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Alternative to overpriced IEEE articles [duplicate]

I'm a typical student in a 3rd world country working to pay for college. My monthly tuition is about 300 USD. Internships average pay is 450 USD for 30h/week of work... As I get to end of my bachelor, ...
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How can I get a paper if our library is not subscribed to the journal? [duplicate]

I am a PhD student writing my thesis, and desperately need some specific papers which are not accessible via our library subscription. I contacted the authors to get a copy from them but some didn't ...
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What are the downsides of using arXiv references instead of conference/journal references for the same paper?

I read in the instructions for one conference: Please do not use arXiv references for papers that have been published at official venues such as conferences, journals or workshops. Please make the ...
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Access to math papers

I graduated with my PhD in math two years ago, and I am no longer affiliated with a university. However I am still actively researching. Often it's possible to get papers on arxiv or directly from the ...
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Is it ethical/legal to obtain journal articles from reddit?

My university's subscription is really limited (I come from Lebanon). I never found any paper related to my research or essays using the database that my university is subscribing to; even the basic ...
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Are there any known Universities that refuse to pay for paywall access to academic journals?

Are there any known Universities that refuse to pay for paywall access (for moral, intellectual, inability to pay, or other reasons) to academic journal articles?
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How does LibGen/SciHub affect researchers' research and publishing process?

For those of you who don't know, LibGen is a database filled with scientific papers (and other documents) and many of them were downloaded from websites that require a paid-subscription. SciHub gives ...
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How do industrial researchers get access to online journals?

When one is hired by industry to research (or something of innovative nature), he or she may want (or need) to access online journal articles. But I suppose normal industrial jobs (e.g. software ...
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How often are authors not allowed to send their paper by email upon request?

Emailing the authors of a paper is a common way to obtain access to the paper when it is behind paywalls. However, publishing contracts may forbid authors to send their paper by email. Is there any ...
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Access to databases stopped in Slovakia – how to deal with it

Starting from January 1st this year, access to all scientific databases and publications have been stopped for Slovak universities and Slovak Academy of Sciences. The reason is simple, the authorities ...
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What are acceptable citations within a research paper for a peer-review journal?

For a bit of background, I'm a non-academic, so I'm not familiar with the process of submitting a paper for peer-review or anything technical (I have learned that non-academics can submit papers but ...
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How often do authors send their paper by email upon request?

Emailing the authors of a paper is a common way to obtain access to the paper when it is behind paywalls. Is there any research/study/survey that tried to quantify how often authors send their paper ...
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Is there any forum or FB group where people would exchange academic literature? [closed]

Does anyone know any forum, FB group or other platform where students from different univerisites would exchange academic literature available in their libraries?
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Are there any legitimate ways around a paywall? [duplicate]

I'm a non-academic who would like to have access to a journal to help my work (International Journal of Bank Marketing published by Emerald Insight if that is any help). My employer is unwilling to ...