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Downloads pdfs via a DOI number(or arxivId), article title or a bibtex file, sci-hub

Project description


scihub2pdf is a module of bibcure

Downloads pdfs via a DOI number, article title or a bibtex file, using the database of libgen, Sci-Hub and Arxiv.


$ sudo python /usr/bin/pip install scihub2pdf

If you want to download files from scihub you will need to get PhantomJS


$ npm install -g phantomjs

Linux Using npm

$ sudo apt-get install npm
$ sudo npm install -g phantomjs

Features and how to use

Given a bibtex file

$ scihub2pdf -i input.bib

Given a DOI number…

$ scihub2pdf 10.1038/s41524-017-0032-0

Given a title…

$ scihub2pdf --title An useful paper


$ scihub2pdf arxiv:0901.2686
$ scihub2pdf --title arxiv:Periodic table for topological insulators

Location folder as argument

$ scihub2pdf -i input.bib -l somefoler/

Use libgen instead sci-hub

$ scihub2pdf -i input.bib --uselibgen


  • Stable
  • Annoying CAPTCHA
  • Fast


  • Unstalbe
  • Slow

Download from list of items

Given a text file like


download all pdf’s

$ scihub2pdf -i dois.txt --txt

Given a text file like

Some Title 1
Some Title 2

download all pdf’s

$ scihub2pdf -i titles.txt --txt --title

Given a text file like


download all pdf’s

$ scihub2pdf -i arxiv_ids.txt --txt

Project details

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