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Rachel Henderson is Librarian for Physics. Get in touch if you need advice / help with using Library resources to support your study, teaching or research.
This subject guide gives you an introduction to library services and resources and provides a selection of key databases and other resources likely to be of use as you undertake your studies.
Getting started using the library
As a UEA student the first place you are likely to encounter reading material is on your module reading list which you will find in your module area on BlackBoard.
Finding your books and articles via library search will ensure you are discovering materials that you have access to. However, it is also worthwhile downloading the Library access browser plug in which will alert you to your access options should you find reading materials whilst browsing online.
MathSciNet is a comprehensive database covering the world's mathematical literature of the past 61 years. It providesaccess to reviews and bibliographic data from Mathematical Review and Current Mathematical Publications and links to original articles.
ArXiv.org is an open access repository of full-text pre-print (before peer-review) and post-print (after peer-review) researcharticles in physics and related disciplines, mathematics, nonlinear sciences, computer science, quantitative biology and statistics.
Database of peer-reviewed journal articles and conference proceedings in all subjects with links to full-text where available. Includes Arts and Humanities Citation Index and Social Sciences Citation Index. Also Journal Citation Reports.
Scifinder provides access to the CAS databases: Chemical Abstracts, Registry and CASREACT. Search by chemical name, structure, formula or search for reactions, or references to journal articles by topic, author, etc.
Cite Them Right online referencing tool provides answers to common questions about referencing, as well as helpful guidance to keep you on the right track. Cite any information source, from ancient texts to Twitter. Examples are given in Harvard, APA, MHRA, MLA, OSCOLA and Vancouver referencing styles. Simplified advice on referencing online publications. Guidance on plagiarism and how to avoid it.
The vast majority of our e-resources are available off campus to all current staff and students and whilst there are a few resources that aren’t available this will be due to licencing restrictions.
Coronavirus update: Like many, I am now working remotely so if you need help, please do email me using the link below. Our digital resources are always available: see our new Remote Access Guide for information on accessing our resources remotely. Keep a watch on the UEA Library Twitter feed for all the latest news.