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Physics

Getting Started

  • Access Science
    General science resource with articles, updates, and biographies great for background research. Search for your topic or browse the list.
  • Physics to Go
    Provides great background information through a diverse collection of games, webcasts, and online exhibits and activities. Resources can be searched by content topic, resource type, and grade level. Produced by the American Physical Society (APS).
  • Academic Search Complete  
    Includes over 300 physics journals and covers a broad-range of other subjects. Search for your topic and then narrow your search using the tools on the left.

Finding Books & Media

Finding Articles

  • arXiv.org
    Provides electronic and pre-print articles/research in the fields of physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, and more.
  • American Physical Society : Journals & Publications
    Search journals published by the American Physical Society using your topic or browse by journal title.
  • Institute of Physics ( IOPscience )
    Search journals produced by IOP Publishing. Click on Journals List to browse our subscriptions. Use Request It for journals that we don’t subscribe to.
  • ScienceDirect
    Database of 1800+ journals, including many in the Physics & Astronomy. Search for your topic or browse journals by title. Use Request It for journals that we don’t subscribe to.
  • Astronomy Abstract Service
    This NASA-funded service provides access to 330,000 abstracts from astronomical journal articles, conference proceedings, and reports dating back to 1975. Find the article by using Library Search.
  • Scitation
    Search through journals, conference proceedings, eBooks, standards, patents, databases, and magazines related to physics, chemistry geosciences, engineering, acoustics and more. Use Request It for journals that we don’t subscribe to.