Besides the UR online library catalog's default Articles, Books & More Search, there are several other ways to refine your search for print and electronic resources that are available to you in our collections. Simply search the library catalog by going to the main library webpage (https://library.rochester.edu) and in the main search box, mouse over the dropdown menu (the default view where it says Articles, Books & More, with a down arrow to the right) and you can select several library resource types to search for:
For optics print and e-resources, the most relevant call number ranger fall within the range of QC350 - 467 (Science: Physics: Optics. Light) and TA1501-1820 (Technology: Engineering (General). Civil Engineering: Applied Optics. Photonics).
The Physics-Optics-Astronomy (POA) Library, located in Bausch and Lomb Hall 374, houses print books in optics that are shelved in the general stacks and on the course reserve shelves, the latter normally accessible through the Q&i desk, but due to COVID-19 restrictions print reserves books are not able to be circulated in person this semester. In addition, POA houses the History of Optics collection, which contains over three hundred items that are of historical value or seminal significance in the development of the optics field, particularly as it has developed at the University of Rochester.
The Carlson Science and Engineering Library and Rush Rhees Library also house print books and other relevant materials on optics. Furthermore, Carlson and POA Libraries regularly produce exhibits and displays that focus on optics and related topics.
In addition, the Edward G. Miner Library at URMC has a separate online library catalog, resources and databases that are more relevant to health and medical research. The main Miner online catalog can be accessed at https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/libraries/miner.aspx.
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