As a professor, student, or researcher, we will to surround ourselves with a good journal articles. They’re very important in class discussions, reports, case studies and theses. While there are plenty of sources available to get journal articles, they are often costly. The cheapest can cost around $30. If we are researching our topic, it’s not really practical to pay $30 for each article. This post is going to show how to find free, yet high quality, journal articles. It’s important that we have a clear idea of our topic. What’s your study about? What are the keywords that you might use in order to find related literature review? Having the keywords ready can help you find what you need much faster.
The purpose of literature review:
- To summarize and evaluate the existing knowledge on a particular topic (Basic LR)
- To know what has been known or unknown/researched in order to identify the research gap.
- To uncover a research problem for further study (Advanced LR)
- To question the current state of knowledge about a topic in order to define an area for new research.
Having the keywords ready can help you find what you need much faster. Based on my experience, some relevant sites you may consider to get free:
– OPENTEXT PINSTRIP
– Metasearch engine
Metasearch engine is a search tool that sends user requests to several other search engines and/or databases and aggregates the results into a single list or displays them according to their source. Metasearch engines enable users to enter search criteria once and access several search engines simultaneously.
– Google Scholar
– Patent search (www.epo.org/searching/free/espacenet)
– Directory of Open Access Journals
Rahmad Kurniawan, S.T., M.I.T.
– Lecturer in Informatics Engineering UIN Suska Riau.
– Researcher in Artificial Intelligence and Optimization Research Center (AIORC) UIN Suska Riau.
– Researcher in Center for Artificial Intelligence Technology (CAIT), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.