Hey, if you're in school and are having trouble paying for your textbooks, search them up on libgen.io to find them for free.
I'm realizing that a lot of people at my college don't know this and are skipping meals to afford overpriced textbooks, so it may help someone on here too. #sharingiscaring
I'd like to add that libgen isn't exactly the most straightforward site to use, so if you have a copy of the book, offer it to fellow students if you are comfortable with that.
Also, some books are not available on libgen, but can be bought from Amazon, etc. If you buy them, consider stripping the DRM (have a look at DeDRM for Calibre) and sharing it. Once you set up the environment, its pretty simple and painless.
This is a wonderfully helpful addition! Thank you!
That's amazing!! Thank you so much for showing me!! I can't wait to link some of my classmates to it lol
Will pass this on to some people that could really use this. Thanks!
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@chloecat I've saved hundreds of dollars with this! It's worth saying too, your mobile phone camera is probably good enough to "scan" in your physical books too!
@chloecat It might be that I just got lucky but I have been able to find a few textbooks by googling a random phrase from a textbook in quotes, eg https://www.google.com/search?q=%22Hard+copy+may+be+maps+or+other+GIS+output%22
@chloecat Thank you. A friend tipped me to libgen.io and I didn't bookmark it, or I forgot about the site because I'm not an academic. I do find it very useful.
Blocked from here (UK)...
@chloecat not everything is on there, but there are a lot of places. Really, just putting in the title and "PDF free" will do it sometimes. There's a lot of Reddit threads with active libraries for download too.
@chloecat just looked back at this -- I had forgotten that if you put the author of edition number in your search you find nothing so you gotta search the title and look through the results. I did end up finding the things it was missing.
Definitely give libgen a try
@chloecat in my department in college there was a google drive that had all the textbooks for all the courses in it and we just shared the link around
@tulsi That's such a good idea!
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