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I am good and stuck. I am writing an essay slash biographic account slash annotated bibliography of vassar college professor Lucy Maynard Salmon.

Because I got my eyes lasered I got an extension to the end of this month, whereas everyone else had to hand theirs in on friday.

She's really interesting and i was really looking forward to studying her in depth HOWEVER. There are 3 biographies of her that I've found, and I cannot get them ANYWHERE. Borders has it, but only american borders! and because of the shipping times and christmas coming up, I will never get it in time to actually read it for my assignment!

It is SO frustrating, all these websites list the three books I need but I can't touch them, I cant reach them!

So, I am debating on whether to change my person, or ask my teacher for advice. Only thing is, I feel weird about that since it is a major assignment, everyone else has handed theirs in, and I'm still ****ing about choosing my person! it just looks bad!

your thoughts?

 
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It's not like you can help not being able to get in reach of those books, but if there's no way of getting the information you need i would suggest picking someone else to write the essay on. That way you can get the books you need and start your paper.

 
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I would ask the professor. I had the same issue with my major assignment and i spoke to her and she helped out. Can you borrow the book from a library or get a loan from another school? Ive been doing that for my assignment.

 
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my uni wouldnt do inter-library loans for undergraduates, only post grad.

So, I went to my local library and put in a request but because it's complicated they have to call back and say whether they're get-able or not, how much it will cost and how long it will take.. sigh.

 
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that sucks about the inter-library thing. Well idk maybe try to change it to someone you know you can get info on and fast.

 
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If I were you, I would definitely change my person. Just talk to your professor and they will understand. It's not your fault that your resources are hard to get.

 
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Sorry Rosie! Definitely ask for your prof's advice... I've had that happen to me before (not finding or having the access to the topic i chose) and the prof was totally great about it. I hope it works out for you!

 
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hmm, i think i'd change. talk first to your professor, see if you can get some advice.

 
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would it be faster if someone here did a CP for you?

 
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I would tell the professor the situation first. They may have a usefull suggestion on the subject.
 
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I can't help you, but your title was catchy!!! When you do your paper, I'm sure you'll do great.

 

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