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Physics & Astronomy: Resource overview

Basic guide to resources in physics and astronomy

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Wireless & Off-Campus Access

Off-campus and on-campus/wifi access to most of the databases, ebooks, and journals licensed by the Library is restricted to UC San Diego students, faculty and staff.

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.

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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).

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Google?

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 your 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.