I'm self teaching myself some physics. I enjoyed the subject in my undergrad Engineering days (~ten years ago) but didn't find we covered it thoroughly enough (more emphasis on calculation than understanding). Since I started my learning quest there have now been a number of times that I would have liked to have read some Journal articles (or at least try to). However, access to these appears to be severely restricted, something that has suprised me since I previously thought of educational content being generally available. The public libraries where I live (Markham, Ontario) doesn't appear to have much in the way of science content. I've been thinking of making a trek downtown to my old engineering library where I think some of this stuff is probably available. That's not very convienient, especially when I don't even know upfront if I'm at a level to read the article that looks interesting by title or abstract. Does anybody know if there is any sort of online public library for journal access? Or, are people just out of luck outside of strict academia?