Are you a researcher looking for free full-text articles? You're in luck! There are a variety of ways to access free articles, from public libraries to online resources. Medknow Publications, Consortium of Electronic Resources in Medicine, and National Medical Library are all great places to start. In the UK, the Access to Research service is available through many public libraries. Additionally, computers provide free access to academic papers from most major publishers.
ScienceOpen is another great resource for researchers, offering a wide range of tools and services free of charge. To make sure you're taking full advantage of the technology and content available, here's a short checklist: What can a researcher do at ScienceOpen? Read on to find out! The Directory of Open Access Journals includes articles from more than 700 titles from around the world. Fellow researchers can comment on articles and, as a result, the article can be modified and published in a journal in a fully peer-reviewed manner. Unfortunately, academic articles come with an associated cost.
If you come across an article that's behind a paywall, you can try to find an open access version by searching Google Scholar or using browser extensions that offer an alternative route. Pre-printed articles won't include peer review corrections, so if you plan to cite an article, it's important to consult the final published version. Editors own magazine articles, so when you search for the title of an article, the magazine's website is almost always the first thing that comes up. Universities often require their authors to deposit a copy of any article they publish in their institutional repository.
Google Scholar may be the best place to start when searching for an article, as it automatically provides links to many open access articles, institutional and subject repositories, prepress servers, and academic social networks. Sometimes people ask someone they know at university to get them an article (this is generally not legal). Fortunately, open access publishing and self-archiving practices have led to an increasing percentage of these articles being freely readable. If you're looking for an open access PDF of an article directly from the publisher's website, here are three examples: Just keep in mind that you CANNOT share an article that an author gives you with large groups of people or anywhere online. First, you need to know which university the scientist who publishes the article works at (usually shown on the journal's website).