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There are a handful of free, publicly available academic search engines that can be accessed online; some of these are listed in Table 1, below. The remainder, like the ISI Web of Science, are subscription-based. Universities and colleges often subscribe to academic search engines. If you can't find what you need using a free search engine, you may be able to access these resources from computers in a university or college library. Consult the school's library webpage, or call the library directly, to find out to which academic search engines they Restrictions Testing to and whether or not you'd be allowed into the library to access them. Table 1: This table provides a list of free, online academic search engines for various science disciplines. Here are a few tips to help you get started with the academic search engines: Each search engine works slightly differently, so it's worth taking the time to read any available help pages to figure out the best way to use each one. 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Some scientific journals are "open-source," meaning that their content is always free online to the public. Others are free online (often after registering with the website) if the paper was published more than a year ago. The Directory of Open Access Journals is also a good place to check to see which journals are free in your field of interest. The website lists journals by subject, as well as by title. Search directly for the homepage of Review Download 2015 Form Performance first or last author of the paper and see if he or she has a PDF Student Student Coordinated EMU Resource Academic Guide Advising the paper on his or her website. If so, you can download it directly from there. Generally it is only worth looking up the first author (the one who contributed the most to the paper) or the last author (usually the professor in whose lab the work was done and who supervised the science project). Look for the paper (using the title or authors) in a science database, like those listed below, in Table 2. These databases contain free, full-text versions of scientific papers, as well as other relevant information, like publicly accessible data sets. Table 2: List of databases containing free, full-text scientific papers and data sets.