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Nuclear Engineering

Use this guide to find books, articles, reports and websites related to nuclear engineering

Search Tips

Save time with these search tips in the book catalog, most article databases and even Google.

Tip Example
 Join different concepts with AND  radiation AND safety
 Join similar concepts with OR  nuclear AND (engineering OR science)
 Use * (asterisk) to find variations of your keyword  detect* finds detect, detection, detector, detecting

Where to Find Conference Papers & Journal Articles

These collections contain abstracts and the full text of conference papers and journal articles. If you find a document in a database and you can't access the full text, email the engineering librarian or submit an interlibrary loan request.

Annals of the ICRP

All issues of the Annals of the ICRP more than two years old are freely available at the publisher's website. If you need information from a newer issue, request the paper via interlibrary loan.

Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science

Nimitz Library provides access to print and online editions of the Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science for various years. Check Nimitz Search for our current holdings and access points.

Help, I can't access this article!

Try these steps if you find an article or book and can't read it.

  • Submit an interlibrary loan (ILL) request. Watch the video below for more information on how to get started.
    A blue circle with the text Interlibrary Loan under it
  • ILL is a service through which Nimitz Library obtains articles not in our collection from other libraries for your use. You must be on the yard or connected via VPN/VDI to submit a request.
  • Email the Engineering Librarian for help finding the full text of an article or book.

Physics & Astronomy Guide

Consult the Physics & Astronomy Research Guide for more related resources and databases.

Difficult to Find Engineering Papers

The Linda Hall Library has created a database of hard to find engineering papers that have not been indexed or are missing citation information in the major indexing services. Use interlibrary loan to request any papers you need.

How to Find the Whole Article

Found a blue Find It @ USNA button instead of a full article?

Click the button to see if we have access to the article elsewhere.    

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If you cannot access the full text of a document, use interlibrary loan to request it


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