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Reference resources

Direct contact
Volunteers who will locate and send articles for you and are willing to be contacted to handle complex queries or answer questions
  • phoebe -- can access most research databases, verify citations, explain journal abbreviations, help with research techniques and interlibrary loan. I can also help you figure out where to get it if I can't get it myself. Please leave a message on my talk page or send wikipedia email.
  • German Wikipedians have access to loads of German, Austrian and Swiss libraries and are often willing to fulfill requests. -- Flominator ( talk) 13:03, 25 March 2008 (UTC)
  • Someguy1221 ( talk) I have access to most english-language scientific journals, as well as JSTOR. Feel free to email me a specific request, and I'll email you back a PDF if I can find one. Someguy1221 ( talk) 04:18, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • Doc Taxon, feel free to inquire on this talk page about Your requests. I have access to many databases, mostly free to German National Licenses. But I also consult books, magazines and newspapers for You, to help the Wikipedia growing on. Doc Taxon ( talk) 15:39, 9 August 2010 (UTC)
  • Tom Morris ( talk) has got JSTOR, plenty of other databases and access to libraries in London including the University of London library. – Tom Morris ( talk) 23:09, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
  • Miyagawa I'm a reader at the British Library and am usually in their reading room at least once a month. I also have accept to the Times Archives and most recent British newspapers after the early 90s. Miyagawa (talk) 19:50, 3 October 2011 (UTC)
  • Johnbod I have most of the books listed on my user page (at S. 8 "refs"), mainly on art and art history, and can help with simple requests for information and references, but please be very specific in making requests. Johnbod ( talk) 13:46, 20 March 2012 (UTC)
  • OhanaUnited - I have access to JSTOR, Elsevier, and lots of other journals through University of Toronto library. OhanaUnited Talk page 23:56, 9 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Newyorkadam- I have access to ProQuest, JSTOR, ProQuest Historical Newspapers, Gale - Student Resources, eLibrary, CultureGrams, ABC-CLIO, Britannica Online, Questia, Brain Pop Español, World Book Online, Booklist Online, Brain Pop, PA & Access PA Digital Repository, Atomic Learning, and PA POWER Library! Phew... - Newyorkadam ( talk) 00:26, 20 January 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
  • ZellFaze Have access to HighBeam and am willing to check resources my local library has access to (don't have list at the moment as they are only accessible in the library itself). And willing to do some deep Googling as well. Zell Faze ( talk) 02:07, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Berganus - Brazilian sources (books, magazines and newspapers). Please leave a message on my talk page in Portuguese Wikipedia. Berganus ( talk) 23:55, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Masssly - I have access to HighBeam, PastMasters, JStor and University of Ghana Archives. Just leave a list of what you want on my talk page or you can email me directly. I'm also good at finding references using Google, let me know your area of interest I could be of help.— Sadat (Masssly)TalkCEmail 22:15, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Kingturtle - I have access to most U.S. peer-reviewed journals. Kingturtle = ( talk) 14:07, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
  • CFCF 🍌 ( email) I have access to a very large number of medical articles and e-books from all around the world and in many languages. I also have full access to a number of physical university libraries. If you need something scanned I will help out best I can but it might take a while. Feel free to mail me!
  • MrLinkinPark333 - I have accounts to and from The Wikipedia Library and Gale from my local library. -- MrLinkinPark333 ( talk) 21:42, 10 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Alexmar983 - I have access to all main databases, a network of contact around the world in important research centres such as MIT, CNRS or ESA and I have a good archive of scanned pdfs of scientific books.-- Alexmar983 ( talk) 05:48, 11 April 2016 (UTC)
  • FourViolas - Harvard's resources: world-class book collection, and pretty good online journal article access. Search here to see if I can help. Willing to scan short selections. Delay may be several days to weeks during busy times of the school year. FourViolas ( talk) 13:40, 6 August 2016 (UTC)
  • AFBorchert — I have access to the archives of the New York Times, Irish Times, and The Times. -- AFBorchert ( talk) 14:53, 16 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Ahecht — I have access to the Miramar Ship Index. -- Ahecht ( TALK
    ) 14:15, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Buffaboy — I have access to quite a few databases and can make trips to several local libraries if need be. Buffaboy talk 03:04, 23 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Gazal world — I have access to JSTOR, Oxford University Press, Edinburgh University Press, Project MUSE, EBSCO, De Gruyter, ProQuest, Springer Nature, HeinOnline and Economic and Political Weekly. My university library has an extensive collection of India-related books, so I may be able to help with Indian topics related requests -- Gazal world ( talk) 03:23, 12 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Wugapodes — I have access to most databases and peer-reviewed journals in the United States as well as almost any book held by a university in the Borrow Direct ILL program. Wugapodes [thɑk] [ˈkan.ˌʧɹɪbz] 06:12, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
  • DannyS712 - I have access to a couple of sources, include the New York Times, Oxford University Press, HeinOnline, and JSTOR. -- DannyS712 ( talk) 11:00, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Bruce1ee — I have Wikipedia Library access to their Library Bundle, plus,, Project MUSE, Rock's Backpages, RIPM, Springer Nature, BioOne Complete and World Scientific; I also have alma mater library access to a number of databases, including, SpringerLink, Taylor & Francis, Wiley Online Library, SAGE Journals Online, ScienceDirect, Cambridge Core Books and Journals, Duke University Press Journals Online, IEEE Xplore, LexisNexis Academic, PubMed, etc. — Bruce1ee talk 12:29, 4 September 2020 (UTC)
  • StudiesWorld ( talk) - I have access to a number of databases through various source. I also have physical access to a large collection of books and a broad collection of leftist zines. I'm also happy yo help directly with research. StudiesWorld ( talk) 10:28, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Eyer - I have access to several library databases and am willing to help locate resources.   Eyer contact  16:40, 18 July 2019 (UTC)
  • 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. b uidh e 06:36, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Seraphimblade I have access to many journals and academic databases, to 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. Seraphimblade Talk to me 05:07, 22 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Bilorv: I have access to 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)
  • Eddie891 -- I've got access to the Syracuse University Library collection and their online resources, as well as T&F, Project MUSE, and through The Wikipedia Library, not to mention a few online datebases like via the NYPL and my local library. Eddie891 Talk Work 13:15, 26 December 2020 (UTC)
  • 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.

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

New requests

January 2021 Information

Oricon weekly #1 singles from 1993-2004

  • "Single Chart-Book Complete Edition 1968-2005". Tokyo, Japan: Oricon. April 25, 2006. ISBN  4871310760. OCLC  676479535. Cite journal requires |journal= ( help)

This is to be able to create the redlinks found in the Number-one singles in Japan template. According to Worldcat, this book is found in the Yale University Library and the National Diet Library (in Japan). I don't have access to either of those. I don't know page numbers, and it will be a lot of them as I need the weekly #1 singles for every week within 1993-2004 to be able to create the articles.

Thanks for any help! Please ping me on any reply. ··· 日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 18:04, 11 January 2021 (UTC)

Nihonjoe, 17 articles appear to use this work as a reference. Pinging the users who added them, in the hope that someone can assist. Incidentally, it looks like you added this as a source to three articles; how were you able to obtain the work then?
-- Usernameunique ( talk) 20:22, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
@ Usernameunique: I had access to it for a brief time, but I no longer have access to it (and no way to regain access at this time). I was remembering a different book used for a different set of refs. For these ones, the reference indicates that the cited site uses this book as a reference. ··· 日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 21:00, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
Good point, Nihonjoe—I didn't read that closely. -- Usernameunique ( talk) 02:22, 12 January 2021 (UTC)
Following up: Anyone with access to Yale University Library (or the National Diet Library in Tokyo) willing to help out with this project? Thanks! ··· 日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 23:34, 3 February 2021 (UTC)
CiNii record (holding libraries: The University of Kitakyushu Library, Tokiwa University Media and Information Technology Center, General Library Yamaguchi University, Kobe Gakuin University Library Arisekan, Setsunan University Library, Tokyo University of Technology Media Center). —  Pajz ( talk) 01:50, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
@ Nihonjoe: Requested via ILL, but this seems like a long shot. Compassionate727 ( T· C) 19:46, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
@ Compassionate727: Thanks! ··· 日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 16:12, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
@ Nihonjoe: Yeah, I couldn't get this. Sorry. Compassionate727 ( T· C) 04:23, 11 March 2021 (UTC)
@ Compassionate727: Thanks for trying. ··· 日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 18:06, 11 March 2021 (UTC)
Hi there. I used the refs for KM articles based on forum archives of someone who allegedly bought the 1968–2005 book and posted the highest ranks per artists by request (the thread has been archived). Most of them are Western artists. I know it's not that reliable as a source but this is the only way for me to have access to the book. Here's the link if you're interested. Damian Vo ( talk) 06:40, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
Thanks, Damian Vo. Nihonjoe, that user last posted on the forum in November 2020, so sending a message through there might work. -- Usernameunique ( talk) 06:44, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
Glad that I could help. Sorry for the late reply, I must have missed the notification earlier this year. Damian Vo ( talk) 06:55, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
Not at all, Damian Vo. I had a number of failed pings at the time, and this one probably didn't fire—possibly because I signed the comment in a separate paragraph from the ping. -- Usernameunique ( talk) 19:05, 13 March 2021 (UTC)

CharaBiz (Japanese language) sources for List of highest-grossing media franchises

For List of highest-grossing media franchises

Thanks, Maestro2016 ( talk) 20:02, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

@ Maestro2016: Trying to obtain 20 separate sources via ILL is… quite a burden. Is there no other way you could obtain this data? Compassionate727 ( T· C) 16:42, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
I think the website should contain much of the data. If we can just access the website, that should be good enough for now. Maestro2016 ( talk) 17:12, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

February 2021 Information

Anyone in Chicago?

  • Little, Kenneth; McNalis, Joe (1996). History of Chicago Fire Houses of the 19th Century. p. 193. OCLC  36689517.
  • Little, Kenneth; McNalis, Joe (2000). History of Chicago Fire Houses of the 20th Century. Vol. I: 1901-1925. p. 193. OCLC  54106304. |volume= has extra text ( help)

For Engine Company 21 (Chicago)

I'm looking for something that supports "[Approximately 1925], the department took its discrimination against black firefighters to the ultimate level. Members of Engine Company 21 were directed to switch engines and firehouses with Engine Company 19, moving from their downtown station at 1213 S.Plymouth Court to 3440 S. Rhodes."

Also for any explanation why. The above quote is from an undergrad senior thesis, the ref is the source she provides for that statement. Obv I can't use the thesis, so I've been tracking down her sources. This is a source I suspect will be easy to find in Chicago, but it's not available from Ohio interlibrary loan. It looks like there are two volumes, one for 1858-1900, the other for 1900-1925, and I assume this is in the second, but I don't know for sure.

Thanks for any help, —valereee ( talk) 02:42, 19 February 2021 (UTC)

@ Valereee: WorldCat doesn't list this book, which suggests that it's not in any library. It appears to only be available by mailorder (see these forum posts here and here). Apparently two volumes have been published and two more are on the way. — Bruce1ee talk 06:37, 19 February 2021 (UTC)
All four volumes have been published and are in Worldcat, but took some finding. The title changed with the second book. You probably want the first volume with the new title (which is the second book overall). -- Worldbruce ( talk) 07:04, 19 February 2021 (UTC)
Thanks Worldbruce – I was searching for "... Firehouses [oneword] ..." — Bruce1ee talk 09:06, 19 February 2021 (UTC)
Ah, thanks, both! The volume's not available to me under the new title, either. I'll leave this open in case someone has access to it! —valereee ( talk) 14:18, 19 February 2021 (UTC)
@ Valereee: what is the new title?! —— Serial 14:34, 19 February 2021 (UTC)
@ Serial Number 54129, it's above, corrected by Worldbruce I believe! It had been Firehouses, now is Fire Houses. —valereee ( talk) 14:51, 19 February 2021 (UTC)
Looking at the thesis that cites the book ( link; see pp. 46, 46 n.96, 50), it appears to be citing the first book: that is, ... Fire Houses of the 19th Century. It's possible that the citation is incorrect (and the date is incorrectly given as 1997, rather than 1996), but the thesis jumps ahead 20 years to treat this story as the demise of Engine Company 21, and it's also possible that the 19th-century volume found it more practicable to include the entire history of Engine Company 21, rather than split it across two volumes. -- Usernameunique ( talk) 05:29, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
Valereee, looking at the libraries that have this work, at least one looks like an email might be worth it. The National Emergency Training Center is "open for business", including "processing interlibrary loans, [and] answering reference questions", according to its website ( link). That link contains an email address; meanwhile, their ILL page outlines what look like pretty accessible policies, and the work in question is marked "Available" for loan ( catalog entry). They also have the 1900–1925 volume for the 20th-century title ( catalog entry), and it is also marked "Available" for loan. All that is to say that if I were you, I would send them an email detailing the query and ask if they might check the relevant page(s)—and if the entire 550-page volume would be useful, you might be able to follow the instructions on their ILL page to get your hands on it. -- Usernameunique ( talk) 05:42, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
@ Usernameunique, thank you, I'll check that! I've never tried to borrow a book outside my own library's interlibrary loan system, which covers the whole state but doesn't seem to go beyond that so these hyper-local books tend not to be available. —valereee ( talk) 13:56, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
No problem, Valereee. Any luck? -- Usernameunique ( talk) 04:21, 24 March 2021 (UTC)
I've emailed but haven't yet heard back! —valereee ( talk) 18:47, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
Whoops, spoke too soon! They will indeed do interlibrary loans, but my library has to request. Unfortunately my generally outstanding library apparently no longer performs this service. I've emailed them to ask why not lol...I wonder if one of the local Uni libraries would do it for me if I'm not an alum? —valereee ( talk) 19:57, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
Got it, Valereee. I can also try to ILL them if one of your libraries will not. It is probably more beneficial to you if yours are able to do so, however, as then you would have the entire book(s) in hand. -- Usernameunique ( talk) 21:21, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
@ Valereee: Because ILL is a service the library is paying for via endowment funds, it is normally restricted to current students and faculty. Compassionate727 ( T· C) 14:34, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
Oh, yes, I figured the local major uni libraries wouldn't be able to help me, just figured it didn't hurt to ask. Neither of the two that are closest to me can help. —valereee ( talk) 16:18, 29 March 2021 (UTC)

August 2013 review in PC Gamer

Working on Starseed Pilgrim, looking for the PC Gamer review of the game (not sure if US or UK version of the magazine). Metacritic says the review is in the August 2013 issue, page 73. Could the front pages of the magazine also be sent along (i.e. the page that has all the publishing details about the mag: editor, publisher, etc. so I can fill out a reference completely)? Many thanks. Zupotachyon ( talk) 05:48, 20 February 2021 (UTC)

There is an article about the game published 9 April 2013 and available online: [1] Not sure if that's what you're looking for. ( t · c) buidhe 06:11, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
Not that article, unfortunately. It's a news release about the game being released, but not a review of the game. Zupotachyon ( talk) 19:36, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
@ Zupotachyon: Are you expecting to find something specific in the news release? My (admittedly very limited) experience with such things is that they often contain nothing more than a brief (one or two sentence) description of the game along with a note that it has been released. Compassionate727 ( T· C) 16:44, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
Ah, perhaps I was not clear. I am looking for a review of the game (see my original comment), not the news release linked above. I wonder why some of these older reviews were never digitized... Zupotachyon ( talk) 19:44, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
@ Zupotachyon: Nope, I'm the one who read it wrong. Buidhe linked to a press release, and I thought it was the review. Compassionate727 ( T· C) 22:32, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
@ Zupotachyon: Requested via ILL. Compassionate727 ( T· C) 15:55, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
Compassionate727, Was it successful? ( t · c) buidhe 20:18, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
@ Buidhe: I have yet to hear anything, which is odd. I should probably follow up. Compassionate727 ( T· C) 15:45, 31 March 2021 (UTC)


Greetings, has someone access to "Sergeomin, Servicio Nacional de Geología y Minería: Carta Geológicade Bolivia, Escala 1 : 100 000 – Hoja 6026 Volcan Putana conMemoria Explicativa. Sergeomin, Servicio Nacional de Gelogícay Minería, La Paz (1996)"? For Putana (volcano)

Thanks, Jo-Jo Eumerus ( talk) 12:40, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

@ Jo-Jo Eumerus: Requested via ILL. Compassionate727 ( T· C) 17:53, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

March 2021 Information

Dissertation available only "on UCF campus"

Thanks, Looking4Dolphins ( talk) 20:38, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

  • Looking4Dolphins, your best bets here are 1) emailing Toms directly (email address is here), 2) emailing the UCF library (email address available by clicking the "Contact Us" link here), or 3) paging through the link that Buidhe provided. Emailing Toms seems like it has a pretty decent chance of success. -- Usernameunique ( talk) 20:52, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
  • emailed directly to ask. (you guys are way better at googling apparantely, thanks) <-- second global contribution Looking4Dolphins ( talk) 21:01, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Looking4Dolphins, you're right that the email address could be dead by now. Buidhe added a link to the contact section on her personal website as well, but it looks like it hasn't been updated in some time. Here's her profile on what looks like her employer's page—I don't see an email specifically for her, but you might get a message passed along through their Contact Us page. Or you could try reaching out through Twitter, where she seems reasonably active. -- Usernameunique ( talk) 00:11, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Usernameunique, i had previously tried here employer's page with no response before asking here (its certainly possible she's ignoring me - fair play to her). i'll give the twitter a try Looking4Dolphins ( talk) 00:31, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Oddly this is their only global contribution [3] ( t · c) buidhe 20:53, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
    strange. -- Gazal world ( talk) 23:27, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
Certainly, but unless anyone here knows of a banned user with an interest in bottlenose dolphins, there is nothing to be done here. We can't exactly fish for masters. Compassionate727 ( T· C) 13:40, 12 March 2021 (UTC)

Cracking Chestnuts

This might be an impossible request, as the book does not appear to be in any commercial libraries, but I'm looking for the 12 pages which talk about the dance Money Musk. For Money Musk.

Thanks, {{u| Sdkb}} talk 06:47, 11 March 2021 (UTC)

Sdkb, the link that Bruce1ee just added gives you the option of buying the work for $20. But if it were me, I'd probably reach out to the authors (David Smukler contact info; David Millstone contact info) first, and see if they might spot me the pages given the intended use. -- Usernameunique ( talk) 07:06, 11 March 2021 (UTC)
Sdkb, any luck with the above approach? -- Usernameunique ( talk) 19:06, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
Usernameunique, thanks for following up. I don't really feel comfortable asking them to give their work away for free. {{u| Sdkb}} talk 19:15, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
@ Sdkb: Requested via ILL. Compassionate727 ( T· C) 17:56, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
Ooh, there's a library that'll do that? Much thanks! {{u| Sdkb}} talk 17:58, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
@ Sdkb: I mean, I have no notion whether anyone will lend it. But nothing stops me from asking my librarians to try to obtain it. Compassionate727 ( T· C) 15:46, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
@ Sdkb: No luck. I'm told it is only in one library overseas (from the United States), and they won't lend it. Compassionate727 ( T· C) 02:09, 8 April 2021 (UTC)
Compassionate727, any word on which library has it? -- Usernameunique ( talk) 19:40, 8 April 2021 (UTC)
@ Usernameunique: Liverpool Public Library (of New York, actually, so not overseas like I was told). My librarian suggests that this library is not lending anything right now, so this may or may not be related to COVID-19. Compassionate727 ( T· C) 12:34, 9 April 2021 (UTC)

Two articles from SuperSummary

For See You in the Cosmos.

Thanks, Gerald WL 04:50, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

Sources for critical reception of 2007 Family Guy episode

Specifically if any critics mention anything regards to the racial slur " Chinese, Japanese, dirty knees" being used in the episode.

Thanks, Prisencolin ( talk) 20:38, 17 March 2021 (UTC)

@ Prisencolin: We provide access to sources; we aren't going to do your research for you, not that we would know where to look anyway. I suggest you ask at a relevant WikiProject page for ideas. Compassionate727 ( T· C) 14:57, 2 April 2021 (UTC)
To be fair, Compassionate727, the top of the page does say that "A request may be an open question or you may ask for a specific journal, article or work", which some people have previously interpreted to apply to requests such as this one. On the other hand, WP:Reference desk/Humanities might be a better place to ask. When I did some Googling regarding this Family Guy episode, I came up with nothing. -- Usernameunique ( talk) 17:03, 2 April 2021 (UTC)

Adaheli claim to fame or dubious conjecture

I'm trying to see if there's any truth to the claim that Adaheli is used in the song " Orinoco Flow". It's not in any official or unofficial lyrics, and it might simply be OR. Google, Gbooks, Gscholar yielded nothing, and since the song was really named for "Orinoco Studio" in England rather than the river specifically, it makes the claim more dubious.

I was wondering if this WSJ article has any mention? Cheers, Estheim ( talk) 12:36, 18 March 2021 (UTC)

@ Estheim: That Wall Street Journal article makes no mention of "Orinoco Flow". I'll do a bit more searching to see if I can find anything. — Bruce1ee talk 12:43, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
Thanks @ Bruce1ee:, If you happen upon any sources about "Adaheli" the diety, I'd love that too; Gscholar came up blank. Cheers, Estheim ( talk) 13:12, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
@ Estheim: I haven't found anything linking Adaheli to "Orinoco Flow". But of course that doesn't mean it's not used in the song – I just didn't find anything. If you're looking for sources about Adaheli, the Internet Archive has several myth and legend encyclopedia here that mention Adaheli. — Bruce1ee talk 14:13, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
@ Bruce1ee:, I'll take a look at those, appreciate it. I'm a bit disappointed I couldn't unravel the lyrical anomaly, mainly because that means I have been singing along with this song incorrectly for over 20 years. (I only hear "deh-ha, deh-ha"- I think this is going to haunt me foreverrr) For now I'll just add an unsourced tag. Cheers Estheim ( talk) 15:28, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
Estheim, have you tried asking Empaler, who added that claim last year to the Adaheli article, what the source is? -- Usernameunique ( talk) 02:50, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
@ Usernameunique: Empaler seems to only edit every couple years or so, so we're unlikely to get a timely response. I agree the claim is OR and have removed it. @ Estheim: around the same time, he made this addition to Orinoco; is this also OR? Compassionate727 ( T· C) 18:03, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
Compassionate727, it's not controversial. Sources generally point out that Orinoco was the name of the song's recording studio as well as the actual river. Using "environs" might not be accurate though, unless all of South America is considered. (I have to fix one of my edits now: I thought I was looking at an official page, but it was a fan-page.) Estheim ( talk) 19:55, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

Journal of the British Interplanetary Society article

For a new article being written about the author. I need the full reference information so I can include it in his list of works. Thanks, ··· 日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 22:08, 19 March 2021 (UTC)

Nihonjoe: Meaning just the bibliographic information? Looks like it's available here: ... do you need a copy of the paper itself? Go Phightins ! 22:15, 19 March 2021 (UTC)
@ Go Phightins!: If I can get a copy of it, that would be helpful. ··· 日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 22:26, 19 March 2021 (UTC)
Hmm. I don't seem to have library access to full text. The first page is readable at that link ... I'll poke around a little more. Go Phightins ! 22:45, 19 March 2021 (UTC)
I appreciate your time. ··· 日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 16:20, 24 March 2021 (UTC)

EBSCO article

For Assassination of Talat Pasha. Unfortunately, I could not find this article on TWL's EBSCO access. Thanks, ( t · c) buidhe 06:09, 20 March 2021 (UTC)

@ Buidhe: It seems to be a version of this article here Hemşinli çocuk 19:27, 6 April 2021 (UTC)

  • Thanks, but unfortunately, this is a master's thesis which does not count as a reliable source under Wikipedia rules (PhD theses are OK) ( t · c) buidhe 19:39, 6 April 2021 (UTC)

Three Locus magazine book reviews

  1. Miller, Faren (June 2013). "Review: Wisp of a Thing by Alex Bledsoe". Locus. Oakland, California: Locus Publications. 70 (629): 19. ISSN  0047-4959. OCLC  1014006474.
  2. Miller, Faren (May 2015). "Review: Long Black Curl by Alex Bledsoe". Locus. Oakland, California: Locus Publications. 74 (652): 18. ISSN  0047-4959. OCLC  1014006474.
  3. Bourke, Liz (February 2017). "Review: Gather Her Round by Alex Bledsoe". Locus. Oakland, California: Locus Publications. 78 (673): 18. ISSN  0047-4959. OCLC  1014006474.

For Wisp of a Thing, Long Black Curl (to be created) and Gather Her Round (to be created).

This request follows on from my previous request last month for a Locus magazine review. There are three more books in Alex Bledsoe's Tufa series that I need Locus reviews for. Two of them are still to be created, but I thought it expedient to request them all at once.

Thanks, — Bruce1ee talk 15:08, 24 March 2021 (UTC)

Bruce1ee, sent #1 (June 2013). -- Usernameunique ( talk) 19:10, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
@ Usernameunique: Received, thank you very much! — Bruce1ee talk 22:17, 26 March 2021 (UTC)

Identification of a coin from Kashmir

Coinage of King Sankaravarman, Dupatalas/ Uptalas (Kashmir) Circa 883-902 CE.

Would somebody have access to pages 159-160 of the following book on numismatics? This is in order to confirm the identification of this coin to Sankaravarman, Uptala dynasty of Kashmir, provided by CNG coins.

For Utpala dynasty

Thank you! पाटलिपुत्र Pat (talk) 09:52, 26 March 2021 (UTC)

Doing... -- Gazal world ( talk) 19:14, 8 April 2021 (UTC)

March 1988 Daily Variety article

For Die Hard. I might not have enough information for this, I'm going from info in the AFI Catalog RE: the film, which just says it was a March 4, 1988 Daily Variety item in the text, but is absent from the citations at the end of the article so I can't specify. I've looked on Gale, Ebsco and Proquest but the DV articles there don't seem to go back far enough. If anyone has UCLA access it seems like you can access archives from here. The information is specific to the completion of filming of Die Hard. If the info is too vague I apologize and feel free to close the request.

Thanks, Darkwarriorblake / SEXY ACTION TALK PAGE! 12:26, 26 March 2021 (UTC)

Value in Health article

To develop infectious disease, particularly the diagnostics.

Thanks. Also, if anyone has it, please {{ ping}} me in your reply. Seppi333 ( Insert ) 22:20, 26 March 2021 (UTC)

@ Seppi333: Yes Sent (from ScienceDirect). — Bruce1ee talk 23:06, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
Thanks! Seppi333 ( Insert ) 04:13, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
Ah, you actually sent me the abstract page which is available online. I need the print-only full-text version of that article from the paper journal. In a nutshell, I basically am looking for a scan or photographs of the print journal's article text. Seppi333 ( Insert ) 11:05, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
@ Seppi333: Sorry, my mistake. I didn't realize it was just the abstract. — Bruce1ee talk 11:47, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
@ Seppi333: I assume the document Bruce1ee sent you was about 300 words, with brief "objectives," "methods," and "results" sections and a one sentence conclusion? That's what I'm finding too. Importantly, when I search for this article within the journal on ScienceDirect, this article is categorized as a "conference abstract," and every other conference abstract I find is a similar length. I interpret this to mean that this is a written summary of what was originally an oral presentation; I have no idea whether the full version of that presentation was ever published, but if it was, this isn't it. Maybe try searching for other articles by these authors? Compassionate727 ( T· C) 17:35, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
@ Compassionate727: That is what I sent Seppi333. The request citation is confusing because it's for the abstract, not the full article. Even the page numbers specified (A235–A236) are for the abstract, not the article. — Bruce1ee talk 21:50, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
@ Bruce1ee: Yeah, and like I said, I'm not convinced the "full" article actually exists; "conference abstract" indicates to me that this is a shortened form of an oral presentation, not a paper, and when I search the four authors' names via Google Scholar, this abstract is my only result. It is certainly possible the full paper was published at a later date (researchers often make presentations concerning their research while still awaiting publication), but if that is the case, this abstract isn't going to help us find the long version. Compassionate727 ( T· C) 14:30, 29 March 2021 (UTC)

Grandma Gatewood quote

This quote by Grandma Gatewood was added by an IP in 2009 with no citation. It has since appeared on many other web pages, presumably copied from Wikipedia. Is it a hoax? Any help tracking where the quote originated, if at all, otherwise it will have to be removed. -- Green C 00:36, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

GreenC, the earliest reference I found online is from 2010 ( link). It attributes the excerpt to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy website, although it also parallels the Wikipedia article as it then appeared. (A relatively contemporaneous archived version of the ATC website, as linked from the 2010 reference, is more of a landing page than anything, and doesn't mention Gatewood.) Somewhat interestingly, in the comments section of the 2010 reference, there is a link to a Washington Post obit of the founder of Appalachian Outfitters; the comment was made the same day the obit was published, suggesting someone was just looking for places to publish the link, but it does suggest that Appalachian Outfitters and its founder were well-known entities.
In any event, if Gatewood actually said what the article claims she said, it seems likely that it may have been in some sort of trail-related publication, perhaps at the time of her death. You might try asking on the forum, which I understand to be the most active AT forum. Someone there may have a sense of where (if anywhere) the quotation may have been published. -- Usernameunique ( talk) 04:23, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
Thank you. I'll try asking outside WP. -- Green C 16:13, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

William B. Jordan's work on Juan van der Hamen

For William B. Jordan. He was known for his work on van der Hamen, and these sources will help me expand on that material in the article. Since I want to take the article to an FA nomination eventually, I would highly appreciate your help with these sources. Thank you. —  The Most Comfortable  Chair 12:30, 28 March 2021 (UTC)

@ The Most Comfortable Chair: I have access to #1 (the dissertation) from my alma mater ProQuest access. It seems that The Wikipedia Library ProQuest access doesn't include dissertations. Please Wikimail me and I'll send it to you. — Bruce1ee talk 12:52, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
Correction, the Wikipedia Library ProQuest access does include dissertations, but not this one. — Bruce1ee talk 13:07, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
Thank you so much Bruce1ee. I have emailed you. —  The Most Comfortable  Chair 12:55, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
@ The Most Comfortable Chair: Yes Sent #1. — Bruce1ee talk 12:58, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
You are amazing Bruce1ee! Thank you again. —  The Most Comfortable  Chair 13:02, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
  • @ Usernameunique: Due to pandemic, I am not sure whether I will get this from library, since this is a hard-copy. Let's wait; I will receive reply from library in 2-3 days. I will ping you. -- Gazal world ( talk) 17:21, 2 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Sounds good, Gazal world. Wasn't sure if your library had this or you were ILLing it, so thought I'd ask. -- Usernameunique ( talk) 17:36, 2 April 2021 (UTC)
  • @ Usernameunique: I received reply from library, and they said they will send the material very soon. -- Gazal world ( talk) 15:24, 7 April 2021 (UTC)

The Times Guide to the House of Commons 2019

A number of UK Members of Parliament, mostly those first elected in 2019 (see List of United Kingdom MPs by seniority (2019–present), are missing an exact date of birth in their articles. I believe the most comprehensive publication with this info is The Times Guide to the House of Commons, which has most dates but is rather expensive to purchase. I feel this information is fairly important for such public figures, and it isn't generally published elsewhere, as far as I can tell. It needs a reliable source, due to disputes over whether other sites can be used to add the info.

For example, Theo Clarke only has a year of birth on her article. If someone has this book, I can provide a list of the MPs who are missing an exact date of birth, and then add the information with citations if it is provided. I've already done this for a few MPs, via a contact of mine with the book (but who I imagine may be a bit busy to reply to my requests for further dates).

Thanks, TrottieTrue ( talk) 18:48, 28 March 2021 (UTC)

  • Theo Clarke's birthday is 4 August 1985 from Companies House, not sure whether that can be a source.-- Mike Rohsopht ( talk) 17:01, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Thanks Mike Rohsopht. I'm told that Companies House is a "primary source", and therefore not allowed for BLP DOBs - I added a load of month and year DOBs to the articles in question, and the edits got reverted or removed. See my Talk page, and [4]. I personally see no problem with using freely available government records, such as Companies House. I assume you found the exact date for Clarke in the documentation at her CH profile - the Officer page just shows the month and year, but I've been told that the exact date (including day) can often be found by looking at the documents in the company's filing history.
@ User:Bruce1ee Thanks for fixing the citation - the way I originally posted it is what the RefToolbar auto-populates the fields with when the book's ISBN is entered.-- TrottieTrue ( talk) 18:21, 29 March 2021 (UTC)

Revista del Instituto de Geología yMinería, Universidad Nacional de Jujuy

Greetings, has someone access to "IGARZÁBAL, A., 1991. Morfología de las provincias deSalta y Jujuy. Revista del Instituto de Geología yMinería, Universidad Nacional de Jujuy, 8:97-122.Jujuy."? Worldcat has it listed in some Anglosphere libraries For Antofalla

Thanks, Jo-Jo Eumerus ( talk) 10:05, 29 March 2021 (UTC)

April 2021 Information

Couple of chapters

Happy Egg Weekend, Rxers. Can anyone access:

Ruth McElroy (14 October 2016). Contemporary British Television Crime Drama: Cops on the Box. Taylor & Francis. ISBN  978-1-317-16096-0.

And if so, ch.4 (67–82) should help me with Between the Lines (TV series), if you could. Many thanks!

The other is M. Eaton's chapter "A Fair Cop? Canteen Cuture", etc., in David Kidd-Hewitt; Richard Osborne (1995). Crime and the Media: The Post-modern Spectacle. Pluto Press. ISBN  978-0-7453-0912-5.

Thanks, —— Serial 11:45, 3 April 2021 (UTC)

Yes Sent #1. feminist (talk) 04:39, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
Hey Feminist, thanks very much for helping me out! Um, have you got my email address then? —— Serial 09:23, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
  • I can scan "A Fair Cop? Canteen Cuture". I need two days. TrangaBellam ( talk) 10:27, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Doing... #2 ("A Fair Cop? Canteen Cuture"). -- Gazal world ( talk) 19:18, 8 April 2021 (UTC)

JSTOR Austrian Academy of Sciences Press

For Karkota Dynasty. Thanks, TrangaBellam ( talk) 09:58, 4 April 2021 (UTC)

@ TrangaBellam: is that 300 pages? —— Serial 10:13, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
I know that it is a large page-range. But, I am asking for two JSTOR chapters and bibliography. If anybody has access, it will not take more than a minute to download. TrangaBellam ( talk) 10:25, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
Of course, that's true. Unfortunately, though the JSTOR access I get through TWL doesn't allow access to that, so we may have to wait for someone with proper institutational access. Sorry about that! —— Serial 11:57, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
Just tried with my university but "Your institution does not have access to this book on JSTOR" is what I get too. RandomCanadian ( talk / contribs) 23:58, 5 April 2021 (UTC)

The Buwayhid Dynasty in Iraq

For al-Muti, al-Ta'i, al-Qadir, and other articles pertaining to the rule of the Buyid dynasty in Iraq.

Thanks, Constantine 14:14, 5 April 2021 (UTC)

Book review in a Peeters journal

For Gay Marriage (book). Cheers, gnu 57 19:16, 6 April 2021 (UTC)

Journal of the American Medical Women's Association articles for the Elizabeth Blackwell Medal

  • "Elizabeth Blackwell medal". Journal of the American Medical Women's Association. 47 (3): 68–69. May–June 1992. eISSN  1551-8221. ISSN  0098-8421. PMID  1624663.
  • Vaschak, MR (February 1975). "The Elizabeth Blackwell Annual Award, 1974". Journal of the American Medical Women's Association. 30 (2): 84–85. eISSN  1551-8221. ISSN  0098-8421. PMID  163270.
  • Mega, LT; McKinney, PA (September–October 1990). "Looking back at progress: AMWA award winners". Journal of the American Medical Women's Association. 45 (5): 200–6. eISSN  1551-8221. ISSN  0098-8421. PMID  2269768.

For Elizabeth Blackwell Medal. I want to expand the article before I go for a featured list nomination, and these sources would be greatly helpful. Thank you. —  The Most Comfortable  Chair 03:07, 7 April 2021 (UTC)

Cambridge thesis from 1940, or reliable information about thesis supervisor of Rosa M. Morris

Hi, I've recently written Rosa M. Morris (has been accepted at DYK) and would like to find out whether it is true or not that her PhD supervisor was Geoffrey Ingram Taylor. From this book:

I have been able to find out the title and snippets about the content of the dissertation, Two-dimensional potential theory, with special reference to aerodynamic problems, but there is no mention of Taylor according to Google's scan of the book. Does anyone have access to the full book? Also, the University of Cambridge should have the thesis in hardcopy, and I'm wondering whether it might mention a supervisor? I would also welcome any other suggestions where to find this information. Thanks, — Kusma ( 𐍄· 𐌺) 12:41, 7 April 2021 (UTC)

@ Kusma: I have contacted the British Library EthOS and should (fingers crossed) get a reply within the next 10 days. Pbrks ( talk) 04:59, 8 April 2021 (UTC)
Pbrks, thank you, great idea to check there! If that fails, I guess the only way to find out more is to be physically present in Cambridge and see what the COVID rules are in the libraries there. — Kusma ( 𐍄· 𐌺) 10:11, 8 April 2021 (UTC)
@ Kusma: Some bad news I'm afraid. Neither Oxford or Cambridge, in their wisdom and greed, participate in the EThOs scheme, so that won't achieve much, I'm afraid; as for the hard copy, UK doctoral theses (or indeed any UK theses) won't have much than a covering form displaying basic facts such as thesis title / date awarded / student and supervisors' names, etc. There is no chance it will contain a potted biography. The supervisor will almost be certainly be referenced in the acknowledgements, but again, is unlikely to be discussed biographically. (Would you want to be?!) So yes—to answer your original question, it will mention a supervisor, but it will be just that: a mention. Cheers, —— Serial 10:59, 9 April 2021 (UTC)
Having said that, your GBooks link doesn't bring any results up for Taylor, so perhaps the culture was different in 1941 (obviously very likely, on reflection). But there's an updated version of the directory here. I can't see any preview or snippet, but you or others at RX might have better luck.
Also, IIRC, they will digitise pages on request, depending on age and their imaginary copyright concerns: see [5], if you are willing to spend your hard-earned on it. —— Serial 11:19, 9 April 2021 (UTC)
Thank you Serial Number 54129. I'm not looking for biographical details of either supervisor or student, just a confirmation of the fact that Taylor was the supervisor. Searching for the full thesis title brings up the Retrospective Index to Theses of Great Britain and Ireland you linked to, but adding "Taylor" again does not give any results, so I'm not super hopeful. I've been unable to find the thesis in the Cambridge library catalog, but I do guess it exists. On a positive note, at least I got non-RS confirmation for my query (GI Taylor was the advisor of RM Morris) from RM Morris' student, David Edmunds. — Kusma ( 𐍄· 𐌺) 11:54, 9 April 2021 (UTC)
@ Kusma: For such a simple statement of fact, this from the Math Dept at North Dakota State University probably suffices. —— Serial 12:01, 9 April 2021 (UTC)
Serial Number 54129, this is a database that, while not publicly editable, does take input from the public, so some of the data they use could be based on rumours. (My own entry was written by myself). So I am not comfortable using them as a fully reliable source (for statements in Wikipedia's voice). But I have informed them of the thesis year and full title, and asked what their source for the information was, so maybe that will help. — Kusma ( 𐍄· 𐌺) 12:12, 9 April 2021 (UTC)
Kusma, have you reached out to the Cambridge libraries? They might be able to both track down the thesis, and check for mentions of Taylor. I have had success with a very similar question in the past: a librarian at Berkeley tracked down Caroline Brady's Ph.D. thesis and provided the scan found here, confirming Brady's use of the long form of her name. -- Usernameunique ( talk) 04:29, 11 April 2021 (UTC)

Plants vs Zombies

For Plants vs. Zombies (video game)

Thanks, Lazman321 ( talk) 04:23, 9 April 2021 (UTC)

@ Lazman321: I have access to the second book. Please Wikimail me and I'll send pages 23–59 to you. — Bruce1ee talk 09:35, 9 April 2021 (UTC)
@ Lazman321: Yes Sent #2. — Bruce1ee talk 12:52, 9 April 2021 (UTC)

Salaris, Lingwoord, Muccioli

  • Salaris, Davide (2021). "The Equestrian Relief of Hung-e Azhdar: A Historical Memory for the Dynastic Lineages of Elymais". Iran: Journal of the British Institute of Persian Studies. doi: 10.1080/05786967.2020.1846999.
  • Lingwood, Chad G. (2020). "A Parvānchī Turned Poet Dilettante: History and the Persian Ghazals of Āq Quyūnlū Statesman Najm al-Dīn Masʿūd Sāvajī (d. ca. 898/1493)". International Journal of Persian Literature. 5: 63–84. doi: 10.5325/intejperslite.5.0063.
  • Muccioli, Federicomaria (2020). Mardonios (Mardonius). doi: 10.1002/9781444338386.wbeah04202.pub2.

For Mardonius (general), Ak Koyunlu, amongst others.

Thanks, - LouisAragon ( talk) 20:42, 9 April 2021 (UTC)

LouisAragon, I have #1, email for a PDF. ( t · c) buidhe 20:45, 9 April 2021 (UTC)
@ Buidhe: Done. - LouisAragon ( talk) 21:00, 9 April 2021 (UTC)
LouisAragon, Yes Sent ( t · c) buidhe 21:05, 9 April 2021 (UTC)
LouisAragon #2 is available on Academia. -- Gazal world ( talk) 21:28, 9 April 2021 (UTC)

Need sources for two Degrassi books

I need clippings and page numbers from two books/novels related to the original Degrassi Talks shows.

The first is a novel adaptation of character Christine Nelson (better known as Spike), and it includes expansions on plotlines from the series, such as a further look into the stigma the character experiences as a pregnant teenager. However, while some of the book is available for preview on Google, not all of it is and there is some parts of the book that I feel may be of significance to the article missing. I would like anything in the book to do with the reactions of other characters to Spike's pregnancy, as well as her being removed from school by the PTA/school board with the page numbers.

The second is a non-fiction book based off the series Degrassi Talks, and is hosted by Amanda Stepto, the actress who portrayed Spike. The introduction interview of Stepto is available on the Wayback Machine to quote and cite information from directly, but I prefer to cite the book and not the web page, and I need the page numbers, as well as a hi-res scan of the front cover if possible. Thanks ToQ100gou ( talk) 07:13, 12 April 2021 (UTC)