Major Research Tools

APS Journals


Full text of journals from the American Physical Society from their initial volumes through the current year. e-Print archive

Coverage: 1991-present

Searchable archive of research papers in the fields of physics, mathematics, nonlinear sciences, and computer sciences. Hosted by Cornell University under an agreement with the National Science Foundation.


Full-Text, Gateway, Index

An open access digital library for the field of High Energy Physics (HEP). Includes journal articles, preprints, e-prints, technical reports, and conference papers.

Institute of Physics Electronic Journals


Full text of journals published by the Institute of Physics. Includes current issues, a ten-year backfile, and an archive with older issues.

SPIN database


Coverage: 1970-present

Database of abstracts from physics journals and conference proceedings. Some links to full text included.

Web of Science: Science Citation Index

Coverage: 1955-present

Index covering the journal literature of science and technology. Allows you to search for a topic, an author, or for articles that cite a known author or work.

Other Suggested Research Tools

Annual Reviews

Full-Text, Index

Index coverage: vol. 1 - present; Full-text coverage: 1996-present

Full text of articles reviewing the scholarly literature for a variety of topics in the physical, biomedical, and social sciences.

Elemental Data Index


Scientific data on each chemical element from the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Physical Measurement Laboratory.

Fundamental Physical Constants


Latest values of the basic constants and conversion factors of physics and chemistry recommended for international use by CODATA (Committee on Data for Science and Technology).

NASA's High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center

Data, Full-Text

The High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC) is the primary archive for high-energy astronomy missions, in the extreme ultraviolet, X-ray, and gamma-ray wavelengths. The HEASARC provides archival data, multi-mission software and analysis tools, and information about current and past observatory missions.

National Nuclear Data Center


From Brookhaven National Laboratory - focus is on low and medium energy nuclear physics; particularly neutron, charged-particle, and photonuclear reactions, nuclear structure, and decay data.

Physical Reference Data


Physical constants, atomic spectroscopic data, molecular spectroscopic data, ionization, X-ray, gamma-ray, nuclear physics, condensed matter physics, and other data, from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.



Detailed, scholarly encyclopedia articles covering computational neuroscience, dynamical systems, computational intelligence, astrophysics, and physics.

U.S. NRC Glossary


Glossary of nuclear terms maintained by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.