Scientific periodicals

Electronic journals

Our research collection includes journals from publishers, such as BioMed Central, Elsevier, JSTOR, Nature, Springer, Taylor & Francis or Wiley.

You can search for the electronic periodicals on BEAST, our online catalogue, or by thematic discipline.

Online access is possible on the campus site, and outside by way of the VPN.

Scientific journal subscribed by the Library are also accessible through BrowZine app.

Printed journals

The titles available in print (alphabetical list) are distributed at various locations, according to the discipline :

  • architecture (past 10 years) : first level of the library
  • mathematics, physics, chemistry and materials (current year) : Sciences Techniques Mathématiques (Sciences and Technology) section
  • criminal sciences : basement (compactus C2)

The previous issues, in all disciplines, are freely accessible in the basement (D area).

Mathematical journals (PER1 to PER599) are now available on loan for 3 days renewable.

References collection, 19th century original volumes and a few special items are excluded from loan as well as the latest issues located in the Sciences et techniques area.

(see the layout of the collections)

A free service delivering copies of articles remotely is offered for EPFL employees. The order is placed from BEAST via the Items tab.

Log in using the username “GASPAR”, then when you have located the title, click on the Services tab and finish filling out the form. Items are scanned in PDF format and sent by email within 24 hours following the request. Requests can also be made directly by filling out the online form.