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Off-Campus Access to library resources

There are multiple ways to access library resources from off campus.

Search OSU Libraries' Catalog

Shown below are some popular science, physics and astronomy journals available online through OSU Library subscriptions. For a complete listing of all OSU Library e-journals, visit the OSU Libraries' Online Journals List  (or search for print and e-journals in the OSU catalog.)  More on OSU e-journals.

Science Nature Nature Materials Advances in Physics Astrophysical Journal
Astronomical Journal APS Journals American Journal of Physics Nature Physics
AIAA Journal Langmuir Nano Letters Reports on Progress in Physics AIP Journals
For e-textbooks, please scroll down page.
Shown below is a small sampling of available e-reference books.  Some of these eBooks are available through our subscription to Knovel, a collection of science and engineering eBooks,which allows full-text searching of all titles.  SpringerLink is an additional valuable resource for eBooks. SpringerLink eBooks will appear in the OSU catalog, but there is a delay between acquisition and appearance in the catalog. Therefore, going directly to the SpringerLink site is advised. The National Academies Press makes all its books freely available.
Knovel          SpringerLink         National Academies Press
All OSU eBooks (and print books) are searchable by title through the OSU Library Catalog.
CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Physics   Quantum Phase Transitions Smithsonian Physical Tables
Condensed Matter Field Theory Transition Metal Compounds   International Tables for Crystallography Handbook of Optics
Handbook of Fuel Cells Handbook of Vibrational Spectroscopy      

   OSU has access to many e-dissertations and theses through Proquest.  (For best results, use the Advanced Search.)   ProQuest


Details for finding dissertations and theses from all over the world (including OSU).


Note: Some e-texts have a restriction on the number of simultaneous users.

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Radiative Processes in Astrophysics OpenStax Open Textbook Library


General resources for science and engineering graduate students (copyright, scientific writing, etc.) can be found at the General Resources for Graduate Students in the Physical Sciences and Engineering.

Article Express

   (through ILLiad) Request free electronic delivery of journal articles not available through OSU Libraries' subscriptions.

If you are publishing articles, you should have an ORCiD Identifier.

   More on ORCiD

  OSU holds a site license for LabArchives electronic lab notebooks, available to all faculty, staff and students.

Federal Agency Public Access Plans

The U. of Wisconsin's Ebling Library provides up-to-date, user-friendly information on Federal Agency Public Access Compliance (arising from US OSTP Memo of February 2013 which requires open access publishing of research funded by US Gov agencies).


Library Questions about Physical Sciences and Engineering?

Contact:  Belinda Hurley,

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