Use this Subject LibGuide to help you make the most of the library and information resources and services.
Connect to the platform with your Exeter IT login, and create a free account to save and organise journals and articles.
Take a break from your recommended academic reading and explore e-books and audiobooks on the Libby app.
More information can be found on the Libby guide.
Search across the print and online collections for books, chapters, articles, journals and lots more.
For a full selection of databases and archives, use the A-Z Databases List.
Full text is access to the whole article or paper
How do I get the full text?
1. Use the Check for this at Exeter button; clicking on this link will check whether we have access to the item.
Or 2. Search for the journal title in the library catalogue. See this video for guidance on how to do this:
Or 3. Run your search in Google Scholar
First go to Settings> Library links and type University of Exeter in the search box. Make sure the box next to the University of Exeter is ticked and click Save.
Now when you search, you can get sometimes get PDF links to University subscribed content alongside the results.
For more information and top tips on finding the full text, see the How to access full text articles libguide.
Access to thousands of abstracts for articles, conferences and book chapters across a range of subject disciplines. Use SCOPUS to link to full-text holdings, find related items and track article citations.
Provides early access to full-text research papers in physics, astrophysics and mathematics.
Oxford Scholarship - Over 450 Physics/Astronomy titles published by Oxford University Press
Springer Link - Over 450 Physics/Astronomy titles published by Springer
eBookCentral - Over 1700 Physics/Astronomy titles from a variety of publishers
Cambridge Core - Over 1700 Physics/Astronomy titles published by Cambridge University Press
Oxford Handbooks - Several handbooks covering Nanoscience, Cosmology and Soft Condensed Matter
SCOAP3 - Open Access key textbooks and monographs in particle physics
Use the Databases A-Z List to access all the resources available to you.
You can browse by subject (e.g. Physics and Astronomy) or type (e.g.Journals, News, Data etc.) or search to find your required resource.
SCOPUS - The SCOPUS Quick Reference Guide will introduce you to the database.
Web of Science - Use the Web of Science LibGuide for comprehensive support and training
IEEE Xplore - IEEE Xplore provide a number of useful video tutorials; sharing tips and techniques to improve your searching.
ScienceDirect - ScienceDirect provide a range of help materials including a series of online tutorials.
MathSciNet - Use the QuickStart guide if you are new to this resources. This has lots of hints and tips to help you search effectively. You can also use the Help Tutorials to view demonstrations of the various database functions.
It is important to plan your search strategy, and manage your search results so that you get the most from your online searching.
Keep a record of all the material you need to cite in your assignments, papers, projects etc.
Use the Search Techniques and Referencing guidance to assist you.
Use the Search Techniques LibGuides for lots of hints and tips on successful online searching
As you search you need to keep track of all the material you will be using in your academic work so that you can cite and reference it appropriately.
Always check your module handbook for specific departmental guidance on the style required for your assessed works and dissertations. Check with your personal tutor or dissertation supervisor if you need clarification.
For more guidance take a look at:
Find out more about the skills support available to help you develop a range of study skills including essay writing, referencing, critical reading and getting the most out of lectures.
Sage Research Methods Online (SRMO) is a great resource to use when you are planning and conducting your research.
It is targeted at social science researchers but is useful across all subject areas as it covers key research methodology topics that are applicable across the research spectrum.
Sage have produced a comprehensive LibGuide to help you get the best from the resource.
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