Scholars, do (or even can) you use sources you can only access through, say, ?

@miren I didn't know about SciHub before so first thanks for pointing it out (just left my cave a few months ago) :) As long as the resources are reliable I don't mind denying big publishing powerhouses the right to get rich on science's back

@kapwoo I don't mind that either, but I'm unsure about making "unlicensed" use of sources for articles that would need to get published... in those same journals 🙄

@jakobpunkt @bgcarlisle @susannah maybe what I really meant was, do you cite them? Could you be accused of "illicit" use of sources? Is there any legal base for such an accusation? 🤔

@miren @bgcarlisle @susannah I cite them. The citation includes the journal they're published in, not the method by which I accessed them. I can't imagine anyone is scouring papers and trying to match up citations with the authors' institutional journal subscriptions. Even that wouldn't be proof that I bootlegged anything. Maybe I knew a colleague who had access...

@miren @bgcarlisle @susannah Honestly, I get papers when and how I need them, they go into Mendeley, and then I promptly forget how I accessed them.

@jakobpunkt @bgcarlisle @susannah that's what I do as well. Maybe I'm becoming too paranoid 😅

I don't really have a need to because almost all the papers in my field are open access

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