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This page has been designed for undergraduate and graduate students studying Optical Science to provide quick access to information about library services and resources.
Free version of the WorldCat database that can show nearby library holdings.
from the Optical Society of America(OSA)
Optics InfoBase is OSA's online database of both current and past volumes of all its journals. It also contains recent proceedings from OSA conferences.
Journals from the Optical Society of America:
Searchable index and full-text of the conference proceedings and journals of the International Society of Optical Engineering.
Contents of the SPIE Digital Library:
Optical Engineering :
Starting at Volume 29 (1990)
Journal of Electronic Imaging :
Starting at Volume 1 (1992)
Journal of Biomedical Optics :
Starting at Volume 1 (1996)
Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS
Starting at Volume 1 (2002)
Journal of Applied Remote Sensing :
Starting at Volume 1 (2007)
Journal of Nanophotonics :
Starting at Volume 1 (2007)
ENCYCLOPEDIAS & DICTIONARIES
Covers all areas of optics, including both practical, as well as, theoretical topics. Appropriate for undergraduate and graduate students wanting to learn more about topics that fall outside of their area of expertise. (Also available in print as a 5 volume set in the Science-Engineering Library, Call #QC351.2 .E53 2005.)
Covers all relevant fields in physics, in particular optics, laser physics, solids, semiconductor, atom and nuclear physics, biophysics as well as all the neighboring fields of physics and engineering.
Encyclopedia of Optical Engineering
Covers technological advances and perspectives in optical engineering. Examines various topics, including digital image enhancement and restoration, biological modeling, biomedical spectroscopy, ocean optics, target detection, fiber optic sources, holography, lens design, classification and coding, optical biopsy, and radiometry. Concise as well as scholarly articles on a wide range of subjects.
Encyclopedia Britannica Online
It consists of a fully searchable and browsable collection of authoritative references, including Britannica's latest article database, hundreds of articles not found in the print Britannica, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (Tenth Edition), the Britannica Book of the Year thousands of links to other World Wide Web sites selected by Britannica editors.
QC173 .A827 1996 Science Library Lots of handy information on theories, measurements, techniques and processes in the subdisciplines of Physics
QC369 .H35 (4 vols.) Main Reference
Vol. 1. Fundamentals, techniques, and design
Vol. 2. Devices, measurements, and properties
Vol. 3. Classical Optics, Vision optics, and X-Ray optics
QC374 N55 1997 Science Ref
Contains reference data on the properties of optical materials used in laser physics and quantum electronics.
DISSERTATIONS & THESES
Index of all doctoral dissertations and some master's theses from most North American and many European
colleges and universities. Dissertations published from 1980 forward include 350- word abstracts written by the
author. Master's theses published from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts.
Includes full text of dissertations from 1996 to present. NOTE: Some full text is not available due to restrictions placed by the author, patents pending or problems regarding use of copyrighted material without permission.
SEARCH TIP FOR UA DISSERTATIONS:
Type "university of arizona" (with quotes) in the School name search box.
Or use the Current Research @ University of Arizona subset of this database.
The Electronic Theses and Dissertations database is the intellectual output of graduate students at the University of Arizona. The database allows for searching and browsing on all the topics. Coverage include theses and dissertations (2005 - ) approved by the Graduate college and masters' reports (2003 -) approved by College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture in the Department of Geography and Regional Development at the University of Arizona.
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