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Physics & Optical Engineering: Databases and Journals
Library and web resources related to Physics and Applied Optics.
The Logan Library's journals are listed in the Journal Finder.If the Logan Library does not have the journal article that you need, you can request it using an Interlibrary Loan request form. Please allow 1-5 days for articles.
Databases: Physics & Optics Specific
These are databases that can be used for finding articles in physics and applied optics. Some provide full text, some do not.
IOPscienceThis link opens in a new windowAll Institute Of Physics journal content back to 1874. Browse by journal or search across all journals.
Web of ScienceThis link opens in a new windowAbstract search database for Science Citation Index Expanded (1900-present), Social Sciences Citation Index (1900-present), Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975-present), and Medline (1950-present).
ScienceDirectThis link opens in a new windowScientific, technical and medical (STM) database. Abstracts from over 1,800 journals from Elsevier Science. Rose-Hulman has full-text access to the 616 journals in the Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Planetary Science, Energy, Engineering, Materials Science, Mathematics, and Physics & Astronomy subject groups. Full text coverage is from 1995 to the present.
Academic Search CompleteThis link opens in a new windowMulti-disciplinary database with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study and offers information dating as far back as 1887.
Springer Nature eBooks and Journal BackfilesThis link opens in a new windowTo Access subscribed content:
1. Click on a discipline in the browse by discipline box.
2. Uncheck the Include Preview-Only content box.
on the left hand side of the results screen.
NOTE: Journal Back-files available up to 1996 ONLY / eBooks available up to the 2021 publication year.
arXiv ePrint ArchiveThis link opens in a new windowePrint Archive for Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics.
OAIster.orgThis link opens in a new windowOAIster is a union catalog of millions of records representing open access resources that was built by harvesting from open access collections worldwide. OAIster includes more than 30 million records representing digital resources from more than 1,500 contributors.
mp_arcThis link opens in a new windowMathematical Physics Preprint Archive is an electronic archive for research papers in Mathematical Physics and related areas. It is hosted by the University of Texas.
How to access the IEEE database remotely:
1) Turn on your VPN access.
(In the task bar, on the bottom right corner of your screen, there is a ^. Click on the ^ and toggle on the icon that looks like a world globe.)
2) Click on IEEE Explore.
3) Connect to the library proxy server.
(This page to connect to the proxy server will automatically pop up, if you are not already connected to it. Simply enter your network id (your RHIT e-mail address without the @rose-hulman.edu) and your network password.
4) You should now have access to the IEEE database.