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This is a general research guide for OSU courses in the Physics department.

Get Started with 1Search!

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

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.

Where can I get more help?

Contact the OSU Libraries Information Desk