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  1. Physics e-books published by CRC Press. Contains titles from astrophysics to quantum physics, materials science to optoelectronics.
  2. Wide coverage of searchable ready-reference resource of chemical and physical data on properties of inorganic and organic compounds.
  3. The American Physical Society's online archive for Physical Review Letters, Reviews of Modern Physics, and Physical Review AE. Contains all APS journal articles published from 1893 to 2010.
  4. Optical Society of America's online repository of both current and past volumes of all its journals. Contains recent proceedings from OSA conferences.
  5. A collection of research papers in physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics.

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  1. The Audio Engineering Society (AES) E-Library includes convention and conference papers, JAES journal articles, and engineering briefs on the subject of audio technology. Coverage: 1953-present.
  2. An index to papers published in conference proceedings with citation information for the sciences.
  3. An overlay of arXiv.org, a digital library of research articles in physics, mathematics, computer science, and quantitative biology.
  4. Publications from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET, formerly the IEE.) Document types include books, journals, conference proceedings, and standards. Topic areas include electrical and computer engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, physics, and materials science.
  5. Detailed searching forms for chemistry, symmetry, structure type, etc. Contains records for elements, and binary, ternary, quaternary and quintenary compounds.
  6. Searchable collections of physics ebooks from IOPscience.
  7. The basic source of information on crystallography and structural science.
  8. IsisCB Explore is a research tool for the history of science, whose core dataset comes from bibliographical citations in the Isis Bibliography of the History of Science. The IsisCB currently contains 40 years of citation data from 1974 to 2014.
  9. E-books in Materials Science from CRC Press.
  10. Online proceedings from Materials Research Society Symposia. Contains work across the broad field of materials research, including: Biomaterials, Biomimetics, Nanomaterials, Quantum matter, Plasmonics, Nanophotonics, and more. Coverage: Volume 1 (1980) to Volume 1810 (2015).
  11. Handbooks on nanoscience and nanotechnology published by CRC Press.
  12. Provides access to aerospace-related citations, full-text online documents, images, and videos. Includes conference papers, journal articles, meeting papers, patents, research reports, images, movies, and technical videos. All created or funded by NASA. Full text documents are free but must be requested through the NASA STI Order Form.
  13. Over 365,000 entries of inorganic diffraction data for crystals and powders. A collection of inorganic materials, produced in a standardized format that can be rapidly searched for unknown phase identification.
    Access: Available at the standalone computer on the third floor of the Bennett library.
    Reserve/book time: You can book or reserve time on the computer in the Bennett library on Burnaby Mountain which runs this resource by clicking here.
  14. Worlds most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world. Historic and ongoing coverage.
  15. Physics preprints on quantitative biology.
  16. Detailed index covering organic and inorganic chemistry. Includes patents. Provides access to chemical reactions and physical, chemical and bioactivity data.
  17. Covers a large number of scientific journals across a wide range of disciplines, from 1900 to the present.
  18. Covers general science, biological and agricultural science, applied science, and technology. Mainly citations and abstracts, with some full-text articles.
  19. Ebooks and journal articles on science and medicine, from Elsevier.
  20. A repository of open access journal articles in the field of High-Energy Physics.
  21. Includes journal articles, ebooks, and conference proceedings from the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE). Covers the field of optics, photonics, medical imaging, remote sensing, and optical engineering.
  22. Access to e-books from SPIE.
  23. Index of physics journal papers, preprints, e-prints, technical reports, conference papers and theses, comprehensively indexed by the SLAC and DESY libraries since 1974.
  24. Indexes core journal articles, conference proceedings, and other resources in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities, can be used for citation analysis of research. A citation index contains the references cited by the authors of the publications covered by the index. You can use these references to do a cited reference search. This type of search enables you to find works that cite a previously published work.
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