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Finding Articles

If you need to find articles on a TOPIC or SUBJECT, use one of our databases. Databases collect article references from many sources so you can search broadly.

If you have a reference and you want to FIND AN EXACT ARTICLE, use the A-to-Z journal list. Search for the journal title and follow the links to the full text.

Alternately, you can use Google Scholar, which is pretty good at locating EXACT article titles.


    Finding Books

    Use the library catalog to find books at The University of Akron. If our library doesn't have a title, click on the "Search OhioLink" button. Search OhioLink button

    If there is a copy in OhioLink, have it sent to Akron by clicking the green "Request" button.  Request Item Button

    If the book is not at Akron or in OhioLink, try Interlibrary Loan.



      Hi, my name is Ian McCullough, Physical Sciences Librarian at University of Akron. This guide for the physics community at University at Akron includes:

      "Find Articles" - with links to major databases and preprint servers.

      "Properties & Spectra" - links to online resources for finding physical and spectral data.

      "Patents" - where to search for patents and where to find them.

      "Physics Links" - other interesting and relevant online resources.

      "Physics Ebooks & References" - various ebooks, reference resources and online book collections.

      Thanks for visiting, and if you need further help, please contact me.


        Critical Resources

        • Web of Science  
          Portal to Web of Science, the renowned citation database, and other high quality, diversified scholarly information in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities.
        • arxiv
          Link to the home page of arXiv, a preprint server for physics and related fields.
        • SciFinder Scholar  
          Chemical information primarily from Chemical Abstracts, CAS registry, and Medline. Excellent search tool for finding chemical information from journals, patents, conference proceedings, and technical reports. You will need to register if you do not have an account.
        • SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
          This is a crucial database for astrophysics research maintained by a collaboration between NASA and Harvard. Includes arXiv, but also many abstracts of articles and conferences.

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