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Tips for finding a source yourself
Main article: w:en:WP:Find your source
  • Check on Google Books, or your local library or national library may be able to obtain it through an interlibrary loan or subscription. Snippets on Google Books may help you identify which exact pages you need to request.
  • Search Google Scholar for archived copies of journals in institutional repositories.
  • Search Internet Archives which may have what you need.
  • Check whether your school/college library offers electronic document delivery services for alumni—many do, for a small fee.
  • Send a request to the author(s) of research papers for a copy of their paper by email.
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 laws, books, etc.
  • Please specify the language of the resource like Tamil, Gujarati etc so the relevant language editor can help. Information of the resource in English can be also helpful.
  • 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, OCLC, PMID, etc. The editor who provides resource would be able to identify the resource by these identifiers even if he/she does not know the language.
  • Please specify what Wikipedia article you want to improve in which language or where the resource will be helpful.
  • The request fulfillment may take some time so be patient.
  • 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]

If you want to help other editors by fulfilling a request, see here
  • Anyone may offer advice and fulfill requests. Mark request {{doing}} if you are working to fulfill the request.
  • 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

New requests[edit]


For w:gu:ગુજરાતી સિનેમા and w:en:Gujarati cinema.
Thank You,-Nizil Shah (talk) 14:01, 14 February 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Doing... -Gazal world (talk) 14:06, 14 February 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Yes Sent Gazal world (talk) 15:25, 15 February 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Shyamji Krishna Varma[edit]

For w:gu:શ્યામજી કૃષ્ણ વર્મા.
Thank You,__Vijay B. Barot (talk) 20:16, 14 February 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Doing... -Gazal world (talk) 20:19, 14 February 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Yes Sent. -Gazal world (talk) 09:47, 20 February 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Gujarati Vishwakosh[edit]

Please provide w:en:Gujarati Vishwakosh entries of w:en:Sumant Mehta and his son w:en:Draft:Ramesh Mehta. Regards-Nizil Shah (talk) 03:57, 23 February 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Yes Sent. -Gazal world (talk) 15:50, 25 February 2019 (UTC)[reply]

JSTOR article: Possession and Deployment of Nuclear Weapons in South Asia[edit]

This article (https://www.jstor.org/stable/4412275) hosted on JSTOR contains information that can be added to the articles, en:Operation Python and en:Operation Trident (1971). I need the full text of the article to add info and cite them. KCVelaga (talk) 01:25, 22 March 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Yes Sent. --Gazal world (talk) 14:41, 23 March 2019 (UTC)[reply]