Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Where to Get Free Research Paper

Where to get research papers for free

Last update  May, 5th, 2016

After the post about ebooks, I have thought you may be interested on academic papers too and here I am! :) THANKS for your contributions to this post!
On the subject education, there is also a new post about the free university courses you can attend online, for free!!!
Anyway, if you are a PhD student or a researcher you need to download and study other people's scientific works. For most journals (the most important ones) your institution should have already a subscription.
However you'll probably have already experienced that sometimes, you need a paper you cannot download through your institution, pretty annoying eh?
So... how can you solve this problem?
Where can you download research papers for free?
Where to find free scientific journal articles?
How to get that f*ck*ng full-text pdf?
Are there alternatives to sci-hub?
Yes, just read below!


By the way, is sci-hub down? NO, once again, just read below!


I will list you several options to address this problem. At least one of them will be suitable for you. I'm 99.9999% sure! ;)

1) Ask to the librarian of your university. He/She knows for sure whom ask the paper you are looking for.

2) Look for the draft version of the published paper.
A good starting point is the Cornell University Library http://arxiv.org/ where many researchers put their papers before they are accepted on some journal.
Very often the authors update the file on arxiv.org even after the acceptance.

3) Search NOT on google.com but on https://scholar.google.com instead.
Insert the reference of your paper (Author(s), journal, volume, page), perform the search and when you find it, click "show all versions".
In this way you can check if the pdf of the paper you are intersted in is available somewhere over the web.

4) Check if your Journal is listed here http://highwire.stanford.edu/lists/freeart.dtl

5) Ask the authors and/or visit their homepages. Or simply ask the "Boss", usually the last author.
Clearly it doesn't work if the paper is too old...

6) http://sci-hub.org and its mirrors
So if sci-hub.org is down, try the mirrors! And if the mirrors are also down... well there are still the other options!

This is the most powerful option, the only one that NEVER fails but it is also completely illegal.
I mean, it simply doesn't look like something legal, but I could be wrong...  anyway you are warned!
NOTE: Sometimes its servers are down.
This should be temporary and anyway you can still refer to http://libgen.org/scimag/



*** UPDATE #3 on sci-hub from another reader below ***
Apparently, Russian proxies are no-longer required to use sci-hub.org
or sci-hub.io  or   sci-hub.cc

*** UPDATE #2 on sci-hub from another reader below ***
It works with the Russian proxies, but sometimes you'll have to keep trying, which means refreshing your browser or trying again a few minutes later until it works. 

*** UPDATE #1 on sci-hub from a reader below  ***
Sci-hub is not down, actually. It's just restricted to users inside Russia, which means that you'll be able to access it if you use a Russian proxy. A list of russian proxys: http://www.proxynova.com/proxy-server-list/country-ru/
alternatively you can setup a vpn (for example with Astrill) with access to russian proxies. 


7) http://jxplore.com/ this seems to be the best sci-hub.org alternative.


8) http://booksc.org/
Similar to sci-hub but it works only with "popular" scientific papers. And it's illegal.. probably.

9) http://www.freefullpdf.com/
Similar to sci-hub, it could take some time to load.


10) Already known from the ebook post on this blog:
bookzz.org
bookfi.org

Free, free subscription, daily limit


11)  https://www.reddit.com/r/Scholar/
At the column at the left of the above page there are listed sites with open access journals

12) Directory of Open Access Journals
 https://doaj.org/


13) PLOS one

http://www.plosone.org/home.action


14) Alphabetical List of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies
 http://ancientworldonline.blogspot.com.cy/2012/07/alphabetical-list-of-open-access.html


15) I almost forgot! Ask a friend who works at a University, better if he/she is Finnish! This is not a joke! Finnish people working at Universities have access to many on-line journals!

16) As pointed by a reader below... Facebook can also be a valuable resource!


To use it you have simply to copy the link of the paper, just the link you find on the official page of the journal. YES, the one that, if clicked, prompt you immediately on the page where you are asked for the login and/or the money!

In short, http://sci-hub.org is for scientific papers what library.nu was for books and for this,  it will likely experience the same end.

If you CANNOT access sci-hub in your country, just try to install the Firefox and Chrome add-on proxmate.


Note...
Probably, if your institution doesn't have the subscription for the journal you want, probably that journal (and consequently the paper you are interested in), is not that important in your research field.

Another possibility could be that your library has not so much money and in this case other solutions are (partially) justified...

Good luck!

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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Education For All Research Papers For Alll

Frustrated Students come to download free research papers and articles 
  Follow these instructions:
  • Open the given link 
  • Copy the URL address of your required research paper
  • Past that link in the given text box in the page and press ENTER key

Beyond being the founder of Sci-Hub, the world’s largest pirate site for academic papers, and risking arrest as a result, Alexandra Elbakyan is a typical science graduate student: idealistic, hard-working, and relatively poor. In 1988, when Elbakyan was born in Kazakhstan, the Soviet Union was just beginning to crumble. Books about dinosaurs and evolution fascinated her early on. “I also remember reading Soviet science books that provided scientific explanations for miraculous events thought previously to be produced by gods or magic.” She was hooked.
At university in the Kazakh capital, she discovered a knack for computer hacking. It appealed to her because “unlike higher programming languages that are created by people and are volatile,” making and breaking computer security systems requires a deeper knowledge of mathematics and the primitive “assembly language” that computers use to move information.
Journal paywalls are an example of something that works in the reverse direction, making communication less open and efficient.

Alexandra Elbakyan
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Like so many of Kazakhstan’s brightest, Elbakyan left the country to pursue her dreams. First she worked in Moscow in computer security for a year, and then she used the earnings to launch herself to the University of Freiburg in Germany in 2010, where she joined a brain-computer interface project. She was lured by the possibility that such an interface could one day translate the thought content from one mind and upload it to another. But the work fell short of her dreams. “The lab activity was spiritless,” she says. “There was no feeling of pursuing a higher goal.”
Elbakyan did find a community of like-minded researchers in transhumanism, a lofty field that encompasses not just neuroscience and computer technology but also philosophy and even speculative fiction about the future of humanity. She discovered a transhumanism conference in the United States and set her heart on attending, but she struggled to get a U.S. visa. She was rejected the first time and only barely made it to the conference. With the remainder of her summer visa, she did a research internship at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. When she got back to Kazakhstan, frustration with the barriers that scientists face would soon lead her to create Sci-Hub—an awe-inspiring act of altruism or a massive criminal enterprise, depending on whom you ask.
Publisher paywalls are the bane of scientists and students in Kazakhstan, she says, and the existing solution was cumbersome: Post a request on Twitter to #IcanhazPDF with your email address. Eventually, a generous researcher at some university with access to the journal will send you the paper.
What was needed, she decided, was a system that allowed that paper to be shared—with absolutely everyone. She had the computer skills—and contacts with other pirate websites—to make that happen, and so Sci-Hub was born. Elbakyan sees the site as a natural extension of her dream of helping humans share good ideas. “Journal paywalls are an example of something that works in the reverse direction,” she says, “making communication less open and efficient.”
Running a pirate site and being sued for what is likely to be millions of dollars in damages hasn’t stopped Elbakyan from pursuing an academic career. Her neuroscience research is on hold, but she has enrolled in a history of science master’s program at a “small private university” in an undisclosed location. Appropriately enough, her thesis focuses on scientific communication. “I perceive Sci-Hub as a practical side of my research.”


Tuesday, 21 June 2016

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