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Core Databases and Indexes

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Info Title   # Users Access Restrictions
Computers & Applied Sciences Complete Description Computers & Applied Sciences Complete (EBSCOhost)
physics, CIS, engineering, and applied sciences
Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus

To search for a specific journal, use the A-Z Journal List.

Related Databases and Indexes

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Info Title   # Users Access Restrictions Format
Academic Search Complete Description Academic Search Complete (EBSCOhost) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus Online
Dissertations and Theses - A&I Description Dissertations and Theses - A&I ‡ (ProQuest) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus Online
SciTech Connect Description Energy Citations Database (see SciTech Connect) Available free  
Unrestricted
Online
Google Scholar Description Google Scholar Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus Online
NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Description NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Available free  
Unrestricted
Online
Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) Description Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) Available free   Unrestricted Online
PRIMO Description PRIMO Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   Special Online
Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science) Description Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)
Internet Explorer ver. 9 requires "Compatibility View" be checked under "Tools"
Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus Online
Science.gov Description Science.gov Available free   Unrestricted Online
Science Inventory Description Science Inventory Available free   Unrestricted Online
Database Description of SciTech Connect SciTech Connect Available free  
Unrestricted
Online
Web of Science Description Web of Science
Internet Explorer ver. 9 requires "Compatibility View" be checked under "Tools"
Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus Online

To search for a specific journal, use the A-Z Journal List.


Reference Books

The following are selected resources for research in physics. For more books on this topic, please use the Library Catalog.

To find books in other libraries, try using World Cat, a collective catalog for thousands of libraries in the United States, Canada, and around the world. This catalog should not be used as a substitute for this library's catalog, but as another avenue of searching for books.

Dictionaries

Dictionary of Physics (Reference Collection: QC 5. D 53 2004): This four volume dictionary is comprised of short definitions of hundreds of terms, concepts, experiments, people, and phenomena in a wide range of physics topics.

Dictionary of Physics (Reference Collection: QC 5. C 43 1999): This shorter dictionary has quick definitions of basic terms, concepts, and phenomena in physics.

Encyclopedias

McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Physics (Reference Collection: QC 5. M 425 1993): This encyclopedia contains lengthy articles on topics in physics, including phenomena, theories, concepts, terms, chemistry, and so on. Indexed.

Handbooks, Reference Data, and Tables

AIP Physics Desk Reference (Reference Collection: QC 61. P 49 2003): Based on an idea by Enrico Fermi, this desk reference is designed to be a handy reference volume for physicists and physics students, containing commonly used formulas, numbers, definitions, concepts, facts, etc. Indexed.

The Cambridge Handbook of Physics Formulas (Reference Collection: QC 661. W 67 2000): This handbook consists of formulae for mathematics, mechanics, thermodynamics, optics, astrophysics, quantum physics, and more. Indexed.

Handbook of Physics (Reference Collection: QC 61.H 37 2002): Similar to the AIP Physics Desk Reference, this handbook contains formulas, explanations, diagrams and charts, and so on. Indexed.

Reference Data on Atoms, Molecules, and Ions (Reference Collection: QC 173. R 2613 1985): This book contains the structural and properties data of atomic particles and molecular particles. Indexed.


Web Sites

American Institute of Physics: The American Institute of Physics' Web site offers information on physics research, publications, societies, job opportunities, and more.

INSPIRE: CERN, DESY, Fermilab and SLAC have built the next-generation High Energy Physics (HEP) information system, INSPIRE. It combines the successful SPIRES database content, curated at DESY, Fermilab and SLAC, with the Invenio digital library technology developed at CERN. INSPIRE is run by a collaboration of the four labs, and interacts closely with HEP publishers, arXiv.org, NASA-ADS, PDG, HEPDATA and other information resources. INSPIRE represents a natural evolution of scholarly communication, built on successful community-based information systems, and provides a vision for information management in other fields of science.

ipl2: Collected and annotated by librarians, this site contains a searchable database of high quality Web sites. To find a Web site, browse the available topics or use the search box.

Physical Measurement Laboratory: Published by the National Institute of Standards and Technologies, this site contains information on physical constants, the elements, spectroscopy, radiation, and more.

Physics Resources: Collected by the science and engineering libraries at Duke University, these online physics resources include physics databases, societies and professional organizations, and physics reference help. NOTE: Some of the linked databases are for Duke University affiliates only.


Librarians

Bibliographer for Physics Reference Librarians for Physics
Jenny Lynne Semenza
Associate University Librarian for Public Services/Building Manager
(208) 282-2581
semejenn@isu.edu
Beth Downing
Government Documents Librarian
(208) 282-2940
downmary@isu.edu
 
Cheryl Sebold
LAIII-Reference & Collection Development
(208) 282-3246
sebocher@isu.edu
 

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