Physics and Astronomy Research Guide

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  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Media
  • Web
  • New Titles
Try these databases first to find journal articles in this discipline.
  • 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)
Use these encyclopedias and reference works to get started on a topic.
  • Reference Universe
    Searchable index of the library's entire reference collection, both print and electronic.
Find streaming audio and video in these collections.
  • Journal of Visualized Experiments: Biology Collection (JOVE) (2006 to present)
    JoVE Biology presents videos demonstrating laboratory methods in the fields of cellular biology, developmental biology, microbiology, immunology, plant biology, medicine, and neuroscience.
  • Journal of Visualized Experiments: Neuroscience Collection (JOVE) (2006 to present)
    JoVE Neuroscience presents videos demonstrating techniques from a wide variety of fields, focusing on those intended to lend insight into the structure, function, physiology and pathophysiology of the central and peripheral nervous systems.
  • Kanopy Streaming Video
    Kanopy offers a broad selection of thousands of streaming films, documentaries, and theatrical releases covering a wide variety of subject areas, with additional new releases launched monthly. If close-captioning is not included, it can be requested. Interactive transcripts are included. Note that US feature films are not typically part of the Kanopy offerings.
Start with these recommended freely available resources in this discipline.

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    Pathways to astronomy (Schneider, Stephen E. (Stephen Ewing), 1957-, author.) Science Library; QB43.3 .S36 2015

    Astrophysics processes : the physics of astronomical phenomena (Bradt, Hale, 1930-) Science Library; QB461 .B67 2008

    The jazz of physics : the secret link between music and the structure of the universe (Alexander, Stephon, author.) Frost Library; QB981 .A54 2016

    Probability and statistical physics in St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg School in Probability and Statistical Physics (2012 : Saint Petersburg, Russia)) Science Library; QC174.85.P76 S735 2012

    Seven brief lessons on physics (Rovelli, Carlo, 1956-, author.) Frost Library; QC24.5 .R68313 2016

    The quantum theory of light (Loudon, Rodney.) Science Library; QC446.2 .L68 1983

    Power in a warming world (Ciplet, David, author.) Frost Library; QC903 .C4335 2015

    Climate terror : a critical geopolitics of climate change (Chaturvedi, Sanjay, author.) Frost Library; QC903.2.D44 C44 2015