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Subject Guide for Physics

 

Physics: Science that deals with the structure of matter and the interactions between the fundamental constituents of the observable universe. (Encyclopedia Britannica)


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Abstracts and Indexes to Academic or Scholarly Articles
Although many databases contain links to full-text articles, when you find article citations in the index databases, you need to search Chinook to see if University Libraries own that periodical title.

CU Engineering Village 2--Compendex and INSPEC
Compendex is a comprehensive bibliographic database of engineering research literature. Contains references and abstracts to engineering journals, conferences and technical reports. Subject areas include: chemical and process engineering, computers and data processing, applied physics, electronics and communications as well as civil and mechanical engineering. Coverage: 1970 - present.

INSPEC is a bibliographic database that indexes physics, astronomy and astrophysics, electrical engineering and electronics, computers and control engineering and information technology. The database contains full-text links when available. Subscription restrictions to full-text may apply. Coverage: 1968 - present.

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Provides "four bibliographic databases containing more than 2.4 million records: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Instrumentation, Physics and Geophysics, and preprints in Astronomy." In addition to bibliographic citations, the site provides scanned full text access to "much of the astronomical literature." Abstract and index coverage: 1975 - present.

CU SPIN Web
Bibliographic citations to over one million citations on the physical science, including astronomy and astrophysics. Also includes a browse feature for online journals, a directory searchable member directories of American Institute of Physics' Directory of Physics, Astronomy, & Geophysics Staff (DPAGS), and Member and Affiliated Societies. The database contains full-text links when available. Subscription restrictions to full-text may apply. Coverage: 1975 - present.

CU Web of Science
Provides access to current and retrospective bibliographic information, author abstracts, and cited references found in 5,700 of the world’s leading scholarly science and technical journals covering more than 164 disciplines. Coverage: 1970 - present.

 

Abstracts and Indexes to Magazine & Newspaper Articles (Although many databases contain links to full-text articles, when you find article citations in the index databases, you need to search Chinook to see if University Libraries own that periodical title.)

CU Applied Science and Technology Index
Indexes trade and industrial publications, journals issued by professional and technical societies, and specialized subject periodicals, as well as special issues such as buyers' guides, directories, and conference proceedings. Coverage: 1983 - present.

CU General Science Abstracts/Full Text
Abstracts popular and scholarly journals in the fields of Astronomy, Atmospheric Science, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Conservation, Earth Science, Environment, Food, Genetics, Health, Mathematics, Medicine, Microbiology, Nutrition, Oceanography, Physics, Physiology, and Zoology. Coverage: May 1984 - present.

 

CU Expanded Academic Index
An interdisciplinary database that contains citations, abstracts, and links to selected full-text articles from general interest magazines, scholarly journals, and newspapers. Coverage: 1980 - present.

Dictionaries

Dictionary of Pure and Applied Physics

Math Physics Reference QC 5 D485 2001

 

Facts on File Dictionary of Physics

Math Physics Reference QC 5 F34 1999

 

Oxford Dictionary of Physics

Math Physics Reference QC 5 D496 2000

 

Scientific and Technical Acronyms, Symbols, and Abbreviations

Browse or search this online reference from Wiley Interscience. Includes reference tables such as mathematical signs and symbols and symbols and values for selected physical constants.

 

Directories

CU Associations Unlimited

 

CU Directory of Physics, Astronomy & Geophysics Staff

Math Physics Library Reference QC 45 A1 D5

 

Membership directory - American Physical Society

Math Physics Library Reference QC 16.2 A43

 

Scholarly Societies-Physics

Online.

Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of Applied Physics

Math Physics Library Reference QC5 .E543 1991

 

Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Math Physics Library Reference QB 14 M55 2001

 

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics

Math Physics Library Reference QC5 .M15 1996

 

CU McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia Of Science & Technology (Access Science)

Science Library Reference Q 121 M3 1997

 

Handbooks and Manuals

CU ChemNetBase--CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics and other tools available online.

 

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics

Math Physics, Engineering, Science, Earth Science Library Reference QD 65 H3

 

Fundamental Physical Constants

Online.

 

Handbook of Space Astronomy and Astrophysics

Math Physics Library Reference QB 136 .Z65 1988

 

Internet Links

InfoMine Scholarly Internet Resource Collections: Physical Sciences, Engineering, Computing and Math

 

PhysicsWeb

 

PSIGate: Physical Sciences Information Gateway