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biggrin.gif posted on 15-2-2019 at 06:52
Illegal Secret Tutorial: How to get all science documents (publications) for free (sci-hub method)?


OK, I've already noticed some of you mentioned this website, but probably nobody had enough courage to post tutorial on that exact topic. I think this belongs to legal and societal issues, because it is illegal or maybe legal, and social (human) problem or need.

It's up to admins' morals are they gonna ban this stuff.
I think they are not moral if they do, because my moral tells me we should all get at least such docs for free.
And honestly, they are acquired in legal way, by using existing users accounts, then sharing to poor people for free.
There is huge debate about this website, see wikipedia, enough to say at least it is legal in some countries.

Basically you probably noticed that when you find some interesting scientific document, it shows you abstract and tells you to pay to see whole document.
I had been seeing such nuisance for years, and felt so bad when I can't get something interesting.
Searching on search engines or torrents did not find anything.

But sci-hub (and sci-hub option in libgen) allow you to get such documents for free. The only disadvantage I found in libgen.pw is that it only allows you to downlaod with one thread (connection) and without resume support, so if you have slower internet you may have problems downloading. I prefer sci-hub.

Sci-hub comes in many different top level domains, and when one gets banned, another reappears. Currently working one is https://sci-hub.fun/

We will be using iupac solubility database pdf files as an example https://srdata.nist.gov/solubility/IUPAC/iupac.aspx . There you can find many free pdf files about specific solubilities. But some files redirect you to urls such as "Hydrocarbons with water and seawater. Part 2. Benzene with water and heavy water" http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1790006

Well you just enter that url in sci-hub, and you get pdf!
Sometimes you have to enter easy to solve captcha, or may be banned with message "too many requests" if you try to download too much. But changing ip or something can eradicate that probably.

Enjoy! :P

[Edited on 15-2-2019 by Antielectron]
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[*] posted on 27-2-2019 at 09:16


got something to add to the discussion. apparently, you can add this to the end of any article to get the scihub version. just chance the .(whatever) to the current Domain name address as it changes javascript :location.hostname += '.sci-hub.fun'



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[*] posted on 27-2-2019 at 13:33


sci-hub.tw has been working for years as far as I know. I always use the DOI for some reason. Actually it never not worked, which is quite impressive I must say... Only right now nothing is loading after entering a DOI or URL... Do you guys have the same problem?
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[*] posted on 27-2-2019 at 16:42


It's better that knowledge of these kinds of things spread by word-of-mouth, rather than being centralized in Google-searchable tutorials. The latter route tends to lead to the clandestine activity being halted by the authorities.



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[*] posted on 27-2-2019 at 17:05


In spite of having access to a university library, I find myself using SciHub frequently. Why? Because academic publishing giants like Elsevier don't give institutions subscriptions to individual journals, but rather licenses to bundles of journals. The good stuff is spread between bundles, which are then padded with fluff. As a consequence, the library doesn't carry Nature Ecology & Evolution (which I often need for work.) What it DOES carry is a lovely journal called Homeopathy (which, suffice to say, I do not anticipate needing for any purpose, ever.)



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[*] posted on 27-2-2019 at 18:06


This should always return the current domain:
https://whereisscihub.now.sh/go




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[*] posted on 28-2-2019 at 13:38


SPEAK OF THE DEVIL!!!

Quote:

As a leader in the global movement toward open access to publicly funded research, the University of California is taking a firm stand by deciding not to renew its subscriptions with Elsevier. Despite months of contract negotiations, Elsevier was unwilling to meet UC’s key goal: securing universal open access to UC research while containing the rapidly escalating costs associated with for-profit journals.


https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/press-room/uc-termina...




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