I need a paid desktop software which can be used to view full research papers, journal articles. There was a software (I don't remember the name) that can be purchased, and that software gives free access to thousands of paid articles. Need that kind of software. I had access to my university online library, but now I don't have access. So, looking for this kind of software. Any recommendations?
If gratis is OK, you can do the following:
- Install a torrent client
- See Bulk download Sci-Hub papers
You can still donate to them.
I would suggest taking a look at Mendeley which is available for Desktop, Mobile and On-line research & collaboration.
DeepDyve can be considered a kind of "Spotify for papers". Their website claims:
Enjoy unlimited access and personalized recommendations from over 12 million articles from more than 10,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $40/month
They offer a 14-days free trial so you can test the features. However, as far as I understand papers cannot be downloaded (they can be printed as raster images).
Why are you looking only for a desktop app when you will have to be connected to the internet anyway to look at the articles?
Why not go with something online? The US NIH PMC library has 3.9 million articles for free and the search is fairly good. If NIH only has the abstract, many articles have links to the full version for free.
Then you can use zotero.com to organize the studies and produce a bibliography. Zotero has a Firefox plugin to "catch" a study on a webpage for many different websites so you can make your personal library of studies.