Physics and Astronomy Research Guide

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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)
    Index of resources covering the disciplines of astronomy and physics

For more databases, use the subject filter on A-Z Databases

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.
  • 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.

Translate journal abbreviation using JAbbr or All that JAS

    The future of humanity (Kaku, Michio, author.) Frost Library; QB461 .K343 2018

    Entretiens sur la pluralité des mondes (Fontenelle, M. de (Bernard Le Bovier), 1657-1757.) Frost Library; QB54 .F6 1998

    Discovering Pluto : exploration at the edge of the solar system (Cruikshank, Dale P., author.) Frost Library; QB701 .C78 2018

    Before time began : the Big Bang and the emerging universe (Satz, H., author.) Frost Library; QB991.B54 S28 2017

    Quantum language and the migration of scientific concepts (Burwell, Jennifer, author.) Frost Library; QC174.13 .B874 2018

    Beyond the dynamical universe : unifying block universe physics and time as experienced (Silberstein, Michael, author.) Frost Library; QC174.13 .S55 2018

    Thermodynamics (Luscombe, James H., 1954- author.) Frost Library; QC311 .L87 2018

    The holographic universe : the revolutionary theory of reality (Talbot, Michael, 1953-1992.) Frost Library; QC449 .T35 2011

    Electric currents in geospace and beyond Frost Library; QC601 .E54 2018

    The spinning magnet (Mitchell, Alanna, author.) Frost Library; QC760 .M5425 2018

    Sinking Chicago : climate change and the remaking of a flood-prone environment (Platt, Harold L., author.) Frost Library; QC903.2.U6 P53 2018

    An inconvenient sequel : truth to power Frost Library; QC981.8.G56 I526

    Brave new Arctic : the untold story of the melting North (Serreze, Mark C., author.) Frost Library; QC994.8 .S4754 2018