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Physics Databases

These databases are great for physics topics.  If you are having trouble finding what you need in the databases on this guide, please contact Barbara Harvey for suggestions and assistance.

  • ADS (Astrophysics Data Systems)
    This database, funded by NASA, searches for information about astronomy, astrophysics, instrumentation, physics, and geophysics. Users can search for articles, books, conference proceedings and pre-prints.
  • ArXiv
    Open access (meaning free to the public) to scholarly information in physics. Also includes the following subjects: mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics.
  • MathSciNet
    MathSciNet is a good source for scholarly articles and reviews related to mathematics. This database does contain information for several physics journals as well.
  • PROLA (Physical Review Online Archive)
    PROLA is the American Physical Society's (APS) online database for scholarly journals. It contains journal articles published from 1893–present.
  • SpringerLink
    Through Springer, the library has full text access to over 100 journals in physics.
  • Web of Science
    This is a great multi-disciplinary database. It searches scholary journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts & humanities.

Not finding what you need?

These are multidisciplinary databases, which means they should contain information for almost any topic.  If you aren't finding what you need in the databases on this guide, contact Sarah for suggestions and assistance.

  • ScienceDirect
    Partial full text for Elsevier journals covering science, technology and medicine. Coverage in some cases back to 1823.
  • Wiley InterScience
    This database contains scholarly journal articles covering a wide range of subjects including physics and astronomy.
  • Academic Search Premier (Ebsco
    Academic Search Premier covers most subjects and searches for newspaper & magazine articles in addition to more scholarly articles available in journals.

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