Physics and Technology
Library services and literature resources for Physics and Technology
Our digital library is open.
All services, library-classes, and tutoring will be conducted online.
- Access from home: see the pages "Using private computer".
- We recommend using VPN.
- Search Oria for literature and other resources.
- Check out your subject page from the menu above for useful resources and your subject librarian.
- Cannot find what you need? Suggest purchasing a digital edition of the resource.
- Contact your subject librarian directly for assistance to search, to find alternative resources, and for related questions.
- We conduct consultations over email, phone, zoom or other tools.
- You will find your subject librarian under "Your Subject" in the menu above.
- Or submit this form "book a librarian" and we will get you in touch.
Borrowing and returning books
You can now request, pick up and return physical books: Request and pick up (and return) at the door
Access to library
Students can apply to gain access to the library: Slik får du tilgang
Please find our electronic and printed books by searching the blue search box above.
After searching, check left margin for further options. Print-books physically available in the Science Library are marked UBBRB
For books on loan, choose 'reserve', or browse for alternatives using the Virtual Shelf-tab over your chosen book. For browsing our physical shelves, aks staff to help you find the shelves most relevant.
Check here how to access and use e-books, or ask at our desk.
Suggestions for new purchases? Contact the subject specialist!
Find physics and technology books in the library
Books in the library are sorted by the Dewey Decimal Classification. Books in physics have numbers that start with 51x and in technology numbers that start with 62x. Click the links below to search whole categories in Oria.
531 Classical mechanics
532 Fluid mechanics
533 Pneumatics (Gas mechanics)
534 Sound and related vibrations
535 Light and related radiation
537 Electricity and electronics
539 Modern physics
620 Engineering and allied operations
621 Applied Physics
622 Mining and related operations
623 Military and nautical engineering
624 Civil engneering
627 Hydraulic engineering
628 Sanitary engeneering
(incl. green technology/ environmetal protectionengineering)
Literature about alternative energy sources you can find under 333.7-333.9. Books about renewable energy you find under 333.79.
How to Use E-books
E-books are becoming increasingly common, a number of the University Library's books are only available digitally. Here you find some tipps on how to get access.
Scientific papers appear alongside books, reports etc. also in Oria. The subject specific reference databases listed below offer advanced search functionality lacking from Oria and Google Scholar.
If you are off campus and click the following links, you will first be directed to a log on screen for the UiB proxy server, to get access even though you're outside the UiB network.
Web of Science Multidisciplinary information from about 8,500 journals from Science Citation Expanded®. With cited reference searching, users can navigate forward and backward.
IEEE Xplore provides full text access to technical literature (journals, conferences and standards) in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics.
OnePetro is a multi-society library that provides a way to search for and access a broad range of technical literature related to the oil and gas exploration and production industry.
Here you find a complete list over relevant databases in physics and technology.
Subject specific encyclopedias and reference works
Springer Handbook of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Springer Handbook of Electrochemical Energy
Springer Handbook of Acoustics
Springer Handbook of Spacetime
Springer Handbook of Lasers and Optics
Other relevant resources for the reading and writing process
EndNote is a tool for managing references and is available for all students and employees at UiB. The Science Library offers regularly courses on EndNote.
Zotero is a free reference management tool. It is in particular a nice tool for undergraduates and for everyone who is looking for a tool for unix. It does also allow an easy use with BibTeX/LaTeX.
LaTeX Currently the Science Library does not offer a course in LaTeX. You can find a lot of information in free online-tutorials (e.g.here ) or contact the staff at the science library for specific questions.
Søk og Skriv (Search and Write) is a site for all students who would like to learn more about information gathering and academic writing, independent of institution and subject area.
PhD on Track is a resource for PhD students who are beginning their research career, and who would like to learn more about information- and literature for research purposes, and about how to publish research.
Shut up and write is a weekly writers workshop for PhD students who struggle finding the time to write. No registration needed, bring your laptop, coffee cup and come!
The subject specialists in Physics and Technology (contact information at the bottom of the page) will be happy to make an appointment with you if you need help for your project. Our services include
- How to cite and refer various surces correctly in a paper
- How to find and use e-books
- Intellectual property rights issues relating to the publication and use of another's intellectual work
- Publication Fund
- The national system for registration, evaluation and reporting of research and research documentation (Cristin)
- Documentation of search
- Exhaustive and precise search
- Overview of current platforms and databases (with strengths and weaknesses)
- Use of Thesaurus / bases' controlled vocabularies in search
- Analyzing the literature by bibliometric methods