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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.

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