Background Information

More books on physics can be found on the fourth floor, in section QC.

Dictionary of Physics REF QC 5. C 56 2000
Encyclopedia of Acoustics REF QC 221.5 E 53 1997
Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences REF QC 854. E 522 2003
Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather REF QC 854. A 45 2007
Encyclopedia of Physics REF QC 5. E 545 2005
McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology REF Q 121. M 3 2007
Oxford Guide to the History of Physics and Astronomy REF QC 7. O 94 2005
Q is for Quantum: An Encyclopedia of Particle Physics REF QC 793.2 G 747 1999

Journal Articles

Academic Search Premier
This multidisciplinary database is a great place to search for information about physics, astronomy, mathematics, and more.
Applied Science and Technology
This database focuses on the applied sciences and the uses of technology. It can be used to locate articles on astronomy, nanotechnology, engineering, and applied physics.
The arXiv includes preprints of academic papers in the fields of mathematics, physics, computer science, quantitative biology and statistics.
Directory of Open Access Journals
The DOAJ provides access to thousands of free (open access) journals on all topics.
HighWire Press
HighWire Press is an online publisher of scholarly (peer-reviewed) journals on all topics in the sciences, including physics, mathematics, and chemistry.
Institute of Physics Publishing (IOPP)
The IOPP are one of the most respected physics journal publishers in the world. This archive can be used to locate the most recent scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles on topics as diverse as theoretical physics, astronomy, nuclear physics, and more.
JSTOR is a journal archive that provides access to older scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles and can be used to locate original articles by Albert Einstein, Max Planck, and Niels Bohr among others.

Web Resources

Elegant Universe
This site is produced for PBS/Nova Science and reflects topics discussed in their programming. The site is divided into three major sections: Articles and Interviews, Slide Shows and Interactives, and Resources; each area focuses on current topics of interest in the field.
Physics 2000
This site is very clearly organized and color coded under three main headings: Physics 2000, Einstein's Legacy, and The Atomic Lab; the latter includes striking and technically sophisticated demonstrations of hot, new results on Bose-Einstein condensations. Other topics are x-rays and CAT, electromagnetic waves, quantum atoms, microwave ovens, lasers, television and laptop computer screens, and interference experiments.
Physics and Astronomy Reference
This site provides access to online reference tools such as glossaries, equations, unit conversions and constants, and much more.
Physics Central
This site includes weekly updates on advances in physics, descriptions of new research, and brief biographies of people engaged in research and teaching. searches over 36 databases and 1,850 selected websites, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information, including research and development results.
Wolfram Alpha
This new search engine can be used to find the answers to factual questions and can solve mathematical and engineering problems, look up materials and chemical properties, and much more.