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 pursuit of harmony : Kepler on cosmos, confession, and community (Rothman, Aviva, author.) Frost Library; QB36.K44 R68 2017

    Niels Bohr and the philosophy of physics : twenty-first-century perspectives Frost Library; QC16.B63 N494 2017

    The quantum labyrinth : how Richard Feynman and John Wheeler revolutionized time and reality (Halpern, Paul, 1961-, author.) Frost Library; QC174.12 .H347 2017

    Exploring quantum physics through hands-on projects (Prutchi, David.) Science Library; QC174.12 .P785 2011

    Proceedings of the Gibbs Symposium : Yale University, May 15-17, 1989 (Gibbs Symposium (1989 : Yale University)) Science Library; QC310.15 .G53 1989

    The electric century : how the taming of lightning shaped the modern world (Williams, John B., author.) Frost Library; QC507 .W55 2018

    The Paris Agreement : climate change, solidarity, and human rights (Blau, Judith R., 1942-, author.) Frost Library; QC903.2.U6 B53 2017