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Unpaywall: A plugin to your web browser that helps you find free versions of articles through Google. Download for free: http://unpaywall.org/ [accessed 2018-11-06]

Google Scholar button: A plugin from Google. Select the title of the article you want and click the blue icon. Several versions for different browsers are available. The Google Chrome version is available at: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-scholar-button/ldipcbpaocekfooobnbcddclnhejkcpn [accessed 2017-11-07]

UniSearch: Besides books and journals at Linköping University Library, the search service UniSearch covers many databases, e g PubMedCentral.

PubMedCentral (PMC) is an open database with articles in the medicine/life sciences fields. Search through UniSearch.


The five big publishers: Reed-Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, Wiley- Blackwell, Springer and Sage dominate academic publishing: Larivière V, Haustein S, Mongeon P (2015) The Oligopoly of Academic Publishers in the Digital Era. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0127502.
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0127502 [accessed 2018-11-06]

Unpaywall is a new tool for finding free versions of articles: Chawla, D.S., (2017) Unpaywall finds free versions of paywalled papers, Nature.
https://doi.org/10.1038/nature.2017.21765 [accessed 2018-11-06]

ArXiv is an open database with early versions of articles published in journals in the natural sciences field. Search through UniSearch.

Researchgate.net and Academia.edu are social medias for researchers. Ask your fellow researchers for the article you need. 

Email the author, who is probably interested in being read and cited. 

Use Twitter! With #ICanHazPDF, you can request articles. Read more at:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICanHazPDF [accessed 2018-11-06] 

Open access button is a website where you can search and get access to articles, https://openaccessbutton.org/ [accessed 2018-11-06]

Articles in scientific journals are not available to everyone: Habib, Adam. (2011) How academic journals price out developing countries. Blog post The conversation 25 July 2011.
http://theconversation.com/how-academic-journals-price-out-developing-countries-2484 [accessed 2018-11-06] 

For further tips and advice, please contact us at forskningsstod@bibl.liu.se

Please cite the original publication availible in DiVA:
Nählinder, Johanna, Survival Guide (2017) http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-152234

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Last updated: 2018-12-04