If anyone uses scihub... should I mention it in my EPQ (dissertation)?

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I mean... it's the number one used resource among researchers so it's pretty well known, and incrddibly useful... but it is kinda illegal i think??

I wasn't sure, in terms of explaining how I accessed so many expensive articles of scientific research...
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You do not need to mention it. You just cite the sources that you used, not how they were obtained.
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You do not need to mention it. You just cite the sources that you used, not how they were obtained.
i think in a part of the epq, not a part of the essay though, you need to mention breifly how you planned to access such materials.. have you done an epq before?
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i think in a part of the epq, not a part of the essay though, you need to mention breifly how you planned to access such materials.. have you done an epq before?
No, I have not. I assumed you were referring to writing your essay. I would be surprised if they do expect you to read literature papers because they would likely be too advanced for your level. It is more appropriate for final year undergraduate students to start reading literature papers. Secondly, they must be aware that students will be unlikely to have access to many papers. They probably want you to instead read textbooks and relevant field related websites which are suitable for your level, but this is only a guess.

If you have a specification or a mark scheme, it may offer more guidance.
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