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Hello,

I know there's a trick that results in a list of a free articles on Scholar Google but I forgot it :0( ... would anyone be so kind a tell me what do I have to put after the search terms to get a list of free pdfs? Also, are there any other search engines or sites that would be free of commercial crap that is now Google? Thank you
 
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Viola Schultz wrote:
I know there's a trick that results in a list of a free articles on Scholar Google but I forgot it :0( ... would anyone be so kind a tell me what do I have to put after the search terms to get a list of free pdfs?



You piqued my curiosity!  So I find it easiest to get to Google Scholar by typing "Scholar" into the search field of Google....who would have thunk!

Once in Google Scholar, I went to "Advanced Search" which is a drop-down tab next to "My Profile" and "My Library".  In the Advanced Search fields, I found a fillable field for "Return Articles published in:" and in that field I typed "Open Access".  Then I tested it by going back up to "Find articles with the word(s)" and typed in Microbiome.  If you looked at the retrieved articles from the search, you will see the name of the journal in which the article is published.....and next to that is the phrase "Open Access", which means they should be freely available to the public.  I don't know of that suffices.....sometimes there are articles out there that are not in Open Access journals, but become released to the public ..... in a legal manner of course.... but from a standard pay journal after a certain amount of time has lapsed.

Hope this helps!
 
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I think I've got it: "hugelkultur" filetype:pdf

here's a link to how to get access to the open access journals

sorry for creating this topic
 
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thank you, John. Will check your suggestion as well. But if you put filetype:pdf after the search terms, you'll get limited but 100% free articles. It was just frustrating to hit paywalls.
 
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you can use this, never tried yet. http://www.filmsforaction.org/articles/a-new-browser-plugin-lets-you-access-millions-of-scientific-papers-for-free/

otherwise, sci-hub.io works really well, but is not legal in all countries. Always check your legislation. Some asian papers are not in there, but most western publications are available.
 
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thank you hans!
 
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Viola Schultz wrote:thank you, John. Will check your suggestion as well. But if you put filetype:pdf after the search terms, you'll get limited but 100% free articles. It was just frustrating to hit paywalls.



Sorry but that isn't really true. The results will be pdf files as well as lots of extra crap. Marketers know that search string as well, and use it to redirect to pay sites. There are more complex strings that will help with what you are looking for. Search "Google hacks" to learn more about this. For the people that want to learn to find absolutely anything on the web, search "Fravia+". Be prepared though, learning to search correctly and well is a rabbit hole.
 
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Todd, so far all the pdf's I've got were free -- not saying they were the best or accurate but no paywall attached. And thank you so much for all the links -- I'm typing this using Opera thanks to the tips from +Fravia (this site is not updated since the Fravia's death tho). Do not think I'll ever become a hacker but I've got a long winter ahead so might as well jump into that rabbit hole.
 
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Viola Schultz wrote:Todd, so far all the pdf's I've got were free -- not saying they were the best or accurate but no paywall attached. And thank you so much for all the links -- I'm typing this using Opera thanks to the tips from +Fravia (this site is not updated since the Fravia's death tho). Do not think I'll ever become a hacker but I've got a long winter ahead so might as well jump into that rabbit hole.



The site has so many hidden parts, you'll be there for a very long time   I haven't found anyone that has really taken over for Fravia with regards to teaching searching, but the information is out there, it just isn't consolidated like it is there.  Best searching to you
 
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