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Following Murphy's law for the published material: "The paper you need is too old to be in the arXiv, it is not in any online database which your institution has subscription to, and... it not even in the library!!!" I really need

Z. Ran. On Subvarieties of Abelian Varieties. $Invent. Math.$ 62 (1981) p. 459--479.

Is there anyone that could help?

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    $\begingroup$ www.emani.org usually works. Look at gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/dms/load/img/… $\endgroup$ – Francesco Polizzi Oct 16 '13 at 15:46
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks Francesco! This was really helpful. Thanks again! $\endgroup$ – Sofia Tirabassi Oct 16 '13 at 15:51
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    $\begingroup$ @DanielMoskovich: I think the underlying general question is where to find old papers online, and this question is still relevant. $\endgroup$ – Stefan Kohl Oct 16 '13 at 16:16
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    $\begingroup$ I hear #icanhazpdf is very popular... $\endgroup$ – David Roberts Oct 17 '13 at 0:26
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    $\begingroup$ Some reasonable advice concerning searching for papers can be also found in the answers to this question Finding a paper. Some of the posts linked there might be of interest, too. $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Jun 11 '17 at 8:30
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Suppose the question is "How can I find old papers?" ... (so old that they are not on-line).

If it is "not even in the library" ... then see a librarian. He/she can get it by interlibrary loan.

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    $\begingroup$ True, but not always works with great efficiency. Once I got a scanned version that was almost unreadable... Furthermore I knew there was a digitalized version of the paper, only I had to pay in order to gain access... $\endgroup$ – Sofia Tirabassi Oct 16 '13 at 17:33
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Perhaps it is worth mentioning that several important journals have been digitized by GDZ. It is one of reasonable places where to look for older papers. (If you can't find it through the subscription of your institution.)

Here is list of mathematical journals available at GDZ.

In fact, Google Scholar search finds several versions of the paper mentioned in the question. One of them is eudml link which links further to GDZ.

Several other reasonable possibilities are mentioned in the answers to this question: Finding a paper.

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