDompa (talk) 22:59, 22 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]

TompaDompa, email me for this. --Usernameunique (talk) 22:44, 3 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
TompaDompa, sent. --Usernameunique (talk) 17:08, 4 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Usernameunique: Splendid, thank you very much indeed. You wouldn't happen to have access to other issues of The Zone? There are other articles in the same series that I think would be useful for Sun in fiction (see Wikipedia:WikiProject Resource Exchange/Resource Request/Archive 152#"Sun Daze in S.F.: Maintaining a Safe Distance"), Mercury in fiction (see Wikipedia:WikiProject Resource Exchange/Resource Request/Archive 125#A bunch of sources for Mercury in science fiction), Venus in fiction ("Visions of Venus: Lost Legacies from the World of Water" and "Storm World Views: Cinema SF About Venus" in issue 3), and Moon in science fiction ("What Was It Like On The Moon, Grandad? One Small Step for Fiction, a Giant Leap for Fact: Earth's Satellite and SF" in issue 6). TompaDompa (talk) 20:44, 4 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
No problem, TompaDompa. Can you add copy to this request the full cites for the ones you still need? I haven't looked yet, but suspect my library has at least some of them given that it had the first one. --Usernameunique (talk) 21:46, 4 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Certainly. TompaDompa (talk) 21:54, 4 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. My library says it has volumes 1 through 9, which should include everything on the list. I'll probably have to request them one at a time, however, so bear with me. --Usernameunique (talk) 22:01, 4 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
TompaDompa, sent the first (Summer 1994). --Usernameunique (talk) 17:16, 8 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you very much indeed, I have already put it to good use. TompaDompa (talk) 22:07, 8 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
TompaDompa, sent the second (Spring 1995). --Usernameunique (talk) 19:28, 11 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Splendid, that one has also come in handy. TompaDompa (talk) 23:27, 14 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Usernameunique? TompaDompa (talk) 11:37, 3 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for the reminder; requested the ones from issue #3. --Usernameunique (talk) 13:16, 3 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Usernameunique, any further updates? TompaDompa (talk) 21:13, 23 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
TompaDompa, sorry for the delay. Not sure what happened with issue 3; I never heard back. For now, I've requested the portion from issue 6, and will try issue 3 again after. Can you please also cross out the ones below that you've received? --Usernameunique (talk) 19:52, 30 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Done. By the way, I have since requested another article from issue 6, see #"The Circle Citadels: Other Solar Systems in Science Fiction" below. I added it to the list here as well. TompaDompa (talk) 19:57, 30 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
TompaDompa, sent both articles from #6. --Usernameunique (talk) 18:02, 7 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you. TompaDompa (talk) 00:51, 8 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I've requested the ones from #3 (again). --Usernameunique (talk) 18:11, 9 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

1906 article in Arts and Crafts[edit]

For Herbert Maryon

According to the below article, The March number of "Arts and Crafts" is, as usual, full of articles which are intended to provide students and art workers with useful information on a variety of subjects in which they are interested. The most important of these articles are "Various Methods of Finishing Oak," by Mr. W. Daniell; "Metal Work," by Mr. H. J. Maryon; "Practical Talks about Wood-Carving," by Mr. H. Turner; "Inlaying," by Mr. A[rthur] C[awdron] Horth; and "Bookbinding," by Mr. F. Sangorski and Mr. G. Sutcliffe. Among the more notable illustrations are reproductions of drawings by Henner, E. Detaille, and Feyen Perrin.

The starting point is to figure out what journal this is—a task not helped by its generic name. There's a good chance that this is a small journal that didn't last long. The article would be Maryon's second published work that I'm aware of, five months after "Early Irish Metal Work", in another small journal. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Usernameunique (talk) 01:42, 24 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Based on the location, maybe [1]? Eddie891 Talk Work 02:18, 6 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks very much for that, Eddie891. I think you're right. I sent an email to a library that looks like it has a copy of the issue in question, but didn't receive a response. I've now submitted an ILL request, so hopefully that will both prove you right, and get the article. --Usernameunique (talk) 05:53, 26 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]
How's this going? If you're having trouble with the ILL, I should be able to request an ILL for OCLC 225804755 pretty easily, as my university is within the Big Ten Academic Alliance, and so is one of the libraries that has it. If you received it but it's not the right magazine, if you send me the full newspaper article that prompted your search, I can try to figure out what else it might be. Solomon Ucko (talk) 06:24, 16 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks, Sollyucko. Would you mind giving it a go? My library claims that the ILL was unsuccessful; I could try submitting it again, but perhaps you would have better luck if a copy is already within your system. --Usernameunique (talk) 20:19, 31 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Actually, it looks like University of Minnesota, Twin Cities doesn't have that issue, but it looks like the following libraries have it:
Two of these are academic libraries in the US, so I think there's a decent chance of success. My university's ILL department is a bit busy currently, but I'll submit it in a few days and see what happens. If you contact me via Special:EmailUser, I'll send you the scan I receive, if it's successful.
Solomon Ucko (talk) 21:16, 31 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I've submitted an ILL request myself. It might be more complicated than I originally thought, but hopefully they can figure it out without too much difficulty... I'm just confused how issue and volume numbers correspond with months and years... Solomon Ucko (talk) 13:58, 5 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Comparing earlier mentions of Arts and Crafts in The Globe with confirms that the publisher is Hutchinson & Co. The listing in the catalog of the National Library of Scotland indicates that this is v. 4, no. 22.
My request "has been cancelled by ILL staff for the following reason: Unable to find supplier / The only library that owns this particular year has it as an electronic subscription and they do not have the license to lend it."
I've replied to ask if they can at least provide metadata, as well as sending them a list of libraries that seem to have it in print, narrowed down to Queen's, NLS, and Cambridge, which say they have vol. 4.
Solomon Ucko (talk) 16:10, 30 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

November 2023

Books about Le Touquet in French[edit]

For User:Szmenderowiecki/sandbox/Touquet, particularly WWII and post-war reconstruction - will be thrown directly into Le Touquet article

The first article is available through OpenEdition, but The Wikipedia Library access to it is broken, hence my request. The second and third books are very likely offline, and I don't have relevant pages, so I'd appreciate someone with ILL (buying ILL vouchers). Obviously I cannot and will not request everything, but I need some info about what was happening, how many Germans were living in that city, what they were doing there, what did they do with the women, elderly and children who remained in the resort, preparations for the Atlantic Wall as relevant to the city and the reason why Le Touquet was so densely mined even though it had little intrinsic military value. Any relevant excerpts that will reflect on this issue will be welcome. I want to make a text that's max 2 paragraphs, beginning from the internment order of enemy males under 60.

Thanks, Szmenderowiecki (talk) 13:09, 16 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]

 Doing... #1Doc TaxonTalk • 17:49, 16 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]
@Szmenderowiecki: Please send me a wikimail to provide you with the paper #1. – Doc TaxonTalk • 16:43, 17 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]
@Szmenderowiecki: Yes Sent #1Doc TaxonTalk • 19:58, 17 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]
You are impressive, thank you!
I'll strike this one Szmenderowiecki (talk) 20:04, 17 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]
You might have better luck with the books on French Wikipedia's version of this page:
Solomon Ucko (talk) 16:14, 21 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Szmenderowiecki: Have you considered asking at fr:WP:VB? Solomon Ucko (talk) 16:41, 28 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for the ping. It seems that their page is moribund, as it doesn't even get a dozen edits every year. I would definitely have asked them (I had a book or two to ask about Maurice Duplessis but I ultimately decided not to waste my time. Szmenderowiecki (talk) 23:00, 28 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Szmenderowiecki: Hmm, fair enough... My French is limited, but I can try to help. Are you still interested in this? If so, please contact me via Special:EmailUser so I can send you files, and I'll try to request these via ILL; when I receive them, I'll send you the front and back matter. I can try to search for relevant information myself, but if you're able to provide any guidance on where I should look, I would appreciate it. Worst case, I'll just send you the introduction and conclusion in hopes that there's something useful in there. Unless you request otherwise, I'll wait about a week after sending you content before I return the book.
Solomon Ucko (talk) 18:40, 11 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I am still working on my sandbox, so yes, I'd greatly appreciate your efforts there.
The problem is that no library in my country has the books, and pdfs are nowhere to be found. So preferably if you have somebody in France, either in Paris (National Library) or in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region, where the town is located, I guess they would have both of the books. Also, because you seem to be based in the United States, check if the Library of Congress has the books, because interlibrary loans to an American library are free, and the LoC has a shitton of everything.
When you get hold of them, send me the ToC and the index (if the books have one), and I will tell more or less what I am looking for.
Thanks for your contributions here. Szmenderowiecki (talk) 19:37, 13 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I am indeed in the US, and am a student at a university here. I can request ILL through my university's library system (as I've been doing) or through my county's public libraries. According to WorldCat, these books don't seem to be in the LoC, but Harvard has both and Stanford has one of them, so it should be doable nevertheless.
I've requested both through my university. When I get them, I'll send you photos of any front and back matter, including any ToCs and indices, and you can let me know which parts you think would be most useful. Weighing copyright vs fair use according to related legal precedent, I'm okay with sending you up to about 10% of the content, not counting front/back matter.
Solomon Ucko (talk) 20:03, 13 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks a lot! Szmenderowiecki (talk) 20:06, 13 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Sollyucko After some consultation with the French colleagues over at, I was able to fill the necessary gaps in coverage about the city, so the article is now essentially ready and there isn't much need for more sources. Of course, if you started an ILL, then I'd kindly ask to continue this request (particularly #3
)but if you haven't started yet, don't bother yourself. Thanks anyway,, Szmenderowiecki (talk) 11:19, 20 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Szmenderowiecki: Got it, sounds good, thanks for letting me know.
I've already requested both books, and they're now on their way and should arrive in a few days or so, so I won't cancel my requests unless issues arise.
When they arrive, I'll send you the front and back matter, and you can let me know if there's anything you think might be useful for that article or any other article you'd like to work on.
Solomon Ucko (talk) 16:17, 20 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

December 2023

Svenska Dagbladet[edit]

Hi, can someone provide me with a paywalled article in Svenska Dagbladet please? Thank you very much, – Doc TaxonTalk • 14:31, 11 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]

@Eddie891: Hi, do you have ILL opportunities? – Doc TaxonTalk • 01:27, 13 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, will try. Eddie891 Talk Work 14:14, 14 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
@Eddie891: Oh, thank you very much. Keep me up to date. – Doc TaxonTalk • 09:02, 15 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
@Eddie891: Do you have any news about it? – Doc TaxonTalk • 11:51, 30 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
nothing as yet Eddie891 Talk Work 15:37, 1 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Sollyucko: Can you help please? – Doc TaxonTalk • 09:21, 31 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Unfortunately, I don't seem to have access to Svenska Dagbladet from that date. I'll try poking at the website a little to see if I can get it that way, but if that doesn't work, I can request an ILL in about a week. Solomon Ucko (talk) 00:08, 1 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I don't see any obvious way of getting it from the website. It looks like the print version only exists in European libraries, so it might be complicated to process, so I'll hold off for a few days as my university's ILL staff requested, then submit the ILL request. Solomon Ucko (talk) 14:53, 1 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Doc Taxon:
I gave the request a deadline of about a month, and it has accordingly been cancelled. Given that it doesn't seem to be in the print version, I'm not sure if there's much they can do anyways.
Based on my limited understanding from cognates and photographs, I do see some articles in the print version that seem to be about police and/or terrorism, such as:
  • "Terrormisstänkt man jagas av Säpo" (p. 8)
  • "Krigsscener under razzia" (p. 10)
  • "17 döda i räd efter gruvexplosion" (p. 20)
  • "Så blev kärlekens stad ett terrornäste" (p. 28)
Let me know if you think any of these might possibly be useful, and I'll send you them.
Additionally, I have access to various news databases, so if you let me know what you're looking for information about, I can try to help you find another source for it.
Solomon Ucko (talk) 18:57, 11 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I just noticed that it's in Press Reader's collection, which I have access to through my public library, so I searched for the title, and manually looked through the issue for that date (, but found nothing.
I'll try putting in a request for an interlibrary loan for the digital version with an explanatory note, but I'm not sure if it'll work.
Solomon Ucko (talk) 15:44, 12 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I've put in an ILL request for OCLC 232150166 with a note linking to the paywalled URL and stating that it doesn't seem to be in the print version. Solomon Ucko (talk) 15:50, 12 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Article from Queensland Garden, August 1975 issue[edit]

Would greatly appreciate a PDF copy of this article from the August 1975 issue of the periodical Queensland Garden: Srivastava GS (1975) [Title: Not known. Concerns the plant species Erythrina resupinata]. Queensland Garden, August 1975, Vol 13, pages 10-11.

Copies appear to be available in the National Library of Australia and two other Australian libraries.

For Erythrina resupinata

Thanks, Shankar Raman (talk) 07:43, 20 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Shankar Raman, have you tried asking folks over at WikiProject Queensland? By random chance alone there isn't much chance anyone's going to be from Brisbane, but it's much higher there and maybe they could go to the state library or, if they are outside Brisbane but still in Queensland, do an ILL, which is free for Queensland libraries.
Not a very active WikiProject but it could help.
Newspaper Archives do not cover that article, Newspapers by Ancestry do not cover Queensland at all. Szmenderowiecki (talk) 12:29, 22 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for the suggestion--will look it up. Shankar Raman (talk) 05:21, 23 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
FWIW, a couple of Google Books results ([2], [3]) indicate that the title of the article might simply be "Erythrina resupinata", but I'm not sure.
I could try requesting an interlibrary loan through my US library in March, when they don't have as much to do, since this might be difficult for them; let me know at some point if you'd like me to attempt that then. I'd encourage you to first try asking WikiProject Queensland, as Szmenderowiecki said, or perhaps better WikiProject Australian biota, such as by putting a message on the WikiProject's talk page.
Solomon Ucko (talk) 19:29, 9 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven[edit]

  1. Green tickY Barclay, Michael (April 26, 2022). "Dead Flag Blues". Hearts on Fire: Six Years that Changed Canadian Music 2000–2005. ECW Press. ISBN 978-1-77-305904-4.
  2. "Godspeed You! Black Emperor: Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven". Alternative Press. No. 150. January 2001. p. 94.
  3. "Godspeed You! Black Emperor: Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven". NME. 14 October 2000. p. 40.
  4. "Godspeed You! Black Emperor: Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven". Q. No. 171. December 2000. p. 122.
  5. McDermott, Leon (November 2000). "Godspeed You! Black Emperor: Levez Vos Skinny Fists Comme Antennas To Heaven". Select. No. 125.
  6. "Godspeed You! Black Emperor: Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven". Magnet. No. 48. p. 92.
  7. Green tickY "Godspeed You! Black Emperor: Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven". The Wire. No. 200. p. 66.

For Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven

The first source is a book that discusses the development of Canadian music in the early 2000s. This chapter in particular talks about Godspeed You! Black Emperor, including the album Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven. While I can somewhat access it on Google Books, it does not have page numbers, and not all the pages are available. The footnotes from the book I have added to the article in question are guesswork because I do not know the exact page numbers and would like a stable copy for verification and ease.

The rest are reviews of the album taken from either the review score sidebar already in the article or the album's entry on Metacritic. I have applied on the Wikipedia Library to access Rock's Backpages, but there's no guarantee I will find them there.

Thanks, Lazman321 (talk) 22:20, 21 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]

I have added two additional sources for request: the media notes for both formats of the album: back cover, liner notes, additional artwork, etc. I seemingly cannot find them in full online and given the added artwork and unusual tracklist, at least according to sources, I doubt Discogs would be useful. I mostly need them to verify for myself the contents and the personnel behind the album. Lazman321 (talk) 05:19, 24 December 2023 (UTC) Nevermind, Discogs actually had images of what I was looking for, so ignore this. Lazman321 (talk) 21:05, 24 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
@Lazman321: #7 is available at the Internet Archive here. —Bruce1eetalk 23:34, 21 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
@Lazman321: I've got the Barclay, the #1. Please send me a wikimail to provide you with the chapter. – Doc TaxonTalk • 16:04, 22 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Yes Sent #1Doc TaxonTalk • 18:39, 22 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
I found this interesting review of it: Seward, Scott (2 January 2001). ""lift yr. skinny fists like antennas to heaven!" / fig. 5". The Village Voice. Chicago, IL: Bell & Howell Information and Learning Company – via Dow Jones Factiva.. Here are some excerpts:
If Soundgarden Made Out With Ralph Branca at the Republican Convention
"lift yr. skinny fists like antennas to heaven!"
fig. 5
Road Cone
I quit smoking cigarettes recently and I've been making do with Gummi Bears, the patch, and tons of righteous weed.
I actually tried to write about GYBE!'s new 'lift yr. skinny fists like antennas to heaven!' while I was high as a kite, but I lost the plot (there's a lesson for you 16-year-olds: Don't get stoned unless you do your homework first). Here are some notes I took after inhaling a spliff as big as the Ritz:
I hope their utopianism.(or Unitarianism, maybe?) is never stunted.
Kranky, P.O. Box 578743, Chicago, IL 60657: Road Cone,
Document vlvc000020010713dx1200003
Let me know if you'd like me to send you a copy of the full text, and where/how I should send it. I think it's long enough that I probably shouldn't post the whole thing publicly. Solomon Ucko (talk) 05:19, 29 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
@Sollyucko: Sorry, but I already have access to it thanks to the Wikipedia Library. Thanks though. Lazman321 (talk) 20:30, 3 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I found and photographed the Alternative Press article; if you contact me via Special:EmailUser, I'll reply with it. Solomon Ucko (talk) 20:16, 26 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Lazman321: If you'd like the Alternative Press article, contact me via Special:EmailUser or let me know what other communication method you'd prefer. Solomon Ucko (talk) 21:34, 9 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I found a scan of the Select article online:
Here are some WorldCat search results for each remaining entry:
If no-one else can get these, let me know and I'll try requesting interlibrary loans at some point, depending on how difficult I think it'll be for my university to get.
Solomon Ucko (talk) 15:35, 10 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

By the way, I got access to Rock's Backpages, but none of the above reviews were in it. Lazman321 (talk) 20:33, 3 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

January 2024

For Carl Segerståhl[edit]

Hello! Above pieces are for improving Carl Segerståhl - the second should be quite simple, the first maybe not so much, but I'd greatly appreciate any attempts :)

Many thanks,  Frzzl  talk; contribs  15:38, 15 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

 Doing... #2Doc TaxonTalk • 16:13, 15 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Frzzl: this is #2Doc TaxonTalk • 14:42, 16 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you very much!  Frzzl  talk; contribs  19:41, 16 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Frzzl: Do you have page numbers for #1? I can attempt to request an interlibrary loan either way, but it might be faster or less likely to get canceled if I provide page numbers.
BTW, here is some additional information I found:
Should I try to request an interlibrary loan for Lundström, Anders (2005). "Carl Segerståhl (1899-1958): kulturell mångsysslare: fyra Vindelnförfattare". Provins: Norrländsk litterär tidskrift. 24 (1). ISSN 0280-9974. OCLC 17558431.?
Solomon Ucko (talk) 19:22, 6 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Probably will require inter-library loan.[edit]

For Amelia Barbiere. Both journals say that they have been digitized by Hathitrust, but checking there, I find no open access journals. Noi donne listing at Hathitrust does not show 1994 and a general search of Hathitrust shows no listings for either "Casa san Giuseppe, Muhura" the orphanage Barbiere founded in Rwanda, nor her name. The search for Mondo e missione on Hathitrust shows nothing for Barbiere, but shows the article about the mission is on pages 90 and 135-137. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, SusunW (talk) 14:56, 21 January 2024 (UTC) (Please ping me always)[reply]

For #1, it looks like Stanford has issues from 1994 (, so I'll try to request an interlibrary loan for the article.
Searching HathiTrust for Barbieri (ending in "i" instead of "e") for #2 gives me #134–136, #194, #481. I'm not sure if those are exactly page numbers, though... Solomon Ucko (talk) 16:32, 21 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Sollyucko I appreciate you and your help so much. And thanks for catching the spelling error. Seems likely that whatever the name of the article is in the 2nd source it starts on page 134 and goes to 137. The other pages are probably the table of content and the indices entries, but I'm obviously not sure. From what I could see in the google search that In cammino appears at the top of the page, but is likely not the article title. Can we try for those pages? SusunW (talk) 20:20, 22 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
My library's ILL website is currently not working, but I think I've put in a request for #1 already, and I'll try putting in a request for #2 once it's back up. I'll add a page of context on each side to minimize the chance of receiving sentence fragments and the like, so pp. 89-91, 133-138, 193-195, 480-482. I'll add a note to clarify what the numbers mean in case they aren't page numbers or they're split across multiple issues or whatnot. Solomon Ucko (talk) 20:52, 22 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
You are the best! Thank you so much. SusunW (talk) 21:39, 22 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
You're welcome! It's back up now. It looks like I hadn't submitted either, so I've now submitted both. Solomon Ucko (talk) 10:38, 23 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Hey Sollyucko not trying to rush you, but wondering if we have an update on these? SusunW (talk) 16:17, 29 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
For #1, my ILL staff just told me that they expect to wait 16 days for a reply from the lending library; I hope that's okay with you.
For #2, it was shipped on the 23rd, then cancelled on the 24th with no reason stated, so I've emailed them to ask what happened and if there's anything I can do about it.
Solomon Ucko (talk) 16:24, 29 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for the update. I appreciate your help. SusunW (talk) 17:09, 29 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Sollyucko Have we made any progress on this request? SusunW (talk) 19:04, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I think the set of libraries that have the correct issue of each is limited, and judging from the processing history, those that do might be less convenient to borrow from. I think they're working on them, though; the last log entry for each was 4 days ago, and it seems they sent a request and are waiting for a response. If this goes on for too long, I might try to contact them to figure out what's going on and see if I can help somehow. Solomon Ucko (talk) 19:46, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@SusunW: Status update:
My request for Mondo e missione has been cancelled for "Multiple Articles/Chapters Requested at Once". I did some more searching and found some citations to that volume, so I'm working on searching for the article titles in HathiTrust to create a mapping between issue & page numbers and scan numbers. I'm planning to finish this cross-referencing and submit a new request for each issue tomorrow.
Meanwhile, my request for Noi donne was sent to some library via a manual (and therefore slower) process on February 12th. I guess they're either waiting for a reply or are being slow to process the reply.
Sorry that these are taking so long. Most of my ILL scan requests have been satisfied in just a few days, but I guess these sources are hard to find and get.
Solomon Ucko (talk) 05:20, 27 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Sollyucko I appreciate you! Thank you for the update. SusunW (talk) 05:45, 27 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@SusunW: You're welcome! It looks like vol. 132, no. 1 (January/gennaio 2003), p. 1 is scan #9; no. 2 (February/febbraio), p. 1 is scan #105; no. 3 (March/marzo), p. 1 is scan #201; no. 4 (April/aprile), p. 1 is scan #296; no. 5 (May/maggio) I have no citation for; and no. 6 (June-July/giugno-luglio), p. 1 is scan #489 or perhaps #490. Based on this, the matches we found are:
  • #90: no. 1, p. 82
  • #134-137: no. 2, pp. 30-33
  • #194: no. 2, p. 90
  • #481: no. 5, p. ??? (but searching HathiTrust for other keywords alongside Barbieri does not include #481, so this might not be useful anyways)
I'm accordingly planning to put in two new requests when I get a chance:
  • vol. 132, no. 1 (January/gennaio 2003), "ch. w/ p. 82"
  • vol. 132, no. 2 (February/febbraio 2003), "chs. w/ pp. 30-33, 90"
BTW, here's the spreadsheet I made to keep track of the cross-referencing:
Solomon Ucko (talk) 17:16, 27 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Truly, truly appreciate your help, Sollyucko. It does take a village to write WP articles. It is often especially difficult to find articles and then once found, to figure out how to access them. Your help and that of others here in the RX is unmeasurable. SusunW (talk) 17:21, 27 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Yeah, the siloing of information makes this quite difficult at times, but it's worth it as long as it usually gets put to good use. I'm thinking about an idea for a meta search engine that tells you which databases have what you're looking for, but getting it working well and getting database providers on board might be difficult, especially since it needs to balance usefulness and usability against the interests of the providers... (e.g. they might not want to share a full copy of their full database, but they might be willing to share some kind of index or provide API access.)
Meanwhile, I submitted these requests about an hour and a half ago; hopefully they won't drift around for another month before getting canceled again...
Solomon Ucko (talk) 19:28, 27 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for sending the article. SusunW (talk) 15:24, 6 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@SusunW: I sent you the Mondo e missione articles, but are you no longer interested in the Noi donne article? My request for it is currently pending; the last status update I see is that my university library sent out a request on paper on February 12th. They're now either waiting for a response or being slow to process it. I can cancel my request, but I'm not sure if the lending library will be aware. Solomon Ucko (talk) 16:02, 6 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Sollyucko If you can get it, I'd love to have it. I assumed that it was unavailable. Thank you, so much. SusunW (talk) 16:13, 6 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@SusunW: Got it, makes sense. I've un-marked this as ((resolved)) but crossed off Mondo e missione, then. Solomon Ucko (talk) 16:22, 6 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

February 2024

Request for digital (pdf) materials[edit]

Hi, Super Dromaeosaurus (talk) 08:21, 10 February 2024 (UTC) ! How are you? Listen, here in Albania we have a saying: "Lypja ka faqen e zezë, ama pa gjë nuk të le!" (Begging is truly shameful, but at least you got something going!". Can you please help me with these two titles:[reply]

Book 4 of Историја Срба, Константин Јиречек Author Константин Јиречек Translated by Јован Радонић Publisher Издавачка књижарница Геце Кона, 1923

If you need any books in Aromanian, like Kavalliotis' Protopeiria or Daniel Moschopolites' Lexikon tetraglosson in pdf, just drop me a line.


Shocked Skater. ShockedSkater (talk) 08:21, 10 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

 Doing... in #Two_Serbian_books.
Solomon Ucko (talk) 15:21, 19 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Two Serbian books[edit]

I have a large caché of books in pdf form, if anyone helps me with these two titles, I will return the favour.

@Sollyucko: @TheJoebro64: @Temerarius:

ShockedSkater (talk) 14:27, 10 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

The first one appears to be available in full for free on Google Books and/or Google Play Books.
The second one I can request via inter-library loan if you let me know which article(s) you're going to use it for, and I'll try to figure out which page range to request a scan of.
Solomon Ucko (talk) 01:24, 12 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
The first book I cannot access from here, I live in Tirana, Albania. Although some books can be accessed in the United States, not sure though. I'd be grateful if you'd help me, if you need any PDF's, drop me a line. ShockedSkater (talk) 16:14, 12 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Got it. I am in the US; I have full access to the first but can only see search snippets for the second. If you contact me via Special:EmailUser and let me know what parts of the first one you'd be interested in, I can send you screenshots of those pages.
I do this for free with the aim of improving Wikipedia. I will not accept money (except possibly to pay for resources if necessary) nor barter. However, if anyone here asks for a resource that you have a PDF of, I'd encourage you to offer it to them.
Solomon Ucko (talk) 16:29, 12 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I've requested a scan of part of the second one for the purpose of improving Wikipedia.
Solomon Ucko (talk) 15:20, 19 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Baltimore riot of 1861[edit]

What authoritative sources are there that the burning of railroad bridges in Baltimore isolated Washington from Northerners? --Vyacheslav84 (talk) 16:16, 10 February 2024 (UTC)[reply] has a lot of relevant sources; have you tried searching through there? You should have access through the Wikipedia Library.
Solomon Ucko (talk) 19:05, 24 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Steamboat Arabia[edit]

These have been cited on Arabia (steamboat) because they were cited by the Arabia museum staff in the museum's own exhibit history prose. This is all I know. I can't find them on WP:LIBRARY's free subscription to and If you brilliant angels can't find them, I'll go ask the museum staff for a photo!

Thanks, — Smuckola(talk) 21:23, 17 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

I don't seem to have online or physical access to those specific dates of those newspapers through any source I can think of... I can try to request an interlibrary loan through my university or my public libraries, but especially without a specific page number to request a scan of, this might be difficult, so asking museum staff first might be a better bet.
FWIW, I found this related Facebook post:
Solomon Ucko (talk) 22:24, 17 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Sources about Anton Çelebi[edit]

In 12 July 2023 there was a conference ([4]) in METU, Turkey, whose Session 3 was dedicated to Anton Çelebi. 4 researchers (Mehmet Kuru, Gamze Yavuzer, Özden Mercan and Christopher Whitehead) presented something. Links give out their papers ([5]), but only 1 page each:

Is it possible to find the full contents of these papers? And also I'm interested in this book — Palais de Hollande in Istanbul: The Embassy and Envoys of the Netherlands Since 1612.
For Anton Çelebi

With respect, Smpad (talk) 22:21, 21 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

For the conference talks, I'm not sure there's anything published beyond the one-page abstracts for the individual talks and the session. You could try contacting the authors; you can find contact info at the following pages:
(I also found that all of them presented at Turkologentag 2023 Vienna: [12], [13])
Solomon Ucko (talk) 15:52, 22 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Sollyucko, colleague, thank you very much. Please, may I ask you to contact Ms. Gamze Yavuzer? With respect, colleague. Smpad (talk) 16:03, 22 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Alright, I've emailed Dr. Yavuzer's St. Andrew's email address from my university email address. I'll let you know if and when I get a reply.
Solomon Ucko (talk) 16:15, 22 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Hello, colleague. Have you been given an answer? With respect, Smpad (talk) 11:30, 27 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Smpad: Here are the key parts of the emails so far:

I'm looking for information about Anton Çelebi, and found your talk titled "Who is the Lawful Heir?: Anton Çelebi’s Trans-imperial Inheritance Case between Florence and Istanbul" that you presented at METU and Turkologentag in 2023. Beyond your abstract for that talk (, are you able and willing to share any materials you presented, or any additional information you know about Anton Çelebi?

— me, 5 days ago

May I ask what your work is on Anton, and what exactly do you need for your research?

— Dr. Gamze Yavuzer, yesterday

In this case, I'm asking on behalf of another user on Wikipedia, who says they're planning to use it as a source to improve the Wikipedia article about Anton Çelebi ( Therefore, if you'd be willing to help with that, I'd appreciate any information or sources about any notable details or events that aren't yet mentioned in the article. If you're not interested in supporting this, that's fine, just please let me know.

If possible, I'd like to be able to cite a published/accessible source that directly states each fact mentioned in the article, so that future readers can verify where the information came from. As long as the sources are available somewhere that can be publicly accessed (needing to pay is okay), such as being available from a public library, a public or subscription website or database, a publisher or retailer or reseller, or any other similar location, that's enough; being formally published by a publisher isn't the only option. Sources can be written documents, audio or video recordings, or any other kind of media.

Are you able and willing to provide copies of or citations to any sources written by you or anyone else that could help with this?

— me, yesterday
I'm now waiting for a reply to this, which I expect will take a few days.
Solomon Ucko (talk) 15:16, 27 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Smpad: I've received the following reply:

I've checked the existing Wikipedia page on Anton Chelebi and it seems that the author of the page is already aware of the project on Anton and his brother Hasan. I worked on this project last year and now the PI of this project is working on a book on these brothers. When the book is published, there will be more information to add. For now, however, I cannot add anything more than what is already available on the project's website.

— Dr. Gamze Yavuzer
Solomon Ucko (talk) 14:44, 28 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you very much, colleague! With respect, Smpad (talk) 23:37, 28 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

R'n'B World or Afrostar, tabloid style music magazine published by Go Publishing, New York in 1968[edit]

For Go Publishing, I'm looking for any archive or library that may have copies of R'n'B World or Afrostar, two tabloid-style music magazines published by Go Publishing, New York in 1968. They were given out free by radio stations and record stores, but I have only been able to find a couple of copies on eBay.

I'd like to confirm their publication dates, and any notable writers, as well as hopefully be able to browse them to add their content as references to other articles too.

Thanks, Jimmyjrg (talk) 06:43, 24 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Here's what I've been able to find (mostly on eBay, but some issues, mostly of Go, are available as digital scans through Adam Matthew Digital, and some of the eBay listings have high-quality photos):
R 'n' B World:
I also found Go: (this list is incomplete)
I also found Soul:
I also found Zoo World / Zoo News:
If the title is hard to search for, sometimes searching for staff such as the publisher or the editor works better.
I also found some stuff about the publisher company:
Solomon Ucko (talk) 16:07, 24 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Hi @Sollyucko, thank you for this great list. I'd seen some of them before, such as the digitised Go issues, but I appreciate all of the R'n'B World and Afrostar links. Jimmyjrg (talk) 06:33, 27 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Paleogene artiodactyls[edit]

Hi all. I'm looking for some sources on Paleogene artiodactyls:

  1. Abusch-Siewert S. 1989. Bemerkungen zu den Anoplotherien (Artiodactyla, Mammalia) der Pariser Gipse. Munchner Geowissenschaftlicher Abhandlungen (A) 15: 55–78.
  2. Brunet, M., and J. Sudre. 1980. Deux nouveaux dichobunidés (Artiodactyla, Mammalia) de l'Oligocène inférieur d’Europe. I, II. Proceedings of the Koninklike Nederlandse Akademie Van Wetenschapen, Serie B 83: 121-143.
  3. Brunet, M. 1974. Le premier crane attribue au genre Entelodon (Artiodactyla) appartient en realite au genre Palaeotherium (Perissodactyla). Ann. Paleontol. (Vert.), Paris, 60, 2: 235-242.
  4. Brunet, M. 1979. Les grands Mammiferes chefs de file de l'immigration Oligocene et le probleme de la limite Eocene-Oligocene en Europe. Editions de la Fondation Singer-Polignac, Paris, France. 281 pp.
  5. Dechaseaux, C. 1967. Artiodactyls des Phosphorites du Quercy. I. Etude sur le genre Dichodon. Annales de Paléontologie (Vertèbres), Vert. 51 189-208, 8 fig.
  6. Dietrich, W. O. 1936. Die Huftiere aus dem Obereozän von Mähringen auf der Ulmer. Alb. Palaeontogr., Abt. A 83 163-209, 55 figs., 4 pls.
  7. Dineur. 1982. Le genre Brachyodus, Anthracotheriidae (Artiodactyla, Mammalia) du Miocene inferieur d'Europe et d'Afrique. Memoires des Sciences de la Terre, Universite de Paris, vol. 6, p. 1–186.
  8. Ducrocq, 1995. The contribution of Paleogene anthracotheriid artiodactyls in the paleobiogeographical history of Southern Europe. Neues Jahrbuch fur Geologie und Palaontologie Monatshefte, no. 6, p. 355–362.
  9. Hellmund. 1991. Revision der europaischen Species der Gattung Elomeryx Marsh 1894 (Anthracotheriidae, Artiodactyla, Mammalia)— Odontologische Untersuchungen. Palaeontographica Abteilung A, vol. 220, p. 1–101, pls. 1–12.
  10. Hurzeler J. 1936. Osteologie und Odontologie der Caenotheriden. Abhandlungen der Schweizerschen Palaeontologischen Gesellschaft 58–59: 1–111.
  11. Hooker J.J, Weidmann M. 2000. The Eocene mammal faunas of Mortmont, Switzerland. Schweizerische Palaontologische Abhandlungen 120: 1–141.
  12. Sudre. J. 1988. Apport à la connaissance du Dichobune robertiana Gervais, 1848–1852 (Mammalia, Artiodactyla) du Lutétien: considérations sur l'évolution des Dichobunidés. Courier Forschungs-Institut Senckenberg 107:409-418.

Thanks in advance. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Arctodus-simus (talkcontribs) 16:50, 26 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@Arctodus-simus The thing to do is copy the DOI number and then paste it into a website called Sci-Hub. I don't want to provide direct links because that would violate wikipedia's policies, but you can find either. 🇺🇲JayCubby✡ plz edit my user pg! Talk 18:19, 26 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I know about this site, but these articles are not in the sci-hub database. Arctodus-simus (talk) 18:24, 26 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
The first one works from what I did. Is the website unresponsive for you? 🇺🇲JayCubby✡ plz edit my user pg! Talk 18:27, 26 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
What article are you talking about? Arctodus-simus (talk) 18:34, 26 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Abusch-Siewert S. 1989. Bemerkungen zu den Anoplotherien (Artiodactyla, Mammalia) der Pariser Gipse. Munchner Geowissenschaftlicher Abhandlungen (A) 15: 55–78. 🇺🇲JayCubby✡ plz edit my user pg! Talk 18:48, 26 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I got #8 (Ducrocq, 1995. The contribution of Paleogene anthracotheriid artiodactyls in the paleobiogeographical history of Southern Europe. Neues Jahrbuch fur Geologie und Palaontologie Monatshefte, no. 6, p. 355–362.).
If you contact me via Special:EmailUser, I'll reply with it.
Solomon Ucko (talk) 18:22, 12 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
P.S. I also got #2, and my university's off-site library has vols. 51 and 60 (1974) of OCLC 1777405, so I've requested scans of #3 and #5; note that for #5 the year appears to be 1965, unless you'd like part II (see [14]).
As for #4, #7, #9, #10, and #11, please see the top of the page: "Due to copyright restrictions, we cannot send you full book/thesis copies. Narrow down your request to a specific chapter or page(s)."
As for #1, #6, and #12, my university doesn't have these, but I can request interlibrary loans for them if you'd like.
Solomon Ucko (talk) 18:50, 12 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for your reply!
But I can’t send you an email, I don’t know what’s wrong...
How else can I contact you or give you my email? Arctodus-simus (talk) 23:31, 12 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Arctodus-simus: Huh, strange... I've attempted to send you an email with my email address. Did that work?
Solomon Ucko (talk) 23:44, 12 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you very much, I received some of the articles! I would be grateful if you could help with others. Arctodus-simus (talk) 17:51, 15 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Arctodus-simus: Alright, I've requested #1, #6, and #12. For the books (and one massive multi-volume article), please use a source such as Google Books or HathiTrust to identify specific page numbers you're interested in. Alternatively, if you let me know what to look for, I can request the whole book in print and try to find the relevant parts (I'm not sending the whole thing), but please note that English is my native language, I studied French for 3 years a few years ago, and I have no specific education in German, since this impacts my ability to find relevant parts of the book.
Solomon Ucko (talk) 04:14, 17 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I've received a scan of #6. The two main parts are titled "Artiodactyla. Fam. Anoplotheriidae Gray, 1821¹)" (with a corresponding footnote that I can transcribe if you're interested) and "Perissodactyla. Fam. Palaeotheriidae Bonaparte, 1850." Are you also interested in working on articles about perissodactyls or only about artiodactyls specifically?
Solomon Ucko (talk) 20:19, 22 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I'm interested in both. Thank you. Arctodus-simus (talk) 22:12, 22 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Begumpet Airport[edit]

For Begumpet Airport

Thanks, Sunnya343 (talk) 18:11, 27 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Political causes hinder Madagascar famine prevention[edit]

Oxford Analytica (2021), "Political causes hinder Madagascar famine prevention", Expert Briefings.


Looking for this article, which my institution doesn't have access to.

For Madagascar.

Thanks, Zanahary (talk) 21:27, 29 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

March 2024

History of the 1264th Engineer Combat Battalion[edit]

Maybe good for additional information about Concentration Subcamp in Geislingen an der Steige mentoined her as Natweiler-Struhof Subcamp. No access to it from Germany. Maybe somebody can help? Library US Army Carlisle Thanks, Archivar-Alex (talk) 08:11, 1 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

I can try to request this by interlibrary loan, but do you have any idea what page numbers might be useful? If not, I can try to request the whole thing, but I'm not sure how successful that'll be, given the limited holdings (see OCLC 16257906) and possible copyright issues with scanning the whole thing. If you're not sure what the page numbers are, and I can't get the whole thing, I'll try asking for a table of contents and/or index (hopefully it has something like that), and then we can use that to figure out what page numbers to ask for.
Solomon Ucko (talk) 20:34, 11 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I don‘t really know if there is any content in this book relating to my topic but I think it should be at the end (April 1945…). So I unfortunately don‘t know which pages are relevant. The table of content/ index could be helpful here if it exist.
I‘m appreciate your help. Maybe you have luck to get the whole book.
Don‘t know if the copyright thing is the same as it is for some photos of the US Army Signal Corps??
„ This file is a work of a U.S. Army soldier or employee, taken or made as part of that person's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, it is in the public domain in the United States.“
Copyright status of works by the federal government of the United States
Thank you Archivar-Alex (talk) 20:07, 12 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Archivar-Alex: Yeah, makes sense. It is created by a US Army soldier, but I'm not sure if it's considered part of their official duties. Anyways, I've attempted to request this, and I'll let you know what response I get. Please email me so I can send you files.
Solomon Ucko (talk) 14:49, 17 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Any news in this topic? Archivar-Alex (talk) 21:07, 1 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Archivar-Alex: I've submitted a request to my university's libraries, who after some back-and-forth, eventually sent a request along to some other library mid-day on March 28th, and are either waiting for a response or taking time to process it. Unfortunately, the amount of time these requests take can vary wildly, depending on various visible and invisible factors, so I don't think I can usefully give you an estimate (though my best guess would be at least a couple of weeks since I think they're going to ship the physical item), but I'm hoping I can get it eventually.
Solomon Ucko (talk) 21:48, 1 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Archivar-Alex: I've received the whole thing. Skimming through it, I see no mention of "Geislingen", "Natweiler", or "Struhof", though I do see some brief mentions of their presence in or near Göppingen.
Solomon Ucko (talk) 06:10, 15 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
That's to bad. Nevertheless thank you for your efforts. I realy thaught their could be some information about it.
Maybe the book could help me by others researches, so I would ask if it is may possible to send me the whole book.
Thank you in advance. Archivar-Alex (talk) 23:14, 15 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Metal Edge October 2004[edit]

For Until the End (Kittie album)

I used to have this magazine and used it for this article, but no longer have it. I cannot do spotchecks without the supplied issue text and unable to pass GA examination.

Thanks, Chchcheckit (talk) 23:11, 3 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@Chchcheckit I have good news for you - this issue is available on Internet Archive :) Looks like it was only added recently. ♠PMC(talk) 07:41, 1 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Geogaddi sources[edit]

For Geogaddi. Thanks, — Davest3r08 >:) (talk) 13:39, 6 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Prahladpuri Temple[edit]

For Prahladpuri Temple.

Thanks, TrangaBellam (talk) TrangaBellam (talk) 19:45, 7 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

The Fierce Vienna, Catalan, and Sidelines[edit]

For Draft:Devin gambit, I have been looking for sources to expand on the 3. ...d5 lines. According to Chessable search, this course has some material about a particular line in this gambit (1.d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g4 d5), and I suspect that the relevant text content is in the "16) 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 - 3rd Move Alternatives" chapter. This was played by Espineko in response to Mamedyarov's use of the gambit in the 2022 Tata Steel Masters at Wijk aan Zee. If I could get just the text explanation of each of the variations involving the move order 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3. g4 d5, as if one were in the "book" mode, that would be sufficient.

Thank you!

Red-tailed hawk (nest) 19:10, 15 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Some books chapters on the evolution of mammals[edit]

Hi all. Can anyone help with these books chapters?

Thank you in advance. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Arctodus-simus (talkcontribs) 18:18, 20 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

My university has both volumes of OCLC 17300892 in print, but 41+7+38+33+10 = 129 pages from the same book is a lot, so please filter it down somehow. You can search through it at Google Books and HathiTrust to find page numbers, or you can let me know what kinds/categories of information you'd be most interested in, and I'll do my best to help you out. (I think that any amount of information should be fine, but to respect copyright, I'd prefer to limit verbatim quotes/figures/pages to about 10% of the whole book.)
Solomon Ucko (talk) 20:16, 20 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I understand. This book is a volume of articles by various authors. I'm most interested in the chapters by Tassy and Shoshani, and Gentry and Hooker and also maybe Novacek, Wyss, McKenna. But I will be grateful for any of them. Arctodus-simus (talk) 21:02, 20 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Arctodus-simus: I may be able to help with your narrowed request, or at least part of it. However, one other thing we require people requesting sources to do is identify at least one Wikipedia article (existing or not - it can be a new article they plan to write) that they intend to use the source to improve. Knowing this is necessary for us to make a reasonable claim of fair use of copyrighted materials. Since you are new to Wikipedia and have no content creation history here, I recommend you start by declaring a single topic that you could plausibly improve if you had one of the above chapters. --Worldbruce (talk) 06:50, 12 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Index to Irish Privy Councillors[edit]

For List of Privy Counsellors of Ireland and the articles of each privy counsellor.

It is available in the National Library of Ireland but not viewable online. It is cited as the source of Leigh Rayment's Irish privy counsellor page, which is not a reliable source, so trying to access the original book. Since it is published in 1910, it should be out of copyright.

Thanks, ネイ (talk) 00:46, 21 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@ネイ: The item is a 24-page index, so it likely contains very little data about each privy counsellor. It's available at only the one library, and I don't think WP:RX has any volunteers in Dublin, so your best bet may be asking the National Library of Ireland to scan it for you. You could start with a single page, which costs just €1, to see whether it will be useful for your purpose. --Worldbruce (talk) 16:02, 4 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks, ordered a scan and it works for my purpose. Given the scary Terms and Conditions, I am not sure whether I can upload the full text to Wikisource though (the text being produced c. 1910, it is most likely in PD). ネイ (talk) 09:30, 9 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Gambit Chess Openings by Eric Schiller[edit]

For Draft:Devin gambit. I'm looking at page 16 of this source, which states that there is coverage of the gambit in Schiller's book ("Devin’s 3. g4 is also in the Eric Schiller’s Gambit Chess Openings, where Schiller assesses the position at move 3 as better for Black"). Unfortunately the book is not at the IA library, and it's not searchable on google. I'd only need the portion of the book that relates to this particular gambit (1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g4), but I don't have page numbers owing to the lack of google preview.

Thanks a bunch,

Red-tailed hawk (nest) 04:16, 21 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

According to the ToC, it could be p. 570 of the book. I found some discussion of this gambit in another of his books, Unorthodox Chess Openings (p. 201-202), which I sent you via wikimail. It is a very short fragment but maybe it will help. Szmenderowiecki (talk) 00:14, 25 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Looking for a better image[edit]

For a better image of Arthur Olver at commons:File:Sir_Arthur_Olver.jpg

Thanks, Shyamal (talk) 05:10, 24 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Did the worship of turquoise begin in Ancient Egypt?[edit]

Are there any authoritative sources that the religious worship of turquoise began in Ancient Egypt? For turquoise

Thanks, Vyacheslav84 (talk) 11:33, 26 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Vyacheslav84, there is a chapter "Religious Role and Daily Life Use of Turquoise in Ancient Egypt" in Turquoise in Ancient Egypt: Concept and Role, Ahmed Mohamed Ali Mansour, Archaeopress, 2014. With respect, Smpad (talk) 19:59, 26 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you, is there anything about the very first worship in the world? --Vyacheslav84 (talk) 03:09, 27 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Apparently, goddess Hathor was also associated with turquoise. Cf. Khazeni, Arash (2014). Sky Blue Stone: The Turquoise Trade in World History. Univ of California Press. pp. 20–21, 95–98. ISBN 9780520958357. KHR FolkMyth (talk) 01:37, 5 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

NAI Biennial meeting[edit]

Greetings, has someone access to "Hock, A. N., Cabrol, N. A., Grin, E. A., & Rothschild, L. (2005). Ultraviolet radiation and life at high-altitude: Licancabur 2004. In NAI 2005 Biennal Meeting, University of Colorado, Boulder, Center for Astrobiology,(abstract# 1043)." and "Field and diving exploration of the highest lakes on Earth: analogy of environment and habitats with early Mars and life adaptation strategies to UV"? For Licancabur

Thanks, Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 12:54, 27 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]


Greetings, has someone access to "Lazar, R., Podesser, A. (2004): Bericht über die Errichtung der höchstgelegenen Klimastation der Welt (Llullaillaco, 6.739m). ÖGM-Bulletin 2002/2003, 47–50"? For Llullaillaco

Thanks, Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 12:54, 27 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

[15], this is absolutely rare. The library of the deutsche wetterdienst states that you can order copies from them for 0.20 € per page. FordPrefect42 (talk) 06:00, 27 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Quaternary of South America and Antarctic Peninsula[edit]

Greetings, has someone access to Quaternary of South America and Antarctic Peninsula? Somewhere (pagee 261?) there is a mention of Llullaillaco

Thanks, Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 12:54, 27 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]


Greetings, has someone access to:

Thanks, Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 12:54, 27 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

"'Superman' takes $3.2 mil one day". The Hollywood Reporter. December 28, 1978. p. 1.[edit]

Does somebdy have this article? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Starmarco2014 (talkcontribs) 04:48, 31 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@Starmarco2014: Email me for it. --Worldbruce (talk) 13:50, 4 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

April 2024

Door in the tunnel of the Cheops pyramid[edit]

It seems they wanted to open the second doors at the end of the ventilation shafts of the Queen's chamber - is there any news on this topic? --Vyacheslav84 (talk) 16:34, 1 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@Vyacheslav84: You can try asking that question on the of Ma'at as a post in the Ancient Egypt discussion Forum for an informed answer. Also, do not forget to mention that you are looking for reliable sources for editing Wikipedia. If you don't get a response by doing that, I know people whom I can ask directly about it. Paul H. (talk) 01:36, 17 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Paul H.: The forum does not allow you to register, it says that email addresses are prohibited from being used. --Vyacheslav84 (talk) 04:00, 18 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Vyacheslav84: "The forum does not allow you to register..." There are ongoing problems with the site's coding for registration and login. I myself have been oceassionally locked out at login even though I am a registered user. Hopefully, it will get fixed. This is the problem of low budget, self-funded web site.
However, I noticed that there currently is an active thread about the "tunnel door." It is Mysterious doors in Great Pyramid to be unlocked by Hawass (5 Dec 2023). Its posts contain links to articles and past posts about the door's "unlocking." The latest news, April 11, 2024 is that Hawass ... "has been working with a team of robotics experts with a new robot design. He said that more will be announced early June." This was from an April 11, 2024 lecture by Hawass. I will see if I can find a more reliable source of information. Paul H. (talk) 21:23, 18 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Paul H. Thank you so much, I'll be waiting! --Vyacheslav84 (talk) 14:54, 19 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@Vyacheslav84: I looked around and could not find anything in terms of recent, reliable sources about the shafts of the Great Pyramids. It seems detailed information will only be released in June of this year according to the latest chatter. What I found is:

Miatello, L., 2020. On the Pairs of Shafts in the Pyramid of Khufu as Means for the Ascent to the Akhet. Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt, 56, pp.115-141.

More of his papers are at Egyptian religion and iconography.

Weyburne, K., 2021. An Investigation into the Purpose of the Southern Shaft of the King’s Chamber of the Great Pyramid. PalArch's Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology, 18(4), pp.2744-2757.

Of unknown reliability, I found a self-published article Secrets of the small shafts of the pyramid of Cheops. This article has references for the background history of the early archaeological exploration of the shafts that might prove useful.

A source of background information, might be Digital Giza at Harvard University. Paul H. (talk) 03:19, 21 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@Paul H.: Thanks a lot! --Vyacheslav84 (talk) 09:34, 21 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

NZ rail-related books for Nelson Section[edit]

Access to any of the above would be appreciated, especially nos. 2 and 4.
For clarification of copyright status on Nelson Section.

Thanks, – Isochrone (talk) 11:43, 9 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Plate 191,[edit]

If someone could send me plate 191 (Shah with a dignatory...), that would be splendid. For some reason, the website only allows me to download a fraction of the images.

For: Safavid Iran.

Thanks, - LouisAragon (talk) 18:08, 12 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Is it an image request or you want to describe the image? If the latter, the Russian Academy of Sciences posted a book that describes the plate on page 110. I am sure though that you want to upload it to Wikipedia as it's public domain, but here I just think that Harvard are being assholes for restricting access to public domain documents (I tried maniulating the width and height of the image in question but Harvard sysadmins aren't that stupid, so the request redirected me to the login page). Szmenderowiecki (talk) 14:00, 16 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

"Use of Stars in the Literature of Science Fiction and Fantasy"[edit]

For Stars and planetary systems in fiction. Cited by the "Stars" entry in Gary Westfahl's Science Fiction Literature through History: An Encyclopedia. I think this is what I'm looking for, though unfortunately it is not accessible via Google Books.

Thanks in advance. TompaDompa (talk) 20:02, 14 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

1948 Associated Press report[edit]

Not sure if it's the right place to ask, but maybe someone has the access to the Associated Press archives. There is a newspaper that mentions the Associated Press as the origin of a story about the war in Palestine published on January 6 1948. Is it possible to find the original report? Is it likely that it will contain more details? Apologies for a vague request.

For Three Phase Operation (under AfD)

Thanks, Alaexis¿question? 19:29, 21 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Arthur James Butler obituary in BGS annual report[edit]

Obituary for Arthur James Butler, British Geological Society Geological Society of London Annual Report, 1985.

For his Wikidata item and species:Arthur James Butler, please. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 22:30, 21 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Is it in or
Solomon Ucko (talk) 16:25, 22 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Apologies; not the BGS, the Geological Society of London. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 16:41, 22 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Biography of Mother Solomon[edit]

For User:Averageuntitleduser/Mother Solomon. Although self-published, it has been touted extensively by Labelle 2021 and newspapers of the time. I am looking for as many pages as is possible or reasonable. I'd be happy with any range, but am most interested in her activities in Kansas and work as a nanny upon returning to Ohio, the general 40s area seems a safe bet. I have found no online copy, and HaithiTrust is a dead end, but it is held by a handful of universities, like Indiana and Cornell, as well as some local Ohian libraries.

Thanks, Averageuntitleduser (talk) 00:56, 23 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Black Sports[edit]

For John "Big Train" Moody. Google Books has a preview for what looks like a multi-page feature story in an edition of Black Sports (see above). If someone could show me how to get it I'd appreciate it.

Thanks, BeanieFan11 (talk) 00:03, 24 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Detective Story Magazine, volume 21 issue 5, March 4, 1919[edit]

For Thubway Tham and Elevated Elmer and corresponding Wikisource page. Numerous scans are available on, but not this particular issue.

Thanks, ARandomName123 (talk)Ping me! 17:02, 27 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]


 Doing...Doc TaxonTalk • 11:36, 2 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Yes SentDoc TaxonTalk • 17:17, 2 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
 Doing...Doc TaxonTalk • 11:21, 2 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Yes SentDoc TaxonTalk • 12:31, 3 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

For Parapliohyrax still. The first article should be the most useful but is only hosted by Schweizerbart. The three other articles are quite more difficult to find. I'm hoping to also expand the pages of other genera of hyraxes, depending on the data present in those documents

Thanks, Larrayal (talk) 17:19, 28 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

UK Who's Who - Anne Griffiths[edit]

For Anne Griffiths

I used to have library access to WW, but sadly no longer.

Thanks, Mystery Merrivale (talk) 19:39, 29 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.U45774Doc TaxonTalk • 20:35, 29 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

ProQuest link re: Connecticut library[edit]

For Draft:Silas Bronson and/or Draft:Silas Bronson Library; via GScholar. Not at WP:Library despite PQ hosting; this may turn out to be a decent starting point for future work on the latter article. (I finally launched the first topic two hours ago at AFC after many years on the shelf. For those outside Connecticut, this deals with a Waterbury library and its 19th-century founder; I was a frequent patron of this facility until 2017, when I changed states.)

All the best...

Slgrandson (How's my egg-throwing coleslaw?) 18:43, 30 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@Slgrandson Yes SentMdaniels5757 (talk • contribs) 15:07, 3 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

May 2024

Q Special Edition - 1001 Best Songs Ever[edit]

For any article in Special:Search/insource: (22 articles). Currently the source used does not seem to be reliable, but I could not find any alternative reliable links, only brief mentions of some songs in the list.

Thanks, Spinixster (trout me!) 10:31, 1 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Aglaonema and Siti Nurhaliza (in Indonesian)[edit]

  1. Yulia, Tetty (2006). Pesona Aglaonema Indonesia. AgroMedia. ISBN 9789790060289.
  2. Hambali, Greg (2007). Aglaonema Silangan Greg Hambali, Kiblat Aglaomania Dunia. Samindra Utama. ISBN 979-23-2178-0.

I am improving Siti Nurhaliza's article and her impact in Indonesia where she had an aglaonema plant hybrid species named after her in the country by famed Indonesian botanist, Gregori G. Hambali (Greg Hambali). I am not sure what are the exact pages for both because I could not even find a preview for them. I want to use these sources to support this fact.

Thanks, SyFuelIgniteBurned 15:58, 1 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Obituary on Maurice Roques[edit]

Hi, I'm looking for:

Has anyone access or ILL possible? Thanks a lot, – Doc TaxonTalk • 09:30, 2 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

1996 Resource Links article[edit]

Hello. I'm looking for this article for my draft on Ron Lightburn:

The Wikipedia Library doesn't cover that year on Gale unfortunately. Thanks! --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 02:07, 4 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Comment: The Canadian Children's Book Centre says the article is on pages 104–107. I don't know which of the two sources is correct. —Bruce1eetalk 07:16, 4 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
The page range is what Gale mentioned on The Wikipedia Library for the magazine's index. Not sure why the inconsistency. MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 18:15, 5 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Panzerfaust and Campaign #77[edit]

This fan generated list:[16] shows that issue #77 of Panzerfaust and Campaign (January-February 1977) had a review section titled "Thumbnail Analysis" by Don Lowry which reviewed East Front (game), The Siege of Jerusalem, Palace of the Vampire Queen, among other games. I do not know the page #s unfortunately, but if anyone could find a copy that would be awesome. :) If you find other issues of the same periodical, even better! BOZ (talk) 07:24, 4 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@BOZ: The only WorldCat holdings are at Bowling Green State University and The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, NY. Consider reaching out directly to the publisher (and reviewer). He's on LinkedIn at [17]. Web searches also return a phone number and mailing address in Hemet, California. If you can show him what you've done on Wikipedia with other wargame magazine reviews he might be willing to help. --Worldbruce (talk) 03:58, 8 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

The Great Mecca Feast (Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television)[edit]

For User:Crisco 1492/The Great Mecca Feast

Thanks,  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:53, 5 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Crisco 1492, you should be able to access this through the Wikipedia Library at this link—just click "login via Wikipedia" and sign in with your Wikipedia credentials. If that doesn't work, shoot me an email and I can send you a PDF. Extraordinary Writ (talk) 06:06, 5 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

"The UHF Band Strikes Up", Newsweek, March 3, 1969[edit]

For KKOG-TV. My ProQuest access only has an abstract.

Thanks, Sammi Brie (she/her • tc) 05:36, 5 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Arthur Mowbray Jones: fern prints, etc.[edit]

Arthur Mowbray Jones (Wikispecies) published several sets of prints of ferns, with text descriptions which I have listed on Wikisource. A 2015 book about his work included a CD-ROM with digitisations of these.

I am looking to add images of the prints to Commons and to transcribe Jones' original texts to Wikisource; as well as writing and illustrating his biography here.

No scans seem to be available at the Internet Archive or Biodiversity Heritage Library.

Can anyone assist, please? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 14:19, 5 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@Pigsonthewing perhaps you could purchase the book? I don't think it's particularly expensive, given the fact that it comes with the CD-ROM. BorgQueen (talk) 09:27, 6 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

ProQuest: The Ozarks: Land and Life[edit]

Milton D. Rafferty (2001): The Ozarks: Land and Life. Chapter 1 The Ozarks: What and Where. Chicago: University of Arkansas Press / Harrison: The University of Arkansas Press, 2001. ISBN 1-61075-302-X

For de:Mountain Home (Arkansas) and further articles.

Thanks a lot, – Doc TaxonTalk • 13:31, 7 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Historical articles[edit]

For Helladarch and Giovanni Dario, as well as related biographical articles.

Thanks, Constantine 16:16, 7 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@Constantine: #3 is available here. --Worldbruce (talk) 04:38, 8 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks Worldbruce! Constantine 15:10, 8 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

AFR article request for new article[edit]

For Axel REE

Thanks, Almaty🦢 23:13, 7 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@Almaty: email me for this and the next one (The Australian). --Worldbruce (talk) 05:38, 10 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Electricity in Australia - the Australian article[edit]

For Origin Energy

Thanks, Almaty🦢 08:46, 9 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Theoretical Criminology article[edit]

For Neoliberalism, Jamie Peck

Thanks, Dick Bos (talk) 10:25, 9 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@Dick Bos: This article is available at Sage Journals in the Wikipedia Library. You should have access to it. If not, I can send it to you. —Bruce1eetalk 10:35, 9 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Bruce1ee. Of course. I forgot to check that! (Am I getting old?) Thank you very much for the help. Many greetings, --Dick Bos (talk) 07:35, 10 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

New Paper on the Phylogenetic Placement of Kinnareemimus[edit]

For Kinnareemimus, which I recently expanded from a stub. The phylogenetic placement has been a difficult issue to resolve and access to this paper would help the article be more comprehensive in its coverage.

Thanks, A Cynical Idealist (talk) 14:40, 9 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

I was able to find the source. A Cynical Idealist (talk) 19:32, 9 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

On Late Mesozoic fish fauna from Xiujiang (Sinkiang), China[edit]

For Siyuichthyidae, Tugulu Group.

Thanks, Ta-tea-two-te-to (talk) 15:17, 9 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Pliodetes nigeriensis, gen. nov. et sp. nov., a new semionotid fish from the Lower Cretaceous of Gadoufaoua (Niger Republic): phylogenetic comments[edit]

For Pliodetes, fish from Elrhaz Formation.

Thanks, Ta-tea-two-te-to (talk) 15:25, 9 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]


For Pseudo-Ovid. It does not appear that this work was published as an ebook or PDF, so is not available through WikiLibrary access to CUP.

Thanks, Srnec (talk) 20:43, 9 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]