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Physics Research Guide

Subject Icon Subject Specialist:Valerie Forrestal
Email:Valerie.Forrestal@csi.cuny.edu
Telephone:718-982-4023

Table of Contents:
Subject-Specific Databases
Related Databases
Reference Sources
Internet Resources and Websites
Journals, Magazines, Newspapers
Research and Writing Guides


Core databases for finding articles in this subject area.

APS: Journals of the American Physical Society Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text access to the journals of the American Physical Society from 1893 to present, including Physical Review Letters, Reviews of Modern Physics, and Physical Review A - E.


Computers and Applied Sciences Complete Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Contains index to over 350 journals in applied science fields, including 13 physics journals, such as American Journal of Physics, Applied Physics Letters, Canadian Journal of Physics, Computers in Physics, Journal of Applied Physics, Journal of Physics, Journal of Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Journal of Optical Society of America, Physics Today, Plasma Physics, Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, and Reviews of Modern Physics.


Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Part of the Web of Science, Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science provides citations to papers and proceedings of science conferences from 1990 to present.


Physics Journals from IOP Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Contains over 50 peer-reviewed journals, including geophysics and astroparticle physics, plasma and nano-technology, cosmology and quantum physics, micro-mechanics and micro-engineering, published by Institute of Physics in Britain.


ScienceDirect Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Contains over 1200 peer-reviewed journals, including over 140 physics journals, covering astronomy and astrophysics, acoustics and ultrasonics, condensed matter physics, statistical and nonlinear physics, atomic, nuclear and high energy physics.


Scitation Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Abstracts and select full text of scholarly literature in physics, engineering, and mathematics. Indexes over 100 journals from professional societies such as the American Institute of Physics, American Physical Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.


Related databases for finding articles in this subject area.

Academic Search Complete Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Contains over 3,400 academic journals and popular magazines, including general references in physics and science education.


General Science Full Text Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Contains journal abstracts from 1993 in general science fields, including 6 physics journals, such as American Journal of Physics, Contemporary Physics, Foundations of Physics, Physics Teacher, Physics Today, and Reviews of Modern Physics.


SpringerLink Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Contains over 220 peer-reviewed journals, including 12 physics journals, such as Journal of Low Temperature Physics, Journal of Statistical Physics, and Surveys in Geophysics.


Taylor & Francis Library Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Multidisciplinary database providing access to over 1,220 full text scholarly journals in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Click here for a list of available titles.


Wiley Online Library Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Contains over 1000 peer-reviewed journals, including over 20 physics journals, covering atomic, molecular and optical physics, astronomy and thermal physics, quantum physics and field theory, modeling and simulation, and solid state physics.


Encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and other reference works available in print or online.

Cambridge Handbook of Physics Formulas Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Contains more than 2,000 of the most useful formulas and equations found in undergraduate physics courses, covering mathematics, dynamics and mechanics, quantum physics, thermodynamics, solid state physics, electromagnetism, optics and astrophysics.
Location: 1st Fl Reference QC61.W67 2000


CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Reference book of chemical and physical data such as basic constants, conversion factors, physical properties, molecular structure, and more.
Location: 1st Fl Reference QD65.H3


Dictionary of Material Science and High Energy Physics Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Glossary of over 3,000 terms covering topics such as solid-state physics, fluid dynamics, quantum mechanics, quantum optics, thermodynamics, and materials science.
Location: 1st Fl Reference QC772.D57 2001


Facts on File Dictionary of Physics Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Over 2,500 entries on every aspect of physical science including particle physics, cosmology, low-temperature physics, and quantum theory.
Location: 1st Fl Reference QC5.F34 1999


Gale Virtual Reference Library Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Digital reference collection containing over 400 full text encyclopedias, almanacs, handbooks, and specialized reference books. Search all titles or browse titles by subject.
Click on the "Title LIst" for contents. Title List


Handbook of Physics Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A handbook of concepts, formulas, rules and theorems used in the physical sciences covering topics from from classical mechanics to quantum physics.
Location: 1st Fl Reference QC61.H37 2002


Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Offers clear explanations of the basic concepts, history, philosophy, fundamental theories and laws of physics, as well as biographical entries featuring physicists who have contributed to our knowledge of the physical world.
Location: 1st Fl Reference QC5.M15 1996


McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The most comprehensive encyclopedia of the world of science. Covers terms, concepts, and theories in astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, engineering, and physics. Search for your topic in the online index and then locate the appropriate volume on the shelf.
Location: 1st Floor Reference Q121.M3 2007


Oxford Reference Online Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Digital collection of online reference books in all fields of study including dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, and subject reference works. Search by keyword or browse titles by subject.


Physics Handbook: Fundamentals and Key Equations Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Presents key equations and fundamental principles taught in graduate programs and covering topics in mathematical physics, solid state, particle physics, statistical mechanics, and optics.
Location: 1st Fl Reference QC61.P65 2007


Who's Who in Science and Engineering Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Biographical dictionary of the world's most noted scientists and engineers.
Location: 1st Fl Reference Q141.W576


Resources freely available on the Internet.

ArXiv E-Print Archive Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Contains research papers in physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, quantitative biology and statistics.


Google Scholar Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Search engine for scholarly literature on the web. Searches across disciplines for journal articles, theses, books, conference papers, and technical reports from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Some articles may be available for free on the web. Others are only available through the library's subscription databases. To locate full text for those articles, click on the link "Find Full Text at CSI" (only available when using a campus computer or accessing Google Scholar thru the campus proxy).


HyperPhysics Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
An exploration environment for concepts in physics employing concept maps.


Intute: Physics Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Directory of internet resources in physics arranged according to field.


Martindale's Physics Calculators Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Online calculators and applets used to solve common physics problems.


National Science Digital Library Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Digital library funded by National Science Foundation providing access to resources in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and research.


NIST Physical Reference Data Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Physical reference data (i.e., physical constants, atomic and molecular spectroscopic data, x-ray and gamma-ray data, etc.) compiled by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.


Physics World Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Physics news, jobs, and resources.


Science.gov Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Gateway to science information provided by U.S. government agencies, including research and technical reports.


Scirus Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Search engine for scientfic information on the web.


Scitopia Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Federated search portal of 15 leading science and technology societies. Includes abstracts of peer-reviewed articles, conference papers, and technical reports.


SPIRES (High-Energy Physics Literature Database) Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Search for journal papers, preprints, e-prints, technical reports, conference papers and theses in high energy physics.


WWW Virtual Library: Physics Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Gateway to physics sites on the web.


Journals and periodicals available online or in print at the CSI Library.

Math and Physical Science Journals Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
All math and physical science journals available in print or online via the CSI Library. Click on a subject heading to see all of the journals associated with that subject.


Guides for conducting research, writing papers, citing sources, and creating bibliographies.

Handbook of Technical Writing Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Guide to research, writing, and documentation in the sciences with abundant examples and sample documents.
Location: 1st Fl Reference T11.B78 1997


RefWorks Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Web-based bibliographic citation manager that allows researchers to create their own personal database of research references by importing records from library catalogs and online databases. Researchers can organize, store, and access their references from their online RefWorks account as well as automatically generate formatted citations and bibliographies in any style. For the college login information, contact the Library Reference Desk (718.982.4010) or Naomi Gold (718.982.4097). RefWorks Tutorial


Science and Technical Writing: A Manual of Style Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Offers instruction on how to write and publish scientfic papers, including paragraphing, grammar, punctuation and spelling as well as how to present numbers, mathematical symbols and scientific notation.
Location: 1st Fl Reference T11.S378 2001


Scientific Writing: A Reader and Writer's Guide Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Step-by-step guide to writing scientific research papers as well as useful tips for keeping readers engaged.
Location: 1st Fl Reference T11.L455 2007


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