Physics

Resources for applied physics

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Google Scholar

Find journal articles and other scholarly content.

Google Scholar Search

How to link to full text of articles

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You can use these tools to search for predatory journals:

Microsoft Academic

Microsoft Academic

Request Article or Book Service = Interlibrary Loan

Find something you need and we don't have it?

Request Article or Book
(Interlibrary Loan)
 


Current authenticated NPS users can request a book, journal article, conference paper, etc. using Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

  • ​One-time registration required. 
  • Article PDFs can arrive as quickly as 2-3 days.
  • Print books can take 1-2 weeks or longer.

DL Students

We’ll also send library-owned print materials to you.

  • We will ship to you at no cost.
  • You are responsible for the small cost of shipping items back to us. Please return items via Priority Mail allowing enough time for the item to arrive by the due date.


In the request form:

  • Fill out the entire form
  • Enter [ -DL ] after your last name
  • Use the email you regularly read
  • Include a phone number
  • Enter [ Distance Student ] for your Status
  • Include your curriculum name and number


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Learn more about Interlibrary Loan.

Find a Specific Article

  1. In the library search box, enter the article title in quotes. Add the author (if you have it).

    Specific article search

     
  2. If it doesn't come up, try searching the journal directly.
    First find the journal by clicking the Journal Titles button in the top row

    Journal titles link