5 Reasons to Try Documents Delivered

Posted on June 22, 2018 in Documents Delivered

Here at Documents Delivered, we work hard to provide our outstanding service. We are the best choice for your document retrieval needs, and here’s why:

  • Customer service. We excel at providing patient, personalized customer service over the phone, through emails, or using our Live Chat website feature.
  • Personality. You can talk to a real person in real time. No impersonal, automated prompts or emails here. Our phone number is available on our website so you can call at any time with any questions.
  • Specialization. We do one thing and we do it well, so you can rely on us to get the documents you need.
  • Customization. From custom accounting and billing, to file renaming and OCR’ing, we tailor to your special needs when other companies tend to be more rigid with their policies.
  • Price. Our prices are some of the lowest in the industry, at $9* for Standard turnaround and only $15* for ASAP priority turnaround (within hours). *Plus any applicable copyright fees

Give our personalized service a try. You just might discover it to be exactly what you didn’t know you needed in your life. Let us show you how we can make your work load feel incredibly lighter. Contact us today!

Do You Know the Story of Juneteenth?

Posted on June 19, 2018 in General

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

–Harriet Tubman

On June 19, 1865, a Union general named Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas with an announcement: slavery had been abolished. Though Abraham Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862, effective the first of January the following year, news traveled slowly and not everyone was in a huge hurry to let the more than 250,000 slaves in Texas know. There is debate over the exact cause of the delay–some say an early messenger on the way to Texas with the news was murdered, others say the news was withheld on purpose. In fact, after the Emancipation Proclamation many slave owners ran to Texas to hide from the decree.

Juneteenth is a combination of “June” and “nineteenth,” and is also referred to as Freedom Day. Unfortunately, Granger’s announcement, though welcome, was not as progressive as we might wish. The newly “freedmen” were encouraged to stay where they were and to continue working, and they weren’t allowed to join the military or participate in “idleness.” Even though the news that Granger brought didn’t change the lives of slaves overnight, there was relief and celebration in the streets—the fire of change had been lit. Many freedmen left in what is known as “the scatter” before Granger was done talking, leaving Texas in search of family members or northern states. In the months to come the news of freedom would spread, and the successive passing of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments would ensure (at least on paper) protection under the law and the right to vote.

As of 1980, Juneteenth is an official state holiday in Texas, and today forty-five of the fifty U.S. states observe the 19th of June as a day to celebrate African American independence. Frederick Douglass, an African American hero and leader of the abolitionist movement, stated: “I didn’t know I was a slave until I found out I couldn’t do the things I wanted.” Let’s take today to be grateful, at least, for the freedom to do just that.

Grief Bacon

Posted on June 14, 2018 in General

You know that feeling when you are eating something really tasty and you’re full but you keep eating because it tastes so good? Well, there is a word for that, but it’s not in English. In fact, there is no single word in the English language that describes this particular pain, but in Georgian (the official language of the country of Georgia) there is a specific word assigned to it: “Shemomedjamo.” Loosely translated, it means “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing.” Just imagine how succinct conversation would be if the complex feelings that arise from any number of nuanced situations could be described with one efficient word. Gained weight from eating your feelings? That’s “Kummerspeck” in Germany, and it actually translates to “grief bacon.” Staring at nothing without thinking about anything? In Japan that is described as “Boketto.” See below for more of these wonderful (and useful) words:

  1. “Iktsumarpok” (Inuit): The feeling of anticipation and impatience when you are waiting for someone who is late and you keep checking the time.
  1. “Gigil” (Tagalog): The irresistible urge to squeeze someone because you love them so much.
  1. “Feierabend” (German): The festive mood you get at the end of a long workday. A lot of us depend on Happy Hour for that.
  1. “Tartle” (Scottish): That terrible, panicky hesitation you feel before you have to introduce someone whose name you have forgotten.
  1. “Mudita” (Sanskrit): Feeling joy on someone else’s behalf.
  1. “Pelinti” (Buli, Ghana): You know when you excitedly take a bite of burning hot food and rather than spit it out you painfully move it around your mouth until it finally cools down enough to chew and swallow it? This is the word for that.
  1. “Pana Po’o” (Hawaiian): When you instinctively scratch your head to help you remember something you have forgotten, like where you put your keys.
  1. “Cafune” (Brazilian Portugese): This translates literally into “tenderly running your fingers through your lover’s hair.”
  1. “L’esprit de l’escalier” (French): That disheartening moment when you think of the perfect comeback but it’s too late.
  1. “Culaccino” (Italian): This word refers to that annoying mark left on a table by a cold beverage that someone forgot to put on a coaster. It translates to “little butt,” which somehow seems appropriate.
  1. “Razljubit” (Russian): The feeling you have for someone you once loved.
  1. “L’appel du vide” (French): Have you ever stood on the top of a cliff and felt the odd urge to jump? This is the word for that feeling–it translates to “the call of the void.”
  1. “Jayus” (Indonesian): Do you know someone who loves to tell jokes but can’t seem to get to the end of one without botching it up? They tell the punchline first, and then lose their way in the middle only to loop back around to start all over again and then mess it up a second time? This word refers to that joke.
  1. “Ramé” (Balinese): Something that is both chaotic and joyful at the same time.
  1. “Kilig” (Tagalog): The word for those butterflies you get when you are around someone you have a crush on.
  1. “Backpfeifengesicht” (German): This word translates to “a punchable face.” You may find a handful of likely candidates for this one, but good luck pronouncing it.
  1. “Mamihlapinatapai” (Yaghan language of Tierra del Fuego): This word describes the look shared between two people who are attracted to each other but want the other person to make the first move. 6th grade dance, anyone?
  1. “Ya’arburnee” (Arabic): This word is the wish to die before the person you can’t bear to live without. It translates to “May you bury me.”
  1. “Gumusservi” (Turkish): Moonlight shining upon water on a clear night.
  1. “Forelsket” (Norwegian): Transcending infatuation or lust, this word describes the overwhelming, blissful, lighter-than-air feeling of falling in love.

Dear Diary

Posted on June 12, 2018 in General

“The nicest part is being able to write down all my thoughts and feelings, otherwise I’d absolutely suffocate.” —Anne Frank, 16 March 1944

Annelies Marie Frank was born on June 12, 1949, and on her 13th birthday she received the red and white checkered book of blank pages that would one day become her famous diary. She had dreams of becoming a famous writer and also kept a “book of beautiful sentences” that catalogued the work of other writers. On writing and her future, she concluded: “I can’t imagine having to live like Mother, Mrs. van Pels and all the women who go about their work and are then forgotten. I need to have something besides a husband and children to devote myself to! I don’t want to have lived in vain like most people.”

Anne named her diary “Kitty” and had started revising her entries into what she envisioned as a novel titled Secret Annex around the time of her arrest. Published June 25th 1947, The Diary of a Young Girl has been translated into seventy languages, with over thirty million copies sold. In honor of Anne Frank’s life, and her contributions to the world as a writer and as an extraordinary human being, let’s read some of her words today, her birthday. May they color your day with gratitude.

“In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can’t build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery, and death. I see the world gradually being turned into a wilderness, I hear the ever approaching thunder, which will destroy us too, I can feel the sufferings of millions and yet, if I look up into the heavens, I think that it will all come right, that this cruelty too will end, and that peace and tranquility will return again.”

“I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.”

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

“No one has ever become poor by giving.”

“Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.”

“People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn’t stop you from having your own opinion.”

“There’s only one rule you need to remember: laugh at everything and foget everybody else! It sound egotistical, but it’s actually the only cure for those suffering from self-pity.”

“Memories mean more to me than dresses.”

“As long as this exists, this sunshine and this cloudless sky, and as long as I can enjoy it, how can I be sad?”

“Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!”

“It seems to me that later on neither I nor anyone else will be interested in the musings of a thirteen-year-old girl. Oh well, it doesn’t matter. I feel like writing.”

Our Document Delivery Machine

Posted on June 7, 2018 in Documents Delivered

We are document retrieval experts. We have gone the extra mile to provide many clients with lightning fast turnaround to meet their deadlines, often within the same hour of placing an order. You probably know by now that you can rely on us to track down your toughest documents. But have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes after you after you click the “Place Order” button on the online order form? How do we make the magic happen?

Let’s trace the path of an order from submission to completion.

Order Input. Each and every citation is received and reviewed by a pair of human eyeballs. Your order is entered into our system and then we immediately send you an Order Confirmation email. Please be sure to review this email and alert us promptly if you notice an error. If you do not receive this email, contact us, as we may have not received your request.

Document location, a.k.a. “Search.” After we have received your citation, we must locate which library within our network holds the publication. We’ve seen some pretty sparse and tricky citations come through, so we often need to verify them. If necessary, we update you to be sure we’ve got it right, all without any additional charge. Very rarely we will need to convert a standard order into a custom research project, but we always alert you and never proceed without your approval.

Once we’ve located a library, utilizing WorldCat & numerous individual library catalogs, we send it to our “runners” stationed at these libraries. Sometimes we have access to an item through an unaffiliated third party vendor for an additional charge. Again, we always update you with vendor procurement fees before proceeding.

This whole process can take anywhere from minutes to days, depending on your timeframe, library hours, and a host of other factors. If we are unable to meet your deadline (typically 24- or 48-hour turnaround), we will let you know.

Other times, we are unable to locate a library within our network that holds the item in their collection—some rare publications are only held by one or two libraries in the world! We’re pretty good, but even we can’t get into each and every library around the globe. When this happens, we offer to contact the publisher or author anonymously on your behalf, a process which can take 1-2 weeks.

Order Delivery. Once we have your document in our possession, we clean it up and make sure it’s legible and correct, and then it’s time to get it into your hands. We prioritize ASAP orders and often have them to you within a few business hours. As such, ASAP orders cannot be cancelled.

99.99% of our orders are completed electronically. We swiftly and conveniently email PDF download links directly to you, with additional information about copyright and download limitations. Click the document download link once, then download your invoice via the big green button, and you’re set.

That’s that! If you have any questions about our process, please do not hesitate to contact us. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service, and we’d love to hear from you. Give us a call (855-809-1227), shoot us an email (, or use the general online form to get in touch.

June Bloom

Posted on June 5, 2018 in General

The flames of summer have officially been lit. Let the words of some of your favorite literary voices welcome you in….

“Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly.”

―Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

“I have only to break into the tightness of a strawberry, and I see summer – its dust and lowering skies.”

―Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye

“Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks

—Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty

“Summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people. For those few months, you’re not required to be who everyone thinks you are, and that cut-grass smell in the air and the chance to dive into the deep end of a pool give you a courage you don’t have the rest of the year. You can be grateful and easy, with no eyes on you, and no past. Summer just opens the door and lets you out.”

―Deb Caletti, Honey, Baby, Sweetheart

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”

—Henry James

“One benefit of summer was that each day we had more light to read by.”

—Jeanette Walls, The Glass Castle

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”

—F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

 August has passed, and yet summer continues by force to grow days. They sprout secretly between the chapters of the year, covertly included between its pages.”

―Jonathan Safran Foer, Tree of Codes

In early June the world of leaf and blade and flowers explodes, and every sunset is different.”

—John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent

“A good swimming pool could do that–make the rest of the world seem impossibly insignificant, as far away as the surface of the moon.”

—Emma Straub, The Vacationers

“New York is strange in the summer. Life goes on as usual but it’s not, it’s like everyone is just pretending, as if everyone has been cast as the star in a movie about their life, so they’re one step removed from it. And then in September it all gets normal again.”

—Peter Cameron, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You

“The summer night was settling upon the neighborhood like a dark lace veil, casting dappled shadows on the roofs and sidewalks and lawns.”

―Victoria Kahler, Luisa Across the Bay

“In the long dusks of summer we walked the suburban streets through scents of maple and cut grass, waiting for something to happen.”

―Steven Millhauser, Dangerous Laughter

“Hot weather opens the skull of a city, exposing its white brain, and its heart of nerves, which sizzle like the wires inside a lightbulb. And there exudes a sour extra-human smell that makes the very stone seem flesh-alive, webbed and pulsing.”

―Truman Capote, Summer Crossing

“Life, now, was unfolding before me, constantly and visibly, like the flowers of summer that drop fanlike petals on eternal soil.”

―Roman Payne, Rooftop Soliloquy

“The castle grounds were gleaming in the sunlight as though freshly painted; the cloudless sky smiled at itself in the smoothly sparkling lake, the satin-green lawns rippled occasionally in a gentle breeze: June had arrived.”

―J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix



Why Use Documents Delivered?

Posted on June 1, 2018 in Documents Delivered, General

Why should you use our document delivery service? So glad you asked! Here’s your answer.

No charge unless we deliver: You can rest easy knowing that you will only be charged for our service when the document you requested is delivered. Worried about the cost of the article you need? You can request a price estimate beforehand as well for no additional fee.

Citation lists accepted: There’s no need to spend your valuable time filling out a form with multiple citations. Using our online order form, you can send us a list of references with no special formatting required. Not exactly sure which articles you need? We can also put together citation lists based on subject or author (ask about our custom projects).

Copyright compliant: We use the Copyright Clearance Center to make sure your documents are copyright compliant. Want to make sure your document’s copyright fee doesn’t break your budget? Set an amount you’re comfortable with and we’ll let you know if the fee exceeds it.

PubMed IDs & DOIs accepted: Save time when ordering by simply sending us these reference numbers instead of the full citations.

Access to over 300 million publications: Our library network provides access to a huge number of scientific, technical, and medical journal articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings. Looking for patents, dictionary definitions, PDR terms, date stamps, microfilm, or another type of document? We can get those too.

Have another question that we didn’t answer here? No worries—our attentive customer service team can answer any questions you have. Try using our Live Chat feature and you can get instant responses to inquiries. Check out our website for more details.

Fast Talk

Posted on May 30, 2018 in General

If want to feel old just try texting with a teenager. It seems like the quickest way to get one’s point across nowadays is to abbreviate, whether you shorten words like “totally” into “totes,” use emojis, or cut down whole phrases into acronyms. But unless you know the lingo you may be lost. This type of contemporary language is broadly known as “internet slang,” but it can be broken down into smaller categories such as “netspeak” or “chatspeak.” And new terms evolve at breakneck speed, so as soon as you catch on to “LMAO,” people have moved on to “ICYMI” (in case you missed it). Though these types of abbreviations may make texting more convenient for the writer, they can be a bit cumbersome for the reader to decode. Let’s take a look at some of the more popular chatspeak terms of 2018 so that we can try to keep up with the cool kids–it is SFW and you may even LOL:

AMA: Though many may think “American Medical Association” when they see this acronym, its more popular internet use is as a much shorter version of “ask me anything.”

IMHO: “In my humble opinion”

TL;DR: This one threatens to defeat its own purpose, given the time it takes to figure out what it means—“too long, didn’t read.” Props for being honest, though!

ORLY: “Oh, really?” Is this one actually that much shorter than writing the whole thing out?

OTL: This is a weird one. Rather than an abbreviation, each letter is part of a larger symbol that represents a feeling of desperation and defeat. It is a man kneeling on the floor, the “O” is his head, his arms are the stem of the “T,” and the “L” shows his legs, kneeling. For example, “We have to work late…OTL.”

HIFW: “How I felt when”

JSYK: “Just so you know”

DAE: “Does anyone else?”

ELI5: “Explain like I’m 5.” Apparently, the internet doesn’t think much of five year olds.

FTFY: “Fixed that for you.” Can be used seriously, when you have actually fixed something for someone, or it can be used sarcastically, which is likely the more common application. For example—Bold statement: “The Star Wars prequels are so much better than the originals!” Understandable reply: “The original Star Wars trilogy is so much better than the prequels #FTFY”

SMH: “Shaking my head”

TIL: “Today I learned” (You can use this one after finishing this blog post!)

PAW: “Parents are watching.” Now you know.




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