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Finding journal articles
This section contains:
- guides and links for databases for finding articles.
- our tutorial on finding articles for physics, designed to help with your project work.
- a link to browzine which lets you browse physics journals.
- some troubleshooting information in case you have problems with online journals.
Key Resources for Physics
INSPEC covers physics, electronics and electrical engineering, and computing and also includes some material of relevance to nanotechnology and materials. It covers journal articles and conference papers, plus significant books, technical reports, and dissertations. It is a well indexed database which is a good starting point for the physics, computing and electrical engineering.
Online journals from the Institute of Physics. If you are not on campus choose institutional login to access full text
Journal articles from the publisher Elsevier. Advanced search gives you the option to choose subscribed journals so that you only find results available to you immediately - useful for getting started on a topic.
Scopus is an abstract and citation database of research literature and quality web sources in the fields of Medicine, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences and Life Sciences. The database also provides information on citation analysis for specific articles, authors, and journal metrics.
Web of Science
A scientific citation indexing service that provides a comprehensive citation search. It gives access to multiple databases that reference cross-disciplinary research, which allows for in-depth exploration of specialised sub-fields within an academic or scientific discipline.
How do I find articles in science subjects?
Inter-Library loan request
If Swansea doesn't have access to the article you want our Document Supply service may be able to get a copy. Remember to plan ahead if you need this as items can take some time to arrive.
Troubleshooting online journals
Many of our journals are available online, both on campus and from elsewhere using your Swansea University username and password. The documents below should help with common problems but if you still can't get into something which you think we subscribe to please let us know.