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Google can give you a start on your research, but using Google Scholar is smarter. You'll search only academic resources, and if you set you Scholar Preferences to "University of California, San Diego - UC-eLinks" you'll be able to use UC-eLinks to get to article PDFs when you're off campus.
Books, Textbooks and Journals
Find books, textbooks and journals on your topic in the UCSD Libraries' catalog, Roger.
Include "textbook" as a keyword to find textbooks. Limit to "Journals and Serials" to search for journal titles. Use Citation Linker if you have a specific journal article citation. Locate books outside of UCSD with Circuit (SD area), Melvyl (UC libraries & beyond).
If you have a citation for an article, use this tool to find the article online.
San Diego area universities & public libraries. Books requested arrive in 1-5 days.
The MELVYL Catalog combines the holdings of all UC Library catalogs (it also includes WorldCat) and includes books, government documents, journals and select individual articles. Use the Request button to ask for books from another UC library. Items from these libraries arrive within 2-4 days.
Main Article Databases
Find journal articles on your topic. In some databases you'll find conference papers as well.
Use UC-eLinks to located the full text of articles, if the Library licenses it. Or find the print copy in the Library collections.
Astrophysics Data System
Indexes journal articles & conference papers in astronomy & astrophysics. Choose Physics to search physics & geophysics.
arXiv.org e-Print archive
Preprints for physics, astronomy, mathematics, nonlinear sciences, and computer science.
Indexes articles in physics, astronomy, computers & control, electronics & electrical engineering. Also good for conference proceedings.
Web of Science
Indexes articles in all areas of science and social sciences. Good for citation searching. NEW!
Now includes Conference Proceedings and Book citation indexes - see January 2014 news
for more details.
When you are off campus, you will need to set up a Proxy or VPN (Virtual Private Network) on your computer to gain access to the Library's licensed resources, such as e-books, e-journals, and article databases. Directions are here.