Curtis Laws Wilson Library
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Rolla, MO 65409-0060

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Physics Resources

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Databases Print Resources Select Journals Web Resources


Library Databases

  • Compendex

    Bibliographic citations and abstracts for engineering and technical literature in a broad range of disciplines, dating back to 1884. No full text.

  • Materials Research Database

    Allows simultaneous searching of several databases containing scholarly literature on a variety of engineered and structural materials. No full text.

  • Scopus

    Scopus provides multidisciplinary indexing of the science and engineering literature. It is Elsevier's counterpart to ISI's Web of Science, providing the same core functionality but indexing a wider variety of journals and proceedings.


Print Resources

  • Dictionary of Physics
    REF QC5 .C43 1999
  • The Physics Handbook : Fundamentals and Key Equations
    REF QC61 .P65 2007
  • Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics
    REF QB14 .E534 2001
  • Encyclopedia of Condensed Matter Physics
    REF QC173.454 .B37 2005
  • Encyclopedia of Mathematical Physics
    REF QC20 .E63 2006

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Web Resources

  • AIP Style Manual

    Authoritative guidance on formatting and writing style in physics papers.

  • EnergyPortal-- from the OSTI

    Department of Energy database of scientific articles. Contains citations and some full text.

  • SPIRES HEP Job listings

    Searchable database of high energy physics jobs.

  • Physical Review Focus

    Summaries of select articles from Physical Review and Physical Review Letters, written at an introductory level.

  • PhysLINK

    Daily links to physics and astronomy news.

  • PhysicsWeb

    "Physics news, jobs, and resources" from the Institute of Physics Publishing.

  • Review of Particle Physics-- Particle Data Group

    A collection of the best current knowledge about particle physics. Updated every two years.

  • NIST Physical Reference Data

    Online handbook from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Contains an abundance of useful data.

  • The Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System

    Extensive indexing of physics, astronomy, and astrophysics articles. Contains some full text.

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