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This is a general research guide for OSU courses in the Physics department.
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Connect to 1Search  (also available from the library's homepage)

Link to the eJournals list (find specific journal titles)

1Search is a great way to get started on your research.  It lets you search most of our full-text online journal content plus the library's print collection and several online research databases...all in one search. 

Link to OSU Libraries collection (the library catalog)


Useful Websites

SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System

Operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) under a NASA grant. The ADS maintains three databases containing more than 9.7 million records.

Fermilab Technical Publications

Mathematical Physics Archive (mp_arc)

Electronic archive for research in Mathematical Physics and related areas.

Recommended Databases for Physics

  • Science Citation Index (ISI Web of Science)  Icon
    Index of cited articles from over 5000 scientific journals in all areas of science. Search by cited author, original author, title keywords or journal name.
    Coverage Dates: 1970 - present
  • arXiv  Icon
    arXiv is an open access preprint archive in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics. Submissions to arXiv must conform to Cornell University academic standards; Cornell owns and operates arXiv. arXiv is funded by Cornell University Library, the Simons Foundation and by the member institutions, including Oregon State University Libraries.
    Coverage Dates: - present
  • Compendex (Engineering Index)  Icon
    Engineering Index (Compendex) covers all areas of engineering including: acoustical; aerospace; automotive; biological; chemical; civil; computer; electrical; electronic; energy;environmental; geologic; mechanical; metallurgical; mining; and robotics.
    Coverage Dates: 1970 - present
  • SciFinder Scholar (Chemical Abstracts)  Icon
    Provides electronic searching of Chemical Abstracts (CA) and the CAS Registry file. CA is the world\'s largest and most up-to-date collection of chemical information, with more than 20 million abstracts of journal articles, patents, and more. CAS Registry contains more than 24,000,000 substance records, including more than 16,000,000 organic and inorganic substances and 4,000,000 biosequences. The Registry is the world\'s largest collection of organic substance records.
    Coverage Dates: 1907 - present

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan is a free service that allows you to get articles and books that are not at OSU Libraries (or books not available through the Summit catalog). To use this service, log in with your ONID username and password and fill out the appropriate request form.

You will receive an email at your ONID address when your book has arrived or your article is available electroncially in your Interlibrary Loan account.

Please allow 2-3 business days for article to arrive and up to a week for books to arrive.


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