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.
  • 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

    Reading Galileo : scribal technologies and the Two New Sciences (Raphael, Renée Jennifer, 1979-) Frost Library; QB36.G2 R2155 2017

    Science, culture and the search for life on other worlds (Traphagan, John W.) Frost Library; QB54 .T73 2016

    Nostalgia de la luz = Nostalgia for the light Frost Library; QB82.C52 N67

    A big bang in a little room : the quest to create new universes (Merali, Zeeya, author.) Frost Library; QB981 .M465 2017

    Quantum fuzz : the strange true makeup of everything around us (Walker, Michael S., 1939- author.) Frost Library; QC174.12 .W347 2017

    Entropy : the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth (Ben-Naim, Arieh, 1934-, author.) Science Library; QC318.E57 B4583 2017

    Nihon shi shikisai jiten Frost Library; QC494.2 .N54 2012

    Communicating climate change : the path forward (Priest, Susanna Hornig, author.) Frost Library; QC902.9 .P75 2016

    Before the flood Frost Library; QC903 .B44

    Climate of hope : how cities, businesses, and citizens can save the planet (Bloomberg, Michael, author.) Frost Library; QC903 .B56524 2017

    The madhouse effect (Mann, Michael E., 1965-) Frost Library; QC903 .M3625 2016

    Make it rain : state control of the atmosphere in twentieth-century America (Harper, Kristine, author.) Frost Library; QC928.7 .H37 2017

    Masters of uncertainty : weather forecasters and the quest for ground truth (Daipha, Phaedra, author.) Frost Library; QC983 .D26 2015