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I hate looking for sources to cite in my thesis.

Either it's a book for 100€ or a paper thst I need to subscribe to IEEE xplore to..
And most of the stuff on Springer Link (which I get free access through uni) is behind a pay wall anyway...

On that note, does anyone happen to know decent sources on basic signal processing and image processing?
I.e. DCT, DFT transformations and so on

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    AHHEEEMMM https://sci-hub.st AHHEEEMMMMMM
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    @kescherRant not gonna pirate shit, especially not with my work laptop
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    @kescherRant not gonna pirate shit, especially not with my work laptop
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    Why did that comment pop up twice? Devrant pls fix
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    @LotsOfCaffeine Well, it's a solution
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    Your University or college definitely gives you access. You might have to connect to their VPN to access them most likely. Go through the library catalogue of services, they will for sure have something about access to mainstream websites that publish papers.
    My university even offers their own papers for free.
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    What @NoMad said. Every uni I've ever known has access to these for free - it's kinda a hard requirement if you want research to get done.

    The fact the major academic publishers still hold a ransom over open research is a major problem though. I'm surprised their hasn't been an open revolt against this crap yet.
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    @AlmondSauce arXiv is sort of a revolt (and of course libgen and scihub and so on). But yeah, it's still a problem.
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    @NoMad we do get access to Springer link and the university library
    But university is 2h away from me, and the library is closed because of the Virus™

    Not like they actually had the book I was looking for

    It's all so tiring I just want 2 decent sources so that I can cite something else than Wikipedia
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    @RememberMe Yeah, but most big conferences and journals still ignore it and get into bed with the big publishers - it's immensely frustrating because there's likely no quick way out, but damn does it need to happen.

    I get publishers were required back in the day when everything was physical, but we're a *long* way past that now. Most of my papers have never even seen physical paper (certainly not from me.)
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    @LotsOfCaffeine you still can access via VPN, can't you?
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    @LotsOfCaffeine
    If the world disadvantages you by placing unreasonable obstacles to your success to such a degree that your only options are poverty or piracy, buy an eye patch.
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    @AlmondSauce
    And more to the point, publicly funded research. A significant portion of what is "owned" by Springer and Wiley is funded by public tax dollars. The general public should be furious.
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    @SortOfTested Yup, precisely.
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    @SortOfTested this right here.
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    @LotsOfCaffeine Use the sources at the bottom of the wikipedia page.
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    @SortOfTested yes, and I am. Especially for the IEEE.

    But I don't want to rely on piracy.
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    @sudo-woodo if there were enough.. sure

    I find it odd how many wikipedia articles don't have proper citations

    English articles seem to be better than German ones, but still odd
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    @LotsOfCaffeine About piracy: Most researches are fine with people pirating their papers.

    The legal option would be to just ask the authors, some will give you their paper if you ask nicely.

    Also follow @NoMad 's advice about an university VPN. If you have access to a multi university WiFi (eduroam and the like), and there is a closer university, use their WiFi.
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