LessWrong help desk - free paper downloads and more

by jsalvatier1 min read7th Oct 2012752 comments



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.

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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.

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.

7Pablo8yI've made a number of updates over the past weeks, so I thought I should write a brief new comment summarizing the material that is now available for download. There are two separate torrent files, both of which contain the entirety of my electronic library, comprising about 4,100 items mostly in pdf format. One torrent contains all the files uncompressed. You can see the contents of the library and select specific files for downloading. Magnet URI: magnet:?xt=urn:btih:BEDDF7A5647B634C179EA68EBBBAAA80967D9D1D&dn=LessWrong&tr=udp%3a%2f%2ftracker.openbittorrent.com%3a80%2fannounce&tr=udp%3a%2f%2ftracker.publicbt.com%3a80%2fannounce The other torrent contains a single, compressed file, which is about 20% smaller in size. Choose this one if you want to download the entire library. Magnet URI: magnet:?xt=urn:btih:1D845DB543FFF3DE83B66FAA595F1A3D9F42ED42&dn=Library.zip&tr=udp%3a//tracker.openbittorrent.com%3a80/announce
2roland8yThanks a lot!
2roland9yIs there a way to download individual contents without downloading the whole 15 Gb zip file?

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've given up trying to predict people's reactions. Some researchers or post-grads, when I contact them, seem thrilled to answer any questions I have or provide unpublished data; other seem to completely ignore me and as far as I can tell, pretend the thesis never existed. I'll give a recent Evangelion example: http://eva.onegeek.org/pipermail/evangelion/2012-October/007214.html

I reviewed a like >200pg PhD thesis which as far as I can tell has been neither discussed nor cited anywhere online; I excerpt it, praise and criticize parts, point out several s... (read more)

6Risto_Saarelma8yThe end result of PhD programs is a degree, and finishing a thesis is instrumental to this.The thesis might end up a sunk cost labor of hate that you just want to forget afterwards, even if it did take years, if you mostly just want the degree. Don't know how much this happens at PhD level.
6katydee8yMy hypothesis would be ugh fields.

For google reader I just give it the thread url and it gave me the comment feed. http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/eto/lesswrong_help_desk_free_paper_downloads_and_more/.rss

2lukeprog8yMaybe add this link to the OP?
2jsalvatier8yGood idea.
2lukeprog8yThanks very much!
5boredstudent8y3 [http://ge.tt/7h2WaNY/v/0]
2chemotaxis1018yMany thanks.

I could only get 2 and 4.


Good idea. I just created a torrent file. I̶t̶'̶s̶ ̶u̶n̶c̶o̶m̶p̶r̶e̶s̶s̶e̶d̶ ̶s̶o̶ ̶t̶h̶a̶t̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶ ̶c̶a̶n̶ ̶p̶i̶c̶k̶ ̶w̶h̶i̶c̶h̶ ̶P̶D̶F̶'̶s̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶d̶o̶w̶n̶l̶o̶a̶d̶,̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶c̶a̶s̶e̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶ ̶d̶o̶n̶'̶t̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶d̶o̶w̶n̶l̶o̶a̶d̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶w̶h̶o̶l̶e̶ ̶l̶i̶b̶r̶a̶r̶y̶. (It's now a compressed zip file; see update below.) Here's the magnet URI:


Please note that many (~40%) of the books and articles included here were given to me... (read more)

1theduffman9yCould you please resume seeding this library so that I can download it and help? This seems potentially useful.

Please always add a link because it makes the job of finding the paper much easier. A Google Scholar link works best for me personally.

EDIT: The book can be found here: http://libgen.info/view.php?id=621853

Here. (3 and 4 are the same. Should 4 be something else?)

Requested, though maybe gwern already has it.

2gwern8yNo, afraid not. It's one of the modafinil citations mentioned in PDFs I do have but which I haven't gotten around to getting fulltext for.

Here they are:

1 2 3 4 5

You make this so easy for us, luke. Explanation of 1/f noise

1lukeprog8yThanks very much!

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)

4gwern1moIf Reddit falls through, email me and I can order a scan for you. (Might want to delete your duplicate comments here too.) EDIT: ordered a scan
2Davidmanheim1moI also just requested this on reddit [https://www.reddit.com/r/Scholar/comments/mtwl4d/chapter_k_hoskin_1996_the_awful_idea_of/]
2Davidmanheim1moAlso just requested on reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Scholar/comments/mtwl4d/chapter_k_hoskin_1996_the_awful_idea_of/

The book can be downloaded here (in .djvu format).

2lukeprog8yExtracted and uploaded [http://commonsenseatheism.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Hintikka-Impossible-possible-worlds-vindicated.pdf] , thanks!

Requested here, and found.

This appears to be all that exists for 3 (page 2): http://jech.bmj.com/content/suppl/2003/09/23/57.9.DC1/Abstracts.pdf

It was so small that after finding it I kept looking for a good 15 minutes, but I'm pretty sure the abstract is all there is and the full article was never published (the first author doesn't list it on his personal page, and all the references seem to be to the abstract).

http://dl.dropbox.com/s/hlcx9p04vrdnr0z/74477090-120823160907-phpapp01.pdf (Incidentally, the full text was the first result on google search.)


I have access to many databases(my school subscribes to them), and check this page pretty frequently. I can help on a semi-regular basis if you want.

Requested. Apologies for the delay.

Here they are:

1 2 3

Requested. (for some reason the link redirects to an uninformative login page for me, I had to google the link to find the title).

PDFs of the following books are available upon request (I will likely send you a link by next business day):

Kahnemann, Slovic, Tversky, eds. (1982) Judgment under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases

Howson & Urbach (2006) Scientific Reasoning: The Bayesian Approach 3rd ed.

Thaler & Sunstein (2008) Nudge

Elliott Sober (2008) Evidence and Evolution

Huw Price (1997) Time's Arrow and Archimedes' Point

James Stewart (2011) Calculus: Early Transcendentals 7th ed.

Craig & Moreland, eds. (2009) The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology

Jordan Howard So... (read more)

1gwern8yDid you get the full version? I took a look earlier and the obvious target behind a paywall apparently is an excerpted version, not the full original lecture.


The following data are missing because I had no easy way to export them:

  • Government budget appropriations or outlays for RD
  • R-D personnel by sector of employment and qualification

You will need the Beyond 20/20 Professional Browser.msi) to view the .ivt files.

ILL was rejected. I think I would try emailing the author. You can also buy it here: http://www.library.uq.edu.au/iad/docdeliv/formlib.html, but that doesn't seem worth it.

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."

1VincentYu8yHere [https://dl.dropbox.com/u/238511/papers/2002-goode.pdf]. Unfortunately, the $30 billion/year loss is not explained and no citation is given:
3gwern8yOne possible attack for a citation is, besides the obvious searches for those two figures or looking for related government reports/statistics, is looking for a McKinsey report on that industry written before then; they're widely read but not always cited, and they have industry-wide views because of their prestige and numerous clients.

I've requested this through ILL, but I'm not sure if it will work.

This thread is for papers, not movies.

I've requested a scan from my library.

Report from the FDA's Sugards Task Force, 1986 (Link is to first four pages.)

EDIT: Resolved via /r/scholar/

4gwern7yAre you sure this is a journal publication and not an entire book? http://www.worldcat.org/title/report-from-fdas-sugars-task-force-1986-evaluation-of-health-aspects-of-sugars-contained-in-carbohydrate-sweeteners/oclc/153620633 [http://www.worldcat.org/title/report-from-fdas-sugars-task-force-1986-evaluation-of-health-aspects-of-sugars-contained-in-carbohydrate-sweeteners/oclc/153620633] suggests it's a book, and I don't see any hits in Google Scholar for a Journal of Nutrition paper covering it, and from your PDF, 1000 citations sounds like it would take up a lot of space.
2ChrisHallquist7ySpecial issue of a journal, apparently. I ended up getting the executive summary via /r/scholar so it's resolved.

"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

2VincentYu8yHere [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/1963-gussow.pdf].
  1. 'Lithium in drinking water and the incidences of crimes, suicides, and arrests related to drug addictions', Schrauzer & Shrestha 1990 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF02990271
  2. "The mathematical relationship of drinking water lithium and rainfall to mental hospital admission" https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/5497853
  3. "Relationship of lithium metabolism to mental hospital admission and homicide" http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/4648454
4VincentYu8y1. Here [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/1990-schrauzer.pdf]. 2. Requested. 3. Requested.
2VincentYu8y2. Here [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/1970-dawson.pdf]. 3. Here [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/1972-dawson.pdf].
2VincentYu8yHere [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/1998-dean.pdf].
4jsalvatier8yhere [http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/29304719/Papers/WHAT%27S%20TO%20KNOW%20ABOUT%20THE%20CREDIBILITY%20OF%20EMPIRICAL%20ECONOMICS%3F.pdf]

What's wrong with this one? (second "external link" on the page you linked) It's on the author's site, along with many (all?) of his other papers.

If you want it in formatted PDF though, only Springer has it afaict, so someone else will have to help you there.

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.)

1gwern8yMore generally: http://www.gwern.net/Creatine [http://www.gwern.net/Creatine]
4gwern8y* http://dl.dropbox.com/u/85192141/1985-johnson.pdf [http://dl.dropbox.com/u/85192141/1985-johnson.pdf] * http://dl.dropbox.com/u/85192141/2009-salas.pdf [http://dl.dropbox.com/u/85192141/2009-salas.pdf] Couldn't get the last one.
2chemotaxis1018yBats, balls, and substitution sensitivity: cognitive misers are no happy fools [http://www.sendspace.com/file/wn86w3]
4boredstudent8yhttp://ge.tt/2zSks1Z/v/0 [http://ge.tt/2zSks1Z/v/0]
4jsalvatier8yhere [http://dl.dropbox.com/u/29304719/Papers/Is%20a%20scientific%20revolution%20taking%20place%20in%20psychology%3F.pdf]
7lukeprog8ysigh. I guess somebody is systematically downvoting all my comments again, if even this comment gets a downvote. :(

All Requested.

Yes; no.

I have a proxy so I have access to anything for which IP-based authentication is sufficient, which is a lot of the regular academic journals - but to get ILL and a number of the more expensive databases like LexisNexis, I would need a valid UWash username/password (which I don't have).

All Requested.

I can't find easy access to this, theses are hard. Neither the author or supervisor seem to have a website. And it's held at a non US institution, so I am reluctant to ILL it.

Edit: nevermind, found an email for Sarah Grant and messaged her.

I found this presentation by Norvig that has that name, but not a paper by that name, despite finding the "ACM 17th Conference on Information and Knowledge Management". Is that what you meant? Couldn't find "ACM 17th Conference on Information and Knowledge".

2gwern8yhttp://dl.dropbox.com/u/85192141/2011-koomey.pdf [http://dl.dropbox.com/u/85192141/2011-koomey.pdf]
2gwern8yhttp://www.cs.ru.nl/~marinav/Teaching/BDMinAI/influencediagrams05.pdf [http://www.cs.ru.nl/~marinav/Teaching/BDMinAI/influencediagrams05.pdf] ?
2VincentYu8yHere [https://dl.dropbox.com/u/238511/papers/2012-fagan.pdf].

I generally have trouble getting access to books sorry :-/

Guess I'll email her.

EDIT: worked.

Here. The image quality is rather poor and some of the figures are unreadable, but the figures are also available from this previous conference paper, which has almost identical content.

Especially if she only just graduated and is busy with post-thesis life.

No, she was doing it while working as an ESL teacher and still working, according to her tweets. Has had time to continue low-quality anime blogging too.

you may put off responding to someone's questions, precisely because you don't want to lower your standards again, and you don't immediately have the time to answer properly.

There is no proper answer to several of my criticisms: she is simply flat out wrong or sloppy. Evangelion is one of the few topics where I acknowledge few peers and fewer superiors, and she is neither.

2Kindly8yIn that case, perhaps she agrees with your criticisms, but doesn't want to admit to being wrong.

(If anyone knows a general way to get theses when the obvious download fails, I'd appreciate knowing. They seem pretty hard to get.)

2jsalvatier8yYeah, I've had difficulty accessing theses as well. My roommate tells me that the reason is that nobody wants to access them because they're almost always just a set of previously published papers (in many fields you publish 3 papers and staple them together for a thesis). This suggests the alternative of finding the papers that make up the thesis. You'll miss out on the introduction by the author, but they may be a lot easier to get a hold of.
1gwern8yThat works sometimes, but not usually for the theses I seem to be interested in - for example, the iodine thesis has no preceding papers or else I would've found those first before running into the thesis.
2VincentYu8y* I couldn't access the first thesis. * Second thesis [https://dl.dropbox.com/u/238511/papers/2011-chahino.pdf]. Hmm... unfortunately, the author ignored the past two decades of research using the Big Five and relied instead on personality typing. (I think recent theses from most US institutions are available from the ProQuest database [http://search.proquest.com/dissertations]. I don't know any general way to get non-US theses.)
1gwern8yThanks for the second; there's actually a surprising number of papers using MBTI in online education, it's really annoying. I may have to look into converting MBTI to Big Five if I do a meta-analysis.
2VincentYu8yHere [https://dl.dropbox.com/u/238511/papers/2011-martino.pdf].
2VincentYu8yHere [https://dl.dropbox.com/u/238511/papers/2012-harel.pdf].
1jsalvatier9yFinally, Here [http://dl.dropbox.com/u/29304719/Papers/why%20teach%20ethics.pdf]

Please update the magnet URI. Let me know if you are still encountering problems.

1David_Gerard9yDownloading at last! Currently running at 4kB/sec ;-) Thank you for this :-)

Did not have access.

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.

2Cyan9yI think Minimax methods in critical point theory with applications to differential equations [http://books.google.ca/books?id=hEuCMOJpzJoC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false] by Paul Rabinowitz might help me out.
2VincentYu9yYou can download the book here [http://libgen.net/view.php?id=809406].

Invite sent.

(I just noticed that Dropbox gives additional storage space to both the person sending and the person receiving the invite. So you'll get an extra .5GB.)

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.

2jsalvatier9yThanks for the offer Michelle! Either 1 - monitor these comments and wait for someone to ask for help (I use RSS to do that) or 2 - I can remember that you offered to help and can let you know when someone offers. Unfortunately, we've only had a few requests for that kind of help. I might use it in a while, though.
4lukeprog8yRequested here [http://www.reddit.com/r/Scholar/comments/1dkbhz/request_a_threevalued_formalization_of_provability/] , and found [http://commonsenseatheism.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Bonatti-A-Three-valued-formalization-of-provability.pdf] .
4VincentYu8yHere [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/2013-sandi.pdf].
4jsalvatier8yThese links make it hard to find the article because for me to go to the wiley login page. If you link to 'abstract' it works fine though.
2lukeprog8yOops, sorry!http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/wcs.1222/abstract [http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/wcs.1222/abstract]
4jsalvatier8yhere [http://dl.dropbox.com/u/29304719/Papers/deliberate%20practice%20and%20the%20modifiability%20of%20body%20and%20mind.pdf] apologies about the delay.
2VincentYu8yHere [https://dl.dropbox.com/u/238511/papers/2011-sharkey.pdf].
4boredstudent8yhttp://ge.tt/8NrJdNZ/v/0 [http://ge.tt/8NrJdNZ/v/0]
4VincentYu8yHere [https://dl.dropbox.com/u/238511/papers/2012-aaltola.pdf].
5beriukay8yThe Big One: A Review of Richard Posner's "Catastrophe: Risk and Response" [https://dl.dropbox.com/u/6070230/Academic/The%20Big%20One%20-%20A%20Review%20of%20Richard%20Posner%27s%20Catastrophe.pdf]
2lukeprog8yThanks again!
5boredstudent8yhttp://ge.tt/8DsktOY/v/0 [http://ge.tt/8DsktOY/v/0]

The Academia Stack Exchange might be a good place to ask this. They had a related question.

There are no seeds during the day (Australian time). And then I leave my computer on overnight and it only downloads an extra couple of percent. downloading at about 4kB/sec. Unlikely to be a problem on my end. Would be keen for increased seeding of this. And then I can split up the file, pick the good parts and then repackage it in a new LW/rationality torrent. :/ Just as soon as it gets seeded better.

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.

5VincentYu9yHere [https://dl.dropbox.com/u/238511/papers/2007-bullock.pdf].

Churchland, Paul M., State-space Semantics and Meaning Holism in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research JStor Philosophy Documentation Center

4VincentYu9yHere [https://dl.dropbox.com/u/238511/papers/1993-churchland.pdf].

Thanks. Unfortunately Google Drive offers 5 GB of space only. Yes, in principle I could create four different accounts, but in practice this would be a hassle, since ideally I would want to keep the library updated and this would require me to switch accounts frequently. It would also be harder for visitors to access the material, since I really lack the time to sort thousands of files into separate subjects. I might consider this approach if there are no other options, but I'd strongly prefer to upload all the files to a single account.

A possible alte... (read more)

4Morendil4yOn Sci-Hub [http://dx.doi.org.sci-hub.cc/10.1080/00461520.1986.9653026]
0RomeoStevens4yThanks a lot!
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0VincentYu6yChapter 3 is available from the publisher as a sample [http://www.sagepub.com/books/Book231783#tabview=samples]. (BTW, this is an old help desk thread; the newest one is here [http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/ji3/lesswrong_help_desk_free_paper_downloads_and_more/] .)

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!

5gwern7yMost people would be looking at newer threads like http://lesswrong.com/lw/ji3/lesswrong_help_desk_free_paper_downloads_and_more/ [http://lesswrong.com/lw/ji3/lesswrong_help_desk_free_paper_downloads_and_more/]
0Emily7yAh, thanks, I didn't spot that there were more recent ones.
2Emily7yUpdate: obtained from another source.

Two requests:

Shelf life and safety concerns of bakery products--a review. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15077880

Predicting and preventing mold spoilage of food products. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23462093

5VincentYu7y1. Here [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/2004-smith.pdf]. 2. Here [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/2013-dagnas.pdf].
0RomeoStevens7yYES! thank you. These are super helpful.
0gwern7y(I can't get either, sorry.)
0RomeoStevens7yThanks for trying.

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.

2VincentYu7yHere [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/1994-greene.pdf].
6gwern7y1. http://www.econ.wayne.edu/agoodman/5550/week1/HE_2011.pdf [http://www.econ.wayne.edu/agoodman/5550/week1/HE_2011.pdf] 2. http://scholar.harvard.edu/files/cutler/files/health_aff-2013-cutler-841-50.pdf [http://scholar.harvard.edu/files/cutler/files/health_aff-2013-cutler-841-50.pdf] The first one can be found by searching the title in Google Scholar. The second one can be found the same way but the Harvard PDF link in GS is currently broken; I re-searched the title in regular Google, which led me to another Harvard page [http://scholar.harvard.edu/cutler/publications/if-slow-rate-health-care-spending-growth-persists-projections-may-be-770-billion] with a fresh PDF download link.
2Larks7ySorry for not finding them myself; that is embarrassingly easy.
2gwern7yYou're hardly the first [http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/h3w/open_thread_april_115_2013/8p3q]. :)
4VincentYu7yHere [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/1974-clay.pdf].
4protest_boy8yFound a proof of this article at: http://sapir.psych.wisc.edu/papers/lupyan_brainsAlgorithms_proof.pdf [http://sapir.psych.wisc.edu/papers/lupyan_brainsAlgorithms_proof.pdf]
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4gwern8yhttp://www.theglobalnews.net/can-google-avoid-death/ [http://www.theglobalnews.net/can-google-avoid-death/] ?
0ChrisHallquist8yThat's... odd. I picked up this issue at the airport, and there was a much longer cover story in there. Maybe this is actually the short introduction to the longer cover story?
0gwern8yEntirely possible. But that will make it a lot harder to collect all the stories, because you need to find titles for each of them before anyone can retrieve them from a database. This is one of the situations where you may be best off just biting the bullet and buying or borrowing a copy or visiting your local library (which presumably gets Times).

Converting relative risks to absolute risks: A graphical approach http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/sim.4780080603/abstract

6VincentYu7yHere [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/1989-dupont.pdf].
0gwern8y(I can't get it.)
0RomeoStevens8yThank you for trying.

Narratives and goals: Narrative structure increases goal priming. Laham, Simon M.; Kashima, Yoshihisa http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/zsp/44/5/303/

4VincentYu8yHere [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/2013-laham.pdf].
3VincentYu8yHere [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/2013-sroykham.pdf].
4VincentYu7yHere [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/1978-ivey.pdf].

W. Krull 1930/1987 http://www.springerlink.com/content/3203036jq8v23484/ "The aesthetic viewpoint in mathematics"

2VincentYu8yHere [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/1987-krull.pdf].
  1. "Melatonin in elderly patients with insomnia.– A systematic review", Rikkert & Rigaud 2001
  2. "Melatonin in sleep disorders and jet-lag", Cardinali et al 2002
  3. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8844341 'Neuroimmunotherapy with low-dose subcutaneous interleukin-2 plus melatonin in AIDS patients with CD4 cell number below 200/mm3: a biological phase-II study', Lissoni et al 1995
  4. Claustrat et al 1984 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6498244 "A chronobiological study of melatonin and cortisol secretion in depressed subjects: plasma
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2VincentYu8y4. Here [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/1984-claustrat.pdf]. 5. Here [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/1986-frazer.pdf].
2VincentYu8y1. Here [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/2001-rikkert.pdf]. 4. Requested. 5. Requested. 6. Here [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/2011-dallaspezia.pdf] . 7. Here [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/2009-garzon.pdf]. 8. Here [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/2011-salva.pdf]. 9. Here [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/2012-li.pdf].
2VincentYu8yHere [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/1995-stough.pdf].
0VincentYu8y* [1] [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/1981-silva.pdf] * [2] [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/1993-pedersen.pdf] * [3] [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/1995-glinoer.pdf] * [4] [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/1996-liesenkotter.pdf]
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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.

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3VincentYu8yHere [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/2013-myers.pdf].

"The healthy donor effect: a matter of selection bias and confounding."


2VincentYu8yHere [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/2011-atsma.pdf].
0RomeoStevens8ythank you so much!

"Sleep symptoms associated with intake of specific dietary nutrients", Grandner et al 2013 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jsr.12084/abstract

2VincentYu8yHere [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/2013-grandner.pdf].
2VincentYu8yHere [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/2002-baker.pdf].

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)

3gwern8yYour first link seems to be open access already. Your second link is easily accessed through Google Scholar [http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=%22Fusing%20multiple%20Bayesian%20knowledge%20sources%22] where a PDF [http://di2ag.thayer.dartmouth.edu/wiki/images/3/32/IJAR_Fusion_2011_\(print_version\] .pdf) is already linked. I think so; the worst that could happen is you get downvoted.
0LM78058yD'oh. My "Elsevier == paywall" assumption kicked in too quickly. Thank you.
4gwern8yhttp://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/182368464/1995-choi.pdf [http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/182368464/1995-choi.pdf]
0Kaj_Sotala8yThank you!

Gentzen’s Cut Elimination Theorem for Non-Logicians

Knowledge and Value, Tulane Studies in Philosophy Volume 21, 1972, pp 115-126

3VincentYu8yHere [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/1972-miller.pdf].
0pangel8yThank you!
3gwern8yI can't get it either, sorry.
2somervta8yhttp://philpapers.org/rec/MILGCE [http://philpapers.org/rec/MILGCE] The PDC appears to be offline, and although wayback machine has the Tulane page here [http://web.archive.org/web/20120929081611/http://cas.pdcnet.org/mlp/login?service=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pdcnet.org%2Fcollection%2Fj_spring_cas_security_check] , it doesn't seem like it has the pdf linked to by philpapers. Hopefully someone else can work with this.
2Kawoomba8y1. Here [https://anonfiles.com/file/3040946d764bbe0975aedb0b06fe9b32].
0gwern8yCorrect me if I'm wrong, but didn't VincentYu provide #1 2 days ago?
2Kawoomba8ySheesh, I blame LW's commenting system. I still count this as my good deed for the year.
2VincentYu8y4. Here [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/1970-schein.pdf].
0gwern8yAs always, thanks.
2VincentYu8y1. Here [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/2013-djulbegovic.pdf]. 2. Here [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/1986-wilbourn.pdf]. 3. Here [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/1982-harber.pdf]. 4. Requested.
4somervta8y1 - Wesensten [http://ge.tt/7Lwdwlj/v/4]
4somervta8y4 - Phenylpropanolamine [http://ge.tt/7Lwdwlj/v/2] 3 - The stimulant effect of modafinil on wakefulness is not associated with an increase in anxiety in mice. A comparison with dexamphetamine [http://ge.tt/7Lwdwlj/v/3]
0gwern8yThanks for all the fulltexts.
4somervta8y2 - Two-year-olds learn novel nouns, verbs, and conventional actions from massed or distributed exposures. (Childers, Jane B) [http://ge.tt/7Lwdwlj/v/5]
2VincentYu8y1. Here [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/1998-davis.pdf].
2VincentYu8y1. Requested.
4somervta8y2 - Chinese journal finds 31% of submissions plagiarized. (Yuehong Zhang) [http://ge.tt/7Lwdwlj/v/6]
2VincentYu8y1. Here [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/2011-osherovich.pdf] .

Martin Gardner's Mathematical Games column from Scientific American Volume 242, Number 6, June, 1980. Paywalled here:June:1980).

EDIT: escape characters

3VincentYu8yHere [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/1980-gardner.pdf].
4somervta8yhttp://ge.tt/7Lwdwlj/v/1 [http://ge.tt/7Lwdwlj/v/1]
0gwern8yThanks. I've reuploaded to http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/182368464/2013-feyrer.pdf [http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/182368464/2013-feyrer.pdf]

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.

3lukeprog8yHere [http://commonsenseatheism.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Binmore-Shin-Algorithmic-knowledge-and-game-theory.pdf] .
0Quinn8yAwesome, thanks!
3gwern8ySorry, can't get it. There's a Google Books version you might be able to use, but the UWash access is only to a physical copy. As for your edit, well, * http://www.google.com/search?q=%22common+knowledge%22+AND+%28%22L%C3%B6b%27s+theorem%22+OR+%22Loeb%27s+theorem%22+OR+%22Lob%27s+theorem%22%29 [http://www.google.com/search?q=%22common+knowledge%22+AND+%28%22L%C3%B6b%27s+theorem%22+OR+%22Loeb%27s+theorem%22+OR+%22Lob%27s+theorem%22%29] * http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=%22common+knowledge%22+AND+%28%22L%C3%B6b%27s+theorem%22+OR+%22Loeb%27s+theorem%22+OR+%22Lob%27s+theorem%22%29 [http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=%22common+knowledge%22+AND+%28%22L%C3%B6b%27s+theorem%22+OR+%22Loeb%27s+theorem%22+OR+%22Lob%27s+theorem%22%29] turn up some things that might be useful.
0Quinn8yThanks for looking! I'll try to get my hands on a physical copy, as the Google Books version has highly distracting page omissions.
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Jeffrey Smith, "America's arsenal of nuclear time bombs", Washington Post National Weekly Edition, May 28-June 3, 1990

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Jeffrey Smith, "America's arsenal of nuclear time bombs", Washington Post National Weekly Edition, May 28-June 3, 1990

  • Irani, T., Telg, R., Scherler, C., & Harrington, M. (2003). "Personality and its relationship to distance education students' course perceptions and performance". The Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 4, 445-453.
  • Lee, J. M., & Lee, Y. (2006). "Personality types and learners' interaction in web-based threaded discussion". Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 7(1), 83-94.
2VincentYu8y* [1] [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/2004-irani.pdf] * [2] [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/2006-lee.pdf]

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1207/S15328031US0201_01 "Meta-Analysis and Power: Some Suggestions for the Use of Power in Research Synthesis"

2VincentYu8yHere [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/2003-muncer.pdf].
  1. Fierro-Benitez, R.; Ramirez, I.; Suarez, J. "Effect of iodine correction early in fetal life on intelligence quotient. A preliminary report". Adv. Exp. Med. Biol. 1972, 30, 239–247
  2. Fierro-Benitez, R.; Ramirez, I.; Estrella, E.; Jaramillo, C.; Diaz, C.; Urresta, J. "Iodized Oil in the Prevention of Endemic Goiter and Associated Defects in the Andean Region of Ecuador. I. Program Design, Effects on Goiter Prevalence, Thyroid Function, and Iodine" In Endemic Goiter; Report of the Meeting of the PAHO Scientific Group on Research in Endemic
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2VincentYu8y2. Here [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/1968-fierro-ben%C3%ADtez.pdf] . 3. Here [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/1974-fierro-ben%C3%ADtez.pdf] .
2VincentYu8y1. Here [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/1972-fierro-ben%C3%ADtez.pdf] .
2VincentYu8yRequested all three.

"Annual injection of vitamin D and fractures of aged bones", 1992 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF00298497

4VincentYu8yHere [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/1992-heikinheimo.pdf].
  1. "Caffeine, priming, and tip of the tongue: evidence for plasticity in the phonological system". VE Lesk, SP Womble - Behavioral Neuroscience, 2004
  2. "Caffeine, Sleep, and Quality of Life"; MM Lorist, J Snel - Sleep and Quality of Life in Clinical Medicine, 2008 http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-1-60327-343-5_33
2VincentYu8y1. Here [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/2004-lesk.pdf]. 2. Here [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/2008-lorist.pdf].

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

4somervta8yhttp://ge.tt/7Lwdwlj/v/0?c [http://ge.tt/7Lwdwlj/v/0?c]
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3VincentYu8y1. Here [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/2003-salinpascual.pdf]. 2. Requested. 3. Here [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/1996-levin.pdf]. 4. Here [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/1996-foulds.pdf]. 5. Here [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/1994-lehouezec.pdf].
2VincentYu8y2. Here [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/1996-conners.pdf]. 8. Here [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/1991-bittoun.pdf].
2VincentYu8y6. Here [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/1994-lindeberg.pdf]. 7. Here [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/2002-oneill.pdf]. 8. Requested.
0gwern8yGot'em all, thanks.

Electronics (ISSN 0883-4989), volume 63 (1963), May 31 issue: "Chart Gives RLC Values for Critical Damping" by Arthur B. Moulton, pg6

2VincentYu8yHere [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/1963-moulton.pdf].
0gwern8yGot it.
2VincentYu8yCould you check the volume number and year? That combination doesn't match the library records on WorldCat.
0gwern8yMake sure you're not looking at a different Electronics, it describes at least two periodicals - I want the old trade magazine, the one that published Moore's law, not any academic journals. But no, I'm not sure of the volume number, that was just my best guess. I'm working off a snippet in Google Books describing a reprint notice that year for the original article.
2VincentYu8yRequested. (I think it's on p. 34, vol. 36, no. 22, May 31, 1963. The TOC seems to be on p. 6.)
4VincentYu8yHere [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/1999-wang.pdf].

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

2VincentYu8yHere [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/1992-osterweil.pdf].
2gwern8yCan't get it, sorry.
4lukeprog8yAh. Here [http://sethbaum.com/ac/fc_BioengineeringGCR.pdf] it is.
4VincentYu8y* [1] [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/2012-mantaras.pdf] * [2] [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/2012-doshi.pdf] * [3] [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/2012-vanderhoek.pdf]
0lukeprog8yIt must be Christmas! Thanks for all the presents today.

Goldin et al (2013). "Training Planning and Working Memory in Third Graders". Mind, brain and education

2VincentYu8yHere [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/2013-goldin.pdf].
4VincentYu8yHere [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/2012-han.pdf].
4VincentYu8yHere [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/2013-lu.pdf].
4VincentYu8yHere [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/1978-quine.pdf].

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

2VincentYu8yHere [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/2011-waddell.pdf].
4gwern8yhttp://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/85192141/2011-wong.pdf [http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/85192141/2011-wong.pdf]
4vallinder8yHere [https://www.dropbox.com/s/bxzmcp11rbuevo3/Dunmire%20-%20Knowing%20and%20Controlling%20the%20Future.pdf] .
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I'm still seeding. If anyone is having difficulties downloading the file(s), please let me know.

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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!

0gwern8yWhy don't you use one of the many other versions instead, like the read-online or EPUB versions?
4Pablo8yHere's the bibliography [http://www.stafforini.com/blog/c-d-broad-a-bibliography/], in case anyone is interested in this obscure thinker.
2Pablo8yThis is for a bibliography I will put online (similar to my bibliography of Parfit [http://www.stafforini.com/blog/?p=25]). All the other papers are PDFs, with images of the original pages and actual page numbers. An EPUB would be better than nothing, but a PDF would be best.
6gwern8yI see. Well, in that case here you go: http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/85192141/The_Westminster_Review.pdf [http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/85192141/The_Westminster_Review.pdf]
4VincentYu8yHere [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/1982-peters.pdf].
4VincentYu8yHere [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/238511/papers/1984-fleck.pdf].