Physics and Astronomy Research Guide

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  • INSPEC (1969 to present)
    Index of publications in all areas of physics, engineering, and computer sciences.
  • Web of Science (1984 to present)
    Search thousands of journals across the sciences and social sciences and track cited references to locate more recent articles.
  • NASA Astrophysics Data System (1502 to present)
    Index of resources covering the disciplines of astronomy and physics

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  • Reference Universe
    Searchable index of the library's entire reference collection, both print and electronic.
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Start with these recommended freely available resources in this discipline.

Translate journal abbreviation using JAbbr or All that JAS

    Dialogue concerning the two chief world systems, Ptolemaic & Copernican (Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642.) Science Library; QB41 .G1356 1967

    Cosmos : the infographic book of space (Lowe, Stuart, author.) Science Library; QB43.3 .L68 2015

    Einstein's Berlin : in the footsteps of a genius (Hoffmann, Dieter, 1948-) Science Library; QC16.E5 H64413 2013

    The formative years of relativity (Gutfreund, Hanoch, author.) Frost Library; QC173.6 .G878 2017

    An introduction to quantum field theory (Peskin, Michael Edward, 1951-) Science Library; QC174.45 .P465 1995

    An introduction to geometrical physics (Aldrovandi, R. (Ruben) author.) Science Library; QC20.7.D52 A53 2017

    Applications of contact geometry and topology in physics (Kholodenko, Arkady Leonidovich, 1948-) Science Library; QC20.7.G44 K46 2013

    Simply electrifying (Roach, Craig, author.) Frost Library; QC527 .R63 2017

    Polonium in the Playhouse : the Manhattan Project's secret chemistry work in Dayton, Ohio (Thomas, Linda Carrick, 1960- author.) Frost Library; QC773.3.U5 T46 2017

    AdS (Pires, A. (Antonio) author.) Science Library; QC793.3.G38 P573 2014

    Near the horizon : an invitation to geometric optics (Broer, H. W. (Hendrik Wolter), 1950-, author.) Science Library; QC975.2 .B76 2016