Please leave suggestions, edits, tips, etc. in the comments or PM me.
Libgen’s shakeup the last few weeks has prompted the creation of this post as a reference thread for news and updates regarding the current state of affairs. We rely on the community for most of the Libgen news, so please comment here if you have any so that we can integrate it. Additionally, Libgen and Sci-hub user guides are (will be) posted below as comments which will be permalinked on the sidebar. Feel free to share these links with requesters who are not familiar with Libgen/Sci-hub.
With the increased difficulty (albeit not much for seasoned users) and uncertainty of accessing Libgen, we should remember that /r/scholar began promoting their use only ~a year ago. As a fulfiller, you’re welcome to use whatever means of sharing you please, but please be considerate of those who have not used these services before and help them be successful. Of course it is your choice to directly upload articles via file hosting services, or suggest that a requester retrieve the article via Libgen/Sci-hub, but please be kind with your suggestions. The purpose of this subreddit remains unchanged: to (quickly) share knowledge with those in need. A giant THANK YOU to all those who have helped their brethren!
As of 7/21/15, the "Scientific articles" button appears to be gone from the main Libgen pages.
As far as I know, each of these links searches the same database.
gen.lib.rus.ec. – online (UK requires proxy VPN, see below)
220.127.116.11 – online (US, UK require proxy VPN, see below)
libgen.in – offline for all
libgen.biz – offline for all
Libgen servers are blocking USA IP addresses. The easiest way around this is to use the .unblocked domain; i.e. https://libgen.unblocked.li for articles and https://libgen.unblocked.li/scimag for books. For a more streamlined solution, use free VPN service like betternet VPN (chrome:firefox) or Zenmate (chrome:firefox) to access. Zenmate is recommended because you can choose your country of proxy. You can also try hidebux or use the Tor browser. See this post for more discussion. UK IPs will not serve Libgen requests, but UKers can still access Libgen (I believe, correct me here) via http://gen.lib.rus.ec/ See this post for more discussion.
From Sci-Hub: URGENT! The blocking of Sci-Hub domains is ongoing. It is very likely that soon sci-hub.io address will stop working. Yes, we have another addresses to move on. But there is a better solution. You can simply specify 18.104.22.168 as one of your DNS servers in your computer network settings. Any domain will work then regardless of any blocking. How to do this? There is an instruction available for OpenDNS, however you can use it for Sci-Hub too. Just type in 22.214.171.124 instead of 126.96.36.199. At the university, you can also ask computer network administrators to configure this DNS server for Sci-Hub domains. This operation will revive even for old addresses: sci-hub.org, sci-hub.club and others. Please share this information to all interested parties, and Best regards!
Sci-hub may require proxy for US users.
sci-hub.cc – online
sci-hub.biz – online (UK, US requires proxy VPN, see below)
188.8.131.52 - OFFLINE
Who's downloading pirated papers? Everyone Apriil 2016
(US) Court Orders Shutdown of (Russian-hosted) Libgen, Bookfi, and Scihub. November 4, 2015.
Court case filed in New York: Elsevier vs Sci-hub et. al
[Donate to libgen] (http://gen.lib.rus.ec/donate/): bitcoin 1ENFY4h7ntGZbqwcwpQtXVFJrPnfXRHQLe
Donate to Sci-hub: paypal [removed] or bitcoin 1K4t2vSBSS2xFjZ6PofYnbgZewjeqbG1TM
Required format: [Tag] Title and Author(s)
Possible tags: [Article], [Book]. [Chapter], [Supplement], [Thesis], [Standard], [Other], or [Meta]
DOI/PMID/ISBN: insert identifier here
[URL]( insert link to paywall here )
Chances are high that what you're looking for is already available! Looking for an article? Search Libgen for its DOI, PMID or title, or Sci-Hub for its DOI, PMID or URL. Looking for a book? Search Libgen or BookZZ for its ISBN or title. More info on Libgen and Sci-Hub can be found here.
Be sure to include all needed info in your request: full citation; DOI, PMID or ISSN if you ask for article, DOI or ISBN if you ask for book/chapter; link to paywall or link to PubMed or WorldCat record.
Flair your post as Found once it's found!
If your request isn't urgent, please try an interlibrary loan (ILL) instead. ILL avoids potential copyright issues and lets libraries know which subscriptions are useful.
Fulfill some requests while you wait for yours!
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