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A how-to of the Kettering & MeL databases


Creating persistent links: 

To share a persistent link from ASTM Compass Standards, you will need to add Kettering University's proxy to ensure all users both on and off campus can access it. 

To do so, first, copy the URL that appears in the search bar for the resource you wish to share, which in this case is:

Next, add Kettering University's proxy BEFORE the URL as shown below: added to equals your new persistent link:


The American Physical Society (APS) is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities. APS represents over 55,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world. Society offices are located in College Park, MD (Headquarters), Ridge, NY, and Washington, D.C.


PROLA provides a variety of resources to users, including publications and access to said publications, meetings and events, and programs. 


Access is free to publications dating more than 3 years old. Each year, this is updated to keep access up to date (3 years old and older). Currently, articles dating to 2015 and older are available for free. 


In order to use PROLA, users must first create an account. From the homepage, select the "Login" icon in the upper right-hand corner, then select "create account".



In order to access free articles, select your journal of interest from the Journals Tab. 



From here,select "browse all issues" from the right-hand side bar to choose articles from previous years. Remember, articles 3 years old and older are available for free in full text. 




Select your volume of interest. At the time this guide was made, articles from 2015 and older are available for free.



After selecting your volume of interest, you will be able to choose an issue and finally an article. Simply click the pdf button to be able to view or save the article in full-text.



Other information found on PROLA includes details about APS meetings and events, programs, information about becoming a member, a portal to search for physics related job openings and more. 

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