Bulk download Sci-Hub papers

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I wonder whether it is possible to bulk download all papers stored in Sci-Hub.


I am aware of the questions:

but they focus on arXiv.

Franck Dernoncourt

Posted 2016-02-14T00:36:06.033

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A slight correction/addition to philshem's answer. Not a comment due to not having enough reputation. If you need specifically scientific papers, you should use torrents at the following link: http://libgen.io/scimag/repository_torrent_notforall Collection of data accessible through torrents at http://libgen.io/repository_torrent, mentioned by philshem, is focused on books, including textbooks.

– myrix – 2016-03-24T00:40:09.743

@myrix Thanks, you are correct. As a side note, http://libgen.io/scimag/repository_torrent_notforall need more seeders!

– Franck Dernoncourt – 2016-05-31T14:23:54.690

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Sci-Hub is a paywall-bypassing website that uses "shared" user credentials to provide PDF or HTML scientific papers. The website itself doesn't store any papers. (There are interesting comments on your same question on another site.)

But LibGen is said to archive each Sci-Hub query.

http://gen.lib.rus.ec has a downloads page - (click the tab to show more options)

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philshem

Posted 2016-02-14T00:36:06.033

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3bonus points for .torrent open data – albert – 2016-02-14T15:33:49.387

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yeah - someone can add it to the community wiki http://opendata.stackexchange.com/a/4088/1511

– philshem – 2016-02-14T16:30:42.407

3done. although i wasn't sure what to add for the torrent size.....the sum of all the torrents in the folder? – albert – 2016-02-14T17:09:22.303

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comment placeholder for @myrix:

A slight correction/addition to philshem's answer. Not a comment due to not having enough reputation.

If you need specifically scientific papers, you should use torrents at the following link:

http://libgen.io/scimag/repository_torrent_notforall

Collection of data accessible through torrents at http://libgen.io/repository_torrent, mentioned by philshem, is focused on books, including textbooks.

– albert – 2016-03-24T06:26:29.397

Something everyone should know about downloading LibGen's papers is that they are stored in DjVu files. Which are quite old and aren't as parsable compared to pdf files. – Gabriel Fair – 2016-04-04T22:41:02.737

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@albert Thanks, http://libgen.io/scimag/repository_torrent_notforall/ is indeed the way to go for scientific papers. Around 53 million papers, ~18 TB.

– Franck Dernoncourt – 2016-05-30T14:07:31.137

1@GabrielFair so far all scientific papers I have seen are in PDF format. Were you talking about the books? – Franck Dernoncourt – 2016-05-30T14:20:59.320

This all seems to skirt legality... – wogsland – 2017-03-12T16:42:46.733

@wogsland Legality is based on jurisdiction. Additionally, knowing of somethings existence isn't against any law. It's up to the individual user to understand and follow local laws. (That being said, some things are illegal or unethical everywhere. Is this one?) – philshem – 2017-03-13T10:40:12.970

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You all may find intresting this reddit thread on how to dowload the entire Library Genesis database ~10TB

https://www.reddit.com/r/libgen/comments/6f8a57/can_i_download_all_libgen_books/?st=jn9lgeyg&sh=47a64155

Joshua Salazar

Posted 2016-02-14T00:36:06.033

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1This is a link-only answer. Can you please add the essential information here? – Jan Doggen – 2018-10-15T07:35:16.143