An overview of a topic: Look for books or reference materials using our catalog.
Looking for a brief overview of a topic you don’t already know? Search our catalog for the word “encyclopedia” plus a broad topic (ex. encyclopedia physics). Or browse our reference collection on Library North 2 (look under Q for science, R for medicine, and T for technology).
Looking for in-depth explorations of a topic or field? Search our catalog for the topic. If you don’t find anything, search for a broader topic (e.g. star formation instead of T Tauri star).
Looking for the most up-to-date overviews of recent research? Look for review articles in one of the above databases.
Web of Science Help | Searches articles in over 7,100 science journals, including what papers are cited in and citing each article. Use for citation chasing, preliminary searches on a topic, interdisciplinary work, and finding more articles like one you've read.
User Help | Searches open access pre-prints in physics, astronomy, math, and other sciences. Use for finding the most current research, especially papers not yet published; less useful for finding all literature on a topic. Can also be searched in ADS (below).