Journals articles, conference papers and databases
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Journal articles are published within journals and contain up-to-date (often specialised) information. They are written by experts in the field, and often outline new research findings. Journal articles are often scholarly or peer-reviewed. You can locate journal articles by searching Library Searchor a specialised database.
Databases are a great source for journal articles, conference papers, videos and images. Some databases vary in the amount of information they provide. Some will contain full articles (known as full text), whilst others may only contain citation information plus an abstract (or summary) of the article. The following two databases are examples of key Physics databases. Explore the Science - Physicsdatabase page for a complete list of potentially relevant databases.
Index of scientific literature in physics, engineering, computer science and information technology. Archive includes content from 1898 onwards. Produced by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET).
An index of peer-reviewed literature including journals, books and conference papers covering a wide range of subject areas. It is primarily aimed at researchers and provides a number of tools to track, analyse and visualise research.