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exploitation of "Auditory List" as a free "Article Request" list

Dear list members,

I would like to bring to people's attention the rather excessive use of this
list for obtaining articles. While I understand that some articles may be
hard to find, being old, or in obscure journals, the constant flow of
requests for articles that are clearly available, albeit for a fee, is
something of an abuse of the list and also the library system. 

Student especially should profit from the systems in place at their
respective institutions, and if need be actually go to a library. Many
libraries also offer article retrieval services, which should be *fully*
exploited before make a global request to the open community. 

Students are also encouraged to contact the authors directly to obtain
difficult articles, as a means of expressing interest, and possibly opening
a dialog. 

Only as a last resort should the list be used as a resource for "freely"
obtaining your bibliographic references. 


-Brian FG Katz
Brian FG Katz, Ph.D
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