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A Guide to Physics Resources

Recommended resources for Physics & Astronomy
Physics Databases
Citation Linker
Interlibrary Loan
Off-Campus Access

Tips for Finding Articles

1. Search an appropriate database/online index:

2. Once you find an article you want, either click the PDF full-text icon or the green Get It! button. button.

3. If you use the Get It button, a new window will appear showing whether the article is available online in a different database. If not, search for the book or journal title with Citation Linker to check whether we have the journal or book in print or online.

4. Try pasting the article or chapter title into Google Scholar; sometimes you can find freely available versions that way.

5. If the article is not in another database, or in Google Scholar, click on the blue Request It! buttonbutton. You'll be asked for your WUSTL Key logo . Submit the form to request the article through Interlibrary Loan.

LibKey Nomad

LibKey Nomad is a browser plugin that proves one-click access to scholarly articles as you do research on the internet. When you find an article on a publisher's website or on Google, LibKey Nomad automatically checks the library's subscriptions to bypass paywalls and bring you the full-text article.

In addition to publisher's websites, LibKey Nomad also provides direct links to articles in SCOPUS, Web of Science, PubMed, Google Scholar, and Wikipedia.