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RE: free paleo PDFs (re: )

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu] On Behalf Of
> Phil Bigelow
> Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 11:24 AM
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: free paleo PDFs (re: )
> On Wed, 15 Mar 2006 08:25:15 -0700 Ken.Carpenter@dmns.org writes:
> > The following link has access to various journals and their PDFs.
> > Note
> > that access to some is free, (J. of Paleontology; Paleobiology) but
> > pay
> > for others.
> >
> > http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/tn_ref
> JP appears to only go back to Sept., 1997 (If I'm interpreting their web
> page correctly).  Hopefully they will add earlier dates.
> (BTW, I don't know how articles that were published in pre-PDF days are
> put into PDF format.  Is it easier to just scan the original article, or
> is it better to first format it in Word and then convert it?)

It's easier and better to just scan the original article, as this retains
the original pagination of the publication. It might be a little bigger than
a Word-based PDF, but it's better in the long run. Reformatting in Word
always leaves the chance of unintended typos, and you can't cite specific
page numbers from a Word document, either.