Reference & Instruction Librarian
Finding Articles in Physics
Don't forget that the library still receives a significant number of publications in paper; these are housed on Level A (between the first and second floors of the library). FindIt will indicate items received in paper with a line that says Check for a print copy in LUCIA.
To save yourself time, if you can't locate an article ask a reference librarian for assistance. In addition to helping you locate paper and electronic copies of publications, the librarians can also help you make the best use possible of Interlibrary Loan. For more information on Interlibrary Loan, or ILL, see the library's ILL page.
Places to Begin
If you are looking for a specific journal you may want to begin with LUCIA, the library's online listing of all items we own or have through electronic subscription. A Title begins with search for journals like Physical Review Letters, Nature, or Science will locate all or our paper and online versions of these publications.
To find an article within a specific journal, the easiest and most direct way is to click on the Journal Title Search tab on the library's homepage. You will be shown a number of different ways to get to electronic versions of the journal. This search will also tell you if a journal is only available in paper; if that is the case, ask at the Reference Desk for help.
For more ways to find journal articles, try these:
Open Access Sources
Some resources on the open web may be helpful.
About Interlibrary Loan
Interlibrary Loan is a service that provides access to materials needed for academic research that are not accessible through the Seeley G. Mudd Library. This service is available to all students, staff, and faculty of the Lawrence University community at no charge.
Log in to here to your ILLiad Interlibrary Loan account with your Lawrence University username and password.