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Physics & Engineering Research Guide: Find Articles

For PLNU students and faculty in the Physics and Engineering Department. How-to guide to access print, database articles and quality Internet resources.

What is the difference between Scholarly and Popular Periodicals?

View a YouTube video via the link below for a discussion of scholary and popular information.

Citing resources

Endnote is a Web-based tool for managing and citing references in papers and creating bibliographies.  EndNote has numerous citation styles including APA, MLA, Chicago (Turabian).  EndNote is available to current members of the PLNU community.  To access EndNote simply enter your PLNU network ID and password the same as you would to access campus email and Canvas.

Ryan Library Databases

Ryan Library databases are subscriptions provided to the PLNU community for online access to journal and magazine articles and/or citations. 

Recommended databases for Physics students include:

 

Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature.

Requesting Materials from Other Libraries

Use these one of these options when requesting items that are not available at Ryan Library:

Camino

  • Only books can be requested from Camino.
  • Books requested via Camino take 2-5 business days.
  • Loan period is 45 days.
  • Books cannot be renewed.
  • Overdue fines will apply.   
  • Books must be picked up from the Point Loma campus.

      InterLibrary Loan

  • Articles, books and other materials can be requested from InterLibrary Loan.
  • Books requested via InterLibrary Loan may take a minumum of 7-10 business days.
  • Loan periods and renewal availability varies depending on the participating libraries.
  • Overdue fines will apply.

Click Here for ILL Request Form

Please select either the article or book form