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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    Why time flies : a mostly scientific investigation (Burdick, Alan, author.) Frost Library; QB213 .B925 2017

    The origins of everything in 100 pages (more or less) (Bercovici, David, author.) Science Library; QB982 .B456 2016

    Oscillations and waves (Kneubühl, F. K. (Fritz Kurt), 1931-) Science Library; QC157 .K64 1997

    Air : the restless shaper of the world (Logan, William Bryant.) Frost Library; QC161 .L64 2013

    Kinetic theory and transport phenomena (Soto, Rodrigo (Physicist) author.) Science Library; QC174.9 .S67 2016

    Optics (Hecht, Eugene, author.) Science Library; QC355.3 .H43 2017

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

    Before the flood Frost Library; QC903 .B44

    Systemic crises of global climate change : intersections of race, class, and gender Science Library; QC903 .S97 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