When you are looking for scientific articles the best place to search are the large international bibliographic databases. Searching both Inspec and Science Citation Index (Web of Science) gives a relatively exhaustive search of published, scientific articles on Physics since 1969.
Some of the most important and frequently used databases are:
If you´re looking for Swedish journal articles go to Artikelsök, which is a bibliographic database of journal- and newspaper articles.
Reference resources are mostly used to look for facts, tables, statistics etc. as opposed to "ordinary" books which you read from cover to cover. Many reference resources are available in e-format, and the printed ones you find on the shelf called REF which is located on the right hand side of the library.
Some examples of reference resources are dictionaries, encyclopedias, tables and handbooks.
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