Physics 230: Organic Solar Cells

  Finding Science News in Holman Library Databases

Find Science Info for the Interested Public & for Industry Readers

Use ProQuest, Academic Search Complete, and Science in Context to search for information for the interested public on solar cells or some aspect of solar energy.

  • Limit to only magazine and/or newspaper articles at Source Type.

Why magazines?

What are magazines? 

When you search the library's periodical databases, most articles in your results are either from a newspaper, magazine, or journal.

Why use magazine and newspaper articles?

  • Magazine articles are written for a general audience and explore current issues in some depth . 
  • While most newspaper articles are too short to provide a lot of information or analysis, newspapers give you insight into the daily impact of social concerns. Some newspapers also include longer investigative and analytical pieces. At document type, limit to feature articles or cover stories to more substantial articles.
  • Trade, or professional, articles are written for people working in a field. Trade journals include news updates that impact the profession, research briefs, career development tools, and info of interest only to those in that field.
  • Scholarly journal articles are detailed, original studies or they offer reviews of studies written for a special, academic or research audience.

Why Trade?

What are Trade Publications? 

Trade publications are the journals and magazines written for people who work in an industry.

Nearly all fields have them!

They are a great resource to learn about current trends and research in your field, opinion on how current governmental policies impact your field, professional development and more.