ADS-L Digest - 24 Nov 2009 to 25 Nov 2009 (#2009-330)

Alex Steer alex.steer at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 26 08:29:04 UTC 2009

Ron - 33 is the page number and 2 is the column number.

All the best,


> Date:    Wed, 25 Nov 2009 22:01:24 EST
> From:    RonButters at AOL.COM
> Subject: OED Access question
> Thanks, Jesse. The problem with Interlibrary loan is that they generally
> will send only a copy of the newspaper article, and to do that they need to be
> told what pages it occurs on. Headline and author are helpful, but (you are
> right) they are not necessary if I can tell them exactly what pages I need
> to see. The problem is that I don't know what "1977 ... May 33/2" means. Is
> "33" the issue number and "2" the page number? If so, does the article
> continue onto other pages (I'd like the full article)? Or is "33" the page number
> and "2" the column number?
> If there is simply one hardbound volume somewhere for 1977, then they might
> send me the whole volume (I've asked for that; heard nothing so far). But
> the records seem to indicate that most libraries only have this series in
> microfiche, not bound volumes.

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