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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    Ibn al-Haytham's On the configuration of the world (Alhazen, 965-1039, author.) Frost Library; QB26 .A4413 2017

    15 million degrees : a journey to the centre of the sun (Green, Lucie, author.) Science Library; QB521.4 .G73 2016

    Dark matter and the dinosaurs : the astounding interconnectedness of the universe (Randall, Lisa, author.) Frost Library; QB791.3 .R36 2015

    Now : the physics of time (Muller, R. (Richard) author.) Frost Library; QC173.59.S65 M85 2016

    Quantum reality : theory and philosophy (Allday, Jonathan.) Frost Library; QC174.12 .A45 2009

    Group theory in a nutshell for physicists (Zee, A., author.) Science Library; QC20.7.G76 Z44 2016

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

    How climate change comes to matter : the communal life of facts (Callison, Candis, 1971-) Frost Library; QC903.2.U6 C35 2014

    Dust bowl : Depression America to World War Two Australia (Bailey, Janette-Susan, author.) Frost Library; QC929.24 .B35 2016

    Anthropology and climate change : from actions to transformations Frost Library; QC981.8.C5 A63 2016