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Rush Article Request Form – Engineering & Physical Sciences

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Use this form to request journal articles and conference papers that you need in a hurry but are not available in the UC Berkeley Libraries (including NRLF).

Who is eligible? Faculty, graduate students, post docs, and research staff in the College of Chemistry, the College of Engineering, and the Departments of Astronomy, Earth & Planetary Science, Geography, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics are eligible to use this service.

If your request is not eligible for this service, please visit Interlibrary borrowing and lending to learn about other options.

Please note: the fields marked with an asterisk are required.


Rush article requests can be filled in 1-3 business days usually. The article will be delivered to you electronically. If we can't fill your request, a librarian will contact you to discuss other alternatives.


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Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or other reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or other reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

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