Monday, December 28, 2015

LEGAL and ILL-LEGAL ways to do LITERATURE SEARCH!

List of website for literature search:

1. Web of Science (Highly Recommended – But need to get access via your library’s database)

2. SCOPUS (Highly Recommended – But need to get access via your library’s database)





7. JSTOR








15. Open Grey






21. CABI

22. MedKnow


24. Citeseerx



27. Proquest









36. Arachne

37. Aminer

38. Arxiv


Find the other databases in the table below (link to the databases will be added later):

Name of the database
Discipline(s)
Access Cost
Academic Search
Multidisciplinary
Subscription
Aerospace & High Technology Database
Aerospace,Aeronautics,Astronautics
Subscription
African Journals OnLine (AJOL)
Multidisciplinary
Free abstracts; Subscription full-text
AgeLine
Sociology,Gerontology
Subscription
AGRICOLA: Agricultural Online Access
Agriculture
Free & Subscription
AGRIS: Agricultural database
Agriculture
Free
Airiti Inc
Multidisciplinary
Subscription
Analytical Abstracts
Chemistry
Subscription
Analytical sciences digital library
Analytical chemistry
Free
Anthropological Index Online
Anthropology
Free
Anthropological Literature
Anthropology
Free to Harvard faculty, staff and students. Subscription for non-Harvard access.
Arachne
Archaeology, Art history
Free
Arnetminer
Computer Science
Free
Arts & Humanities Citation Index
Arts, Humanities
Subscription
arXiv
Physics,Mathematics,Computer science,Nonlinear sciences,Quantitative biology andStatistics
Free
Association for Computing Machinery Digital Library
Computer Science,Engineering
Subscription
Astrophysics Data System
Astrophysics,Geophysics,Physics
Free
ATLA Religion Database
Religious studies
Subscription
AULIMP: Air University Library's Index to Military Periodicals
Military Science
Free
BASE: Bielefeld Academic Search Engine
Multidisciplinary
Free
BDD: Diacronia Bibliometric Database
Linguistics, philology
Free abstracts; Subscription full-text and references
Beilstein database
Organic chemistry
Subscription
Biological Abstracts
Biology
Subscription
BioOne
Biology,Ecology, andEnvironmental Science
Free abstract & references, Open Access titles, and Subscription
Bioinformatic Harvester
Biology,Bioinformatics
Free
Book Review Index Online
Book reviews
Subscription
Books In Print
Books
Subscription
CAB Abstracts
Applied life sciences
Subscription
Chemical Abstracts Service
Chemistry
Subscription
ChemXSeer
Chemistry
Free
Chinese Social Science Citation Index
Social sciences
Subscription
Cochrane Library
Medicine,Healthcare
Subscription
CINAHL: Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health
Nursing, Allied Health
Subscription
CiNii
Multidisciplinary
Free abstracts; Subscription full-text
CHBD: Circumpolar Health Bibliographic Database
Medicine
Free
Citebase Search
Mathematics,Computer science, Physics
Free
CiteULike
Computer science
Free
CiteSeer
Computer Science
Free
CiteSeerX
Computer science,Statistics,Mathematics, becoming Multidisciplinary
Free
CogPrints: Cognitive Sciences Eprint Archives
Science(General)
Free
The Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies
Computer science
Free
Compendex
Engineering
Subscription
Current Index to Statistics
Statistics
Subscription
Current Contents
Multidisciplinary
Subscription
Directory of Open Access Journals
Journals
Free
dblp computer science bibliography
Computer science
Free
EconBiz
Economics
Free
EconLit
Economics
Subscription
EMBASE
Biomedicine,Pharmacology
Subscription
ERIC: Educational Resource Information Center
Education
Free
Food Science and Technology Abstracts
Food science,Food technology,Nutrition
Subscription
GENESIS
Women's history
Free
GeoRef
Geosciences
Subscription
Global Health
Public Health
Subscription
Golm Metabolome Database
Mass spectrometry
Free online search; offline use by subscription
Google Scholar
Multidisciplinary
Free
GoPubMed
Medicine
Free
HubMed
Medicine
Free
IEEE Xplore
Computer Science,Engineering,Electronics
Subscription
Index Copernicus
Multidisciplinary science
Free
Information Bridge: Department of Energy Scientific and Technical Information
Multidisciplinary
Free
Informit
Multidisciplinary
N/A
IngentaConnect
Multidisciplinary
Free searching; Subscription full-text
Indian Citation Index
Multidisciplinary
Subscription
Inspec
Physics,Engineering,Computer Science
Subscription
International Directory of Philosophy
Philosophy
Free search; full access by subscription
Intute
Multidisciplinary
Free
JournalSeek
Multidisciplinary
Links to journal's home page and publishers
JSTOR: Journal Storage
Multidisciplinary
Free and Subscription
Jurn
Multidisciplinary
Free
Lesson Planet
Education (K-12)
Free Abstract; Subscription full-text
LexisNexis
Law (general)
Subscription
Lingbuzz
Linguistics
Free
MathSciNet
Mathematics
Subscription
MedlinePlus
Medicine
Free
Mendeley
Multidisciplinary
Free
Merck Index
Chemistry,Biology,Pharmacology
Subscription
Meteorological and Geoastrophysical Abstracts
Meteorology,Astrophysics,Geology
Subscription
Microsoft Academic Search
Multidisciplinary
Free
NBER: National Bureau of Economic Research
Economics
Free
National Criminal Justice Reference Service[87]
Criminology, Sociology
Free
National Diet Library Collection
Multidisciplinary
N/A
OAIster
Multidisciplinary
Free
OpenSIGLE
Grey literature
Free
Philosophy Documentation Center eCollection
Applied ethics,Philosophy,Religious studies
Free abstract & preview; Subscription full-text
Philosophy Research Index
Philosophy
Subscription
PhilPapers
Philosophy
Free
POIESIS: Philosophy Online Serials
Philosophy,applied ethics,religious studies
Free abstract & preview; Subscription full-text
POPLINE
Population,Family Planning,Reproductive Health
Free
Project MUSE
Humanities,social science
Subscription
PsycINFO
Psychology
Subscription
Psychology's Feminist Voices
Psychology
Free
PubChem
Chemistry
Free
Pubget
Multidisciplinary
Subscription
PubMed
Biomedical
Free
PubPsych
Psychology
Free
Questia: Online Research Library
Multidisciplinary (Historical)
Subscription
Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature
Journals and Magazines
Subscription
Reader's Guide Retrospective: 1890–1982
Journals and Magazines
Subscription
RePEc: Research Papers in Economics
Economics
Free
Retina medical search
Biomedical
Free
Rock’s Backpages
Music
Subscription. Limited free access with registration.
Russian Science Citation Index
Scientific journals
Free
SafetyLit
Multidisciplinary
Free
SciELO
Journals
Free
Science.gov
Multidisciplinary
Free
Science Accelerator
Multidisciplinary
Free
Science Citation Index
Science(General)
Subscription
Scientillion
Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Medicine
Free
Scopus
Multidisciplinary
Subscription
SearchTeam
Multidisciplinary
Free
Social Science Citation Index
Social science
Subscription
Socol@r: Socolar
Multidisciplinary
Free abstracts; Links to full-text
SSRN: Social Science Research Network
Social science
Free
INSPIRE-HEP
Physics, (High Energy)
Free
SpringerLink
Multidisciplinary
Free abstract & preview; Subscription full-text
Ulrich's Periodicals Directory
Periodicals
Subscription
VET-Bib
Social Science,Education
Free
Web of Science
Multidisciplinary
Subscription
WestLaw
Law (General)
Subscription
WorldCat
Multidisciplinary
Free & Subscription
WorldWideScience
Multidisciplinary
Free
Zasshi Kiji Sakuin: Japanese Periodicals Index
Journals
N/A
Zentralblatt MATH
Mathematics
Subscription
The Zoological Record
Zoology
Subscription

If the paper that your are searching in the above database, you can always seek help from your Collugues from the following Facebook Group listed below. They are willing to help you if they have access to the requested journal.

1. Doctorate Support Group (Figure 1)



Figure 1: Doctorate Support Group

2. Research Articles, Books & Literature Search Group: here and here.

If you still fail to get the article, you can always ask for the article from the author himself! via email  or via ResearchGate (Figure 3). Some author is kind enough to help you, but others don't - give it a try first! You may enrich your network from there.


Figure 2: Try to email the author



Figure 3: ResearchGate as platform for literature search

Finally if you have tried all the alternatives but failed, then you can try to illegal way as follow:

1. SciHub. The description of the website can be found here. Bare in mind that sci-hub is illegal and some publisher has taken legal action against them. Just type title/URL/DOI of the article in the search tab and enter OPEN (Figure 4).



Figure 4: Sci-hub

2. Library Genesis (Free to download articles and books)

3. Bookzz (The world's largest ebook library)



Reference: 


Prepared by,
M. Sc. (Last updated: 17.06.2016)

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