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)
    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 art of astrophotography (Morison, Ian, 1943-) Frost Library; QB121 .M67 2017

    Before Copernicus : the cultures and contexts of scientific learning in the fifteenth century Frost Library; QB29 .B44 2017

    The spirit and the sky : Lakota visions of the cosmos (Hollabaugh, Mark, author.) Frost Library; QB32 .H6845 2017

    Cosmos and the rhetoric of popular science (Sorensen, Karen Schroeder, author.) Frost Library; QB43.3 .S628 2017

    In the shadow of the moon : the science, magic, and mystery of solar eclipses (Aveni, Anthony F., author.) Frost Library; QB541 .A84 2017

    Eclipse over America Frost Library; QB541 .E28

    Mars : the pristine beauty of the Red Planet (McEwen, Alfred S., author.) Frost Library; QB641 .M394 2017 xx

    Many-body physics, topology and geometry (Sen, Siddhartha, author.) Science Library; QC174.17.P7 S46 2015

    Simple Brownian diffusion : an introduction to the standard theoretical models (Gillespie, Daniel T., author.) Science Library; QC184 .G55 2013

    From light to dark : daylight, illumination, and gloom (Edensor, Tim, 1957-, author.) Frost Library; QC372 .E34 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

    Hamiltonian mechanics of gauge systems (Prokhorov, Lev V.) Science Library; QC793.3.S9 P76 2011

    Mindmade politics : the cognitive roots of international climate governance (Milkoreit, Manjana, author.) Frost Library; QC903 .M555 2017

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