Wikipedia talk:Book sources

Wikipedia Help Project (Rated NA-class, Mid-importance)
WikiProject iconThis page is within the scope of the Wikipedia Help Project, a collaborative effort to improve Wikipedia's help documentation for readers and contributors. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks. To browse help related resources see the Help Menu or Help Directory. Or ask for help on your talk page and a volunteer will visit you there.
NA This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
 Mid  This page has been rated as Mid-importance on the project's importance scale.

google and archive

google and archive often have similar PD books, sometimes google allows full access and download, sometimes archive allows full access and download. It would be nice to have both links in a citation since they have different features. Hathitrust often sets restrictions, while google and archive may have less restrictions. Is there a better place to post this? .... 0mtwb9gd5wx (talk) 09:53, 15 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

That has nothing to do with this page. This is the target for searches for an ISBN number. The change you want would be to the citation templates. I don't think it is a good idea to automatically link to particular sites in citations. One has the opportunity when creating a citation to add the url of a PD copy of the book. If none exist or one doesn't know where to find it, it is better just to link here through the ISBN which gives the user the best chance of finding the book themselves. SpinningSpark 09:15, 30 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Script to define favorite book source

Back in 2005, user Lunchboxhero shared a script to rewrite ISBN links to the URL of one's choice. This can be useful for users who want to be taken directly to a specific library or bookstore upon clicking on an ISBN link, obviating the need to select it manually from the "Book sources" page every time. Unfortunately, the script does not appear to work anymore. Looking at the associated talk page, it looks like this is because it is using deprecated parameters. As I'm not a programmer, I don't know how to fix the script, but perhaps others are willing to take a look? Pablo Stafforini (talk) 13:25, 16 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Sir Paul:. You would do better to ask this question at Wikipedia:Village pump (technical) where people with the necessary skills hang out. SpinningSpark 09:26, 30 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for the suggestion. I have followed your advice and asked the question there. Pablo (talk) 11:36, 1 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

UK Union search

I came across which seems really accurate for searching UK Public Libraries, if anyone agrees, could this be included under United Kingdom Public Libraries if someone has the knowhow to add? Rhagfyr (talk) 17:08, 7 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Added it. Alin2808 (talk) 17:26, 7 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Swiss library networks

The Swiss library network NEBIS is defunct and has been replaced by SLSP with the discovery tool Swisscovery. RERO and Helveticat still exist, but the links are broken. The catalogues can now be found at and CHVK has also been defunct for several years and should be removed. Would it be possible for someone to fix these issues? Fivetonsofflax (talk) 11:30, 25 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Retrieved from ""