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GaucheCaviar · 21/11/2017 10:55
I can't be the only one whose institution fails to subscribe to a bunch of stuff I need... so I thought a thread like this might be useful. Does anyone have access to Cambridge Core or a Shibboleth / Athens login?
fivepies · 21/11/2017 10:59
It would be lovely to be able to share this with you but unfortunately my University wraps everything into one log in so I can't share mine with you without giving you full access to all my teaching, HR records, my email etc.
purplepandas · 21/11/2017 12:07
I have the same issue as fivepies. Is there a particular paper you need?
GaucheCaviar · 21/11/2017 12:22
Sorry, I didn't mean post your logins online, I wasn't very clear It's just that this is an issue I come up against regularly and I'm sure I'm not the only one. I was thinking more along the lines of people saying yes, then PMing the references as they come up for people with access to download and email on.
LRDtheFeministDragon · 21/11/2017 19:58
I have access and am happy to send over materials if I can get them.
Deianira · 21/11/2017 20:12
I have Cambridge Core (mostly, with some weird exceptions), and am also happy to send individual papers!
parietal · 21/11/2017 23:55
sci-hub and the twitter hashtag #icanhazpdf can both work pretty well for science.
Maya12 · 22/11/2017 00:05
My uni's not that great either. Didn't know about the two options, but seems to be more science than soc sci, humanities or medical? Worth a try though, so thanks for sharing that tip.
MedSchoolRat · 22/11/2017 21:54
fuffapster · 23/11/2017 02:12
Library Genesis gen.lib.rus.ec/ has a lot of material.
Also look at Academia.edu - a lot of authors have prepublication copies and the like there, or indeed their own websites sometimes.
GaucheCaviar · 24/11/2017 10:41
Thanks everyone, will PM Cambridge Core bods in particular in a moment. MedSchoolRat yes possibly, but frankly academic publishing is such a racket that I don't feel too bad about it. The author of the work I'm after died in 1855 so I don't think he'll care too much.
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