Over the last year, VincentYu, gwern, myself and others have provided 132 academic papers for the LessWrong community (out of 152 requests, a 87% success rate) through the Free research, editing and articles thread. We originally intended to provide editing, research and general troubleshooting help, but article downloads are by far the most requested service.
If you're doing a LessWrong relevant project we want to help you. If you need help accessing a journal article or academic book chapter, we can get it for you. If you need some research or writing help, we can help there too.
Turnaround times for articles published in the last 20 years or so is usually less than a day. Older articles often take a couple days.
Please make new article requests in the comment section of this thread.
If you would like to help out with finding papers, please monitor this thread for requests. If you want to monitor via RSS like I do, Google Reader will give you the comment feed if you give it the URL for this thread (or use this link directly).
If you have some special skills you want to volunteer, mention them in the comment section.
I note, by the way, that /r/scholar is also an excellent place to ask for papers. I've seen (and had) requests I thought near-impossible answered within an hour.
Currently outstanding requests:
When the only constant is change.
NEO Personality Inventory-Revised (NEO-PI-R) and Raven's Advanced Progressive Matrices (APM)
The effect of iodine supplementation on cognition of mildly iodine deficient young New Zealand adults.
(Found) Ruddick, William. 1980. “Concluding note.” In Philosophers in Medical Centers, edited by William Ruddick, 81–2. New York: Society for Philosophy and Public Affairs. OCLC:7424036
(Found) Hooper, Edward. 1999. “The quieting of Louis Pascal.” In The River: A Journey to the Source of HIV and AIDS, 365–74. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Co. OCLC:39905078
(Found) Pascal, Louis. 1986. “Judgement day.” In Applied Ethics, edited by Peter Singer, 105–24. Oxford: Oxford University Press. OCLC:13820779
A number of old AI papers
Machine consciousness: plausible idea or semantic distortion?
(Found) Zadeh (1950), Thinking Machines, A New Field in Electrical Engineering.
Please respond to these under the original request (linked).
I have a big library of about 5,000 pdf's, with books (including textbooks) and papers in philosophy, psychology, statistics, computer science and a few other areas. The library is about 18 GB in size. If folks here can think of an easy way of sharing this material, I'd be happy to make it publicly available.
This site is the best for academic papers: http://libgen.org/scimag
Seriously. Look at their list of available journals. They claim to have access to 21M papers.
I have subscriptions to both ACM and IEEE. Just sayin'.
Request: "K. Hoskin (1996) The ‘awful idea of accountability’: inscribing people into the measurement of objects. In Accountability: Power , Ethos and the Technologies of Managing, R. Munro and J. Mouritsen (Eds). London, International Thomson Business Press, and references therein."(Cited by: Strathern, Marilyn (1997). "'Improving ratings': audit in the British University system". European Review. John Wiley & Sons. 5 (3): 305–321. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1234-981X(199707)5:3<05::AID-EURO184>3.0.CO;2-4.)
See Google Books, and Worldcat (Available in man... (read more)
Kahnemann, Slovic, Tversky, eds. (1982) Judgment under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases
Howson & Urbach (2006) Scientific Reasoning: The Bayesian Approach 3rd ed.
Elliott Sober (2008) Evidence and Evolution
Craig & Moreland, eds. (2009) The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology
Jordan Howard So... (read more)
Goode, P. (2002). Connecting with the reservoir. Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association Journal, 42(2).
According to Welsh et al. (2002), this paper estimates that "biases such as anchoring and overconfidence contribute to a US$30 billion/year loss in the oil and gas industry."
Report from the FDA's Sugards Task Force, 1986 (Link is to first four pages.)
EDIT: Resolved via /r/scholar/
"A Preliminary Report of Kayak-Angst Among the Eskimo of West Greenland: a Study in Sensory Deprivation" http://isp.sagepub.com/content/9/1/18.extract
Fusion projections: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1978trbc.book..577D or http://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A%3A1021815909065 (following up on this graph from here)
I was halfway through writing a post asking for this paper, but remembered to Google first and it turns out gwern already has that covered. Thanks!
(The result of my research: creatine is probably a good nootropic only if you are a vegetarian. This is valuable information, since I am a vegetarian.)
Looking into Hanson's proposal for fire-the-ceo markets: Entrenchment, governance, and the stock price reaction to sudden executive deaths, An analysis of the stock price reaction to sudden executive deaths: Implications for the managerial labor market, and The Importance of Board Quality in the Event of a CEO Death.
(If anyone knows a general way to get theses when the obvious download fails, I'd appreciate knowing. They seem pretty hard to get.)
I need some guidance with a problem in the calculus of variations. I want to use direct methods to prove the existence of a minimizer of a certain functional, but I don't really know what I'm doing. If anyone with expertise is reading, I've given a full description at MathOverflow.
For the editing. How could I sign up to help? I don't have the skills in research yet, but I am decent at writing and could help.
I'm looking for a thesis by Bullock 2007, "Experiments on partisanship and public opinion: Party cues, false beliefs, and Bayesian updating" (may be accessible via Proquest).
I'm interested in it because I've come up with a Bayesian justification of the backfire effect, but it seems like Bullock may have covered it already in the last section. ;_;
EDIT: He did some interesting stuff in "Part 3, Bayesian Updating of Political Beliefs: Normative and Descriptive Properties", but not exactly what I have in mind.
Churchland, Paul M., State-space Semantics and Meaning Holism in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research
Philosophy Documentation Center
Search engine for paywalled papers. Just for Chrome right now.
Hi looking for:
this was an unhelpful comment, removed and replaced by the comment you are now reading
Is this page still active? My institution doesn't have access to the journal Psychophysiology going back far enough... would anyone be able to find this:
Fischler, I. et al. "Brain potentials related to stages of sentence verification." Psychophysiology 20(4), 400--409.
Thanks very much!
Shelf life and safety concerns of bakery products--a review.
Predicting and preventing mold spoilage of food products.
Greene LS. "A retrospective view of iodine deficiency, brain development, and behavior from studies in Ecuador". In: Stanbury JB, ed. The Damaged Brain of Iodine Deficiency. New York, NY: Cognizant Communication; 2004:173-185.
National Health Spending In 2011: Overall Growth Remains Low, But Some Payers And Services Show Signs Of Acceleration
If Slow Rate Of Health Care Spending Growth Persists, Projections May Be Off By $770 Billion
Trends Underlying Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Growth For Americans Younger Than Age Sixty-Five
"Possible observation of tachyons associated with extensive air showers"
RW Clay, PC Crouch - 1974 - nature.com
The difficulties of executing simple algorithms: Why brains make mistakes computersdon’t
RISI World Containerboard Production Capacity Report
Full text of this article: http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2152422,00.html
Converting relative risks to absolute risks: A graphical approach
Narratives and goals: Narrative structure increases goal priming. Laham, Simon M.; Kashima, Yoshihisa http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/zsp/44/5/303/
"Effects of LED-backlit computer screen and emotional selfregulation on human melatonin production", Sroykham & Wongsawa 2013.
Absorption of nicotine by the human stomach and its effect on gastric ion fluxes and potential difference
W. Krull 1930/1987 http://www.springerlink.com/content/3203036jq8v23484/ "The aesthetic viewpoint in mathematics"
"Effects of nicotine on perceptual speed"
Some iodine studies:
Would it be possible to get a pdf of the original (1934) version of Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People? The one's I found are from the revised edition. I'm trying to put together links to all the books recommended by Satvik Beri in a recent exchange he had with Ben Kuhn, in the hope that this will help EAs interested in earning to give.
"The healthy donor effect: a matter of selection bias and confounding."
"Sleep symptoms associated with intake of specific dietary nutrients", Grandner et al 2013 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jsr.12084/abstract
Santos, Santos, and Shimony, "Implicitly preserving semantics during incremental knowledge base acquisition under uncertainty".
Santos, Wilkinson, and Santos, "Fusing multiple Bayesian knowledge sources".
The first describes a formalism called the Bayesian knowledge base that is more compact than the usual conditional probability table approach to a Bayesian network, along with other advantages; the second presents an algorithm for aggregating representations in this formalism.
I ran across this in a book on adversarial reasoning, and have... (read more)
Situated cognition and learning environments: Roles, structures, and implications for design
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF02300472 / http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/30220993?uid=3737976&uid=2129&uid=2&uid=70&uid=4&sid=21102636605971
Gentzen’s Cut Elimination Theorem for Non-Logicians
Knowledge and Value, Tulane Studies in Philosophy Volume 21, 1972, pp 115-126
Some modafinil-related papers:
Martin Gardner's Mathematical Games column from Scientific American Volume 242, Number 6, June, 1980. Paywalled here:June:1980).
EDIT: escape characters
"The Cognitive Effects of Micronutrient Deficiency: Evidence from Salt Iodization in the United States"; I think this may be a republication of "The Economic Effects of Micronutrient Deficiency: Evidence from Salt Iodization in the United States" (Feyrer et al 2008), but it's nice to be sure.
Ken Binmore & Hyun Song Shin. Algorithmic knowledge and game theory. (Chapter 9 of Knowledge, Belief, and Strategic Interaction by Cristina Bicchieri.)
EDIT: Actually, I'd be pretty happy to see any paper containing both the phrases "common knowledge" and "Löb's theorem". This particular paper is probably not the only one.
Jeffrey Smith, "America's arsenal of nuclear time bombs", Washington Post National Weekly Edition, May 28-June 3, 1990
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1207/S15328031US0201_01 "Meta-Analysis and Power: Some Suggestions for the Use of Power in Research Synthesis"
"Annual injection of vitamin D and fractures of aged bones", 1992 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF00298497
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17828627 / http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13825580600788100 McMorris, Terry (09/2007). "Creatine Supplementation and Cognitive Performance in Elderly Individuals". Aging, neuropsychology, and cognition (1382-5585), 14 (5), p. 517
Electronics (ISSN 0883-4989), volume 63 (1963), May 31 issue: "Chart Gives RLC Values for Critical Damping" by Arthur B. Moulton, pg6
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10442215 May be hard to get.
Osterweil (1992). "Cognitive function in non-demented older adults with hypothyroidism". Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS) (0002-8614) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1556359
Goldin et al (2013). "Training Planning and Working Memory in Third Graders". Mind, brain and education
waddell (2011). "Single-Case Design in Psychophysiological Research: Part II: Statistical Analytic Approaches". Journal of Neurotherapy: Investigations in Neuromodulation, Neurofeedback and Applied Neuroscience http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10874208.2011.570693
As some of you probably know, Google Books restricts access to certain books to users with a US IP address. I tried to circumvent this restriction with a number of different proxy servers, but had no success. This is the book (or, rather, journal) I'm trying to download (PDF link on the left sidebar). If you live in the States and could download it for me, that would be great. If you could explain to me how to download this or any other book similarly restricted, that would be even better. Thanks!
(Posting here because /r/scholar failed to get this one for me.)
"Does life seem better on a sunny day? Examining the association between daily weather conditions and life satisfaction judgments."
Edmundson, R.H. (1990), Decomposition: a strategy for judgmental forecasting. Journal of Forecasting, 9, 301-314.
"Working memory training improvements and gains in non-trained cognitive tasks in young and older adults", Heinzel et al 2013
"A double-blind trial of the effect of docosahexaenoic acid and vitamin and mineral supplementation on aggression, impulsivity, and stress", Long & Benton 2013 Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental
"Power failure: why small sample size undermines the reliability of neuroscience", Buttton Ioannidis et al 2013
(I want the publication version from this website, not the copy available free elsewhere.)
(For http://lesswrong.com/lw/1lt/case_study_melatonin/8n2h )
Abramson et al 1955, Linton & Langs 1962
"Iodine deficiency in pregnancy, infancy and childhood and its consequences for brain development"; Melse-Boonstra, A., & Jaiswal, N. (2010). Iodine deficiency in pregnancy, infancy and childhood and its consequences for brain development. Best Practice & Research Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 24, 29-38
Bayes and admissible set estimation.
Length of confidence intervals.
"Full publication of results initially presented in abstracts" (this has been published in various versions since 1994; as far as I can tell, this is the latest one).
Berry, "Meta-analysis vs large trials: resolving the controversy" (in Meta-analysis in medicine and health policy, Stangel & Berry 2000; the version on Google Books is incomplete for me).
Devlin et al 1997, "The heritability of IQ"
1) Aided and unaided decision making: improving intuitive judgement. Journal of Forecasting. Volume 1, Issue 4, pages 349–363, October/December 1982.
2) Cognitive biases and decision support systems development: a design science approach. Information Systems Journal. Volume 16, Issue 1, pages 55–78, January 2006.
3) Cognitive biases in the use of computer-based decision support systems. Omega. Volume 17, Issue 4, 1989, Pages 335–344.
4) Debiasing investors with decision support systems: an experimental investigation. Decision Support Systems. Volume 46, Issue... (read more)
Goal programming and cognitive biases in decision-making. Journal of the Operational Research Society (2005) 56, 1166–1175.
Walker, Human Extinction and Farsighted Universal Surveillance
A. Carlone, S. M. Goldup, N. A Three-Compartment Chemically-Driven Molecular Information Ratchet
It is not a lesswrong related project so I retracted it.
William Cochran, "Designing clinical trials". In: Evaluation of Drug Therapy 1961, ed. F. M. Forster, pp. 71—77. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.
(Trying to follow up a claim about correlational results getting more misleading with increasing sample size.)
Lashley, K. S. (1915). "The acquisition of skill in archery". Papers from the Department of Marine Biology of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, 7, 105-128
"Spacing effects and their implications for theory and practice", Dempster 1989
Peter Norvig. 2008. Statistical learning as the ultimate agile development tool. ACM 17th Conference on Information and Knowledge.
(UWash is timing out on me.)
This is a case where Google scholar claims to have a PDF, but the link to the PDF is not working for me.
Neufeld, V. R., Norman, G. R., Barrows, H. S., & Feightner, J.W. (1981). Clinical problem solving by medical students: A longitudinal and crosssectional analysis. Medical Education, 15 , 315–322.
Feltovich, P. J., & Barrows, H. S. (1984). Issues of generality in medical problem solving. In H. G. Schmidt & M. L. DeVolder (Eds.), Tutorials in problem-based learning. Assen, the Netherlands: Van Gorcum.
Pointer from http://econstudentlog.wordpress.com/2012/12/30/11332/ and sounded interesting.
Rebound insomnia after only brief and intermittent use of rapidly eliminated benzodiazepines.
Putnam, Hilary, 1961. “Brains and Behavior”, originally read as part of the program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Section L (History and Philosophy of Science), December 27, 1961.
John Searle's 1980 paper Minds, Brains, and Programs. I'm requesting this because the version that comes up on Google Scholar is labeled as an "unedited penultimate draft," which is a problem for purposes of quoting it directly.
Statistical decision functions that minimize the maximum risk