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First Year Seminars: FYS 176-2 Lasers

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Library Databases

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan is a service that allows Gettysburg College students, faculty, and staff to borrow materials unavailable at Musselman Library from other libraries around the world. Articles usually arrive in 24 hours. Books may take 4-7 days.

Interlibrary loan is fully integrated into library databases via the Gett It button and MUSCAT Plus, the library catalog. Members of the campus community are able to make and manage requests through their library account.

Watch for the "Gett It" button in databases. small button with the words Gett It!

Clicking it will check to see if we have the item in our collection and direct you to the request form in Muscat Plus if we don't.

Background Information

Database of Scholarly Encyclopedias

Specific Titles

Although these are older titles, the entries on fundamentals and concepts may be helpful.

Scholarly, Popular, and Trade Publications

There is a range of different types of sources -- some scholarly, and some not, that may make sense to cite in your paper. Some specific titles are listed below. If you're uncertain of the difference between them, the PDF handout will help.

Title

Location

Popular Science Magazines

American Scientist

Main level/Online

Discover

Main level/Online

New Scientist

Main level/Online

Science News

Main level/Online

Physics Today

Online

Popular

Time

Online

Scholarly (small sample)

Science (mostly scholarly)

Main level/online

Nature

Online

Lasers in Medical Science

Online

PLOS One

Online

Optics & Laser Technology

Online

Technical/Trade

Laser Focus World

Online

Photonics

Online

Industrial Laser Solutions for Manufacturing

Online

Online Laser News

There are also several websites with new on laser research and innovations. The list below is a small sample.