Universität Bonn

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Physics and Astronomy

The dedicated Physics and Astronomy web page has details of the subject-specific services offered by the USL.

Specialist advice

If you have any questions about finding and the availability of scientific literature, specialist databases and new acquisitions relating to your subject, please do not hesitate to call or email the subject librarian for physics and astronomy. You are also welcome to share your own requests and suggestions. Our services include:

  • Help with searching for literature and sources
  • Advice on and assistance with using databases and online services
  • Acquiring printed or electronic media for research and teaching
  • Subject tutorials
  • Putting you in contact with specialists
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Eva-Maria Kopp

Subject librarian for geography and land use planning, geosciences, computer science, mathematics, physics and astronomy

The most important databases, portals and sources of information

arXiv.org is a document server for preprints and a major open-access source for academic articles on physics, mathematics, computer science and related subdisciplines.

You can find out more about arXiv.org in the DBIS database information system (in German).

Web of Scienceenables a wide range of databases covering multiple disciplines to be searched simultaneously using a single search interface. Different content can be accessed depending on what license is held.

You can find out more about Web of Science in the DBIS database information system (in German).

Via the TIB Portal, the TIB—the Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology and the library for Leibniz University Hannover—provides access to a range of databases, services and digital offerings.

You can find out more about Web of Science in the DBIS database information system (in German).

You can select and view databases dedicated to physics via the DBIS database information system (in German).

The Electronic Journals Library has a list of electronic periodicals on physics.

E-book portals are included in the DBIS database information system. You can get an overview of and access to e-book portals via the heading entitled Sammlungen in DBIS (“Collections in DBIS”).

Good to know

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Search tools

Useful tools for literature searches

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Reference management programs

Reference management programs help users to collate, sort and process their references.

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Research and teaching

Details of the advice and services that the USL provides on researching, teaching and publishing.


If you would like to learn more about literature searches in specialist databases and sources of subject-specific information, you can simply make an appointment or ask the subject librarian to arrange a tutorial: evamaria.kopp@ulb.uni-bonn.de

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