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Finding a source[edit]

Tips for finding a source yourself
  • Send a request to the author(s) of research papers for a copy of their paper by email
  • Check on Google Books, or your local library or national library may be able to obtain it through an interlibrary loan or subscription
  • Search Google Scholar for archived copies of journals in institutional repositories
  • Check whether your alma mater's library offers electronic document delivery services for alumni—many do, for a small fee

Note that sites like LibGen and Sci-Hub offer direct, free access to a very large range of publications, but there are legal questions around their use and neither the Wikimedia Foundation nor the Wikipedia community endorses them.

Making a request
  • A request may be an open question or you may ask for a specific journal, article or work
  • All kinds of sources are possible here: newspapers, magazine article, databases, encyclopedias, court decisions, laws, books, etc.
  • We cannot perform full book scans requests due to copyright
  • You may contact research helpers directly or make a request on this page
  • To receive email without disclosing your email address publicly, configure your email in Special:Preferences
  • Provide as much detail as possible: a full citation with author, title, publisher, and date or identifiers like DOI, ISBN ISSN, PMID, etc.
  • Once a request has been fulfilled add the {{Resolved}} template.
  • Filled requests are archived.
  • Requests unfilled after three months will be archived

Fulfilling a request[edit]

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

Copyright tips:

  • Respect copyrights and terms of services of any online services you use.
  • Share content in a limited manner that is targeted at as few individuals as possible to achieve a specific improvement on Wikipedia. All content is shared under a presumed non-commercial, educational, fair use purpose in order to conduct research about topics on Wikipedia and/or to improve Wikipedia content.
  • Share copies privately rather than with a publicly accessible link whenever possible. Copyrighted articles from print publications or copies obtained through online databases should not be uploaded for unrestricted distribution via open websites. Preferably, do not share login access codes for entire websites; rather, share only an individual copy of a resource.
  • Remember that you take on the individual risk when sharing content, and act in a way that is comfortable and safe for you. Individual editors are solely responsible for sharing copyrighted content and assume all legal risks.

Reference resources[edit]

Direct contact
Volunteers who will locate and send articles for you and are willing to be contacted to handle complex queries or answer questions
  • phoebe -- can access most research databases, verify citations, explain journal abbreviations, help with research techniques and interlibrary loan. I can also help you figure out where to get it if I can't get it myself. Please leave a message on my talk page or send wikipedia email.
  • German Wikipedians have access to loads of German, Austrian and Swiss libraries and are often willing to fulfill requests. --Flominator (talk) 13:03, 25 March 2008 (UTC)
  • Someguy1221 (talk) I have access to most english-language scientific journals, as well as JSTOR. Feel free to email me a specific request, and I'll email you back a PDF if I can find one. Someguy1221 (talk) 04:18, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • Doc Taxon, feel free to inquire on this talk page about Your requests. I have access to many databases, mostly free to German National Licenses, but I also consult books, magazines and newspapers for You, to help the Wikipedia growing on. Doc Taxon (talk) 15:39, 9 August 2010 (UTC)
  • Tom Morris (talk) has got JSTOR, plenty of other databases and access to libraries in London including the University of London library. –Tom Morris (talk) 23:09, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
  • GabrielF I have access to the Harvard University Libraries and to the Boston Public Library. I am usually able to scan resources from most Harvard libraries within a few days with the exception of the medical library which is in another part of town and requires a special trip. GabrielF (talk) 16:47, 28 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Miyagawa I'm a reader at the British Library and am usually in their reading room at least once a month. I also have accept to the Times Archives and most recent British newspapers after the early 90s. Miyagawa (talk) 19:50, 3 October 2011 (UTC)
  • Johnbod I have most of the books listed on my user page (at S. 8 "refs"), mainly on art and art history, and can help with simple requests for information and references, but please be very specific in making requests. Johnbod (talk) 13:46, 20 March 2012 (UTC)
  • OhanaUnited - I have access to JSTOR, Elsevier, and lots of other journals through University of Toronto library. OhanaUnitedTalk page 23:56, 9 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Filip em At work I have access to Springer journals, I can also scan articles or book chapters from the National Library of Poland [1]. Filip em (talk) 19:59, 30 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Ocaasi--Setting up The Wikipedia Library. Have access to HighBeam and Credo, soon added to that list Questia and JSTOR. Ocaasi t | c 01:44, 28 August 2012 (UTC)
  • Senra Access to on-line databases provided via Cambridgeshire and Lancashire library cards. I am able to scan real books at Ely Library --Senra (talk) 22:50, 9 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Newyorkadam- I have access to ProQuest, JSTOR, ProQuest Historical Newspapers, Gale - Student Resources, eLibrary, CultureGrams, ABC-CLIO, Britannica Online, Questia, Brain Pop Español, World Book Online, Booklist Online, Brain Pop, PA & Access PA Digital Repository, Atomic Learning, and PA POWER Library! Phew... -Newyorkadam (talk) 00:26, 20 January 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
  • ZellFaze Have access to HighBeam and am willing to check resources my local library has access to (don't have list at the moment as they are only accessible in the library itself). And willing to do some deep Googling as well. Zell Faze (talk) 02:07, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Berganus - Brazilian sources (books, magazines and newspapers). Please leave a message on my talk page in Portuguese Wikipedia. Berganus (talk) 23:55, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Masssly - I have access to HighBeam, PastMasters, JStor and University of Ghana Archives. Just leave a list of what you want on my talk page or you can email me directly. I'm also good at finding references using Google, let me know your area of interest I could be of help.—Sadat (Masssly)TalkCEmail 22:15, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Kingturtle - I have access to most U.S. peer-reviewed journals. Kingturtle = (talk) 14:07, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
  • CFCF 🍌 (email) I have access to a very large number of medical articles and e-books from all around the world and in many languages. I also have full access to a number of physical university libraries. If you need something scanned I will help out best I can but it might take a while. Feel free to mail me!
  • Kharkiv07 I have access to a large amount of academic resources, mostly American and legal and history based. That being said, I'm able to pull a large amount of other subjects. Feel free to leave a message on my talk page or e-mail me. Kharkiv07 (T) 18:12, 1 October 2015 (UTC)
  • MrLinkinPark333 - I have access to various databases offered by the Wikipedia Library such as Outside of the TWL, I have access to EBSCO, JSTOR, Gale, and Proquest. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 20:33, 10 October 2015 (UTC) -
  • Alexmar983 - I have access to all main databases, a network of contact around the world in important research centres such as MIT, CNRS or ESA and I have a good archive of scanned pdfs of scientific books.--Alexmar983 (talk) 05:48, 11 April 2016 (UTC)
  • Rob (BU Rob13) - I have access through my university to most of the "typical" databases (JSTOR, ProQuest, Gale, etc) and access to most US peer-reviewed journals. My university has an extensive collection of rare books, so I may be able to help with more difficult requests. ~ RobTalk 06:13, 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 Oxford University Press, Edinburgh University Press, Project MUSE, EBSCO and Questia. --Gazal world (talk) 03:23, 12 January 2018 (UTC)

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

New requests[edit]


March 2018[edit]

Paywalled articles[edit]

I would be very grateful if someone had access to these useful resources:

In order to improve Sulawesi and Poso Regency, access to these articles would be a great help on my work. Thank you. -- Bagas Chrisara (talk) 03:27, 28 March 2018 (UTC)

Yes Sent #2 and #3 to Bagas Chrisara. Isn't #1 a primary source? — Pajz (talk) 18:37, 13 April 2018 (UTC)
@Pajz: Yes, but there are some claims that i want to verify by using that source. In addition, the article is the only source that discusses the political and social dynamics that occurred in the region during that time. -- Bagas Chrisara (talk) 09:24, 14 April 2018 (UTC)
Bagas Chrisara, email me for pages 1–27 of the first one. Can probably get the rest with some time. --Usernameunique (talk) 17:47, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
Usernameunique, email sent. -- Bagas Chrisara (talk) 19:05, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
Bagas Chrisara, replied about an hour ago, but I notice now it went to a wikimedia email address, not a personal one. Can you email me again, including in the body of it your email address? Thanks, --Usernameunique (talk) 19:13, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
Bagas Chrisara, sent. --Usernameunique (talk) 19:41, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
Received the first 27 pages. -- Bagas Chrisara (talk) 19:59, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
Bagas Chrisara, just got 28-54, and sent you 1-54 in one document. Another week or two and I will hopefully be able to get the last section. --Usernameunique (talk) 14:50, 3 May 2018 (UTC)
Received up to page 54. Take your time, no need to rush. -- Bagas Chrisara (talk) 15:32, 3 May 2018 (UTC)
Received up to page 61. Bagas Chrisara (talk) 14:08, 2 June 2018 (UTC)

Official Verbatim Report of the Parliamentary Debates of the Zambian National Assembly[edit]

A bit of a tricky one this. I am using the Official Verbatim Reports from debates in the Zambian National Assembly to compile a list of MPs in Zambia since independence (see 1964–68 and 1969–73, which are now complete) and the ministerial positions held by said MPs so that I can complete the lists of ministers and create decent articles on every MP and minister (e.g. Sikota Wina).

Unfortunately there are several volumes that I have been unable to access via the British Library but some appear to be on Google Books, apparently in blocks of two (based on searches like this, it appears that there are two listings in each set – both of which I would like if possible); in many cases it is not clear what the page numbers are. However, at the start of every report there is a title page, followed by a list of ministers and then a list of constituency MPs, this is what I am ultimately after in order to get a full record of MPs and ministers.

The volumes I have not been able to access are:

  • mid-late 1973 (mid-1973 is here, showing a double listing (you may have to click on the search button again to make it appear)). I have the first volume of 1973 (January to March)
  • 1974 (mid-1974 here, another double listing)
  • 1975 (not searchable)
  • 1976 (mid-1976 here, another double listing)
  • 1977 – not on Google Books?
  • 1978 (here)
  • 1979 – not on Google Books?

If I can access these, then I can ensure that List of members of the National Assembly of Zambia (1973–78) and List of members of the National Assembly of Zambia (1978–83) are complete (I suspect they are currently missing any MPs elected in by-elections or replacement nominee MPs).

Hope that all makes sense. Cheers, Number 57 22:33, 29 March 2018 (UTC)

Number 57, of the works that you have, do any indicate what the copyright status is? Some countries (but undoubtedly not all) would release such works into the public domain, and if that were the case here, Google Books might allow full view. --Usernameunique (talk) 05:27, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
@Usernameunique: Unfortunately I only took photos of the pages I needed, which don't contain the copyright detail... If it's helpful, I can get another edition out from the library to check, but I am currently overseas and won't be able to access the library until early May. Number 57 11:13, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
Number 57 & Usernameunique, section 12.(2) of the Zambian Copyright and Performance Rights Act says government copyrights last for fifty years after publication. It's possible that the reports were and are public domain, but where the copyright law itself is copyrighted, it seems unlikely. BlackcurrantTea (talk) 16:24, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
I guess I an solve! Ordered it, but unsure if I get it. Wait for about two weeks.--Antemister (talk) 10:06, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
Number 57 Got two volumes, I think (vol. 35) and a thin (vol. 36), both from 1974, they contain a list of the MPs, will copy them. Do you need additional lists exept the one for the 1978-1983 aparliament?--Antemister (talk) 15:50, 4 May 2018 (UTC)
@Antemister: Apologies, I didn't get this ping for some reason. In terms of what I'm still missing (aside from the ones listed above from 1975–1978)):
  • 1978–1983 parliament – missing the entire first session (1979). Nothing between March and November 1982. Missing the first report from the fifth session (early 1983). Nothing after July 1983, but not sure if it was in session.
  • 1983–1988 parliament – possibly missing one between March 1984 and January 1985 (not sure if the NA was in session). I also have nothing between March 1985 and August 1986, and nothing after August 1986.
  • 1988–1991 parliament – I have nothing except June–August 1991 (third session resumed)
  • 1991–1996 parliament – missing the initial report from the second session (early 1993 I think) and I have nothing after August 1994.
Hope that all makes sense? Number 57 21:49, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

Number 57, for the 1980s, the holdings become more incomplete: UB Bayreuth has 59.1982; 64.1983 - 65.1984; 67.1985; 71.1986; 74.1987 according to ZDB. Should I order, like before, the list of MPs?--Antemister (talk) 07:27, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

April 2018[edit]

Film Review (London), January 2003[edit]

Need a copy of the article on page 59 of the January 2003 issue of Film Review, which refers to Pamela Green in Peeping Tom. May be available via Hathi Trust. Thanks. --Muzilon (talk) 00:22, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Muzilon, do you have any other reason to believe that this appeared in the January issue, or are you just inferring that from the Google Books cover? Because, in the latter case, I would point out that this doesn't seem to be a legitimate inference (the volume Google scanned here - from the University of Michigan - includes the issues "2003 Jan-Jun", according to Hathitrust, i.e. all we'd be able to infer from that is that the article must have appeared between issue 626 (January 2003) and 631 (June 2003), perhaps on page 59 - provided Google's software correctly identified the page). Best, — Pajz (talk) 06:47, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
Admittedly, I was just going by Google Books. A search of Hathi Trust turns up "page 59" of Film Review, but I can't be sure of the exact date if January is not correct. --Muzilon (talk) 00:20, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

DPIPWE in Hobart, Tasmania (access to historical articles, either "ONLINE" or "IN PERSON")[edit]

I've put considerable time into researching the History of Smooth Island (Tasmania).

I wanted to improve the article by being able to describe what activities have occurred on the island since the early 1800s, but have not come up with anything substantive.

I have completely exhausted all resources available to me, include Trove, Google Books as well the historical and newspaper sections of the State library of Tasmania (LINC Tasmania)[1].

The DPIPWE (Department of Primary Industry, Parks, Wildlife and Environment), located at 134 Macquarie Street, Hobart, Tasmania,[2] is likely to hold information which is essential for this project.

Specifically, the following agencies likely have invaluable information:

  • Land Tasmania (Titles and Survey office)
  • Department of Corporate, Heritage and Lands (Natural and Cultural Heritage Division)
  • Crown land services branch
  • Land Tasmania (Geodata services branch)
  • Office of the surveyor general
  • Office of the valuer general

Is there any way of accessing their historical records online?
Does anyone work in these departments, or is familiar with how the public access their records?
Does anyone visit the DPIPWE in Hobart regularly?

Thank you

Vitreology (talk) 03:39, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

Vitreology, as a general matter, I think you should get in touch with the institutions directly to find out whether they make some of their material available online. However, what I would do first is probably to get in touch with LINC Tasmania, which you describe as a state library (that may well be right), but which, perhaps more importantly, also operates the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office. Of course it may be that you have contacted them already, but if not, that would seem like a natural starting point to me. State archives are generally in the best position to give you information on where to find answers to historical questions of that nature (be it in their collection or in some other place). And, of course, they receive vast amounts of material from other government agencies after some time. (In fact, if my experience from other countries is anything to go by, agencies whose name sounds like they ought to have information on some historical topic are often not well-equipped to handle requests because they lack the necessary archiving infrastructure to do so. One of the very points of a state archive, after all, is to spare each and every agency from having to host a large collection of historical materials themselves, and from having to employ archive staff to help with research requests.) If you look at, they specifically offer to provide "information or provide a search path" in response to queries, and they provide a dedicated form for research questions, at I would definitely make use of that. Needless to say, working with archival material is extremely hard (and often impossible) if you can't be there in person, but for instance you could ask if they are aware of any publications on the topic you're interested in. (This can be very helpful. Just as an example, a few months ago I asked the state archive of a Swiss canton for information on whether the canton joined a particular treaty in the 1840s, they know of a local historian familiar with this topic, gave me his email address, and could refer me to a book he published a few years ago - it was widely available, I would just never have looked there.) Personally, I believe this is not too much of a constraint for our work here given that we should not rely on primary sources anyways. Best, — Pajz (talk) 05:52, 2 May 2018 (UTC)

  • Pajz, thanks for your thoughtful response. You've given me some ideas. I've submitted a research request via your 2nd link. Thanks very much for the advice.
  • I still haven't given up hope that someone on here has an intimate knowledge of these departments and is willing to offer to provide a little bit of help with in-person document retrieval. I hope I'm not being too optimistic! Vitreology (talk) 15:06, 2 May 2018 (UTC)
Vitreology, WikiProject Tasmania might be able to help. BlackcurrantTea (talk) 07:20, 5 May 2018 (UTC)
Fantastic suggestion, thank you BlackcurrantTea. Regards Vitreology (talk) 07:33, 5 May 2018 (UTC)

"Various woes led to closure at Delaplaine" from the Jonesboro Sun[edit]

  • "Various woes led to closure at Delaplaine". Jonesboro Sun. 2006-11-22.

For Delaplaine High School.

Thanks, --WhisperToMe (talk) 03:45, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

Effects of pornography[edit]

Dennis Coon; John O. Mitterer; Tanya S. Martini (5 December 2016). Psychology: Modules for Active Learning. Cengage Learning. p. 414. ISBN 978-1-337-51708-9.  (i.e. only page 414). For Effects of pornography. --Tgeorgescu (talk) 20:58, 29 April 2018 (UTC)

@Tgeorgescu: Hello, send me a wikimail and I will send it to you. Cheers. --Gazal world (talk) 04:54, 30 April 2018 (UTC)
@Gazal world: Thanks, I have sent the e-mail. Tgeorgescu (talk) 05:45, 30 April 2018 (UTC)
Thanks anyway, but you have sent me another edition. May someone else send me page 414 of the edition I have mentioned above? Tgeorgescu (talk) 06:15, 30 April 2018 (UTC)
From what I'm seeing in google books, the ISBN is actually 9781305964112 or 9781305964181. Also, this is the 14th edition if anyone is fulfilling this request. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 14:21, 17 May 2018 (UTC)

May 2018[edit]

May 21, 1978 St. Louis Globe-Democrat article on Dee Boeckmann[edit]

Hello. I'm looking for a May 21, 1978 article in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat by June Wuest Becht about Dee Boeckmann. Problem is, I don't know the article's name as it's only mentioned here. There's a possibility the article mentions her first name as Delores as Dee was her nickname. Thanks! --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 18:05, 2 May 2018 (UTC)

@MrLinkinPark333: if you're just after confirmation that he full name was Delores, there are plenty of newspaper reports that can confirm that. Is this 1978 article about anything more specific? Nthep (talk) 14:18, 5 May 2018 (UTC)
@Nthep: The reason why I mentioned Delores was just in case her given first name was different in the newspaper. The article talks about her Amateur Athletic Union records on page 147 of the above book (I accidentally linked to the wrong page). --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 15:44, 5 May 2018 (UTC)
Definitely Delores, I've added a ref to the LA Times which names her as Delores (Dee) Boeckmann. Nthep (talk) 16:05, 5 May 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the expand. The above St. Louis article could help with her amateur career. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 16:16, 5 May 2018 (UTC)
Can't find the St Louis G-Don Nthep (talk) 16:21, 5 May 2018 (UTC)

Elsevier Science[edit]

Greetings, has someone access to this publication (it looks like a chapter) and "Contribution to the stratigraphy of the Murzuq Basin, SW Libya" from 1991 by E.S.T. Pierobon for Haruj? Thanks in advance. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 14:58, 10 May 2018 (UTC)

Sebha University Journal[edit]

Greetings, has someone access to "Petrogenesis of Phase 6 of Al Haruj Al Aswad Volcanic Province, Central Libya" in the Sebha University Journal, for Haruj? It's from a AS Aboazom and was published in 2005. Thanks in advance. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 14:58, 10 May 2018 (UTC)

Coll. sur périglaciaire d'altitude du domaine[edit]

Greetings, has someone access to P. Rognon's "Phénomènes périglaciaires et pluviaux quaternaires dans le massif de l'Atakor (Hoggar)" in "Coll. sur périglaciaire d'altitude du domaine" for Atakor volcanic field? Thanks in advance. JoJo Eumerus mobile (talk) 09:20, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

Travaux Institut Recherches Sahariennes[edit]

Greetings, has someone access to P. Rognon's two publications "L'évolution morphologique des vallées de l'Atakor" and "L'Evolution des formes de relief dans l'Atakor (Hoggar Central) " in the journal "Travaux Institut Recherches Sahariennes" for Atakor volcanic field? Thanks in advance. JoJo Eumerus mobile (talk) 09:20, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

On Chris Connelly’s participation in Psalm 69[edit]

A source in question is Chris Connelly’s autobiography:

Connelly, Chris (2014). Concrete, Bulletproof, Invisible & Fried: My Life as A Revolting Cock. Philadelphia, PA: Shipwrecked Industries. ISBN 9780966406559. A 2007 edition would be fine too. 

The articles I’m going to improve are Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs and “Jesus Built My Hotrod”. Connelly wrote lyrics for “TV Song”, a track on the “J.B.M.H” single which morphed into “TV II” from Psalm 69, so some parts of book referring to these would be fine, from Russia with love, Gleb95 (talk) 13:28, 14 May 2018 (UTC).

B.U.M.P. Gleb95 (talk) 11:36, 23 June 2018 (UTC)
One more bump. Gleb95 (talk) 14:06, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

Anthony Burgess in Yorkshire Post[edit]

Need two book reviews written by Anthony Burgess for the Yorkshire Post:

  • "The Madhouse and the Couch", Yorkshire Post, 10 August 1961, p. 4 (review of Teo Savory's The Single Secret.)
  • "Poetry for a Tiny Room", Yorkshire Post, 16 May 1963, p. 4 (review of Teo Savory's A Penny for the Guy).

Thanks. --Muzilon (talk) 05:10, 16 May 2018 (UTC)

Greensboro News & Record obit, 1989[edit]

Need the paywalled obituary for writer Teo Brilliant (alias Teo Savory) that appeared in the Greensboro News & Record on 15 November 1989. Available with a subscription to (talk) 03:00, 18 May 2018 (UTC)

@Muzilon: It appears that Newsbank has the News & Record only back to 1990. There is an article from 1990 that mentions that Savory died of lung cancer and that she and her husband financed the first two issues of a poetry magazine called Blue Pitcher. I've emailed you that. John M Baker (talk) 13:58, 22 May 2018 (UTC)
Probably depends on the subscription. Generally, this edition should be available through Newsbank per — Pajz (talk) 14:07, 22 May 2018 (UTC)
When I search the online archives of the Greensboro News I see a "snippet" preview of the list of death notices for 15-Nov-89 (which includes her name), but the full text is paywalled. Anyway, thanks to John M. Baker for the other article.--Muzilon (talk) 14:16, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Daily Express (London) 1962[edit]

I need a PDF of the following:

  • Daily Express (London)
  • Wed 28 Nov 1962
  • Page 3

Thanks, Atsme📞📧 18:22, 25 May 2018 (UTC)

Once more request for Ministry[edit]

In addition to the request above.

All these sources required would be appropriate for the article Ministry (band) and its related entries, as for #1, I need page 12, which refers to Al Jourgensen’s first wedding date, and another one referring to the Ministry—Arista Records dispute and Jourgensen’s later activities on Wax Trax! Records. It would be fine if there are another pages referring to Ministry and Uncle Al, as for #2 and #3, I’m looking mainly for pages missing in the Google Books preview.

Also, I would like to have clarified citation for this article on Ministry’s late 1984 tour from Creem Magazine. That’s it, from Russia with love, Gleb95 (talk) 17:32, 30 May 2018 (UTC).

P.S. At last I’d remembered I need Jourgensen’s interview from the November 2008 issue of Hustler Magazine (that one where Jourgensen had revealed reasons on Ministry’s “dissolution” after The Last Sucker). For now, it is enough. Gleb95 (talk) 20:02, 30 May 2018 (UTC).

Placed a hold on #2, #3 and #5. Note that it looks like #5 should also be available from ProQuest - maybe someone's subscription includes access to that article? — Pajz (talk) 18:17, 30 May 2018 (UTC)
@Pajz: I have the Modern Drummer article. Pease send an email @Gleb95:. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 19:04, 30 May 2018 (UTC)
@MrLinkinPark333: Got it. Thanks. Gleb95 (talk) 20:02, 30 May 2018 (UTC).
Yes Sent #2 and #3 to Gleb95. — Pajz (talk) 19:49, 1 June 2018 (UTC)
@Pajz: Thanks. Gleb95 (talk) 21:06, 1 June 2018 (UTC).
B.U.M.P. for #1 and #4. Gleb95 (talk) 11:36, 23 June 2018 (UTC)
One more bump. Gleb95 (talk) 14:06, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

For Jesus, who built a hotrod for Ministry[edit]

For the article Jesus Built My Hotrod.

Thanks, Gleb95 (talk) 07:49, 31 May 2018 (UTC).

@Gleb95: For 3rd one, I have a 2004 edition. Do you want ? For 2nd one, It should be '1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die'. Am I right ? I have 2006 edition of this book. Is this work? If you want to see please send me a wikimail and I will attach with reply. --Gazal world (talk) 08:12, 31 May 2018 (UTC)
@Gazal world: Send 3rd one [I’ll send my mail.]. For 2nd, I mean 1001 Songs..., and not 1001 Albums... . Gleb95 (talk) 08:30, 31 May 2018 (UTC).
Yes Sent 2nd and 3rd. Cheers. --Gazal world (talk) 08:47, 31 May 2018 (UTC)
@Gazal world: Thanks for both, but for 3rd, I meant The Top 500 Heavy Metal Songs of All Time, not albums. Still it will be fine for Psalm 69 entry. Gleb95 (talk) 09:57, 31 May 2018 (UTC) [updated by Gleb95 (talk) 21:09, 1 June 2018 (UTC)].
Placed a hold on #2. (Probably tomorrow if it arrives in time.) — Pajz (talk) 09:58, 31 May 2018 (UTC)
@Pajz: I already sent it (#2) to Gleb95. --Gazal world (talk) 11:41, 31 May 2018 (UTC)
Remember first hearing this on John Peel, c.1991, Days Of Glory And nights Too  :) great stuff! —SerialNumber54129 paranoia /cheap sh*t room 12:21, 31 May 2018 (UTC)
Gazal world, my understanding was that you sent a book titled "1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die", while Gleb95 is looking for one titled "1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die". — Pajz (talk) 13:12, 31 May 2018 (UTC)
@Pajz: No, Gleb95's comment is related to 3rd one (The Top 500 Heavy Metal Songs of All Time). I mistakenly sent him 'The Top 500 Heavy Metal Album of All Time', but the 2nd one (1001 Songs: You Must Hear Before You Die) have been sent safely. --Gazal world (talk) 13:28, 31 May 2018 (UTC)
Cancelled. Confused by the contradictory statements above, — Pajz (talk) 21:04, 31 May 2018 (UTC)
B.U.M.P. for #1 and #3. Gleb95 (talk) 11:36, 23 June 2018 (UTC)
One more bump. Gleb95 (talk) 14:07, 4 July 2018 (UTC)
@Gleb95: sent #3, The Top 500 Heavy Metal Songs of All Time. --Worldbruce (talk) 03:46, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
@Worldbruce: Thanks. Gleb95 (talk) 12:52, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

June 2018[edit]

Sociedad Geologica de Peru[edit]

Greetings, has someone access to this publication? I am currently writing a draft text for Ubinas with which I aim to expand the article. Thanks, Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 13:54, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

EAR magazine review[edit]

I'm looking for a review for Who Needs Enemies? (album), which appears to start on page xii in this book:

The review was originally published in EAR Magazine, but I can't tell from the Google snippet which issue it comes from. If anyone has access to the magazine, that would also help. Thanks. —Bruce1eetalk 15:15, 3 June 2018 (UTC)

2004 thesis in the Universidad Mayor de San Andres/Higher University of San Andrés in La Paz, Bolivia[edit]

Greetings, does someone have access to the Galarza, I.M. 2004. thesis "Geología y petrología del volcán Sajama, Provincia Sajama, Departamento de Oruro." from the "Facultad de Ciencias Geológicas, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, La Paz, for Sajama?

Thanks, JoJo Eumerus mobile (talk) 17:30, 4 June 2018 (UTC)

Manchester Evening News 1940[edit]

  • "Title unknown". Manchester Evening News. 23 January 1940. 

For Ada Wright and Black Friday (1910).

I can see this on, but I don't have access. I searched for "Ada Wright 1910", the article quotes Emmeline Pankhurst saying something about Ada Wright on Black Friday, November 1910. Many thanks, SarahSV (talk) 00:13, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

Mekhitarist Monastery, Vienna[edit]

*Austria today, 1984 , "The Armenian diaspora" - Page 34 "The Congregation of Mekhitarist Fathers of Vienna today are the guardians of a remarkable and comprehensive library with the world's..." --Երևանցի talk 11:21, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

Doing... (probably tomorrow or Friday), — Pajz (talk) 15:49, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
Yes Sent to Yerevantsi, — Pajz (talk) 15:48, 8 June 2018 (UTC)
Thank you! ----Երևանցի talk 15:46, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
I'm not following. — Pajz (talk) 15:48, 8 June 2018 (UTC)
I think @Yerevantsi: is requesting an additional page to their request @Pajz: --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 03:35, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
Yes, I'm requesting this one as well. ----Երևանցի talk 15:46, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

Princeton University Library[edit]

I am not sure if this belongs into the "full book scan" category, but has someone access to this map for Sajama? Thanks in advance. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 20:05, 7 June 2018 (UTC)

@Jo-Jo Eumerus: That one probably does go into the "full book" category unless you can provide a rationale for why the map is public domain. Is there a particular location on the map you're interested in? ~ Rob13Talk 11:03, 8 June 2018 (UTC)
@BU Rob13: I am primarily wondering about the parts that directly pertain to Nevado Sajama, i.e its immediate surroundings to its foot. I've been thinking for a long while about improving that article but the total absence of information about its geology/volcanology has stymied such efforts. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 11:33, 8 June 2018 (UTC)
BU Rob13 Is a small crop or the like possible? Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 09:07, 6 July 2018 (UTC)

For Gujarati Wiki[edit]

I run similar 'Resource Exchange' page on Gujarati Wikipedia. One of the editor from Gujarati Wikipedia need biography of 'Bhaktilaxmi Desai' (popularly known as 'Bhaktiba Desai'). I believe, the above book must contains biographical details about her, it would be great help if someone can manage to send scanned pages of relevant chapters (probably 1st and 2nd, I don't know) from the book. Thanks --Gazal world (talk)

@Gazal world: What pages do you need? ~ Rob13Talk 13:45, 9 June 2018 (UTC)
@BU Rob13: Hello, I don't know actually. I am wandering for biography of Bhaktilaxmi Desai. According to book title, the book is based on same subject, Bhaktilaxmi Desai, the details of birth and education and early career would be enough. --Gazal world (talk) 13:52, 9 June 2018 (UTC)

Grundzüge der geologie und lagerstättankunde Chiles/Geología de Bolivia[edit]

Greetings, has someone access to these two books? There should be a chapter or two chapters discussing a Lake Minchin and a possible southwestern outlet thereof, I need only these. Otherwise I'll fallback on other sources.

Thanks, Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 20:43, 9 June 2018 (UTC)

Doing... both. ~ Rob13Talk 21:52, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
Sent. ~ Rob13Talk 21:23, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
@BU Rob13: Thanks, received, will apply soon. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 07:53, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
BU Rob13 Regarding the chapter question since apparently GBooks doesn't even have a snippet view for "Grundzüge der geologie und lagerstättankunde Chiles" I can't tell any exact chapter beyond the idea that itprobably is mentioned on pages 80-125, 160 and 252-266. Perhaps any chapter that mentions "Minchin"? Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 08:03, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
BU Rob13 Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 09:07, 6 July 2018 (UTC)

The Guardian[edit]

  • [author not identified] (March 1995). Guardian. p. 12.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
    b. [author not identified] (October 1995). Guardian. p. 15.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

For Cheyenne Mountain Complex, there are two citations for Guardian without enough information to actually find it. Seems like it is published by the Air Force Space Command, based on other citations in the article. Just looking for the article title so I can expand the citation out.

Thanks, Kees08 (Talk) 06:19, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

Kees08 Found the publication title: it's Guardian: the magazine of Air Force Space Command. BlackcurrantTea (talk) 10:10, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

Thesis from University of Michigan needed[edit]

  • Bunni, Munir K. (1959). The Killdeer, Charadrius V. Vociferus Linneaus, in the Breeding Season: Ecology, Behavior, and the Development of Homoiothermism (PhD). University of Michigan. 

I need this article for the article on the killdeer. I suspect that this thesis will be critical to improving the article. Thanks! RileyBugz私に叫ぼう私の編集 16:55, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Attempting via ILL. ~ Rob13Talk 20:27, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
@BU Rob13: Do you happen to know the status of this request? RileyBugz私に叫ぼう私の編集 14:45, 6 July 2018 (UTC)

Reference for history of scuba diving training[edit]

  • Brylske, Alex. The Complete Diver: The History, Science and Practice of Scuba Diving.  any edition.

I am looking for content on the history of scuba diver training, and this book might have useful content. Chapter 2 is most likely to have something relevant.

Failing this, any good recommendations would be appreciated. Google does not appear to get me anywhere.

For History of scuba diving#Scuba training

Thanks, · · · Peter (Southwood) (talk): 05:11, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Doing... ~ Rob13Talk 20:28, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

French newspaper Sud Ouest - Video. Personal data:five international media luanch an investigation[edit]

For The Signals Network Hi, Greetings. Looking for the French newspaper Sud Quest article above, kindly assist and thank you in advance.

Thanks, CASSIOPEIA(talk) 14:36, 25 June 2018 (UTC)

Le droit international de la propriété intellectuelle lié au commerce[edit]

I'm looking for the copyright-related chapters from

  • Geiger (ed.), Le droit international de la propriété intellectuelle lié au commerce : l'accord sur les ADPIC, bilan et perspectives, 2017, ISBN 978-2-7110-2863-4,

-- by Correa (pp. 33-65) and Dusollier (pp. 91-115) --, for work on de:Urheberrecht (Deutschland) and/or de:Internationales Urheberrecht (or some related article, depending on the content). Can anyone help with this? Best, — Pajz (talk) 05:51, 26 June 2018 (UTC)

July 2018[edit]

1974 obituaries[edit]

Hello; in order to create Marvin Brooks Norfleet, I would need his obituaries from 1974. Norfleet was a state senator in Tennessee and he ran for state attorney in Arkansas, his name comes up in the literature on segregation. I am unable to find his obituaries on Please ping me if/when you can find anything. Thanks!Zigzig20s (talk) 02:20, 1 July 2018 (UTC)

@Zigzig20s: Closest I could find is a Find A Grave page that copies entry. As this isn't reliable, the only other thing I found is that he was named Marvin Brooks Norfleet Jr. came up with nothing as well. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 02:46, 1 July 2018 (UTC)
I also looked for "M.B. Norfleet" and "Marvin B. Norfleet", to no avail, it is really unusual for a politician to get no obituary on are matches like this but no obituaries...Where else could we look for it please?Zigzig20s (talk) 03:23, 1 July 2018 (UTC)

AGU 1993 fall meeting[edit]

Greetings, has someone access to this publication? Thanks in advance. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 19:49, 1 July 2018 (UTC)

Articles for Expanding Three Fingered Jack to GAN[edit]

For Three Fingered Jack - trying to expand for GAN.

Thanks, ceranthor 22:53, 1 July 2018 (UTC)

@Ceranthor: Send me a wikimail for #2. I will attach with reply. -Gazal world (talk) 22:59, 1 July 2018 (UTC)
Done - thanks! ceranthor 23:07, 1 July 2018 (UTC)
Yes Sent #2 -Gazal world (talk) 23:10, 1 July 2018 (UTC)

Daily Mail, 1899[edit]

  • "Comedy of Manners". Daily Mail. 4 July 1899. 

Background reading for Black Friday (1910); in case it helps to find it, it apparently contains a quote from Winston Churchill that he was "the most uncompromising enemy" of votes for women.

Many thanks, SarahSV (talk) 00:31, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

@SlimVirgin: I can't find the Daily Mail article, but I did find this Google Book preview. I don't know if that helps. —Bruce1eetalk 06:14, 2 July 2018 (UTC)
@Bruce1ee: thanks for looking that up. That's where I first noticed the remark, so I'm looking for the article to find the context. SarahSV (talk) 04:05, 3 July 2018 (UTC)

Curaçao uprising, again[edit]

  • Verton, P. (1976). "Emancipation and Decolonization: The May Revolt and Its Aftermath in Curaçao". Revista/Review Interamericana. 6 (1): 88–101. OCLC 862995076. 
  • Verton, P. (1977). "Modernization in Twentieth Century Curaçao: New Elites and Their Followers". Revista/Review Interamericana. 7 (2): 248–259. OCLC 862995076. 

Hi, This is for the 1969 Curaçao uprising article, this journal doesn't seem to be in any of the digital archives, so it might be a bit of hassle. Since none of the libraries in my area have the journal, I'd really appreciate the help, though. Thanks, Carabinieri (talk) 05:52, 3 July 2018 (UTC)

A Fiscal History of Iran in the Safavid and Qajar Periods, 1500-1925[edit]

  • Floor, Willem M. (1998). A Fiscal History of Iran in the Safavid and Qajar Periods, 1500-1925. Bibliotheca Persica Press. pp. 45–50, 140–150, 180–190, 200–220, 351. ISBN 978-0-933273-29-0. 

For numerous Safavid and Qajar related articles.

Thanks, LouisAragon (talk) 19:01, 5 July 2018 (UTC)

Is there a typo in the page range or are you actually expecting someone to scan 300 pages? — Pajz (talk) 21:16, 5 July 2018 (UTC)
@LouisAragon: —SerialNumber54129 paranoia /cheap sh*t room 10:03, 6 July 2018 (UTC)
@Pajz: What's the maximum/reasonable number of pages you think you could send? The book contains a huge amount of valuable information that would aid me a lot. Let me know, and I'll adjust it something more...reasonable. :P - LouisAragon (talk) 13:16, 6 July 2018 (UTC)
@LouisAragon: For this length book, 35-40 pages would be as much as I would be comfortable sharing under fair use. If you think you'll be able to narrow your request that much, I can order it via ILL. If it has a TOC and index I may be able to help you identify what would be the most use to you. Other volunteers may be willing to go further. --Worldbruce (talk) 07:18, 9 July 2018 (UTC)
Well, I'm generally fine with ~50 pages, I've also done 70 or 80 if the relevant chapter is unusually long, but anything beyond that is just too much of a hassle. If you need 300 pages, maybe you should get in touch with your local chapter and ask them to buy (and lend you) the book (the German, Austrian and Swiss chapter do that, for instance), or go to a library in your vicinity, or order it from a library that sends books by mail, etc. Requesting scans form volunteers is not a suitable method for that purpose. Best, — Pajz (talk) 08:10, 9 July 2018 (UTC)
@Pajz: Aight. I adjusted the page numbers. - LouisAragon (talk) 23:44, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

CFTC Advisory Committee Report[edit]

This was previously requested in 2015, to no avail, but we have several new contributors since then, so I'm going to try again. I'm looking for a copy of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission 1976 report from its Advisory Committee on Commodity Futures Trading Professionals, also known as the Martin Committee. This was reprinted in full in CCH Commodity Futures Law Reports, Special Edition No. 29, Part II (Aug. 20, 1976). I would be happy with either the original report or the CCH reprint. The report's summary was printed in CCH Commodity Futures Law Reports ¶ 20,197 (Aug. 20, 1976); I already have the summary and am not looking for that. This is for commodity pool operator and possibly commodity trading advisor. John M Baker (talk) 21:44, 9 July 2018 (UTC)

@John M Baker: Is this what you're looking for? If so, I will be able to get it for you in October, if you ping me then. If anyone else is able to get it faster, please do Face-smile.svg Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 20:31, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
Here is the WorldCat summary – looks like it's only at Stanford, LA County Law Library, Wayne State, and the CFTC. If you want to, you can try a direct request to the CFTC. Best, Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 20:34, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
Kevin, yes, that's it. I'm sure it's actually in many more libraries, since CCH Commodity Futures Law Reports is widely held, and most libraries wouldn't treat this as a separate holding. Unfortunately, when CCH computerized their holdings, they don't seem to have included this document, and only law libraries and a few other large libraries would still have the Reports in hardcopy. John M Baker (talk) 21:29, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
If no one else can get it for you, please let me know on my talk page in early October. Thanks, Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 03:23, 15 July 2018 (UTC) or Quaternary Australasia[edit]

Greetings, has someone access to this publication: A, for Ciomadul

Thanks, Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 17:09, 12 July 2018 (UTC)


Kaomea, J. (May 2014). Education for elimination in nineteenth- century Hawai'i: Settler colonialism and the Native Hawaiian. Chiefs' Children's Boarding School.

Need this article for a few pages I’m working on. Thanks, KAVEBEAR (talk) 15:38, 14 July 2018 (UTC)

KAVEBEAR, the request is incomplete. If the requested material is (from) a book, please provide the ISBN or other relevant details, if it is a paper, please provide the journal/volume/issue/page/year of publication(/DOI). — Pajz (talk) 15:57, 14 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Kaomea, Julie (2014). Education for Elimination in Nineteenth-Century Hawaiʻi: Settler Colonialism and the Native Hawaiian Chiefs' Children's Boarding School. History of Education Quarterly. 54. New York: History of Education Society. pp. 123–144. doi:10.1111/hoeq.12054. ISSN 0018-2680. OCLC 5571935029. 
@KAVEBEAR: I have access to this article. Please Wikimail me and I'll send it to you. —Bruce1eetalk 16:56, 14 July 2018 (UTC)
@KAVEBEAR: Yes SentBruce1eetalk 17:16, 14 July 2018 (UTC)
Thanks!KAVEBEAR (talk) 22:58, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

Gujarati journalism[edit]

I want to expand Media in Gujarati language article and ultimately take it to GA. I am looking for following ref in Gujarati language.

  • Patel, Mahendra B. (2008). "Patrakaratvana Pravaho:Gaikal Aaj Ane Avtikal Part 3". Ahmedabad: Publication Division: 98-123. 

For Media in Gujarati language

Thanks, Nizil (talk) 17:03, 14 July 2018 (UTC)

Doing... (probably tomorrow). --Gazal world (talk) 17:15, 14 July 2018 (UTC)
Yes Sent to Nizil. (Also sent an index so you can see what is useful to you.) --Gazal world (talk) 09:43, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
Thanks.-Nizil (talk) 09:53, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

Pages from The Martyrdom of Patrice Lumumba[edit]

I am requesting pages 63–65 of the following book:

These would help me improve the article on Patrice Lumumba. Thanks, -Indy beetle (talk) 21:14, 14 July 2018 (UTC)

Kavasji Khatau[edit]

Entry of Kavasji Palanji Khatau from following Gujarati language books.

  • Choksi, Mahesh; Somani, Dhirendra, eds. (2004). ગુજરાતી રંગભૂમિ: રિદ્ધિ અને રોનક (Gujarati Rangbhoomi: Riddhi Ane Ronak) [Compilation of Information regarding professional theatre of Gujarat]. Ahmedabad: Gujarat Vishwakosh Trust.
  • Gujarati Vishwakosh

For Draft:Kavasji Palanji Khatau

Thanks, Nizil (talk) 06:35, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

Doing... --Gazal world (talk) 07:20, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
@Nizil Shah: Yes Sent Gujarati Vishwakosh entry. --Gazal world (talk) 09:16, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
@Nizil Shah: Yes Sent #1. --Gazal world (talk) 11:14, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
, thank you.-Nizil (talk) 12:29, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

Offline sources on the development of Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos[edit]

I'm looking to improve Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, especially the development section, but since development happened between 1996 and 2002, I can't find any sources online from back then, the libraries I can go to only carry German-language video gaming magazines in their archives (for obvious reasons) and all databases I have access to contain no such magazines at all. I also asked at WT:VG already but got no feedback yet. So if someone has some old magazines lying around or can access a library that archives such magazines, I'd be happy for some sources. If one can tell me where I can find such things online, all the better. Regards SoWhy 09:20, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

. With some digging, I found some archived web pages and suchlike. Regards SoWhy 10:42, 17 July 2018 (UTC)


Greetings, has someone access to these publications A and B? For Lo-En

Thanks, Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 14:13, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

@Jo-Jo Eumerus: Yes SentBruce1eetalk 14:18, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, Bruce1ee, received. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 16:30, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

Index pages...? "Woooah"[edit]

Back again  :) Just wondered if it was possible to get hold of the index (I assume it has one!) for The Voyages of Giovanni da Verrazzano, 1524-1528 by L. C. Wroth ([2]). I'm doing a thing (it'll probably be in a sandbox in a minute as it's too big to finish off tonight) on the Cèllere Codex...this seems to be the most recent scholarship on the expedition, but I have no idea whether the CC is mentioned ,or, if it is, on what pages. Sorry it's a little complex! Take care all, —SerialNumber54129 paranoia /cheap sh*t room 17:34, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

News items from The Times and UPI, 1977 and 1976[edit]


I need two newspaper articles regarding the death toll of the 1976 Tangshan earthquake in China.

  • First article was (allegedly!) in The Times of London, 6 January 1977, specific title not known ("Tangshan earthquake"?).
  • Second article would have been carried by UPI (United Press International) a week or two following the quake (that is, after 28 July 1976), giving a figure of 655,000, or "700,000 to 750,000" fatalities, possibly attributed to Dr. George Pararas-Carayannis.

A deplorable lack of source detail, for sure, but that is precisely what I am trying to correct. ♦ J. Johnson (JJ) (talk) 19:19, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

@J. Johnson: I doubt a UPI source exists from that soon after the quake with those figures. The only mention of the doctor is on 28 July 1976 in an article subtitled "No news of casualties", to wit: "Center Director Dr. George Pararas-Carayannis said that if the quake hit in a populated area reports of considerable damage could be expected." On 7 August 1976, UPI reported more than 100,000 dead and about 900,000 injured, according to intelligence estimates by Nationalist Chinese authorities. On 27 August, UPI reported that China's official news agency (New China News Agency) gave no casualty figures for Tangshan, on 28 August, UPI said that two radio broadcasts announcing withdrawals of medical teams from Tangshan gave no indication of casualty numbers, but that casualty estimates from other sources ranged from tens of thousands to more than a million. If your numbers had been circulating on this side of the Bamboo Curtain at that time, these stories surely would have mentioned them.
A UPI story from 5 January 1977 gives estimates of fatalities and casualties in your ranges, based on a 6 August 1976 report by the "Hopeh Provincial Committee of the party and the Hopeh Revolutionary Committee" obtained via a Nationalist Chinese source.[3] --Worldbruce (talk) 16:09, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for digging into that. I saw a UPI article for the 28th with no mention of Dr. George, so I would like to see what you found. (Perhaps they weren't comfortable with his figures?) That those numbers were not mentioned is useful information. The 1977 story appears to be about the same event as one reported in a Hong Kong paper, so that is also useful. Thanks. ♦ J. Johnson (JJ) (talk) 23:20, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
@J. Johnson: email me for it. --Worldbruce (talk) 00:17, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
@J. Johnson: sent. --Worldbruce (talk) 02:15, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
And I have them (eight articles!). Thanks for doing the extra investigation. ♦ J. Johnson (JJ) (talk) 21:29, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
J. Johnson (JJ), I don't see the UPI article (I don't have direct access to UPI from that time period, but I do have access to newspapers that ran UPI stories). However, I can send you the Times article, as well as a more detailed UPI article that covers the same information. Send me an email and I'll reply with a PDF and a PNG. John M Baker (talk) 15:58, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
I've sent you an e-mail. ♦ J. Johnson (JJ) (talk) 22:33, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
J. Johnson (JJ), the articles I mentioned have been emailed. John M Baker (talk) 22:34, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
Got them. Thanks. A bit of work, but we slowly get one facet of one article on a more solid basis than "that's what everyone says all over the web". ♦ J. Johnson (JJ) (talk) 23:30, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

Taylor & Francis[edit]

Greetings, has someone access to this publication for Lo-En? Thanks in advance. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 22:38, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

@Jo-Jo Eumerus: Yes SentBruce1eetalk 22:44, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, received. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 22:53, 15 July 2018 (UTC)


Greetings, has someone access to this publication for Lo-En? Thanks in advance. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 22:38, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

@Jo-Jo Eumerus: Yes SentBruce1eetalk 22:45, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, received. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 22:53, 15 July 2018 (UTC)


I am not sure the exact pages but possibly from pages 60-85. Either version is fine, the pages I need corresponds to the genealogy of Abigail Maheha and her descendants by Kamehameha V. Look for any mentions of Keano or Keanolani. A footnote from another source indicates page 78 but I wanted to be sure hence the requested page range. If there is a table of content or index, would you find scanning that and emailing as well. Thanks, KAVEBEAR (talk) 01:34, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

Name of (recent) United States Ambassador to Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga, and Tuvalu?[edit]

Apparently we do not have any source for the first name of C. Steven McGann (see Wikipedia:Help_desk#Incorrect_Name). My Google-fu did not find anything authoritative either. It is fairly sure that the person exists and had this post. Maybe there are newspaper clips mentioning him during his tenure there in 2008-2011?

Thanks, TigraanClick here to contact me 07:43, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

@Tigraan: I found this: The Republic of Nauru Government Gazette of 9 April 2008, which gives his full name as Clarence Steven McGann. I don't know if that is a sufficiently reliable source. —Bruce1eetalk 08:32, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, that should do it. TigraanClick here to contact me 11:32, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

Article in the Meridian Star[edit]

Hello; in order to improve Trotter-Byrd House, could someone please send me a PDF (or copy and paste) of:

Please ping me when you reply. Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 14:45, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

@Zigzig20s: sent. --Worldbruce (talk) 15:06, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 15:14, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

Albert Kūnuiākea[edit]

For Albert Kūnuiākea. I have pages 31-37 from a previous request but realize I need more pages and the table of content if possible. Thanks, KAVEBEAR (talk) 22:49, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

Doing... (probably tomorrow), — Pajz (talk) 09:26, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

Poi dog[edit]

For the page on Hawaiian Poi Dog. Thanks, KAVEBEAR (talk) 06:26, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

  • Hawaii Magazine. 6–7. Irvine, CA: Fancy Publications. 1989. pp. 8–15. OCLC 27971891.  ... or whichever pages in either volume talking about poi dogs or the Hokulea journey

Halifax Daily News item (Canada), 2002[edit]

Looking for an article that was (apparently) published in the Halifax Daily News, a now-defunct Canadian paper, in early January 2002: "I've moved on, says thrill-kill Bruce Curtis." I found a copy-and-paste of this article in a Google Groups post, but the original URL given is dead, and there is no backup copy on the Wayback Machine. (This is for a draft I am working on about the Podgis homicide case.) --Muzilon (talk) 13:36, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

1987 Science article - also on Gale Academic OneFile[edit]

  • Porter, Glenn. "The control revolution: technological and economic origins of the information society." Science, vol. 236, 1987, p. 970. Would prefer Science PDF, but full content also behind paywall on Gale at Academic OneFile

For expansion of The Control Revolution Thanks, Paulscrawl (talk) 05:04, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

Sent. — Pajz (talk) 05:10, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, @Pajz:! Paulscrawl (talk) 06:08, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

Literature about Leucospermum winteri[edit]

Can anyone help me to get available:

I will use it to create an new article on Leucospermum winteri, the only one of 48 species of Leucospermum for which a scientific description is not online available.

Thanks in advance, kind regards, Dwergenpaartje (talk) 08:35, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

Indian Cinema, page 62[edit]

  • Indian Cinema. Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. 1979. p. 62. 

I would like the above cited page as it helps expand the article Enippadigal. Please notify me if any progress, as I may not add this page to my watchlist. Thanks, Kailash29792 (talk) 09:02, 18 July 2018 (UTC)