University of Waterloo Library Guide

This is a short guide to help you access journal articles via University of Waterloo library using Kopernio when you are on or off campus. To get started, follow these five simple steps:

  1. Install the Kopernio plugin for free.

  2. Select University of Waterloo from the list of universities, and create an account.

    Select your institution from the menu after registration.
  3. If you are on-campus, Kopernio is all set to go. If you are off-campus you will need to connect Kopernio to the University of Waterloo library in order to access subscription journal articles. This will happen automatically the first time you try to access a paywalled journal article (e.g. this one).

    Connect to library prompt for off-campus access to University of Waterloo e-resources.

    Your details will be safely stored in your browser so that you can be automatically authenticated in future.

    Enter University of Waterloo credentials to access journal subscriptions.
  4. You are now good to go. Enjoy using Kopernio to access and download journal articles from:

    • ACSESS Digital Library,
    • African Journals Online,
    • American Chemical Society,
    • American Institute of Physics,
    • American Physiology Society,
    • American Society Of Hematology,
    • American Society for Civil Engineers,
    • American Thoracic Society,
    • Annals of Internal Medicine,
    • Annual Reviews,
    • Applied and Environmental Microbiology,
    • BioOne Journals Online,
    • Cambridge Core,
    • Cell Press,
    • Clinical Microbiology Reviews,
    • Cochrane Library,
    • Company Of Biologists,
    • De Gruyter Online,
    • Elsevier ScienceDirect,
    • Emerald Insight,
    • IEEE Xplore,
    • Infection and Immunity,
    • Institute of Physics,
    • Investigative Ophthalmology & visual science,
    • JAMA,
    • JSTOR,
    • Journal of Biological Chemistry,
    • Journal of Cell Science,
    • Journal of Clinical Microbiology,
    • Journal of Clinical Oncology,
    • Journal of Immunology,
    • Journal of The Electrochemical Society,
    • Journal of the American Society of Nephrology,
    • Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems,
    • Molecular and Cellular Biology,
    • Nature Publishing Group,
    • Optical Society of America,
    • Oxford Journals,
    • Physical Review,
    • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,
    • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London,
    • PubMed,
    • RNA : a publication of the RNA Society,
    • Renal Physiology,
    • Royal Society of Chemistry,
    • SAGE Publications,
    • Scientific Electronic Online Library,
    • SpringerLink,
    • Taylor & Francis,
    • The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene,
    • The European respiratory journal,
    • The Journal of Clinical Investigation,
    • University of Chicago Press,
    • Wiley Online Library,
    • and many more…
If any information is inaccurate or out of date, please click here to update.

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