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Physics and Astronomy Research Guide: Home

Information resources for Physics and Astronomy research and study

Start Here \ Best Databases

Other Relevant Databases

For an outline of a comprehensive science literature review, click here: Science Literature Review.

For tips on improving database search results, click here: Improving Database Search Results.

Suggested databases:

Journals

Search specialized journals when looking for articles on your research topic. Some of the suggested browsing examples are: Advances in Physics; Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics; Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science; Astronomy and Astrophysics Review; Nature; Physical Review; Reviews of Modern Physics; Science.


To browse journal titles, click here: Mansfield Library Journals.

Browse or search ejournal packages (NOTE: Some allow keyword searching of article full text):

For an explanation of popular vs. scholarly (magazines versus research journals), click here: Popular vs. Scholarly.

For an explanation of peer review, click here: Peer Review in 5 Minutes.

To evaluate, compare, and rank journals using citation data, click on Journal Citation Reports or Scimago.

Book Catalogs

Main Dewey Decimal call numbers for browsing physics materials in the Mansfield Library book stacks: 530-539.

Main Dewey Decimal call numbers for browsing astronomy materials in the Mansfield Library book stacks: 520-529.

For a detailed view of Dewey Decimal call numbers, click on Dewey Decimal Classification Summaries.

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias & Handbooks

Grants and Funding Sources

Web Sites - Search Engines

Some suggested search engines are:

Citation Guides

Here are some resources to help you manage your bibliographies:

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