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
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.

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

    Timekeepers (Garfield, Simon, author.) Frost Library; QB213 .G378 2016

    Roman portable sundials : the empire in your hand (Talbert, Richard J. A., 1947-) Frost Library; QB215 .T35 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

    Enhanced quantization : particles, fields and gravity (Klauder, John R., author.) Science Library; QC174.12 .K584 2015

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

    What goes up... gravity and scientific method (Kosso, Peter, author.) Science Library; QC178 .K87 2017

    Gravity's kiss : the detection of gravitational waves (Collins, H. M. (Harry M.), 1943-) Frost Library; QC179 .C647 2017

    A course in mathematical methods for physicists (Herman, Russell L., author.) Science Library; QC20 .H485 2014

    From light to dark : daylight, illumination, and gloom (Edensor, Tim, 1957-, author.) Frost Library; QC372 .E34 2017

    The greatest story ever told--so far : why are we here? (Krauss, Lawrence M., 1954-, author.) Frost Library; QC6.4.R42 K73 2017

    Ionospheric space weather : longitude and hemispheric dependences and lower atmosphere forcing Science Library; QC881.2.I6 I66 2017

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

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

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

    The violence of climate change : lessons of resistance from nonviolent activists (O'Brien, Kevin J. (Kevin James), 1977-) Frost Library; QC903 .O36 2017