How to Download Research Papers for Free

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How to Download Research Papers for Free

Just a handful of individuals are interested in reading research papers conducted by researchers. These few who wish to have the research papers are charged exorbitant prices by publishers.
For Masters or PhD candidates who will not like to pay a hefty amount of about $30- 40 to download a research paper, these are websites that allows you to download your research paper without paying the outrageous charges by publishers.
It should be noted that these websites are described to be illegal. However, thousands of researchers and academicians have attested that they offer ethical services.

Sci- hub: a free research paper download site

The website provides access to academic papers and articles using access to educational institutes. Everyday, there is over 200,000 download requests which are processed due to its user friendly interface.

Follow the procedures below to download from Sci- hub

  • On your device go to the website http://sci-hub.tw
  • In the search bar, type the full name, URL or DOI of the research paper you wish to download
  • Select the open button, a full paper in a pdf format appears on your screens.
  • Now click on the download button to download the paper.

Library Genesis: a free research paper download site

Library Genesis is an extensive database that has over 2.7 million books and 58 million science magazines. In 2015, one of the world’s largest research publishers Elsevier sued them. However, it can be accessed using the mirror links.
Mirror links of Library Genesis include:
http://libgen.lc

gen.lib.rus.ec/

http://libgen.rs/

https://libgen.be/

How to Download from the library Genesis website

On your device go to the website http://libgen.is/
Type the keywords in the search bar
Once it has loaded, select the research paper you are looking for.
Afterwards click on any of the mirror links up there and start your download.

Unpaywall: a free research paper download site

This site is an extension of Chrome and has an extensive database of more than 21 million free research papers from over 50000 publishers.
Follow these steps to download the extension
Launch your Web browser and type this link https://unpaywall.org/products/extension
Select the add to Chrome button
Click the add to Chrome button on the chrome Web store.
Wait for the extension to install and then you can start using it.

Open Access Button

The site is a store house of accessible research papers. The Open access button site works like the unpaywall with just a few exceptions. The Open Access Button automatically sends a request to the authors when it discovers that an article is not freely available.

How to Download research papers from Open access button

Visit HERE

Select the “Add to Chrome” button to install the Open Access Button browser extension
Core
It has the most simple website where you can download any research paper . It has a massive library with millions of papers. To download a paper from core;
Go to: https://core.ac.uk/

Type the keywords in the search bar

Select the GetPdf button and download your paper.

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You should know that in some countries it is unlawful for one to download the work of others without their consent. To protect yourself from copyright infringement, make sure you use a vpn service.

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