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About PhysNet

The Concepts of PhysNet

    PhysNet is a distributed information service. It uses the information which can be found on the web-servers of the worldwide distributed physics institutions and departments of universities seen as a distributed database.
    The restriction to those professional institutions which are accepted by the learned societies ensure the quality and relevance of the offered information. PhysNet serves only professional specific information posted by the scientists themselves. Therefore PhysNet complements the services of commercial providers.

    All information of PhysNet is kept, stored and maintained by its creators at their local institution's server or individual homepage. The creators retain all rights of their data. PhysNet only gathers and processes these local available information of physics institutions to make them globally accessible.

    PhysNet is a noncommercial service. The access to information offerd by PhysNet is free for anyone.

    The aim of PhysNet is to provide a longtime stable and distributed information service for physics with the collaboration of many national and international societies and physics organisations.

    More detailed information about PhysNet, its principles, its organization and its structure can be found in the PhysNet-Charter.

The PhysNet-Services

    PhysDep offers a set of lists of links to nearly all Physics Institutions worldwide ordered by continent, country and town. In addition, it offers a HARVEST-based search engine to search across the listed Institutions.
    Please read the Infofile for more detailed information.

    PhysDoc provides lists of links to document sources of the distributed Physics Institutions.Such document sources are for example preprints, research reports, annual reports, and list of publications of local research groups and individual scientists. The service is also completed with a HARVEST-based search engine.
    Please read the Infofile for more detailed information.

    Journals lists Physics-related Journals, which are available with free fulltext on the web. A list of 'EPS Recognized Journals' is given as well.

    Conferences, Workshops and Summer Schools offers a list of servers with Conference Lists in different fields of Physics.

    PhysJobs offers a list of links to various physics-related job sites on the web. A search facility to search for information on these sites is implemented, too.

    Education provides online educational resources for physics (e.g. Lecture Notes, Seminar Talks, Visualization and Demonstration Applets), listed by subject areas.

    Links lists futher sources of physics information on the web and information services of other fields and disciplines.

    Services provides various related tools e.g. to enrich and improve homepages and documentsources by adding correct MetaData according the international Dublin-Core standard.

    An Upload Interface is offered to allow the local institutions or authors to register their institution's and documents homepages, and send us additional URLs or update the entries.

How to use PhysNet?

    To navigate through PhysNet is quite simple. Select a service via the buttons on the left site or in the index at the end of each site. Use the arrows to skip move to the top or back to the previous site.

    You can either SURF by 'mouse-and-click' through the lists of links, e.g. in case of PhysDep to the continent in mind and its countries and their Physics Institutions and then in their WWW-Server until you find the information you are looking for.

    Or you can SEARCH by typing your query into the relevant field of the offered search engines. This can be done either by 'simple search' just by giving some keywords or combined with boolean operators. In case of PhysDoc the query can be specified by author, title, keywords and 'fulltext' which is useful in case the documents come with the respective metadata.

    The system returns a list of 'hits' to your screen and give a link to a page on the servers which seems to contain the words of your query.

Some Technical Specifications

    All pages are optimized for use with Netscape(R) Navigator(R) 4.x and Internet-Explorer(R) 5.x or higher with Javascript and a screen resolution of 800 x 600 or more with a medium type size.

    The service was also tested with other usal browsers on different operating systems.

Copyright Declaration and Disclaimer

    The whole PhysNet-service is copyright protected by the German Urheberrecht and owned by the Institute for Science Networking at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg. You may not publish and use any copies of the PhysNet pages or of parts of them without compliance of the authors.

    We are not liable for the content of any of the linked servers, though we check the links frequently to ensure they are obviously physics related.

    Last update on PhysNet: 31. May. 2020


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