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9 sites to Download Research Papers for Free

I have combined here a list of sites that offer to download research papers for free. They also have millions of ebooks to download for free in PDF.

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Library Genesis

It is a database of over 2 million (yes, million) papers, articles, entire journals, and non-fiction books. They also have comics, fiction books, and books in many non-english languages.


There is an interesting story on Alexandra Elbakyan who started Scihub. You can basically download 99% of all scientific articles and papers on SciHub. Just enter the DOI to download the ebook you need for free from scihub.

Try this SciHub link if the previous one is not working


Dimensions research paper downloadDimensions contain the world’s largest linked research information datasheets with millions of research publications connected by more than 1.6 billion citations, supporting grants, datasets, clinical trials, patents and policy documents. 


Zendy Free PDFZendy is a free Open Access database with millions of quality OA journals, articles, proceedings, e-books, and more. It has AI-powered tools like summarization and key phrase highlighting, as well as list management, citations, and recommendations to make the research and literature review process easier. 

They also have a premium subscription which gives users unlimited access to paid articles for the monthly price of a single research paper.

Zendy currently has over 300,000 users from 172 countries and we’re on a mission to make academics more accessible and equitable. 


CSULB California State University

Provides unlimited free access to thousands of electronic books on different subjects, biographies, references etc.


PDF Drive

It is a search engine for PDF files. As of today, there are more than 73,627,882 eBooks for download for free. No annoying ads, no download limits


Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg offers most of its books as free Kindle books too.

You can download our free Kindle books directly to your Kindle by pointing your Kindle browser to

Or you can download them to your PC and then transfer them to the Kindle via USB cable. Consult your Kindle manual. For guidance about different types of mobile devices and formats, view the Project Gutenberg Mobile Reader Devices How-To

Unpaywall Plug in


Unpaywall is run by Impactstory, a nonprofit dedicated to making scholarships more accessible to everyone. Open is our passion. So it’s only natural our source code is open, too.

Researcher Research Paper App

It is one of the fastest-growing apps in the research field and is used by more than 2,000 Universities around the world. You can select

Research areas

  • Filter by keywords
  • Synchronize with the reference manager
  • Keep yourself updated anytime and anywhere

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  • Swaraj

    December 3, 2018

    Wonderful initiative jacky

  • Moitreyi Banerjee

    December 4, 2018

    So good and informative Jacky


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