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The following is a selected list of resources for starting research in Physics, including astrophysics and astronomy.

Finding Books

You can use the UO Libraries' "LibrarySearch" to find books, journals, and general articles by topic, title or author. Use the drop down menu to search the UO Libraries catalog, Summit catalog (over 30 Northwest academic libraries), or libraries + articles

Help finding eBooks

Finding eBooks at UO Libraries

Using Filters in LibrarySearch

A screenshot of Library search with "UO eResources" selected from the Availability menu and "Book Chapters" and "eBooks" selected from the Resource Type menu.

Use LibrarySearch to find millions of items available at UO, including eBooks! Narrow your search by using filters. These are also sometimes called refinersnarrowers, or limiters


Finding eBooks

To locate eBooks, check the corresponding box (under the Resource Type filter). You may also want to include Book Chapters.

LibrarySearch also includes catalogs of other Summit (OR, WA, and ID) academic libraries. Using the UO eResources filter (under Availability) will eliminate results that includes eBook records the UO doesn’t have current access to.

Be sure to click Apply to limit your results to your selected filters.


Finding eBooks beyond UO

There are free and open eBooks online through sites like HathiTrust and Project Gutenberg. Check out the eTextbooks and OER page for more.