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Research Guide: Physics & Astronomy

  • Annual Reviews

    Annual review of astronomy & astrophysics
    Describes and evaluates recent noteworthy publications in the field. Chapters are written by specialists on topics of current interest and varying scope. Includes bibliographies. Online access is back to 1963.
    Biophysics
    Describes and evaluates recent noteworthy publications in the field. Chapters are written by specialists on topics of current interest and varying scope. Includes bibliographies. Online access from 1972, including previous titles: Annual Review of Biophysics and Biomolecular Structure, Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry, and Biophysics and Bioengineering.
    Earth and Planetary Sciences
    Describes and evaluates recent noteworthy publications in the field. Chapters are written by specialists on topics of current interest and varying scope. Includes bibliographies. Online access is back to 1973.
    Nuclear & Particle Science
    Describes and evaluates recent noteworthy publications in the field. Chapters are written by specialists on topics of current interest and varying scope. Includes bibliographies. Online from 1952. (Continues Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science).
  • Databases – Multidisciplinary

    Academic OneFile
    Peer-reviewed, full-text articles from leading journals and reference sources. Extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. (more info)
    Academic Search Premier
    Academic Search Premier is a comprehensive, scholarly, and multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 12,000 full-text periodicals, including more than 4,700 peer-reviewed journals. (more info)
  • Websites – Astronomy

    Astronomy Image Explorer
    Created by IOP Publishing (IOP) and the American Astronomical Society (AAS), this free web resource provides access to thousands of images, illustrations, graphs, charts, and videos that have been published in peer-reviewed journals, specifically the Astrophysical Journal and the Astronomical Journal. (more info)
    NASA Astrophysics Data System
    A NASA-funded project which maintains four bibliographic databases with a total of nearly 4 million records: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Instrumentation, Physics and Geophysics, and preprints in Astronomy.
    NASA Image eXchange
    A collection and archive of high-quality images and multimedia from NASA and aeronautic facilities and research available for educational purposes. (more info)
    Science@NASA
    The Science Mission Directorate website (formerly online as Space Science at NASA). Main sections are on the Earth, the Sun, the Solar System, and the Universe. Also information on science strategy, missions, and multimedia resources. Specific information sections for scientists & engineers, educators, and kids & young adults.
    StarDate Online
    At 20 years, StarDate is the longest-running science radio program in the country. The site offers the day's sky watching tips, as well as a Resources section and Resource List.
    U.S. Naval Observatory
    The data center for the Astronomical Applications Department provides moon phases, eclipse times, sunrise and moonrise time tables, and more.
    Views of the Solar System
    A vast archive of photographs, scientific facts, text, graphics and videos of the Sun, planets, moons, comets, asteroids, and more.
    Wikisky
    Also called Sky-Map, Wikisky is an interactive, free, noncommercial website "that aims to consolidate astronomical information while letting an international audience participate by adding photos and comments and by communicating in forums". ... "A valuable feature of the tool allows users to browse major sky surveys, including the Sloan Digital Sky Survey" (Choice Reviews Online, April 2008).
  • Websites – Physics

    Climate Change
    The history of climate change research, from the book "The discovery of global warming", by science historian Spencer Weart (director, Center for History of Physics, American Institute of Physics). The research is presented in more detail here, in a series of essays connected by hypertext links.
    Frank Potter's Science Gems-Physical Sciences
    "Great links to great science resources".
    NIST Physical Reference Data
    This National Institute of Standards and Technology site includes sections on physical constants, atomic and molecular spectroscopic data, ionization, nuclear physics and more.
    NOVA: The elegant universe
    Web site supporting the 3-hour PBS NOVA program on string theory; includes the entire program in 24 segments.
    Physics 2000
    Provides Java-based interactive modules for understanding key concepts of modern physics. (more info)
    Physics to Go
    Produced by the American Physical Society, Physics to Go is a collection of websites where you can learn physics on your own, through games, webcasts, and online exhibits and activities. Browse by topic or use the advanced search to find resources.
    PhysicsWeb
    News, events, abstracts of papers, graduate programs, employment, conference listings; interactive Java applets; "Physics around the World" links, searchable by topic.
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