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, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics. Hosted by Cornell University under an agreement with the National Science Foundation.

Astrophysics Data System


Database for locating articles, books, proceedings, etc. on astrophysics


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 all journals published by the Institute of Physics. Includes current issues as well as all back issues.

SPIN database


Coverage: 1929-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

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. Complete


Full text access to most of Nature publishing group's journals, including current and archival access to Nature and Scientific American.

Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Science, Medicine, and Technology

Full-Text, Reference

Articles covering key individuals, institutions, and organizations responsible for major developments in science, medicine and technology in the U.S. as well as the concepts, practices, and processes underlying these developments.

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.



Scholarly encyclopedia articles covering topics within the fields of mathematics and sciences including physical, biological, behavioral, and social sciences.

U.S. NRC Glossary


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