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Background Info: Background information can be found in reference material and books providing detailed information about specific topics.
Article Databases: Use key physics databases to find new and old journal articles.
Websites: Online resources including associations, collections and other online videos on learning resources.
Citations: Learn to organize your citations for easier access and properly cite in various formats.
INSPEC This link opens in a new window
The major database that indexes scientific and technical journals and conference proceedings in the fields of physics, electrical engineering and electronics, computing and control, and information technology. Includes abstracts. Updated weekly. Note: Works with Chrome or Firefox.
AIP Journals This link opens in a new window
Full text access to all the AIP (American Institute of Physics) journals.
Physical Review Online Archive (PROLA) This link opens in a new window
An archive of the publications (PROLA) of the American Physical Society (APS). The library subscribes to Physical Review A - E, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review Special Topics, and Reviews of Modern Physics.
Optics InfoBase is the Optical Society of America's full text repository of both current and past volumes of all its journals. It also contains recent proceedings from OSA conferences. Create a personal account to access the OSA Communities connecting with other scholars in the field.
ScienceDirect This link opens in a new window
ScienceDirect, aka SciVerse ScienceDirect, contains journal articles and e-books in the life, physical, medical, technical, social sciences, fine arts and humanities from the publisher Elsevier. SciVerse Scopus is not available, please use Web of Science. Opposite click & save the link to the article or download the article to your computer, personal web space, or a flash drive. Do not email yourself a link. Note: ScienceDirect is occasionally inaccessible from off campus. We are working to correct this problem.