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Physics, Math & Astronomy (PMA): Home

Finding books and ebooks

The Library's print and electronic holdings can be found in LibSearch. If you're looking specifically for ebooks looks for the square brackets [electronic resoure] after the title in the catalog record.

If our library does not have a book or subscribe to an article that you'd like, you can request it through Docuserve (Interlibrary Loan). You can email me directly if you'd like a book to be purchased for our collections, or use this form.


Print and electronic collections

Linking to Online Journal Content / ejournals

Google Scholar - This FAQ explains how to configure your Scholar account so that Caltech Connect links appear in your search results. 

NASA ADS - Please remember to configure ADS to set our Library as your home. Once you do this you'll see proxied links to our licensed / subscribed resources in ADS.  

Off Campus Access to Library Resources - Please consult this page for options about how to access library subscriptions remotely.

Only current Caltech students, faculty, and staff have remote-access privileges to Caltech-licensed library resources. 

Print Collections

Print collections for PMA are in Cahill (astronomy), the Sherman Fairchild Library (physics and math) and the Caltech Hall basement (astronomy overflow). 

Access holdings and Docuserve

Find EJournals - To understand the library's electronic journal holdings, search by title in this database.

LibSearch - Our new discovery service allows you to search for all of our holdings, both print and electronic.

Citation Linker - Paste a DOI into this search in order to link to a publisher PDF or a Docuserve menu.

Docuserve / Interlibrary Loan - Submit a Docuserve request for material not held in our physical collections or for articles/book chapters that we don't own. The service is free and PDFs are usually delivered in less than 2 days. For more immediate service, use RUSH. Docuserve users are entitled to 10 free RUSH requests each year.



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Cahill 105
MC 11-17