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PHYS 280: Contemporary Physics: Research Databases

These resources are provided in support of the Physics 280 writing assignment.

How to Choose

There are two very good tools that can be used to find articles for this assignment.  

Academic Search Complete gives nice access to distinct types of information (magazines, newspapers, academic journals).

Summon searches all our content so you can get both books and journals. The relevance ranking algorithm is very good for finding usable articles at this level.  It gives access to distinct content types like books, ebooks, and journals.

Video Introduction to Summon

Research Databases

Academic Search Complete

Indexes and abstracts articles from magazines, newspapers, and academic journals.  This database covers all subject areas and can be used for finding information in almost any discipline.

Research databases



Use Summon to search all of our content at the same time - books, book chapters, magazine articles, journal articles, newpapers, and more.  Be sure and use the limiters on the left side of the interface to limit results to resource type, scholarly peer-reviewed, full-text, etc.