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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
    Over 10,000 videos covering a wide variety of subject areas from producers such as the BBC, Criterion, PBS, and Kino Lorber.
Start with these recommended freely available resources in this discipline.

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    The Drake equation : estimating the prevalence of extraterrestrial life through the ages Science Library; QB54 .D73 2015

    Physics of continuous matter : exotic and everyday phenomena in the macroscopic world (Lautrup, Benny.) Science Library; QC173.7 .L38 2011

    Physics from symmetry (Schwichtenberg, Jakob, author.) Science Library; QC174.17.S9 S4 2015

    Resonance : applications in physical science (Woolfson, Michael M. (Michael Mark)) Science Library; QC241 .W66 2015

    Schaum's outlines : 3,000 solved problems in physics (Halpern, Alvin M.) Science Library; QC32 .H325 2011

    A beautiful question : finding nature's deep design (Wilczek, Frank, author.) Frost Library; QC6 .W55 2015

    Big science : Ernest Lawrence and the invention that launched the military-industrial complex (Hiltzik, Michael A., author.) Science Library; QC787.C8 H55 2015

    Large Hadron Collider : Harvest Run 1 Science Library; QC787.P73 L37 2015

    Learning to die in the Anthropocene : reflections on the end of a civilization (Scranton, Roy, 1976-) Frost Library; QC981.8.G56 S33 2015