How to search for free project materials or journal articles online

Are you looking for how to get free research materials online or journal articles? Then you are in the right place to get information on it.

Most Lecturers in Nigeria always give their project students two options when it comes to project topics. The options go inform of the questions below:

  1. Should I give you a project topic to work on?
  2. Do you have a project topic(s) in mind?

I always encourage students to go for the project topics of their supervisor. And the reason is that the topics are what the supervisor is working on or intended to work on. However, if you are sure that you have a topic(s) in mind which you can carry out with minimal supervision and it is not cost effective you can go for it. You should know that any topic you want to work on should be the one your supervisor knows something about. Failure to acknowledge this may result in denial by your supervisor during your project defense.

How to search for free project materials or journal articles online

i) One of the most popular websites to visit in order to search for project or research materials is Google scholar. Another one like it is Microsoft academy. These tools will help you to search for topics, authors, and journals that you need for your project work. All you need to do is to type in the search box the materials you are looking for and the results of your query will show. It is important to note that not all the project materials or articles will be free for you to download.

google scholar

microsoft academy
Microsoft academy

There is a way to download for free the project materials or articles that are not free on Google Scholar or Microsoft academy. This will lead me to explain the second step.

ii) Copy this URL ( into your browser and click enter. Copy the DOI number of the journal articles or project material that isn’t free to download and paste it into the query box of the URL above.

free research materials

This will automatically download the material(s) you are searching for free. This is how to download journal articles online for free.

With the above guide, you will be able to get enough materials that will help you in your project write up.

Bolarinwa Olajire

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