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A Guide to Physics Resources available at the University of Chicago Library
Last Updated: Mar 5, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Getting Started

Physics Databases and Search Engines:

Inspec (1898-1968)

Compendex (1884-1969)

ArXiv (preprints of physics articles)



Interlibrary Loan / UBorrow / Scan & Deliver


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The Physics collection at the John Crerar Library supports the research and teaching needs of University of Chicago faculty and students and covers all areas of physics with a particular emphasis on emerging areas of research. See the Physics Collection Development Policy Statement for more details about our collections.

Use the tabs across the top of this guide to find out more about the physics information resources we offer and how to access them. 

For help with your specific topic -- or with anything connected with physics research -- contact me via the contact information on the right.


Off-campus Access

Almost all Library databases can be accessed from off-campus. The easiest way to do this is to use links from the Library website. You will then be prompted for your CNetID and password to authenticate yourself as an authorized user.

If you find sources through Google Scholar or other search engines, you may not automatically get access to Library resources. IT Services has created the ProxyIt bookmarklet for these situations.
Find out more on their web site.

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