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This site was created as a guide to research in physics. It includes access to full-text online journal databases, reference sources, book searching and more.
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Reference Sources

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now can accessed online from the library or remotely 24/7.

Find a Book

Search the online catalog for books in Stevenson Library.


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Below is a list of databases in Stevenson Library that you may want to consult when conducting your research. Here you can find peer-reviewed academic journals, as well as trade and popular magazines. Also, the Oxford Scholarship Online Physics Collection below contains the full-text from 186 books in various physics subdisciplines. 

Note: In order to access these databases from on campus, just click on the links below. If you're off campus, you will need to log on to the system. You can do this in one of two ways:

1)   Click on the database name. In the window that pops up, enter the user name you use for checking email, followed by "@lhup.edu" Ex. jsmith@lhup.edu. Then, in the second box, enter your password as you normally would for email. OR

2)   Click on the database name. In the window that pops up, enter the six digit ID# found on your student ID. Then, enter your last name in the second box.

  • Oxford Scholarship Online Physics Collection
    Oxford Scholarship Online Physics Collection contains scholarly electronic books from one of the world’s most respected publishers. LHU users can access the full-text e-content of 186 physics titles covering a range of sub-disciplines.

    Note: For most effective searching when using this database, click on the radio button entitled "Oxford Scholarship Online" in the search window. Next, check the "Search my Subject Specializations" box, then click "Select," and finally "Physics."
    Mac users may experience problems when using Safari with this database. Please try a different browser, ex. Firefox. Oxford is presently working on the solution.
  • Academic Search Complete
    Academic Search Complete, designed specifically for academic institutions, is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,300 journals and a total of 10,900 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.
  • Academic OneFile
    Academic OneFile is the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly
    This full-text database provides access to a large number of outstanding academic journals. Three collections are currently available: Arts & Sciences I, Arts & Sciences II, and a General Science Collection.
  • GreenFILE
    GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for approximately 295,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,600 records.
  • Films On Demand
    Films On Demand is a state-of-the-art streaming video platform that makes it easier than ever to incorporate outstanding educational programs from Films Media Group into your content management systems, online lesson plans, distance learning courseware, or electronic card catalog system.
    LHU has on-campus access to full text publications through PROLA. Reviews of Modern Physics is available through the current issues. Physical Review Letters is available except for the most recent three years.

Web Resources

Here are a few private and government sites that may help you with your research.

  • Engineers Edge
    Strength and Mechanics of materials basics. General equations and definitions.
  • Science.gov (web search engine)
    Information resources for selected authoritative science Websites and databases of technical reports, journal articles, conference prodeedings, and other published materials.
  • IEEE Spectrum
    IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. This link goes directly to their nanotechnology webpage.

Citation Resources

Use this link for information on how to cite sources properly in various citation formats (ex. MLA, APA). This will be of help when your professor asks you to provide a bibliography for your research papers.

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