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  • phoebe -- can access most research databases, verify citations, explain journal abbreviations, help with research techniques and interlibrary loan. I can also help you figure out where to get it if I can't get it myself. Please leave a message on my talk page or send wikipedia email.
  • German Wikipedians have access to loads of German, Austrian and Swiss libraries and are often willing to fulfill requests. --Flominator (talk) 13:03, 25 March 2008 (UTC)
  • Someguy1221 (talk) I have access to most english-language scientific journals, as well as JSTOR. Feel free to email me a specific request, and I'll email you back a PDF if I can find one. Someguy1221 (talk) 04:18, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • Doc Taxon, feel free to inquire on this talk page about Your requests. I have access to many databases, mostly free to German National Licenses. But I also consult books, magazines and newspapers for You, to help the Wikipedia growing on. Doc Taxon (talk) 15:39, 9 August 2010 (UTC)
  • Tom Morris (talk) has got JSTOR, plenty of other databases and access to libraries in London including the University of London library. –Tom Morris (talk) 23:09, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
  • Miyagawa I'm a reader at the British Library and am usually in their reading room at least once a month. I also have accept to the Times Archives and most recent British newspapers after the early 90s. Miyagawa(talk) 19:50, 3 October 2011 (UTC)
  • Johnbod I have most of the books listed on my user page (at S. 8 "refs"), mainly on art and art history, and can help with simple requests for information and references, but please be very specific in making requests. Johnbod (talk) 13:46, 20 March 2012 (UTC)
  • OhanaUnited - I have access to JSTOR, Elsevier, and lots of other journals through University of Toronto library. OhanaUnitedTalk page 23:56, 9 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Newyorkadam- I have access to ProQuest, JSTOR, ProQuest Historical Newspapers, Gale - Student Resources, eLibrary, CultureGrams, ABC-CLIO, Britannica Online, Questia, Brain Pop Español, World Book Online, Booklist Online, Brain Pop, PA & Access PA Digital Repository, Atomic Learning, and PA POWER Library! Phew... -Newyorkadam (talk) 00:26, 20 January 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
  • ZellFaze Have access to HighBeam and am willing to check resources my local library has access to (don't have list at the moment as they are only accessible in the library itself). And willing to do some deep Googling as well. Zell Faze (talk) 02:07, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Berganus - Brazilian sources (books, magazines and newspapers). Please leave a message on my talk page in Portuguese Wikipedia. Berganus (talk) 23:55, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Masssly - I have access to HighBeam, PastMasters, JStor and University of Ghana Archives. Just leave a list of what you want on my talk page or you can email me directly. I'm also good at finding references using Google, let me know your area of interest I could be of help.—Sadat (​Ma​sss​ly​)​❤​Talk​☮​C​☺​Email​ 22:15, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Kingturtle - I have access to most U.S. peer-reviewed journals. Kingturtle = (talk) 14:07, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
  • CFCF 🍌 (email) I have access to a very large number of medical articles and e-books from all around the world and in many languages. I also have full access to a number of physical university libraries. If you need something scanned I will help out best I can but it might take a while. Feel free to mail me!
  • MrLinkinPark333 - I have accounts to Newspaperarchive.com and Newspapers.com from The Wikipedia Library and Gale from my local library. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 21:42, 10 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Alexmar983 - I have access to all main databases, a network of contact around the world in important research centres such as MIT, CNRS or ESA and I have a good archive of scanned pdfs of scientific books.--Alexmar983 (talk) 05:48, 11 April 2016 (UTC)
  • FourViolas - Harvard's resources: world-class book collection, and pretty good online journal article access. Search here to see if I can help. Willing to scan short selections. Delay may be several days to weeks during busy times of the school year. FourViolas (talk) 13:40, 6 August 2016 (UTC)
  • AFBorchert — I have access to the archives of the New York Times, Irish Times, and The Times. --AFBorchert (talk) 14:53, 16 August 2016 (UTC)
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  • Buffaboy — I have access to quite a few databases and can make trips to several local libraries if need be. Buffaboy talk 03:04, 23 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Gazal world — I have access to JSTOR, Oxford University Press, Edinburgh University Press, Project MUSE, EBSCO, De Gruyter, ProQuest, Springer Nature, HeinOnline and Economic and Political Weekly. My university library has an extensive collection of India-related books, so I may be able to help with Indian topics related requests --Gazal world (talk) 03:23, 12 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Wugapodes — I have access to most databases and peer-reviewed journals in the United States as well as almost any book held by a university in the Borrow Direct ILL program. Wugapodes [thɑk][ˈkan.ˌʧɹɪbz] 06:12, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
  • DannyS712 - I have access to a couple of sources, include the New York Times, Oxford University Press, HeinOnline, and JSTOR. --DannyS712 (talk) 11:00, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Bruce1ee — I have Wikipedia Library access to their Library Bundle, plus Newspapers.com, Newspaperarchive.com​, Project MUSE, Rock's Backpages, RIPM, Springer Nature, BioOne Complete and World Scientific; I also have alma mater library access to a number of databases, including, SpringerLink, Taylor & Francis, Wiley Online Library, SAGE Journals Online, ScienceDirect, Cambridge Core Books and Journals, Duke University Press Journals Online, IEEE Xplore, LexisNexis Academic, PubMed, etc. —Bruce1eetalk 12:29, 4 September 2020 (UTC)
  • StudiesWorld (talk) - I have access to a number of databases through various source. I also have physical access to a large collection of books and a broad collection of leftist zines. I'm also happy yo help directly with research. StudiesWorld (talk) 10:28, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Eyer - I have access to several library databases and am willing to help locate resources.
    16:40, 18 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Buidhe I have access to many databases, including JSTOR, Project MUSE, ProQuest Ebook Central, Cambridge University Press, New York Times (current and archives), and Taylor & Francis journals, via my university.
    06:36, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Seraphimblade I have access to many journals and academic databases, to newspapers.com via The Wikipedia Library, and am a subscriber to The New York Times and The Economist. If you would like me to check a reference or help with research in any of these, please let me know. Seraphimblade Talk to me 05:07, 22 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Bilorv: I have access to newspaperarchive.com through The Wikipedia Library and access to ProQuest Ebook Central, along with some other databases, through my university. — Bilorv (talk) 12:13, 26 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Eddie891 -- I've got access to the Syracuse University Library collection and their online resources, as well as T&F, Project MUSE, and Newspapers.com through The Wikipedia Library, not to mention a few online datebases like Newspaperarchive.com via the NYPL and my local library. Eddie891 Talk Work 13:15, 26 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Harry Mitchell: I have access to JSTOR, ODNB, ProQuest (via TWL), and many (many) books covering war memorials, architecture, policing, railways, and soem related subjects.
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January 2021
Oricon weekly #1 singles from 1993-2004
"Single Chart-Book Complete Edition 1968-2005". Tokyo, Japan: Oricon. April 25, 2006. ISBN 4871310760. OCLC 676479535.
This is to be able to create the redlinks found in the Number-one singles in Japan template. According to Worldcat, this book is found in the Yale University Library and the National Diet Library (in Japan). I don't have access to either of those. I don't know page numbers, and it will be a lot of them as I need the weekly #1 singles for every week within 1993-2004 to be able to create the articles.
Thanks for any help! Please ping me on any reply. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 18:04, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
Nihonjoe, 17 articles appear to use this work as a reference. Pinging the users who added them, in the hope that someone can assist. Incidentally, it looks like you added this as a source to three articles; how were you able to obtain the work then?
You (Chime (Yuki Saito album); Kanashimi yo Konnichi wa; Music of the Maison Ikkoku series), Holiday56 (Honesty (Billy Joel song); Billy Joel discography), Damian Vo (Turn It into Love; Hand on Your Heart; I Should Be So Lucky; Kylie Minogue singles discography; The Loco-Motion; Kylie (album)), Legolas2186 (Dear Jessie; Keep It Together (song)), Ryoga Godai (Masayuki Suzuki discography; Kazumasa Oda discography), Bluesatellit (Vogue (Madonna song)), Josegerman188 (Vogue (Madonna song)), Fugreena (Billy Joel discography; The Carpenters discography).
--Usernameunique (talk) 20:22, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
@Usernameunique: I had access to it for a brief time, but I no longer have access to it (and no way to regain access at this time). I was remembering a different book used for a different set of refs. For these ones, the reference indicates that the cited site uses this book as a reference. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 21:00, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
Good point, Nihonjoe—I didn't read that closely. --Usernameunique (talk) 02:22, 12 January 2021 (UTC)
Following up: Anyone with access to Yale University Library (or the National Diet Library in Tokyo) willing to help out with this project? Thanks! ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 23:34, 3 February 2021 (UTC)
CiNii record (holding libraries: The University of Kitakyushu Library, Tokiwa University Media and Information Technology Center, General Library Yamaguchi University, Kobe Gakuin University Library Arisekan, Setsunan University Library, Tokyo University of Technology Media Center). — Pajz (talk) 01:50, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
@Nihonjoe: Requested via ILL, but this seems like a long shot. —Compassionate727 (T·C) 19:46, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
@​Compassionate727​: Thanks! ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 16:12, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
@Nihonjoe: Yeah, I couldn't get this. Sorry. —Compassionate727 (T·C) 04:23, 11 March 2021 (UTC)
@​Compassionate727​: Thanks for trying. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 18:06, 11 March 2021 (UTC)
Hi there. I used the refs for KM articles based on forum archives of someone who allegedly bought the 1968–2005 book and posted the highest ranks per artists by request (the thread has been archived). Most of them are Western artists. I know it's not that reliable as a source but this is the only way for me to have access to the book. Here's the link if you're interested. Damian Vo (talk) 06:40, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
Thanks, Damian Vo. Nihonjoe, that user last posted on the forum in November 2020, so sending a message through there might work. --Usernameunique (talk) 06:44, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
Glad that I could help. Sorry for the late reply, I must have missed the notification earlier this year. Damian Vo (talk) 06:55, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
Not at all, Damian Vo. I had a number of failed pings at the time, and this one probably didn't fire—possibly because I signed the comment in a separate paragraph from the ping. --Usernameunique (talk) 19:05, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
CharaBiz (Japanese language) sources for List of highest-grossing media franchises
For List of highest-grossing media franchises
Thanks, Maestro2016 (talk) 20:02, 18 January 2021 (UTC)
@Maestro2016: Exactly what information do you want from these? ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 22:26, 4 February 2021 (UTC)
@Nihonjoe: Hi. I am looking for the top 100 best-selling characters/franchises of each year, along with the market shares and/or sales revenue of each franchise for each year. Maestro2016 (talk) 22:34, 4 February 2021 (UTC)
@Maestro2016: Trying to obtain 20 separate sources via ILL is… quite a burden. Is there no other way you could obtain this data? —Compassionate727 (T·C) 16:42, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
I think the website should contain much of the data. If we can just access the website, that should be good enough for now. Maestro2016 (talk) 17:12, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
February 2021
Anyone in Chicago?
For Engine Company 21 (Chicago)
I'm looking for something that supports "[Approximately 1925], the department took its discrimination against black firefighters to the ultimate level. Members of Engine Company 21 were directed to switch engines and firehouses with Engine Company 19, moving from their downtown station at 1213 S.Plymouth Court to 3440 S. Rhodes."
Also for any explanation why. The above quote is from an undergrad senior thesis, the ref is the source she provides for that statement. Obv I can't use the thesis, so I've been tracking down her sources. This is a source I suspect will be easy to find in Chicago, but it's not available from Ohio interlibrary loan. It looks like there are two volumes, one for 1858-1900, the other for 1900-1925, and I assume this is in the second, but I don't know for sure.
Thanks for any help, —valereee (talk) 02:42, 19 February 2021 (UTC)
@Valereee: WorldCat doesn't list this book, which suggests that it's not in any library. It appears to only be available by mailorder (see these forum posts here and here). Apparently two volumes have been published and two more are on the way. —Bruce1eetalk 06:37, 19 February 2021 (UTC)
All four volumes have been published and are in Worldcat, but took some finding. The title changed with the second book. You probably want the first volume with the new title (which is the second book overall). --Worldbruce (talk) 07:04, 19 February 2021 (UTC)
Thanks Worldbruce – I was searching for "... Firehouses [oneword] ..." —Bruce1eetalk 09:06, 19 February 2021 (UTC)
Ah, thanks, both! The volume's not available to me under the new title, either. I'll leave this open in case someone has access to it! —valereee (talk) 14:18, 19 February 2021 (UTC)
@Valereee: what is the new title?! ——Serial 14:34, 19 February 2021 (UTC)
@Serial Number 54129, it's above, corrected by Worldbruce I believe! It had been Firehouses, now is Fire Houses. —valereee (talk) 14:51, 19 February 2021 (UTC)
Looking at the thesis that cites the book (link; see pp. 46, 46 n.96, 50), it appears to be citing the first book: that is, ... Fire Houses of the 19th Century. It's possible that the citation is incorrect (and the date is incorrectly given as 1997, rather than 1996), but the thesis jumps ahead 20 years to treat this story as the demise of Engine Company 21, and it's also possible that the 19th-century volume found it more practicable to include the entire history of Engine Company 21, rather than split it across two volumes. --Usernameunique (talk) 05:29, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
Valereee, looking at the libraries that have this work, at least one looks like an email might be worth it. The National Emergency Training Center is "open for business", including "processing interlibrary loans, [and] answering reference questions", according to its website (link). That link contains an email address; meanwhile, their ILL page outlines what look like pretty accessible policies, and the work in question is marked "Available" for loan (catalog entry). They also have the 1900–1925 volume for the 20th-century title (catalog entry), and it is also marked "Available" for loan. All that is to say that if I were you, I would send them an email detailing the query and ask if they might check the relevant page(s)—and if the entire 550-page volume would be useful, you might be able to follow the instructions on their ILL page to get your hands on it. --Usernameunique (talk) 05:42, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
@Usernameunique, thank you, I'll check that! I've never tried to borrow a book outside my own library's interlibrary loan system, which covers the whole state but doesn't seem to go beyond that so these hyper-local books tend not to be available. —valereee (talk) 13:56, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
No problem, Valereee. Any luck? --Usernameunique (talk) 04:21, 24 March 2021 (UTC)
I've emailed but haven't yet heard back! —valereee (talk) 18:47, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
Whoops, spoke too soon! They will indeed do interlibrary loans, but my library has to request. Unfortunately my generally outstanding library apparently no longer performs this service. I've emailed them to ask why not lol...I wonder if one of the local Uni libraries would do it for me if I'm not an alum? —valereee (talk) 19:57, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
Got it, Valereee. I can also try to ILL them if one of your libraries will not. It is probably more beneficial to you if yours are able to do so, however, as then you would have the entire book(s) in hand. --Usernameunique (talk) 21:21, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
@Valereee: Because ILL is a service the library is paying for via endowment funds, it is normally restricted to current students and faculty. —Compassionate727 (T·C) 14:34, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
Oh, yes, I figured the local major uni libraries wouldn't be able to help me, just figured it didn't hurt to ask. Neither of the two that are closest to me can help. —valereee (talk) 16:18, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
@Valereee: sent. --Worldbruce (talk) 17:13, 6 May 2021 (UTC)
Thanks, Worldbruce, got it! —valereee (talk) 16:08, 7 May 2021 (UTC)
Greetings, has someone access to "Sergeomin, Servicio Nacional de Geología y Minería: Carta Geológicade Bolivia, Escala 1 : 100 000 – Hoja 6026 Volcan Putana conMemoria Explicativa. Sergeomin, Servicio Nacional de Gelogícay Minería, La Paz (1996)"? For Putana (volcano)
Thanks, Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 12:40, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
@Jo-Jo Eumerus: Requested via ILL. —Compassionate727 (T·C) 17:53, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
@Jo-Jo Eumerus: I wasn't able to get it this time, oddly enough. —Compassionate727 (T·C) 15:55, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
March 2021
Dissertation available only "on UCF campus"
Toms, Christina (2019). Filling the Gaps: Common Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) Population Dynamics, Structure, and Connectivity Within Florida Panhandle Bays, Sounds, and Estuaries (Ph.D.). University of Central Florida. OCLC 1225207805.
Thanks, Looking4Dolphins (talk) 20:38, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
PS UCF is University of Central Florida. Looking4Dolphins, you might have better luck by paging through Category:Wikipedians by alma mater: University of Central Florida. Or you could contact the author[1] and request a copy that way. (t · c) buidhe 20:46, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
Looking4Dolphins, your best bets here are 1) emailing Toms directly (email address is here), 2) emailing the UCF library (email address available by clicking the "Contact Us" link here), or 3) paging through the link that Buidhe provided. Emailing Toms seems like it has a pretty decent chance of success. --Usernameunique (talk) 20:52, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
emailed directly to ask. (you guys are way better at googling apparantely, thanks) <-- second global contribution Looking4Dolphins (talk) 21:01, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
Looking4Dolphins, any luck? --Usernameunique (talk) 18:25, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
not yet. no response from email to the author's ucf address (might be disabled after graduation?). just now i browsed through the Category:Wikipedians by alma mater: University of Central Florida page and dropped a note on the most active-looking editor's talk page, so we'll see how that goes. Looking4Dolphins (talk) 20:25, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
Looking4Dolphins, you're right that the email address could be dead by now. Buidhe added a link to the contact section on her personal website as well, but it looks like it hasn't been updated in some time. Here's her profile on what looks like her employer's page—I don't see an email specifically for her, but you might get a message passed along through their Contact Us page. Or you could try reaching out through Twitter, where she seems reasonably active. --Usernameunique (talk) 00:11, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
Usernameunique, i had previously tried here employer's page with no response before asking here (its certainly possible she's ignoring me - fair play to her). i'll give the twitter a try Looking4Dolphins (talk) 00:31, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
Looking4Dolphins, makes sense. Also pinging Rockstone35, who looks to be a current UCF student, in case he can help out. --Usernameunique (talk) 06:56, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
No responses so far -- Looking4Dolphins (talk) 18:22, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
Looking4Dolphins, still nothing? --Usernameunique (talk) 19:09, 17 April 2021 (UTC)
Usernameunique, no responses on any front -- Looking4Dolphins (talk) 20:48, 17 April 2021 (UTC)
To keep things in one place, just noting the further discussion here and here. --Usernameunique (talk) 01:59, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
Oddly this is their only global contribution[2] (t · c) buidhe 20:53, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
strange. --Gazal world (talk) 23:27, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
Certainly, but unless anyone here knows of a banned user with an interest in bottlenose dolphins, there is nothing to be done here. We can't exactly fish for masters. —Compassionate727 (T·C) 13:40, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
Cracking Chestnuts
Smukler, David; Millstone, David (2008). Cracking Chestnuts: The Living Tradition of Classic American Contra Dances. Haydenville, Massachusetts: Country Dance and Song Society. ISBN 9780917024306.
This might be an impossible request, as the book does not appear to be in any commercial libraries, but I'm looking for the 12 pages which talk about the dance Money Musk. For Draft:Money Musk.
Thanks, {{u|Sdkb}}talk 06:47, 11 March 2021 (UTC)
Sdkb, the link that Bruce1ee just added gives you the option of buying the work for $20. But if it were me, I'd probably reach out to the authors (David Smukler contact info; David Millstone contact info) first, and see if they might spot me the pages given the intended use. --Usernameunique (talk) 07:06, 11 March 2021 (UTC)
Sdkb, any luck with the above approach? --Usernameunique (talk) 19:06, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
Usernameunique, thanks for following up. I don't really feel comfortable asking them to give their work away for free. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 19:15, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
@Sdkb: Requested via ILL. —Compassionate727 (T·C) 17:56, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
Ooh, there's a library that'll do that? Much thanks! {{u|Sdkb}}talk 17:58, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
@Sdkb: I mean, I have no notion whether anyone will lend it. But nothing stops me from asking my librarians to try to obtain it. —Compassionate727 (T·C) 15:46, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
@Sdkb: No luck. I'm told it is only in one library overseas (from the United States), and they won't lend it. —Compassionate727 (T·C) 02:09, 8 April 2021 (UTC)
Compassionate727, any word on which library has it? --Usernameunique (talk) 19:40, 8 April 2021 (UTC)
@Usernameunique: Liverpool Public Library (of New York, actually, so not overseas like I was told). My librarian suggests that this library is not lending anything right now, so this may or may not be related to COVID-19. —Compassionate727 (T·C) 12:34, 9 April 2021 (UTC)
Hmm, I just searched Liverpool's own website, and if they have a copy they're not admitting so. I'll try calling my library and see if they might be willing to buy it. I very much appreciate the attempts to help! {{u|Sdkb}}talk 03:31, 13 April 2021 (UTC)
Two articles from SuperSummary
For See You in the Cosmos.
Thanks, GeraldWL 04:50, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
Sources for critical reception of 2007 Family Guy episode
Specifically if any critics mention anything regards to the racial slur "Chinese, Japanese, dirty knees" being used in the episode.
Thanks, Prisencolin (talk) 20:38, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
@Prisencolin: We provide access to sources; we aren't going to do your research for you, not that we would know where to look anyway. I suggest you ask at a relevant WikiProject page for ideas. —Compassionate727 (T·C) 14:57, 2 April 2021 (UTC)
To be fair, Compassionate727, the top of the page does say that "A request may be an open question or you may ask for a specific journal, article or work", which some people have previously interpreted to apply to requests such as this one. On the other hand, WP:Reference desk/Humanities might be a better place to ask. When I did some Googling regarding this Family Guy episode, I came up with nothing. --Usernameunique (talk) 17:03, 2 April 2021 (UTC)
Adaheli claim to fame or dubious conjecture
I'm trying to see if there's any truth to the claim that Adaheli is used in the song "Orinoco Flow". It's not in any official or unofficial lyrics, and it might simply be OR. Google, Gbooks, Gscholar yielded nothing, and since the song was really named for "Orinoco Studio" in England rather than the river specifically, it makes the claim more dubious.
I was wondering if this WSJ article has any mention? Cheers, Estheim (talk) 12:36, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
@Estheim: That Wall Street Journal article makes no mention of "Orinoco Flow". I'll do a bit more searching to see if I can find anything. —Bruce1eetalk 12:43, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
Thanks @Bruce1ee:, If you happen upon any sources about "Adaheli" the diety, I'd love that too; Gscholar came up blank. Cheers, Estheim (talk) 13:12, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
@Estheim: I haven't found anything linking Adaheli to "Orinoco Flow". But of course that doesn't mean it's not used in the song – I just didn't find anything. If you're looking for sources about Adaheli, the Internet Archive has several myth and legend encyclopedia here that mention Adaheli. —Bruce1eetalk 14:13, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
@Bruce1ee:, I'll take a look at those, appreciate it. I'm a bit disappointed I couldn't unravel the lyrical anomaly, mainly because that means I have been singing along with this song incorrectly for over 20 years. (I only hear "deh-ha, deh-ha"- I think this is going to haunt me foreverrr) For now I'll just add an unsourced tag. Cheers Estheim (talk) 15:28, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
Estheim, have you tried asking Empaler, who added that claim last year to the Adaheli article, what the source is? --Usernameunique (talk) 02:50, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
@Usernameunique: Empaler seems to only edit every couple years or so, so we're unlikely to get a timely response. I agree the claim is OR and have removed it. @Estheim: around the same time, he made this addition to Orinoco; is this also OR? —Compassionate727 (T·C) 18:03, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
Compassionate727, it's not controversial. Sources generally point out that Orinoco was the name of the song's recording studio as well as the actual river. Using "environs" might not be accurate though, unless all of South America is considered. (I have to fix one of my edits now: I thought I was looking at an official page, but it was a fan-page.) Estheim (talk) 19:55, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
Journal of the British Interplanetary Society article
Andrews, Sr., Arlan (July 1, 2013). "Interstellar Colonization and Multi-Generational Space Ships: Getting There Is Half the Fun". Journal of the British Interplanetary Society. British Interplanetary Society. ISSN 0007-084X.
For a new article being written about the author. I need the full reference information so I can include it in his list of works. Thanks, ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 22:08, 19 March 2021 (UTC)
Nihonjoe: Meaning just the bibliographic information? Looks like it's available here: https://www.jbis.org.uk/paper/2013.66.213 ... do you need a copy of the paper itself? GoPhightins! 22:15, 19 March 2021 (UTC)
@Go Phightins!: If I can get a copy of it, that would be helpful. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 22:26, 19 March 2021 (UTC)
Hmm. I don't seem to have library access to full text. The first page is readable at that link ... I'll poke around a little more. GoPhightins! 22:45, 19 March 2021 (UTC)
I appreciate your time. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 16:20, 24 March 2021 (UTC)
Identification of a coin from Kashmir
Coinage of King Sankaravarman, Dupatalas/ Uptalas (Kashmir) Circa 883-902 CE.
Would somebody have access to pages 159-160 of the following book on numismatics? This is in order to confirm the identification of this coin to Sankaravarman, Uptala dynasty of Kashmir, provided by CNG coins.
Mitchiner, Michael (1979). Oriental coins and their values: Non-islamic states and Western colonies : A.D. 600-1979, Volume 3. Hawkins. pp. 159–160.
For Utpala dynasty
Thank you! पाटलिपुत्र Pat (talk) 09:52, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
Doing... --Gazal world (talk) 19:14, 8 April 2021 (UTC)
@पाटलिपुत्र: Send me a wikimail. --Gazal world (talk) 14:16, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
March 1988 Daily Variety article
"[Title unknown]". Daily Variety. 4 March 1988. ISSN 0042-2738.
For Die Hard. I might not have enough information for this, I'm going from info in the AFI Catalog RE: the film, which just says it was a March 4, 1988 Daily Variety item in the text, but is absent from the citations at the end of the article so I can't specify. I've looked on Gale, Ebsco and Proquest but the DV articles there don't seem to go back far enough. If anyone has UCLA access it seems like you can access archives from here. The information is specific to the completion of filming of Die Hard. If the info is too vague I apologize and feel free to close the request.
Thanks, Darkwarriorblake / SEXY ACTION TALK PAGE! 12:26, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
Value in Health article
"Costs and Challenges Associated with Diagnosis and Treatment of Infections In Hospitalized Patients: A Retrospective us Electronic Health Database Study" (2015), Value in Health, Vol. 18, Issue 3, pp. A235–A236. ISSN 1098-3015
To develop infectious disease, particularly the diagnostics.
Thanks. Also, if anyone has it, please {{ping}} me in your reply. Seppi333 (Insert ) 22:20, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
Sent (from ScienceDirect). —Bruce1eetalk 23:06, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
Thanks! Seppi333 (Insert ) 04:13, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
Ah, you actually sent me the abstract page which is available online. I need the print-only full-text version of that article from the paper journal. In a nutshell, I basically am looking for a scan or photographs of the print journal's article text. Seppi333 (Insert ) 11:05, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
@Seppi333: Sorry, my mistake. I didn't realize it was just the abstract. —Bruce1eetalk 11:47, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
@Seppi333: I assume the document Bruce1ee sent you was about 300 words, with brief "objectives," "methods," and "results" sections and a one sentence conclusion? That's what I'm finding too. Importantly, when I search for this article within the journal on ScienceDirect, this article is categorized as a "conference abstract," and every other conference abstract I find is a similar length. I interpret this to mean that this is a written summary of what was originally an oral presentation; I have no idea whether the full version of that presentation was ever published, but if it was, this isn't it. Maybe try searching for other articles by these authors? —Compassionate727 (T·C) 17:35, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
@​Compassionate727​: That is what I sent Seppi333. The request citation is confusing because it's for the abstract, not the full article. Even the page numbers specified (A235–A236) are for the abstract, not the article. —Bruce1eetalk 21:50, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
@Bruce1ee: Yeah, and like I said, I'm not convinced the "full" article actually exists; "conference abstract" indicates to me that this is a shortened form of an oral presentation, not a paper, and when I search the four authors' names via Google Scholar, this abstract is my only result. It is certainly possible the full paper was published at a later date (researchers often make presentations concerning their research while still awaiting publication), but if that is the case, this abstract isn't going to help us find the long version. —Compassionate727 (T·C) 14:30, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
Grandma Gatewood quote
This quote by Grandma Gatewood was added by an IP in 2009 with no citation. It has since appeared on many other web pages, presumably copied from Wikipedia. Is it a hoax? Any help tracking where the quote originated, if at all, otherwise it will have to be removed. -- GreenC 00:36, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
GreenC, the earliest reference I found online is from 2010 (link). It attributes the excerpt to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy website, although it also parallels the Wikipedia article as it then appeared. (A relatively contemporaneous archived version of the ATC website, as linked from the 2010 reference, is more of a landing page than anything, and doesn't mention Gatewood.) Somewhat interestingly, in the comments section of the 2010 reference, there is a link to a Washington Post obit of the founder of Appalachian Outfitters; the comment was made the same day the obit was published, suggesting someone was just looking for places to publish the link, but it does suggest that Appalachian Outfitters and its founder were well-known entities.
In any event, if Gatewood actually said what the article claims she said, it seems likely that it may have been in some sort of trail-related publication, perhaps at the time of her death. You might try asking on the WhiteBlaze.net forum, which I understand to be the most active AT forum. Someone there may have a sense of where (if anywhere) the quotation may have been published. --Usernameunique (talk) 04:23, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
Thank you. I'll try asking outside WP. -- GreenC 16:13, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
William B. Jordan's work on Juan van der Hamen
For William B. Jordan. He was known for his work on van der Hamen, and these sources will help me expand on that material in the article. Since I want to take the article to an FA nomination eventually, I would highly appreciate your help with these sources. Thank you. — The Most Comfortable Chair 12:30, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
@The Most Comfortable Chair: I have access to #1 (the dissertation) from my alma mater ProQuest access. It seems that The Wikipedia Library ProQuest access doesn't include dissertations. Please Wikimail me and I'll send it to you. —Bruce1eetalk 12:52, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
Correction, the Wikipedia Library ProQuest access does include dissertations, but not this one. —Bruce1eetalk 13:07, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
Thank you so much Bruce1ee. I have emailed you. — The Most Comfortable Chair 12:55, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
@The Most Comfortable Chair:
Sent #1. —Bruce1eetalk 12:58, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
You are amazing Bruce1ee! Thank you again. — The Most Comfortable Chair 13:02, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
Doing... #2. --Gazal world (talk) 20:09, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
Gazal world, I probably can get this from my library. Let me know if that would be easier. --Usernameunique (talk) 16:52, 2 April 2021 (UTC)
@Usernameunique: Due to pandemic, I am not sure whether I will get this from library, since this is a hard-copy. Let's wait; I will receive reply from library in 2-3 days. I will ping you. --Gazal world (talk) 17:21, 2 April 2021 (UTC)
Sounds good, Gazal world. Wasn't sure if your library had this or you were ILLing it, so thought I'd ask. --Usernameunique (talk) 17:36, 2 April 2021 (UTC)
@Usernameunique: I received reply from library, and they said they will send the material very soon. --Gazal world (talk) 15:24, 7 April 2021 (UTC)
*Usernameunique and The Most Comfortable Chair Sorry to say but I would not be able to get this now. The ILL library associated with my university library has been closed because the situation have worsened here due to the pandemic. I am really sorry for the false hope and for keep you waiting. --Gazal world (talk) 22:32, 25 April 2021 (UTC)
No worries, Gazal world. Thank you for your effort and all the work you do here. — The Most Comfortable Chair 04:26, 26 April 2021 (UTC)
Hello Usernameunique. Since you mentioned above that you had access to the source, would it be possible for you to get it? Kind regards. — The Most Comfortable Chair 15:00, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
The Most Comfortable Chair, email me for it. --Usernameunique (talk) 18:13, 7 May 2021 (UTC)
The Times Guide to the House of Commons 2019
A number of UK Members of Parliament, mostly those first elected in 2019 (see List of United Kingdom MPs by seniority (2019–present), are missing an exact date of birth in their articles. I believe the most comprehensive publication with this info is The Times Guide to the House of Commons, which has most dates but is rather expensive to purchase. I feel this information is fairly important for such public figures, and it isn't generally published elsewhere, as far as I can tell. It needs a reliable source, due to disputes over whether other sites can be used to add the info.
Brunskill, Ian, ed. (2020). The Times Guide to the House of Commons 2019: The Definitive Record of Britain's Historic 2019 General Election. Glasgow: HarperCollins. ISBN 978-0-00-839258-1.
For example, Theo Clarke only has a year of birth on her article. If someone has this book, I can provide a list of the MPs who are missing an exact date of birth, and then add the information with citations if it is provided. I've already done this for a few MPs, via a contact of mine with the book (but who I imagine may be a bit busy to reply to my requests for further dates).
Thanks, TrottieTrue (talk) 18:48, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
Theo Clarke's birthday is 4 August 1985 from Companies House, not sure whether that can be a source.--Mike Rohsopht (talk) 17:01, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
Thanks Mike Rohsopht. I'm told that Companies House is a "primary source", and therefore not allowed for BLP DOBs - I added a load of month and year DOBs to the articles in question, and the edits got reverted or removed. See my Talk page, and [3]. I personally see no problem with using freely available government records, such as Companies House. I assume you found the exact date for Clarke in the documentation at her CH profile - the Officer page just shows the month and year, but I've been told that the exact date (including day) can often be found by looking at the documents in the company's filing history.
@User:Bruce1ee Thanks for fixing the citation - the way I originally posted it is what the RefToolbar auto-populates the fields with when the book's ISBN is entered.--TrottieTrue (talk) 18:21, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
My pleasure. —Bruce1eetalk 21:33, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
Revista del Instituto de Geología yMinería, Universidad Nacional de Jujuy
Greetings, has someone access to "IGARZÁBAL, A., 1991. Morfología de las provincias deSalta y Jujuy. Revista del Instituto de Geología yMinería, Universidad Nacional de Jujuy, 8:97-122.Jujuy."? Worldcat has it listed in some Anglosphere libraries For Antofalla
Thanks, Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 10:05, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
April 2021
Couple of chapters
Happy Egg Weekend, Rxers. Can anyone access:
Ruth McElroy (14 October 2016). Contemporary British Television Crime Drama: Cops on the Box. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 978-1-317-16096-0.
And if so, ch.4 (67–82) should help me with Between the Lines (TV series), if you could. Many thanks!
The other is M. Eaton's chapter "A Fair Cop? Canteen Cuture", etc., in David Kidd-Hewitt; Richard Osborne (1995). Crime and the Media: The Post-modern Spectacle. Pluto Press. ISBN 978-0-7453-0912-5.
Thanks, ——Serial 11:45, 3 April 2021 (UTC)
Sent #1. feminist (talk) 04:39, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
Hey Feminist, thanks very much for helping me out! Um, have you got my email address then? ——Serial 09:23, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
I can scan "A Fair Cop? Canteen Cuture". I need two days. TrangaBellam (talk) 10:27, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
Doing... #2 ("A Fair Cop? Canteen Cuture"). --Gazal world (talk) 19:18, 8 April 2021 (UTC)
@Serial Number 54129:
Sent #2. --Gazal world (talk) 15:17, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
JSTOR Austrian Academy of Sciences Press
Pfisterer, Matthias (2013). Hunnen in Indien: Die Münzen der Kidariten und Alchan aus dem Bernischen Historischen Museum und der Sammlung Jean-Pierre Righetti. Mit typologischen Zeichnungen von Theresa Eipeldauer (1 ed.). Austrian Academy of Sciences Press. pp. 29–335. ISBN 978-3-7001-7372-4.
For Karkota Dynasty. Thanks, TrangaBellam (talk) 09:58, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
@TrangaBellam: is that 300 pages? ——Serial 10:13, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
I know that it is a large page-range. But, I am asking for two JSTOR chapters and bibliography. If anybody has access, it will not take more than a minute to download. TrangaBellam (talk) 10:25, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
Of course, that's true. Unfortunately, though the JSTOR access I get through TWL doesn't allow access to that, so we may have to wait for someone with proper institutational access. Sorry about that! ——Serial 11:57, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
Just tried with my university but "Your institution does not have access to this book on JSTOR" is what I get too. RandomCanadian (talk / contribs) 23:58, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
The Buwayhid Dynasty in Iraq
Donohue, John J. (2003). The Buwayhid Dynasty in Iraq 334 H./945 to 403 H./1012: Shaping Institutions for the Future. Leiden and Boston: Brill. ISBN 90-04-12860-3. (publisher page), Chapters 1 (pp. 13–130) and 6 (pp. 262–288)
For al-Muti, al-Ta'i, al-Qadir, and other articles pertaining to the rule of the Buyid dynasty in Iraq.
Thanks, Constantine 14:14, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
Cplakidas, email me for chapter 6. I may also be able to get chapter 1, although I'll probably have to request it in stages due to length. --Usernameunique (talk) 17:02, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
Cplakidas, i sent you wikimail about chapter 1. Please check it. --Jim Hokins (talk) 21:37, 24 April 2021 (UTC)
@Cplakidas: If you have received the requested materials, please make this request as {{resolved}}. Thanks. --Gazal world (talk) 22:20, 26 April 2021 (UTC)
Book review in a Peeters journal
Risch, Gail S. (2007). "Book Reviews". Marriage, Families & Spirituality (formally INTAMS Review). 13 (2): 290–291. doi​:​10.2143/INT.13.2.2024094​. eISSN 2593-0486. ISSN 2593-0478.
For Gay Marriage (book). Cheers, gnu57 19:16, 6 April 2021 (UTC)
Journal of the American Medical Women's Association articles for the Elizabeth Blackwell Medal
For Elizabeth Blackwell Medal. I want to expand the article before I go for a featured list nomination, and these sources would be greatly helpful. Thank you. — The Most Comfortable Chair 03:07, 7 April 2021 (UTC)
 Working on this... DanCherek (talk) 21:44, 6 May 2021 (UTC)
@The Most Comfortable Chair:
Sent via email. DanCherek (talk) 17:01, 7 May 2021 (UTC)
Salaris, Lingwoord, Muccioli
For Mardonius (general), Ak Koyunlu, amongst others.
Thanks, - LouisAragon (talk) 20:42, 9 April 2021 (UTC)
LouisAragon, I have #1, email for a PDF. (t · c) buidhe 20:45, 9 April 2021 (UTC)
@Buidhe: Done. - LouisAragon (talk) 21:00, 9 April 2021 (UTC)
Sent (t · c) buidhe 21:05, 9 April 2021 (UTC)
LouisAragon #2 is available on Academia. --Gazal world (talk) 21:28, 9 April 2021 (UTC)
I'm working on No. 3 Doc Taxon (talk) 15:11, 17 April 2021 (UTC)
@LouisAragon: –
Sent Doc Taxon (talk) 18:44, 19 April 2021 (UTC)
@LouisAragon: If you have received the requested materials, please make this request as {{resolved}}. Thanks. --Gazal world (talk) 18:28, 6 May 2021 (UTC)
Need sources for two Degrassi books
I need clippings and page numbers from two books/novels related to the original Degrassi Talks shows.
The first is a novel adaptation of character Christine Nelson (better known as Spike), and it includes expansions on plotlines from the series, such as a further look into the stigma the character experiences as a pregnant teenager. However, while some of the book is available for preview on Google, not all of it is and there is some parts of the book that I feel may be of significance to the article missing. I would like anything in the book to do with the reactions of other characters to Spike's pregnancy, as well as her being removed from school by the PTA/school board with the page numbers.
The second is a non-fiction book based off the series Degrassi Talks, and is hosted by Amanda Stepto, the actress who portrayed Spike. The introduction interview of Stepto is available on the Wayback Machine to quote and cite information from directly, but I prefer to cite the book and not the web page, and I need the page numbers, as well as a hi-res scan of the front cover if possible. Thanks ToQ100gou (talk) 07:13, 12 April 2021 (UTC)
Anybody? I'm really in need of this stuff... ToQ100gou (talk) 15:25, 25 April 2021 (UTC)
US Fish and Wildlife Service 1984
Is someone here who has access to the full document?
Roof, James B.; Howard, Alice Q. (1984). Raven's manzanita recovery plan: Arctostaphylos hookeri G. Don subsp. ravenii P.V. Wells (Ericaceae). Portland, Oregon: U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service. pp. 1−73. OCLC 12151702.
For Arctostaphylos montana ssp. ravenii
--Melly42 (talk) 17:48, 14 April 2021 (UTC)
It's held at various US libraries. (t · c) buidhe 20:40, 14 April 2021 (UTC)
A German library would be easier for me as I am from Germany. --Melly42 (talk) 12:43, 16 April 2021 (UTC)
Sources from newspapers, official charts, and magazines between 1990-2010
Currently working articles for the following artist: Thalía, Gian Marco, Arena Hash, Christian Meier, Natalia Oreiro, Maricarmen Marín, Chayanne, and Anna Carina. I'm looking for information regarding their albums and songs such as: chart placements, certifications, sales, awards, and reception.
Hoping to get information from sources like NewsBank, Oricon, or any other reliable source. If someone could help me with this, I would really appreciate it.
Thanks, FanDePopLatino (talk) 04:21, 16 April 2021 (UTC)
@FanDePopLatino: It would be helpful if you could pinpoint specific articles within publications. RandomCanadian (talk / contribs) 18:07, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
@RandomCanadian: yeah sorry about that. Here are some of the articles:
Gian Marco: A Tiempo, Resucitar, Al Quinto Día, Días Nuevos, Se Me Olvidó, Lamento, 8, Resucitar, No Te Avisa, Desde Adentro, En Vivo Desde El Lunario, also his albums from 1990-1996 and his 2006 greatest hits album so that I can make articles for them
Christian Meier: No Me Acuerdo Quien Fuí, any of his other albums either solo or with Arena Hash and also his song "Carreteras Mojadas"
Natalia Oreiro: Natalia Oreiro, Turmalina, Cambio Dolor, Tu Veneno
Thalía: Thalía's studio albums from 1990-2009 and also the singles from the albums, Greatest Hits, Thalía con banda: Grandes éxitos, Thalía's Hits Remixed
Anna Carina: any of her albums and also her songs from 1998-2016
Maricarmen Marín: any of her solo albums
Arena Hash: any of their albums
Chayanne: any of his albums FanDePopLatino (talk) 19:20, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
@FanDePopLatino: What I meant was that RX is not for someone else to do the searching - it would be best if you instead provide precise citations for sources which you found but do not have access to (or at least, narrow the search by identifying specific issues of magazines or newspapers which talk about your subjects). Look at other requests on this page to see examples. Cheers, RandomCanadian (talk / contribs) 19:09, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
@RandomCanadian: oh okay. Sorry about that. If someone has information from NewsBank and Oricon book which list charts and sales because the Official site of Oricon Charts requires me to have an account or something to the the album's and song's performance on the chart. FanDePopLatino (talk) 19:20, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
Hey @RandomCanadian:, sorry about everything I wrote before. A friend on Wikipedia just taught me the proper way to make a request. So the information I'm looking for right now is regarding Greatest Hits (Thalía album). On this official website for Oricon it shows that the DVD sold in Japan and entered the charts. I can't see its chart position or sales number because I don't have an account with Oricon or have their sales book. If you or someone you know can find this information for me I would appreciate it. Thanks FanDePopLatino (talk) 04:07, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
High fantasy book reviews
I thought I could leave you alone for a while, but I found The Quest for Saint Camber unsourced, and couldn't scrape up anything on this 1980s fantasy book via Google. EXCEPT I found a list(32–33) of paper reviews for this book! So if they're archived, could I be emailed any of these? I assume they're decent sources for reviews, although I don't usually source fiction.
Sorry if the citations are wonky, as it's copied from the list in the link. As ever, much obliged, Estheim (talk) 02:56, 17 April 2021 (UTC)
Sent Christian Science Monitor, Library Journal, and School Library Journal articles. Vahurzpu (talk) 03:34, 17 April 2021 (UTC)
@Estheim: The Kirkus Reviews article is available online here. —Bruce1eetalk 07:02, 17 April 2021 (UTC)
The Lan's Lantern review is available online here. —Bruce1eetalk 07:28, 17 April 2021 (UTC)
Bruce1ee and Vahurzpu, thank you so much. You'd think I'd have a clue how to deal with fantasy genres but... I don't. :D I think verifiability/notability has been achieved. Cheers, Estheim (talk) 11:14, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
Lloyd's List
"Weekly Briefing: Containers deal with Suez domino effect | Tankers pin hopes on US driving season | Capes continue to surge". Lloyd's List. 15 April 2021. ISSN 0144-820X. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
For everyone's favourite container ship incident... Apparently LL has some form of registration or paywall and I could only get full access to one (other article). If somebody can get me the contents of this, that would be nice. Cheers, RandomCanadian (talk / contribs) 02:44, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
An Indian Magazine
Shastri Ramachandran, "The Other Disputed Shrines," The Illustrated Weekly of India, ISSN 0302-8623, 5-11 December 1992
For Gyanvapi Mosque
Thanks, TrangaBellam (talk) 13:56, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
Encyclopedia of Women in India
"Encyclopedia of Women in India". Praveen Encyclopaedia Publications. 1976: 252.
Shakuntala Vashishta
Thanks, Deepak G Goswami (talk) 04:00, 22 April 2021 (UTC)
The entry on p. 252 reads: VASHISHTA, Mrs. SHAKUNTALA; first woman Police Inspector in India; edn Prabhakar, M.A., LL.B.; d 1; served as an Inspector for 17 years, now Dy. Supdt. of Police since 1966; add Dy. Superintendent of Police, Delhi. Was able to read it via Google Books snippet view; the entry is unfortunately rather short as you can see. Umimmak (talk) 04:27, 22 April 2021 (UTC)
Deepak G Goswami, just making sure you saw the above. --Usernameunique (talk) 01:27, 26 April 2021 (UTC)
Thank you Umimmak for a reminder. I failed to see it in my notifications somehow. Umimmak, there is no other detail in the cited encyclopedia? Thank you for attending my request.--Deepak G Goswami (talk) 13:51, 26 April 2021 (UTC)
@Deepak G Goswami: that is the entire entry; you can see the end here [4], it then goes on to have the entry for “VASISHTA, Mrs. B, social worker”. And apologies for failing to ping you in my initial reply. Umimmak (talk) 14:08, 26 April 2021 (UTC)
Thank you for your effort and response.--Deepak G Goswami (talk) 02:49, 29 April 2021 (UTC)
@Dawit S Gondaria: Can this request be tagged as resolved, or are you still waiting for more information? —Bruce1eetalk 05:47, 29 April 2021 (UTC)
Hello @Bruce1ee: this request comes from Deepak G Goswami. Dawit S Gondaria (talk) 08:01, 29 April 2021 (UTC)
@Dawit S Gondaria: Sorry, my mistake! Thanks for notifying the requester. —Bruce1eetalk 08:10, 29 April 2021 (UTC)
Pinging Deepak G Goswami again: is this request resolved? —Bruce1eetalk 06:19, 1 May 2021 (UTC)
Yeah, it's resolved as per Umimmak's response. Thanks.--Deepak G Goswami (talk) 16:18, 7 May 2021 (UTC)
 – Bruce1eetalk 16:50, 7 May 2021 (UTC)
Chapter 2 & 3 of Modern Intellectual Readings of the Kharijites
Timani, Hussam S. (2008). Modern Intellectual Readings of the Kharijites. New York: Peter Lang. ISBN 9780820497013. – Chapters 2 ("The Kharijites in Modern Arab Historiography") and 3 ("The Kharijites in Western Literature").
For article Kharijites. Thanks. AhmadLX-(Wikiposta) 15:37, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
"Court News Ireland" article
Bit tricky this...TWL doesn't provide access to, err, 'Ireland's Only Dedicated Court News Service'—perhaps unsurprisingly—but if anyone can access it, I'd appreciate this article ("IRA conviction declared a miscarriage of justice"), which I'm currently working up sandboxwise. Thanks in advance, and have a good weekend all! ——Serial 17:56, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
French newspaper Midi Libre, for Crying Suns
Maoudj, Karim (23 February 2021). "Montpellier : le studio Alt Shift génère plus de 2 millions de dollars grâce à son jeu Crying Suns" [Montpellier: the studio Alt Shift makes more than 2 million dollars thanks to its game Crying Suns]. Midi Libre (in French). Archived from the original on 23 April 2021. Retrieved 23 April 2021.
For Crying Suns. The page shows the headline and the beginning of the article but I'd like to see if there's any more information in there I could include.
Thanks, Zupotachyon (talk) 23:35, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
Reference to some of the works executed in stained glass / by William Raphael Eginton
Eginton, William Raphael (1816). Reference to Some of the Works Executed in Stained Glass. R. Jabet and Company.
For William Raphael Eginton, et al, and for transcription on Wikisource. Nether IA nor Google have this. Can anyone help, please? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 11:18, 24 April 2021 (UTC)
Yale have a copy; it might be possible that a current student or staff member could request a scan. The work has only eight pages. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 11:59, 24 April 2021 (UTC)
An 1818 edition(?) - equally elusive - exists under the title Short account of some of the works executed in stained glass. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 12:46, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
There's a few familiar faces here, PotW, maybe hit them up? (I see both Czar and Doug Weller are there, greetz!) ——Serial 13:11, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
@Serial Number 54129: sorry, alumni status gives me access to JSTOR and if I were there, the library, but I'd have to be there. Doug Weller talk 14:37, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
And of course the Lear Jet's out of commission, so you're not  :) no problem, Doug Weller, appreciate the response. ——Serial 15:11, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
@Pigsonthewing, have you tried messaging the holding library? It's a small library and I've found most libraries to be accommodating during Covid. Also looks like a similar work (accessioned under a different title) is held in several English collections, if those are more accessible. If you don't hear back, ping me and I can try an alumni request. czar 18:59, 1 May 2021 (UTC)
The page I link to above says "The library is continuing to process Scan & Deliver requests (items available in the Yale Library collections) for current students, faculty, and staff when indicated in Quicksearch and Orbis. Yale Alums are not currently able to request Scan & Deliver.". Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 20:03, 1 May 2021 (UTC)
@Serial Number 54129: just a heads up that without the colon before the word "Category", you're placing this entire page in Category:Wikipedians by alma mater: Yale University. Umimmak (talk) 22:47, 1 May 2021 (UTC)
"Mathematics for the Multitude?" refs [HathiTrust access via some universities]
Price, Michael H. (1994). Mathematics for the Multitude?: A History of the Mathematical Association. Leicester, England: The Association. ISBN 0-906588-32-4. OCLC 1107758409.
Google Books' snippet view ([5]) of the index tells me that pp. 3, 8, 26, 32–33, 113–114, and 265 mention the Modern Language Association and pp. 3, 266 mention the Association for Language Learning. If someone could go to those pages, see which endnotes are being used to cite statements about the Modern Language Association or the Association for Language Learning, and then let me know which references are in those endnotes, I'd be very much appreciative. For instance, I can tell that endnote (10) for p. 3 and endnote (186) for p. 266 both look promising but I don't know what those are.
This book is in HathiTrust ([6]), where various university libraries have full access to the book, including Johns Hopkins, U. of Michigan, Indiana U., U. of Illinois, The Claremont Colleges, and UC Berkeley.
This would be for an article on the Modern Language Association of Great Britain and Ireland -- I'm still in the gathering-sources/confirming notability stages (​User:Umimmak/sandbox/MLA​).
P.S. I suspect that this book itself doesn't have too much to say about the Modern Language Association, hence just asking for its references, but if you happen to notice that any of these pages actually do go into any detail, I'd be grateful for letting me know which pages I should focus on for an ILL or even better if you could screenshot/download/scan those specific pages as well.
Thanks, Umimmak (talk) 19:11, 25 April 2021 (UTC)
1942 Army Quarterly
"Divisional Reconnaissance Troops". The Army Quarterly. W. Clowes & Sons. 45 (1). 1942.
For List of British mobile brigades during the Second World War
This particular chapter appears to discuss why the 1st and 2nd Armoured Reconnaissance Brigades were formed. This context would be useful for the above mentioned article, to briefly outline what the brigades were and why they were created. I have only been able to locate portions of this chapter via Google snippet view, and have not been able to get access more via Google. Does anyone have access to this, and can provide scans or links to the chapter and who wrote it? Thanks, EnigmaMcmxc (talk) 20:50, 25 April 2021 (UTC)
EnigmaMcmxc, You may be able to get a better preview on HathiTrust, or else someone on this board may have full access that way. (t · c) buidhe 20:54, 25 April 2021 (UTC)
I have had luck with that website before, but unfortunately this time it seems it is only available to those who can log-in via their colleges.​EnigmaMcmxc (talk) 21:29, 25 April 2021 (UTC)
The Mayan Movie: Riddle of the Mayan Cave
Good afternoon everyone! To complete the article Maya cave sites, I need a movie Riddle of the Mayan Cave to watch. Can't anyone get hold of this movie?
Thanks, Vyacheslav84 (talk) 06:29, 26 April 2021 (UTC)
@Vyacheslav84: I’m not sure how useful a source it would be; the New York Times review [7] says The program was not technically oriented, however. For the specialist in any of the several fields touched upon, the information would have been disappointingly scanty. The full review is like 7 paragraphs, let me know if that’s of any use to you. Umimmak (talk) 14:17, 26 April 2021 (UTC)
@Umimmak: Thanks, but I already have the article. --Vyacheslav84 (talk) 06:15, 28 April 2021 (UTC)
He had previously been provided with this article. But he still hasn't been provided with this video. --Jim Hokins (talk) 23:03, 26 April 2021 (UTC)
Yes. --Vyacheslav84 (talk) 06:15, 28 April 2021 (UTC)
Reliable sources for Ethiopian musician Abinet Agonafir
I'm looking for reliable sources to improve, verify and expand article Abinet_Agonafir, Ethiopian musician. I found some on https://archive.org/search.php?query=abinet%20agonafir​. But still is very limited. Sources about biography, accolades, national chart rankings or other relevant info would be most welcome.
Thanks, Dawit S Gondaria (talk) 22:17, 28 April 2021 (UTC)
May 2021
Africa Intelligence
"No legislative majority". Africa Intelligence. 5 December 1992. ISSN 2741-700X.
Need to double check the results of 1992 Comorian legislative election (the seat distribution was taken from this article (which could previously be accessed via Google Cache), but doesn't appear to add up). Cheers, Number57 16:42, 2 May 2021 (UTC)
Reliable sources for climate/temperature in Ethiopian cities for example the city of Gondar.
I'm looking for reliable climate data for Gondar city article and other Ethiopian cities. i already worked on the article, and saw a outdated German data that applied for the entire province of Gondar, instead of just the city. I replaced it with a source from Climate-data.org >> [1]. Hoewever i want to make sure that it was reliable source i posted it here. >>>> [2] The site turns out to be a collection of data from EMCWF, i searched to no avail, wondering if they even have african/ethiopian climate data.
So my question is whether someone can get or has acces to https://www.ecmwf.int/ climate data, or another reliable source for Ethiopian (cities) climate data? If this is too broad, i narrow it to daily mean temperatures each month, and yearly average in celsius, average rainfall, and Köppen-Geiger climate classification system.
  1. ^ "Gonder – Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 2015-11-17.
  2. ^​https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Reliable_sources/Perennial_sources#Climate-data.org_reliable_or_not%3F
Thanks, Dawit S Gondaria (talk) 16:40, 4 May 2021 (UTC)
Jashwant Thakar
Baradi, Hasmukh (2003). History of Gujarati Theatre. Translated by Meghani, Vinod. New Delhi: National Book Trust, India. pp. 152–158. ISBN 978-81-237-4032-4.
For Jashwant Thakar
Thanks, Vijay Barot (talk) 17:52, 6 May 2021 (UTC)
Doing... --Gazal world (talk) 18:14, 6 May 2021 (UTC)
@Vijay Barot:
Sent --Gazal world (talk) 07:57, 7 May 2021 (UTC)
Greater Ethiopia : the evolution of a multiethnic society by Donald N Levine Chapter Amhara system
Levine, Donald N. (2014). Greater Ethiopia : the evolution of a multiethnic society. Chicago : University of Chicago Press. ISBN 9780226229676. OCLC 1058504765.
For the Amhara people article, i need the chapter Amhara system which is chapter 8 i believe.
Thanks, Dawit S Gondaria (talk) 19:49, 7 May 2021 (UTC)
@Dawit S Gondaria: Are you sure this is the 1994 edition of the book? Your previous request for another chapter from the same book was for the 1974 edition. I added the author and ISBN to the citation and changed the year to 1974. Please correct me if I'm wrong. —Bruce1eetalk 21:01, 7 May 2021 (UTC)
Hello @Bruce1ee: my sincere apology i get confused with all these editions. I thought there was just one book, but different time periods they were printed. I just became curious to find out the differences between the editions of the same chapter 8 Amhara system if there's any difference. The latest edition(2014) would be nice, i added the OCLC and the url. But if that's too much trouble any of the previous edition(2000, 1994) would be welcome. Dawit S Gondaria (talk) 21:55, 7 May 2021 (UTC)
Seeking proper citations for 1910 U.S. Census page and 1986 California death
Template:1910 United States Census
For Jack Orrison
I am expanding the Jack Orrison article, but need good reference citations for his birth and death dates. I went to FamilySearch.org and found data supposedly from the 1910 U.S. Census, United States Social Security Death Index, and California Death Index 1940-1947, but I can't see the actual documents to verify the information, and don't have proper citations.
The 1910 U.S. Census from Victor, Teller County, Colorado is supposed to list: Jack Huffaker Orrison, born October 12, 1909, father Peter Kemp Orrison, mother Lena Mabel Smiley (maiden name), one brother Richard Kemp Orrison.
Jack H. Orrison died in Los Angeles, California on June 3, 1986, according to both the United States Social Security Death Index, and California Death Index 1940-1947.
Does anyone have a subscription that allows access to the listed sources? If so, and if the names and dates I've written are correct, could you please be so kind as to give me the proper citations for the Census page and at least one of the Death Indexes? You can copy and paste the citations here, or on my Talk page.
Thanks, Karenthewriter (talk) 00:16, 8 May 2021 (UTC)
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