when you find an academic source that’s perfect for your paper but it’s behind a pay wall

Deciding to cite it anyway base on the abstract, knowing your professor probably won’t go through and look up every source in works cited

if you guys want to read academic papers but they’re behind a paywall, get the chrome extension Unpaywall. when you visit a site that requires you pay for their journal to view the article, the extension will look for other open access sites that will show you the article for free, and it’s all completely legal. all that money goes to the publisher, the writer of the paper gets none of it.

If you can find out an author’s name, contact them. They may be willing to email it to you.For free. 

Check and! Also authors’ professional websites.

Reblog to save a life

Also reblog cause this is a fucking great joke let’s not overlook that