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Hi. The course I am currently completing (Challenging Forensic Science: How science should speak to court) on-line has links to journal articles to read but because I am not currently studying at an academic institution I am asked to pay for the article before I may read it. I realise this is normal as a private viewer, but if there is a hyperlink in the course material should I be able to access the article? Apologies, I am new to Coursera.

Kind regards,

Fiona.
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Best answer by Laura 4 January 2019, 02:01

Hi @Burg1fio. Good question! I have experienced this too. Unfortunately, I think that learners who aren't affiliated with an academic institution (whether as students or faculty) won't have access to articles like this.

Are the article links in your course's required reading materials, or are they listed as supplemental reading?

If they are meant to be required reading, you might find this article in the Help Center useful: Report a problem with a course.

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Hi @Burg1fio. Good question! I have experienced this too. Unfortunately, I think that learners who aren't affiliated with an academic institution (whether as students or faculty) won't have access to articles like this.

Are the article links in your course's required reading materials, or are they listed as supplemental reading?

If they are meant to be required reading, you might find this article in the Help Center useful: Report a problem with a course.
@Burg1fio

I would add to Laura’s reply that it may help to ask in the course. Are there no active mentors or staff involved?
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Hi @Burg1fio , following the excellent advice given already, just would like to add that you can find some articles for free if you type the title and add .pdf at the end. You can also email the authors of the articles for a copy. Most of the time, they are courteous and they can provide it for you if their publisher does not have very strict rules and regulations.

There was a similar situation in another course in the past. One of the students emailed the prof. He had no idea that this was an issue. He provided the articles needed.

All the best.
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Burg1fio wrote:

Hi. The course I am currently completing (Challenging Forensic Science: How science should speak to court) on-line has links to journal articles to read but because I am not currently studying at an academic institution I am asked to pay for the article before I may read it. I realise this is normal as a private viewer, but if there is a hyperlink in the course material should I be able to access the article? Apologies, I am new to Coursera.

Kind regards,

Fiona.



Although today we all have to deal with the subject and his position, he should have access to this research bank, but this is not for many reasons because there are people who can use it for not good purposes, unless one looks well finds access in some way .

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