How to Get Access to Research When You’re Outside of Academia

Looking for something? Some journal articles, maybe? A pre-print or two? Don’t be shy. Come closer. I’ll hook you up. Let’s start by checking in with your alma mater. They’ve gotten enough of your money and blood. The least they can do is offer alumni access to their academic databases. If they turn you away, see if you can get a library membership at another local local public college or university. Your local lending library is worth a try, too.

No luck? Try Google ScholarResearchGateAcademia.edu, or PsyArXiv. But whatever you do, stay away from those cats at Sci-Hub. They’re baaaad news, dig?

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