The NCAR Library has recently added the SPIE Digital Library, consisting of more than 270,000 articles in the field of optics and photonics, an area which is growing rapidly across multiple disciplines. SPIE publishes more than 17,000 new articles and conference proceedings each year. They operate an "e-first" policy so that the latest papers are available online within just a few weeks of being presented.
The areas covered in the SPIE Digital Library include:
To gain an overview of the key benefits and navigational tips there is a tutorial presented in the Tutorials for NCAR Library/Services Section, under the Help tab on the library website.