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Physics and Astronomy Resources: Getting Started in Physics Research

Finding Physics Articles in Library Databases

Below are the most important databases for starting biology research.


When starting your research in physics  and associated topics, you have to clarify your topic,  narrow it down and decide what kinds of sources you will need. These may include print books and journals, eBooks and eJournals,  databases and websites.

In the sciences you may also need studies, particularly empirical ones; and in almost every discipline you will have to use scholarly or peer-reviewed journals. Some databases (such as EBSCOhost) allow you to narrow your search to these types of formats.

EBSCO  and ProQuest databases and WorldCat provide citation help.  When using these features, it is still a good idea to check the citations provided against the Style manual being used. Check the Citation Help tab above for more information.

 Many of your professors may want you to differentiate between PRIMARY and SECONDARY sources.  To find out more, click on the picture below:

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics

Physics Articles on the Web

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