When I was at University, my status as a student gave me access to the university Library, it was a grand place, literally full of hundreds of thousands of books... and I probably only read 10. Anyway, having a student ID is quite a wonderful thing, it gives you access to A LOT, and some of these things you can't access without one (unless you pay a huge fee) and students don't realise the power of the Student ID and login credentials Sonic Retro: This is all very well... But what does this have to do with Sonic and Sega? Well a fun thing I used to do was log into my university Library and search the following. "Sega" Publication Date Range 1990-1999. Often you'd get a lot of junk, random newspaper articles and reviews of old games... And sometimes you'd get a fun story, maybe even a really obscure photo. Well... After I left uni and was doing research for Badnik Mechanic episodes it suddenly hit me Why didn't I ever search for Sega related content in the many journals and periodicals that I had access to? If you don't know what a journal and periodical is. Basically, specialised magazines aimed at industry professionals, you won't find them in many newsagents without putting in a special order. So I tried to log in and... my student credentials were expired... But I still was able to pull a few potential interesting results which I forgot about until today when I got reminded and wondered if anyone on Retro could help with this. There's a few interesting periodicals and journals which might have some interesting content and potentially some 'new' photos. How to sell Segaworld - Did Eton prepare James Bidwell for marketing one of the UK's biggest entertainment venues? future imperfect: A visit to Segaworld goes horribly wrong for John Tribe My Life in Segaworld Game On: The opening of Segaworld Sonic boom: The launch of corporate hospitality at Segaworld Leisure: Burford irons the bugs out of Segaworld That's just by looking for the phrase "Segaworld" and setting a date limit. Potentially there's a lot more for searching Segaworld Sydney, or Sega London, Even Sonic the Hedgehog and a specific date range and even a periodical or journal publication. The problem is, because I'm no longer a student, I have very limited access to how I can even view the titles of the articles. Accessing them is another story. "Hey I'm a student! I have a student ID! How can I help?" So... From what I remember, unfortunately not all universities and colleges and students are made equal, some student credentials give greater access than others, and some universities have very good searching tools, and some are pants. My university was Hull and it had a very good online library... and I think... It did allow students who were not Hull students to log in and search, so you could try their library and see if you can get in. So the first thing you can try is simply searching for the ISBN number of the links posted above or title of the article and see if your uni has it. But even if it doesn't, you may still be able to access it. You see a lot of these periodicals and journals are now available digitally, just down to the fact there's literally hundreds of thousands of them, few places can keep the entire chronicle of just 1 publication of 1 magazine. And this is where the power of your student credentials comes into play.... Your ID can get you access to A LOT of these online article hosting websites. Like I said earlier, this does vary from student and university but more often than not I've found that student credentials work since most universities sign up to the same access groups. So... First point... Anyone here a student? University level is more likely to be successful, but college level might also get some access... Even a teacher role may also be useful. If so, this would be a potentially really unique way to get some obscure Sega history information and we may get some new content out of it. Also if I didn't make it clear. Access to these digital e-journal sites is usually completely free if you're a student.