Use this guide to help you make the most of the library and information resources and services.
Search across the print and online collections for books, chapters, articles, journals and lots more.
For more in depth research in 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.
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.
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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