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Fixing references and common medical problems!
Warning: for legal reasons, we must note that the Resource Exchange cannot fix any medical problems. But it can fix references.

Finding a source[edit]

Tips for finding a source yourself[edit]

  • Send a request to the author(s) of research papers for a copy of their paper by email.
  • Check what sources are available to you in The Wikipedia Library – editors active for at least six months with over 500 edits, at least 10 of them in the last month, and with no active blocks have immediate access to the Wikipedia Library Bundle.
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Note that sites like Library Genesis (LibGen) and Sci-Hub offer direct, free access to a large range of publications, but there are legal questions around their use and neither the Wikimedia Foundation nor the Wikipedia community endorses them.

Making a request[edit]

  • A request may be an open question or you may ask for a specific journal, article or work.
  • All kinds of sources are possible here: newspapers, magazine article, databases, encyclopedias, court decisions, laws, books, etc.
  • We cannot perform full book copy requests due to copyright. Please ask for specific pages that relate to the article(s) you need them for.
  • You may contact research helpers directly or make a request on this page.
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  • Provide as much detail as possible: a full citation with author, title, publisher, and date or identifiers like DOI, ISBN, ISSN, PMID, OCLC, etc.
  • Indicate which Wikipedia articles are being improved.
  • Once a request has been fulfilled add the {{Resolved}} template.
  • Filled requests are archived.
  • Requests unfilled after three months will be archived.

Fulfilling a request[edit]

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

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  • Share content in a limited manner that is targeted at as few individuals as possible to achieve a specific improvement on Wikipedia. All content is shared under a presumed non-commercial, educational, fair use purpose in order to conduct research about topics on Wikipedia and/or to improve Wikipedia content.
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Reference resources[edit]

Direct contact[edit]

Volunteers who will locate and send articles for you and are willing to be contacted to handle complex queries or answer questions

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

New requests[edit]

May 2022[edit]

Mult és jövő határán: beszédek a magyar élet nagy kérdéseiről[edit]

Is it possible to get a scan of the book:

Imrédy, Béla (1938). Mult és jövő határán: beszédek a magyar élet nagy kérdéseiről. Nemzeti Egység Pártja.

Worldcat: link, link; Google Books: link.

This book is in public domain (Béla Imrédy (author) died more than 70 years ago), so scanning the entire text will not be a copyright infringement.

For Béla Imrédy and some other articles.

Thanks, صلاح الأوكراني (talk) 01:02, 23 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Unfortunately, it is an OCR-version of unknown quality. For example, I need to know the exact number of some page for citation; and it is very possible, that in that OCR-version the total amount of pages differs from the original paper version of the book. صلاح الأوكراني (talk) 12:41, 25 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@صلاح الأوكراني: I am afraid you are unlikely to get the original. Frankly, even if the pagination is different, it's fine as long as you cite the bibliographic details of this version (such as the URL). Compassionate727 (T·C) 16:28, 24 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A Chronicle of Emperor Yohannes IV [the Fourth]: (1872-89)[edit]

To verify and improve Yohannes IV and related articles.

Thanks, Dawit S Gondaria (talk) 06:42, 25 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bollettino del Comitato Glaciologico Italiano 1945[edit]

  • Calciati, Mario (1945). "Le perforazioni eseguite del ghiacciaio d'Hosand". Bollettino del Comitato Glaciologico Italiano. Torino. 23: 19-28. ISSN 1120-3676.

For History of ice drilling.

Thanks, Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 14:54, 25 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

June 2022[edit]

Cinefex 115 for The Dark Knight[edit]

  • Duncan, Jody. "Batman Grounded". Cinefex (115): 64–88, 116–117.

For The Dark Knight (film)

Thanks, Darkwarriorblake / SEXY ACTION TALK PAGE! 23:29, 2 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Asma Giyorgis and His Work volume 18 Äthiopistische Forschungen[edit]

For Susenyos, Yaqob, Yolyos, Za Dengel and other related articles, also sources for possible article creations of Demetros of Merhabete, Se′ela Krestos, Yamana Krestos, Abuna Simon. Pages 203-209, 217, 249, 313, 325-345, 415-423, 436-438, 942, 994 about 43 pages total.

Thanks, Dawit S Gondaria (talk) 08:36, 3 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Greetings, has someone access to these publications? Larsen, G. "The 10th century Eldgjá-Katla eruption; its products and consequences, preliminary results." Geonytt 17.1 (1990): 70-71. For Eldgja

Thanks, Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 16:16, 8 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Need a subscription to[edit]

For Ursula Sillge I don't speak German and while I am happy to pay them 0.99€ for the article, I don't want a subscription to a newspaper I can't read. Even if I could figure out how to pay them for it, I have no clue how I would cancel a subscription after receiving the article. I am hoping someone has a subscription and can send it to me.

Thanks, SusunW (talk) 22:24, 9 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

ParSec book review[edit]

For The Cottingley Cuckoo (to be created).

ParSec is digital magazine. Here is the table of contents for this issue at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database.

Thanks, —Bruce1eetalk 14:07, 12 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Gospel by Wireless (Boon, 1922)[edit]

  • Boon, Dr J. (1922). The Gospel by Wireless. London: Marshall Bros.

This may be a book or pamphlet (OCLC says it has 19 pages), but in any case is out of copyright, as James Ebenezer Boon (to give his full name) died in 1941. For Religious broadcasting, please. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 17:28, 12 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Tom Morris may be able to help based on what his Resource Exchange post says: the British Library reference collection has this. User:Jonwilliamsl(talk|contribs) 15:54, 25 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Papers Volume 5 By Kampala (Uganda) Institute of Public Administration[edit]

For Bunyamwera, mentioned on page 13. Stanford has a copy[1]

Thanks, awkwafaba (📥) 13:14, 16 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Salar Al-Dowleh: A Delusional Prince & Wannabe Shah[edit]

For An article I have yet to create.

Thanks, Amir Ghandi (talk) 10:18, 21 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Maybe a Wikipedian colleague can get this for you. Please wait and hope. Kind regards, – Doc TaxonTalk 06:45, 3. Aug 2022 (UTC)

Sea Breezes[edit]

For 1773 Phipps expedition towards the North Pole and Constantine John Phipps.

Thanks, —Kusma (talk) 21:26, 22 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Looking for a book in Turkish from Harvard or University of Texas[edit]

For Iğdır Genocide Memorial and Museum

Hello, I come here after a chat on Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Humanities#Looking_for_a_paper_about_the_Iğdır_Genocide_Memorial_and_Museum.

I would like scans of pages 5 to 9 if possible.

The book seems to be available at Harvard and University of Texas Libraries, Austin.

It should look like this: [2]

Please notify me if you answer.

Thanks,  Şÿℵדαχ₮ɘɼɾ๏ʁ 19:58, 29 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

July 2022[edit]

Lost access to resource[edit]

  • Lehmann, Reinhard G. (2005). Die Inschrift(en) des Ahirom-Sarkophags und die Schachtinschrift des Grabes V in Jbeil (Byblos). Mainz am Rhein: von Zabern. ISBN 9783805335089. OCLC 76773474.

For Royal necropolis of Byblos

Thanks, el.ziade (talkallam) 17:20, 1 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Need access to NZ reports from the National Housing Commission[edit]

For Kae Miller. I am specifically seeking information on the Collaborative Housing Society and the View Road Park Society. As I cannot access either source, I have no idea what the article titles might be, but if anyone can find the references, I'd like the whole article (not just the pages in the snippet) that talks about these initiatives Miller started.

Thanks, SusunW (talk) 20:16, 2 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Articles for They Thought They Were Free[edit]

For They Thought They Were Free

I'm also trying to find articles from the Christian Science Monitor Done and New York Herald Tribune but don't have specific dates and page numbers, only quotes

Thanks, WhisperToMe (talk) 23:37, 2 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@WhisperToMe: The second article is available at JSTOR here in The Wikipedia Library Bundle. You should have access to it. If not, I can send it to you. —Bruce1eetalk 23:48, 2 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Bruce1ee: I found the JSTOR link works. Thank you for linking it! WhisperToMe (talk) 18:28, 3 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sent #1 (Saturday Review) via email. DanCherek (talk) 23:56, 2 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@WhisperToMe, I've sent a PDF of ProQuest 509149183, which I think is the Christian Science Monitor article you're looking for. Let me know if that isn't the right one. Extraordinary Writ (talk) 00:07, 3 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Extraordinary Writ: Thank you so much for finding that! Yes, that is the correct review. All that's left is the New York Herald Tribune article. WhisperToMe (talk) 18:13, 3 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Batman Returns - Cinefex, Empire, and Film Journal[edit]

  • Resner, Jeffrey (August 1992). "Three go mad in Gotham". Empire: 39–46.
  • Fennel, Tim (August 1992). "The Catsuit". Empire: 47–49.
  • Sloane, Judy (August 1995). "Daniel Waters on Writing". Film Review: 67–69.
  • Cotta Vaz, Mark (1992). "A Knight at the Zoo". Cinefex (51): 22–74.
  • Salisbury, Mark; Burton, Tim (2006). "Batman Returns". Burton on Burton. London: Faber and Faber. pp. 102–114. ISBN 0-571-22926-3.

For Batman Returns. I can find the text of the Empire reference online on fan sites but I can't cite page numbers that way so having the actual pages would be handy. The very generic "Film Review" publication is just not giving me any luck at all getting results.

Thanks, Darkwarriorblake / SEXY ACTION TALK PAGE! 13:14, 3 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Darkwarriorblake, you should be able to access Burton on Burton through the Internet Archive here. Extraordinary Writ (talk) 17:34, 18 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks very much Extraordinary Writ! Darkwarriorblake / SEXY ACTION TALK PAGE! 18:55, 18 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Review of Little Infamies from the New Yorker[edit]

For Little Infamies

Thanks, GrahamHardy (talk) 16:15, 4 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, Sorry for not spotting the above, it says "That page doesn't exist", Please advise, Thanks GrahamHardy (talk) 07:18, 18 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Royal Geographical Society / Wiley digital archives[edit]

A general question: Does the wikipedia library provide access to any archives of this sort? Can the RGS collection be browsed on some site even if its files are paywalls?

Thanks, trespassers william (talk) 17:43, 8 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@DanCherek: do you know something more about this? – Doc TaxonTalk 12:05, 2. Aug 2022 (UTC)
To my knowledge, this isn't included in TWL (though I am unfamiliar with the source, so I may be wrong). But it looks like my own institution does give me some degree of access to these RGS archives, so @Danny lost: if you have a specific request, I can see if I can get it for you. DanCherek (talk) 12:10, 2 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A short history of Ethiopia and the Horn[edit]

For verification in Talk:Tewodros I, potentially for Tewodros I.

Thanks, Dawit S Gondaria (talk) 21:28, 9 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

2013 Irish Examiner article[edit]

Hello. I'm looking for this 2013 Irish Examiner article for my draft on Colin Barrett. I checked Gale with The Wikipeida Library but it doesn't have this article despite having full-text coverage for 2013:

I can't use the Blogspot URL where I found this article as it's unreliable. Thanks! MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 23:49, 12 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • A search on the site ( shows this:

Saturday October 19, 2013 Untitled Article COLIN BARRETT An ideal introductory text for third-level A Different Story: fiction where Walshe wisely teases ciatingly insufferable book” but failing wasn Colin ’t Barrett writing can --Arhi twi (talk) 08:30, 13 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I don't think that's the one I'm looking for as A Different Story is by Colm Tóibín. But, it could be a side column of the main article. MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 14:49, 13 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I checked Irish News Archive, and it does look like it's on that page you mentioned underneath the article in the Forum section titled: Hard lives, hard truths. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 15:07, 13 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Reviews for Llegar a Ti (song) and Escúchame (song)[edit]

Llegar a Ti by Jaci Velasquez
Escúchame by Carlos Ponce:

Specifically, I want to know if either of the first two articles mention the release date for "Llegar a Ti". For Llegar a Ti (song) and Escúchame (song) (being worked on in my sandbox)

Thanks, Erick (talk) 20:54, 21 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

An art magazine[edit]

  • The Mystery of the “Hund Statues”: An Unknown Chapter of Central Asian Statuary by Michael Henss in Arts of Asia (Jan-Feb 2016)

For Hindu Shahis

Thanks, TrangaBellam (talk) 13:25, 24 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I try to get this, but can't promise. – Doc TaxonTalk 23:56, 24. Jul 2022 (UTC)

@TrangaBellam: Yes SentDoc TaxonTalk 15:05, 25. Jul 2022 (UTC)

Anarkali .. by Nazir Chaudhry[edit]

  • Ahmad Chaudhry, Nazir (2002). "Anarkali, Archives and Tomb of Sahib Jamal, A Study in Perspective". Lahore: Sang-e-Meel Publications: 21. ISBN 9789693513844. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  • Requesting preferably the chapter containing page 21 and also pages containing list of references of the relevant chapter.
For Anarkali

Thanks, Bookku, 'Encyclopedias = expanding information & knowledge' (talk) 12:13, 25 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I think, page 21 is within the "Preface", but I'm not sure. "Bibliographical references" are on pages 77-78. But I myself can't get this for you. – Doc TaxonTalk 15:24, 25. Jul 2022 (UTC)
Thanks for inputs. Actually wish to find out 'a particular sentence' is being referred by Chaudhry from which particular book and page of reasonably large historian Ram Nath#Works, that's why I am looking for Chaudhry's bibliography.
At page 21 historian Nazir Chaudhry is referring to another historian Ram Nath's sentence ".. absolutely improbable that the grand Mughal emperor would address his married wife as yar .." (as much I could see in google book snippet google books does not give preview for this book), some other media articles too refer to this sentence, but it is unclear from which book and page number of Ram Nath's sentence is cited.
Nazir Chaudhry too is reasonably being referred by other authors so I will prefer to go through his presentation.
Bookku, 'Encyclopedias = expanding information & knowledge' (talk) 02:47, 26 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tale type index for Armenian folktales (based on the ATU system)[edit]

  • Гуллакян, Сюзанна Арменовна [Syuzana Armenovna Gullakian]. Указатель сюжетов армянских волшебных и новеллистических сказок : (Учеб.-вспом. пособие) / С. А. Гуллакян; М-во нар. образования АрмССР, Респ. учеб.-метод. каб. - Ереван : РУМК Миннаробразования АрмССР, 1990. - 48 с.; 20 см.

The work translates roughly to "Index of Types of Armenian Folktales". The work is said to contain 48 pages, but I only need the pages in regards to types ATU 425-449 (section about the Animal as Bridegroom tales), ATU 505-508 (section about the Grateful dead (folklore)) and ATU 707 (about The Three Golden Children (folklore)).

I believe the selected sections will serve to improve articles about Armenian fairy tales, including Habrmani and The Golden-Headed Fish.

Thanks, KHR FolkMyth (talk) 13:51, 26 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Encyclopédie de l’Islam[edit]

For Persian wiki, fa:مرزبان‌نامه

Thanks, Ταπυροι (گپ) 06:46, 30 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@محک: I have access to the English-language version of this, at*-SIM_4990, but not the French version. Would you like me to email the English one to you? DanCherek (talk) 15:14, 30 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@DanCherek: yes, please. I send a mail to you. Ταπυροι (گپ) 15:20, 30 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes Sent DanCherek (talk) 15:23, 30 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hebrew language resource[edit]

From looking at WorldCat, it looks like this may be a difficult request to fulfill, as it shows no libraries in the US that may have it. This are the details of the book:

  • Jacob Barnai, Shabtaut: Hebetim Hevratiim (Sabbateanism: Social Perspectives) [Hebrew], Jerusalem, Zalman Shazar Center, 2000.

OCLC 1284559037 / OCLC 255159652 / OCLC 890212639

If it is somehow available anywhere through the specialists here, I would appreciate having the full title page (front and back, with the publication details), the table of contents, and the first two chapters scanned and sent to me. The request relates to the Henry Oldenburg, Peter Serrarius, and Abraham Pereyra WP entries. Thank you, warshy (¥¥) 21:14, 30 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Doing... I'm not sure, but I think, I can get this for you. I'm trying it. Please wait, – Doc TaxonTalk 10:02, 31. Jul 2022 (UTC)

August 2022[edit]

First and Ten: Pro Football Players Born in Italy[edit]

  • Batella, Fausto (2017). First and Ten: Pro Football Players Born in Italy. SPORTeBOOK. ISBN 9788894161861.

I would appreciate if someone could show me what the book says about Frank Gaziano and Pete Gorgone so I could create articles on them. Thanks, BeanieFan11 (talk) 23:38, 1 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Writing and Literacy in Chinese, Korean and Japanese book reviews[edit]

  1. Green tickY Akamatsu, Nobu (1997). "Taylor, Insup & Taylor, Martin (1995). Writing and Literacy in Chinese, Korean and Japanese: Studies in written language and literacy 3. Amsterdam: John Benjamins". Canadian Modern Language Review. 53 (4): 755–757. - Available at DeGruyter ; doi:10.3138/cmlr.53.4.755
  2. Yes SentAllen, K. "Insup Taylor & M. Martin Taylor. Writing and literacy in Chinese, Korean and Japanese. 1995 [1997]". International Journal of Applied Linguistics. 7 (1): 115–116.
  3. Green tickY Kuo, J.; Akutsu, S. "Taylor: Writing and Literacy in Chinese, Korean, and Japanese [1997]". Applied Language Learning. 8 (1): 128–131.
  4. Yes SentMair, V. H. "Taylor & Taylor: Writing and literacy in Chinese, Korean and Japanese [1999]". Word. International Linguistic Association and Linguistic Circle of New York. 50 (2): 263–267.
  5. Yes SentOhori, Toshio (2001). "Review of Taylor & Taylor (1995): Writing and Literacy in Chinese, Korean and Japanese". Studies in Language. 25 (1): 174–178. doi:10.1075/sl.25.1.12oho.
  6. Seeley, C. "I. & M. Taylor, Writing and Literacy in Chinese, Korean and Japanese [1998]". New Zealand Journal of East Asian Studies. 6 (1): 120–121.
  7. Yes Sent Smith, Janet S. Shibamoto (1998). "Insup Taylor & M. Martin Taylor. Writing and literacy in Chinese, Korean and Japanese". Written Language & Literacy. 1 (2): 275–279. doi:10.1075/wll.1.2.13shi.
  8. Yes Sent"Writing and Literacy in Chinese, Korean and Japanese [1996]". Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy. 40 (79). September 1996.

For Writing and Literacy in Chinese, Korean and Japanese

Thanks, WhisperToMe (talk) 02:56, 5 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes Sent request 2, 4, 5, 8 – Doc TaxonTalk 12:46, 5. Aug 2022 (UTC)
#1 is available via TWL at [3]. #3 is here, page 75. DanCherek (talk) 13:30, 5 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes Sent #7 via email. DanCherek (talk) 13:34, 5 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@DanCherek: with your link I can get full text of #1 too, but first I tried to find it by TWL search bar and input the title. I couldn't find full text by TWL. Can you explain your steps please, how you found #1 in TWL? Thank you – Doc TaxonTalk 13:53, 5. Aug 2022 (UTC)
Sure! I entered "Writing and Literacy in Chinese, Korean and Japanese Akamatsu" (without the quotation marks) into the TWL search bar and it was the second result for me. DanCherek (talk) 13:55, 5 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you – Doc TaxonTalk 14:02, 5. Aug 2022 (UTC)
Thank you both! WhisperToMe (talk) 18:15, 6 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Encyclopedia Aethiopica Volume 2, D-Ha[edit]

For Garmame, Gebru Desta, Gebre of Semien, Haile Maryam Gebre and others. I need twelve entries in the encyclopedia, i don't know the page numbers, but it's usually one or two pages per entry, guessing about 15-30 pages total.

  • Delba Iyasus
  • Demetros of Amhara
  • Esate of Qwara
  • Fares
  • Fasil Garram
  • Gabayyahu Gora
  • Gabre Egzihaber Dasta
  • Gabre Tasfa
  • Garmame Walda Hawaryat
  • Hamalmal
  • Hayla Giyorgis Walda Mikayel
  • Hayla Maryam Gabre

(There might be variations of spelling of these names)

Thanks, Dawit S Gondaria (talk) 23:36, 6 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Business Week 1984[edit]

Hello! I'm working on the article Atari 8-bit family. Who knows where to find online archives of Business Week magazine? From Business Week of May 21, 1984, there is allegedly this quotation: "Atari expect the new Lucasfilm software to stimulate sales of future games machines while tapping an existing market of 4 million owners of Atari's home computer and 5200 games machines". That's all the information I have. I have searched ProQuest and EBSCO on WP:LIBRARY but maybe I did it wrong. Thank you so much. — Smuckola(talk) 03:50, 7 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Smuckola, I have access to this one; email me and I'll send you the PDF. Cheers, Extraordinary Writ (talk) 05:10, 7 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Extraordinary Writ: Done. Thanks! And if anyone can let me know if there's an online source for Business Week, that'd be great! — Smuckola(talk) 08:52, 7 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Smuckola: Yes Sent. The Internet Archive has coverage through 1961, but I'm not aware of an easy way to access anything after that, unfortunately: as far as I can tell, it's only available through this special EBSCO database, which the Wikipedia Library doesn't subscribe to. If you need any more BusinessWeek articles, feel free to leave a message here and one of us with access to the EBSCO database would be happy to send it to you. Extraordinary Writ (talk) 16:32, 7 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Extraordinary Writ: Thanks. I googled and I can't find how to fill in the citation, like volume or issue, and I'm not sure whether ISSN is necessary because I rarely see it. This is a good magazine article to spread around citations into several Wikipedia articles. {{cite magazine | magazine=[[Bloomberg Businessweek|Businessweek]] | date=May 21, 1984 | title=Atari refuses to let the video game fad die | page=46 | volume= | issue= | issn= | publisher=[[McGraw Hill Education]]}} — Smuckola(talk) 02:38, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Looks good, Smuckola. The database tells me that this is issue no. 2843; there doesn't appear to be a volume number, so you can just leave that parameter blank. Including the ISSN (0007-7135) probably isn't a bad idea, although it's not required. You can also add via=[[EBSCOhost]] if you want to make clear where the article came from. Cheers, Extraordinary Writ (talk) 03:13, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Extraordinary Writ: You are truly a Writ among writs. Out of the ordinary, and possibly even mildly outrageous. Please let me know if I can assist you with anything. The source has been cited, long live Jambi. I sure wish WP:LIBRARY's GUI wasn't only a blatant giant zoo, though I know it is by benevolent necessity. I wish it at least had a single search box, even if I had to wait 30 minutes for results lol. I basically stick to trade magazines and newspapers, so I often must do countless redundant searches. The bare minimum is EBSCO, ProQuest,, Google Books, and sometimes Newspaper Archive. It's so overwhelming and I don't know how to determine the names of individual publications I can and can't search! I don't know what's included, to even answer the question of whether or not I've even searched BusinessWeek among all that lol. There are a ton of stupid meta-search checkboxes ahead of EBSCO and ProQuest alone and I can't imagine how it would be possible to ever understand what I'm even looking at or opting into before I've even input a keyword. Then it gives me a beautiful search result and soon times out and barfs it all on the floor so I can start it all over again. Am I baying into the wind along with other very smart very normal users or am I just a loser, baby? — Smuckola(talk) 07:38, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Smuckola, the WP:LIBRARY folks actually have been working on one search engine to rule them all—there's now a search bar at the top of that searches EBSCO, Gale, JSTOR, and a whole bunch of other databases. Unfortunately it doesn't yet include ProQuest,, or Newspaper Archive, but at least it's better than nothing. I can certainly sympathize about how difficult it can be to find where (if anywhere) a publication is available. One trick on ProQuest is to click the "publications" tab, which lets you search by the name of the publication (for instance, searching "Los Angeles Times" shows you how to access the paper, while searching "BusinessWeek" brings up...nothing). I think EBSCO has a similar feature, although I'm not too familiar with it. And, of course, if there's anything you can't find, you're always welcome to pay us a visit here and someone will probably be able to put you on the right track. Extraordinary Writ (talk) 18:31, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Encyclopaedia Aethiopica Volume 1, A-C[edit]

For Amha Iyasus, Asfaw Wossen (ruler of Shewa), Bahrey, Bashah Aboye, Mentewab and others, i would like to see eleven entries in this Encyclopedia. One entry is usually one or two pages, so guessing about 11-22 pages total (Encyclopedia has more than 800 pages). I don't know on which pages these entries are.

  • Abboyye
  • Abeto Yaeqob
  • Amda Mikael
  • Ammeha Iyasus
  • Asfa Wasan
  • Bahrey
  • Barca/Baroa
  • Basah Abboyye
  • Berhan Mogasa
  • Betul Hayla Maryam
  • Bihono

(There may be different spelling of these names)

Thanks, Dawit S Gondaria (talk) 09:58, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I think I can do this one (and the two below) later today, my library has the books. Scanning might take a while though. Toadspike (talk) 13:14, 17 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Dawit S Gondaria I have just finished this one and will do volumes 3 and 5 next. Please send me an email via Wikimail so I can send them to you. Toadspike (talk) 19:18, 17 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Toadspike: I have send you an wikimail, thank you so much for sharing this resource! Dawit S Gondaria (talk) 13:41, 18 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Dawit S Gondaria Yes Sent Let me know if you received all three files, they're on the larger side of what email can do. Toadspike (talk) 14:11, 18 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Toadspike: received in good order, thank you! Dawit S Gondaria (talk) 13:17, 19 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Encyclopaedia Aethiopica, Volume 3, He-N[edit]

For Negasi Krestos, Ras Lul Seged and others/article creations. I would like these 13 entries from the encyclopedia, guessing 15-30 pages total. I don't know the page numbers. Many thanks in advance.

  • Kefla Wahed
  • Kenfu Haylu
  • Kidana Wald Kefle
  • Lesana Krestos
  • Leul Sagad
  • Malakotawit
  • Malkeya Krestos
  • Marso Hayla Maryam
  • Maru
  • Masasa Sayfu
  • Nagasi Krestos
  • Neguie Walda Mikael
  • Niqolawos

(There could be different spelling of these names)

Thanks, Dawit S Gondaria (talk) 19:23, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Dawit S Gondaria I got all of these except Lesana Krestos (not listed under "Lesana", "Lasana", or "Krestos") and Neguie Walda Mikael (not listed under that name). If you have alternative names for these two figures, please let me know and I can check again. Also, please send me an Email so that I can send the files to you. Toadspike (talk) 01:14, 18 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Toadspike: I don't know a different spelling for Lesana Krestos, no need for that entry, and for Neguie Walda Mikael, perhaps Neguse Walda Mikael/Neguse Wolde Mikael? Otherwise he could in another edition, not in this book. Thanks so much for this. Dawit S Gondaria (talk) 13:57, 18 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes Sent Toadspike (talk) 14:11, 18 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'll go back later today and see if he's under "Neguse". Toadspike (talk) 14:12, 18 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Toadspike: Sorry for the delayed response, you don't have to go back for that single entry! I'm actually on a small wikibreak/vacation right now, hence the late response. I have received all three files, and i'm very grateful to you getting me this. I have some reading to do. Thank you so much!! Dawit S Gondaria (talk) 13:15, 19 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Encyclopedia Aethiopica Volume 5, Y-Z[edit]

For Yejju, Yeshaq I, Yeshaq (Bahr Negus), Yohannes IV, Yolyos, Yostos, Za Dengel, Zara Yaqob and others. I would like to see these 13 entries from the Encyclopedia. I don't know the page numbers. All together i guess less than 30 pages. Thanks

  • Yaggu
  • Yeshaq (15tht century king)
  • Yeshaq (16th century Bahr Negas)
  • Yamaryam Barya
  • Yohannes IV
  • Yolyos
  • Yona'el (17th century figure)
  • Yostos (18th century king)
  • Za Krestos (17th century noble)
  • Zadengel
  • Zamana Masafent
  • Zara Yaqob (15th century king)
  • Zikr Amhara

(There might be other spellings for these names)

Thanks, Dawit S Gondaria (talk) 20:21, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Dawit S Gondaria I got all of these except Zikr Amhara, who was not under "Zikr" or "Ziqr". Please suggest any alternative spellings you may have. Toadspike (talk) 01:15, 18 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Toadspike: I can't come with an alternative spelling, so no need for Zikr Amhara i'm more than content with the rest of the entries. Many thanks in advance! Dawit S Gondaria (talk) 13:51, 18 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes Sent Toadspike (talk) 14:12, 18 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Toadspike: Thanks again! Dawit S Gondaria (talk) 13:18, 19 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

access to books pages[edit]

it has been suggested to me to ask here. i need help with: i have written article based on machine translation of ratan bai (french) and submitted for review also. obviously draft is not accepted. i tried to access books on google but there are no preview available. is there anyway to access these books (particularly pages) to view without membership or bypass paywall. i need help with following books with page numbers:

  • Bhagwan Das Garga, So many cinemas : the motion picture in India, Eminence Designs, page: 320.
  • Madhuja Mukherjee, Voices of the Talking Stars : Women of Indian Cinema and Beyond, SAGE Publications India, page: 216.
  • Pran Nevile, K. L. Saigal : The Definitive Biography, Penguin UK, page 248.
  • Ashish Rajadhyaksha et Paul Willemen, Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema, Routledge, page 658.

please let me know how to proceed For Draft:Ratan_Bai

Thanks, jindam, vani (talk) 12:45, 13 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema (full book on Z-Library)
  • Book 2 and 3. Available Samples on Amazon --Arhi twi (talk) 13:03, 15 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Family, Hard Work and Magic[edit]

For Wizards of Waverly Place - as per the Featured Article nomination, only some preview pages are available on Google Books.

Thanks, SatDis (talk) 02:08, 14 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sign of the Sun video game source request[edit]

  • Sign of the Sun Review: PC Action January 1998 (issue isn't available on Wayback - not sure the page number)
  • Sign of the Sun Review: PC Joker February 1998 (issue isn't available on Wayback - not sure the page number)

For Sign of the Sun. Secondary sources have told me reviews exist in these issues but I can't find any copies.

Thanks, Coin945 (talk) 11:08, 16 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Found nothing on these. Timur9008 (talk) 11:13, 16 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

T&F published journal article[edit]

For Dainik Jagran

Thanks, Tayi Arajakate Talk 19:12, 16 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I might be able to get this one tomorrow, although it seems there might be a 15-month embargo standing in the way. Toadspike (talk) 03:47, 17 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for trying, I mostly just need the parts which are relevant to Dainik Jagran. Tayi Arajakate Talk 12:41, 17 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm sorry, I can't access the full text for this because of the embargo. I have confirmed that I can see older issues of this journal, but not the more recent ones. I suspect that others here will have the same issue. Toadspike (talk) 13:06, 17 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Alright, I understand. Tayi Arajakate Talk 21:13, 17 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Strangely, Google Scholar provides me with this link which I suspect you can also use it to access.[4] OhanaUnitedTalk page 02:06, 19 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

On the Edge: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Commodore[edit]

For Amiga 600, I need access to this book's pages to see the history of the computer's development and its reception. If by any chance there are any pages with material relevant to the article subject, sending them would be a plus.

Thanks, FreeMediaKid$ 23:03, 16 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Doing...Doc TaxonTalk 09:28, 19. Aug 2022 (UTC)

German-language Catalogue of Romanian folktales by Adolf Schullerus[edit]

  • Schullerus, Adolf. Verzeichnis der rumänischen Märchen und Märchenvarianten. Folklore Fellows Communications, 1928. 99 pp.

For Romanian folklore and related articles about Romanian fairy tales.

The work is a preliminary catalogue of Romanian folktales according to the then recent revision of the international Aarne-Thompson-Uther Index (known at the time - 1928 - as AaTh). From this book, I'm requesting the section about tale type 407, "The Girl as Flower" (for The Bay-Tree Maiden); types 425-449, section about the Tierbräutigam (for Trandafiru and The Enchanted Pig), and type 707, "The Three Golden Children" (for The Boys with the Golden Stars and A String of Pearls Twined with Golden Flowers).

Adolf Schullerus [ro]'s book was translated into Romanian in 1966, and, according to some digging up, has not been updated since then, which means the original German-language version (1928) seems to be the most complete catalogue of Romanian tales.

Thanks, KHR FolkMyth (talk) 12:39, 17 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Works Miguel Rivera Dorado[edit]

For the article Oxkintok need :

  • Laberintos de la Antigüedad, Alianza Editorial, Madrid 1995.
  • Miguel Rivera Dorado (coordinador), Oxkintok (4 vols), Misión Arqueológica de España en México, y Ministerio de Cultura, Madrid, 1986-1992.
  • Dorado Rivera, Miguel 1996 Los Mayas De Oxkintok. Ministerio de Educaciâon y Cultura, Direccion General de Bellas Artes y Bienes Culturales, Instituto del Patrimonio Historico Espanol, Spain.
  • Dorado Rivera, Miguel 1997 Arqueologia y etnografia en Oxkintok. Revista Española de Antropología Americana 27:113-127.
  • Dorado Rivera, Miguel 1995 Arquitectura, gobernantes y cosmologia: Anotaciones sobre ideologia maya en los cudernos de Oxikintok. Revista Española de Antropología Americana 25:23-40.
  • Dorado Rivera, Miguel 1998 El urbanismo de Oxkitok: Problemas e interpretaciones. Revista Española de Antropología Americana 28:39-61.
  • Dorado Rivera, Miguel 1999 La emergencia del estado maya de Oxkintok. Sociedad Espanola de Estudios Mayas 12:71-78.
  • Rivera Dorado, Miguel (1994) " Notas de arqueología de Oxkintok ". In Hidden Among the Hills: Maya Archaeology of the Northwest Yucatán Península. Hanns J. Prem, ed. pp. 44-58 Acta Mesoamericana, 7 Verlag von Flemming, Möckmühl.
  • Rivera Dorado, Miguel (1999) " La emergencia del estado maya de Oxkintok ". Mayab 12:71-78 Madrid.
  • Rivera Dorado, Miguel (2001) " Oxkintok (Yucatán, Mexico) ". In Archaeology of Ancient Mexico and Central America: An Encyclopedia. Susan T. Evans and David L. Webster, eds. pp. 561—562. Garland, New York

Thanks, Vyacheslav84 (talk) 18:11, 17 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Comentarios sobre la arquitectura de Oxkintok
La emergencia del estado maya en Oxkintok:
El urbanismo de Oxkintok:
Sobre la cronología de Oxkintok:
Arquitectura, gobernantes y cosmología: Anotaciones sobre ideología maya en los cuadernos de Oxkintok:
Algunas precisiones sobre la arqueología de Oxkintok, Yucatán: KHR FolkMyth (talk) 18:49, 17 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@KHR FolkMyth: Thank you, but the other works? --Vyacheslav84 (talk) 19:05, 17 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I believe the others are books in print, but I'll take time to look for a source. KHR FolkMyth (talk) 19:06, 17 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Arqueología y etnografía en Oxkintok.: KHR FolkMyth (talk) 19:08, 17 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@KHR FolkMyth: Thank you so much. Interested in the excavations at Satunsat. --Vyacheslav84 (talk) 19:09, 17 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Vyacheslav84: In regards to the title "Misión Arqueológica de España en México, y Ministerio de Cultura", Prof. Rivera Dorado has independent articles about the excavations in 1986 and 1992. I don't know if they can replace the book you are looking for. KHR FolkMyth (talk) 19:14, 17 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@KHR FolkMyth: Which ones? --Vyacheslav84 (talk) 05:52, 18 August 2022 (UTC)--Vyacheslav84 (talk) 05:52, 18 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Trabajos arqueológicos en Oxkintok durante el verano de 1991 (1993):
La segunda temporada de investigaciones arqueológicas en Oxkintok, Yucatán (1988):
Investigaciones arqueológicas en Oxkintok, Yucatán (1986): KHR FolkMyth (talk) 11:10, 18 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you so much.--Vyacheslav84 (talk) 17:42, 18 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Vyacheslav84: Is this all done? – Doc TaxonTalk 08:53, 19. Aug 2022 (UTC)

Folklore of Bengal A Projected Study By Sankar Sen Gupta[edit]

May I get the PP 15-20 of this book by Sankar Sengupta to improve the article Baidya

Thanks, কবির চৌধুরী ১১ (talk) 19:23, 17 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Doc Taxon thanks for your valuable efforts, may I ask for another favor from you? Can you please send me the PP 13-16 of this book for the same article? Thanks. কবির চৌধুরী ১১ (talk) 09:33, 18 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Doing...Doc TaxonTalk 06:42, 18. Aug 2022 (UTC)
Yes, Doing... both – Doc TaxonTalk 10:35, 18. Aug 2022 (UTC)

@কবির চৌধুরী ১১: please send me a wikimail to provide you with the papers. – Doc TaxonTalk 10:38, 19. Aug 2022 (UTC)

Doc Taxon Sent কবির চৌধুরী ১১ (talk) 14:01, 19 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@কবির চৌধুরী ১১: Yes Sent you both, – Doc TaxonTalk 15:16, 19. Aug 2022 (UTC)

Thank you so much for your effort. কবির চৌধুরী ১১ (talk) 17:55, 19 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

University of Milan PhD thesis[edit]

Hi, might be a bit of a long shot but does anyone have access to the following (Italian language) PhD thesis? Discusses a glacier I might write an article on. Thanks - Dumelow (talk) 14:46, 18 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Italian (original): Pelfini M. 1992. Le fluttuazioni glaciali oloceniche nel gruppo Ortles-Cevedale (settore lombardo). Tesi di Dottorato, IV ciclo, 1998–91, Universita degli Studi di `Milano

English translation: Pelfini M. 1992. Holocene glacial fluctuations in the Ortles-Cevedale group (Lombardy sector). PhD thesis, IV cycle, 1998–91, University of Milan


Hi, I need this book, can you help please?

  • Martin Coward: Urbicide. The Politics of Urban Destruction, Routledge 2009, ISBN 9780415573566

Thank you, – Doc TaxonTalk 20:56, 18. Aug 2022 (UTC)

Springer book chapter about an Arabic dialect map[edit]

For File:Arabic Dialects.svg. See Wikipedia:Reliable_sources/Noticeboard#Probable_WP:CIRCULAR for full context, a summary follows. The Commons map predates that book / book entry, but has been cited to it. The question is whether it is WP:CIRCULAR reference or not, so the question is what clues if any are in that article about the provenance of the map it uses. We already know at RSN that there is a cryptic map caption, but does the text surrounding the map mention a precise source?

If you have time to read through it and search for that bibliographic info, just post in the RSN thread and you can close the request. Otherwise you can email me the thing and I will do the searching.

Thanks, TigraanClick here for my talk page ("private" contact) 14:33, 19 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Tigraan: emailed. DanCherek (talk) 15:26, 19 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]