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Offline prakhar

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old research papers
« on: May 01, 2015, 05:21:02 AM »
Hello. I found one very old research paper. There were references in that paper too. So, I searched those references on Google but most of them were not there on the internet. So, my question is: where are such papers conserved? How do I get them? Since it has been published, it has to be somewhere on the earth. But where and how do I get it?

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Re: old research papers
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2015, 05:24:10 AM »
Hello. I found one very old research paper. There were references in that paper too. So, I searched those references on Google but most of them were not there on the internet. So, my question is: where are such papers conserved? How do I get them? Since it has been published, it has to be somewhere on the earth. But where and how do I get it?

University libraries, or similar?

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Re: old research papers
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2015, 09:16:18 AM »
What journal and how old? Many journals even have electronic copies available even back to the early 1900s or late 1800s.
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Re: old research papers
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2015, 10:40:53 AM »
If your library has an interlibrary loan service, that might be a way to obtain such papers.

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Re: old research papers
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2015, 03:38:43 PM »
Before the internet, research papers in the actual paper form were kept in the libraries of universities. I have spent many an hour looking at them in such libraries. At a newly built university, UC Merced, I recently discovered that there are no holdings of scholarly journals in the physical form (which was so nice, because you could look at them without belonging to an institution or paying $40 per paper as you have to online).

However, I think generally the older universities will not have thrown away their massive collections of journals in the paper form, and one should still be able to find them in their libraries.

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Re: old research papers
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2015, 04:20:20 PM »
Hello. I found one very old research paper. There were references in that paper too. So, I searched those references on Google but most of them were not there on the internet. So, my question is: where are such papers conserved? How do I get them? Since it has been published, it has to be somewhere on the earth. But where and how do I get it?

If you give the specific citation information (journal name, year, page number) it should be possible for us to track down more info.
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