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Get started with Scholar OneSearch
Scholar OneSearch can be a great place to start your research. Search results include books (both print and electronic), articles, videos, data sets, and more.
E-books for Physics
IET Digital Library
A global repository of science, engineering and technology focused content produced by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Includes access to 600+ e-books.
Interactive ebooks and databases for scientific and engineering information.
O'Reilly (previously Safari Tech Books Online)
A fully-searchable e-reference library that houses a vast collection of online technical books from industry-leading publishers. Note: from the dropdown menu, select 'Institution not listed' from the dropdown menu, then follow the instructions to register or use your personal account.
Springer publishes a wide array of searchable, high quality e-books, including more than 12,000 in Physics
Oxford Handbooks for Physical Science
Online access to reputable handbooks on topics like nanoscience and technology, planning for climate change, small super conductors, the history of physics and cosmology, and more.
Using Scholar OneSearch
To find books or e-books, you'll want to use Scholar OneSearch - the Northeastern Library Catalog.
Once you've searched for the topic you're interested in (ex. 'bioengineering and stem cells'), Scholar OneSearch will return a list of as many materials as possible related to your topic. This will include books and e-books, as well as some articles, videos, dissertations, and more.
The easiest way to search Scholar OneSearch is to limit your search to a particular material type, such as books or e-books. To do this, use the filter on the left hand side of the screen to select the material type(s) you're interested in and click 'Apply'. You can also exclude material types from your search by hovering over the material type and clicking the red check box on the right hand side of the material type.
Tips for using Scholar OneSearch
- Try using the advanced search to specify a subject and author you are interested in at the same time.
- Sign in to Scholar OneSearch to see additional results. Some databases, such as Web of Science, won't allow their results to populate Scholar OneSearch for anyone who is not signed in.
- Use the filters on the left hand side of the search results page. Some of the most popular filters are material type (to limit to a specific type of research such as an e-book or e-journal), author/creator (to see who is prominently publishing in the field), and year (to limit to research in a particular time period).