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Locating items in the Library

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Library Search

Search for books, articles, ebooks, databases, journal titles and other useful resources for your study and research, both online and in the library.


The shelfmark of a print book will help you to locate it in the Library. The shelfmarks run A-Z through the building, starting on the top floor. Find your reading lists here.

 

How to use Library Search

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Key Resources for Physics

The following databases contain a variety of material, including journal articles, for your specific subject area. The brief descriptions beneath the titles will explain what each hold. To access, click on the title.

  • American Institute of Physics Journals
    Access to the AIP journals from 1999 onwards
  • arXiv
    Open access to over 880,000 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics.
  • IEEE Xplore
    IEEE Xplore is an online delivery system providing full text access to the world's highest quality technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics.
  • Institute of Physics Journals (IOP)
    Search electronic journal articles from the Institute of Physics.
  • Nature
    Allows you to search for articles in journals published by Nature Publishing Group.
  • ScienceDirect
    Contains full text and abstracts from over 2,500 journals in all fields of science, plus social sciences such as economics, management and business
  • Scopus
    Includes the abstracts and cited references of over 16,000 peer-reviewed titles from more than 5,000 international publishers in the sciences and social sciences. Scopus includes references of all articles published since 1996, offering newly-linked citations across the widest body of articles available including Open Access and electronic-only titles. 20 million pre-1996 records captured without references go back as far as 1823.
  • Web of Science
    Provides access to the Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index and Arts & Humanities Citation Index.
  • Wiley Online Library
    Access to a broad and deep multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.
  • Zetoc Electronic Table of Contents
    Contains details of approximately 20,000 current journals and 16,000 conference proceedings published per year. With almost 15 million article and conference records, the database covers every imaginable subject in science, technology, medicine, engineering, business, law, finance.

Other Resources

  • SCOAP3 Repository
    Freely search, browse and download all Open Access articles sponsored by the international SCOAP3 (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics) initiative.

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