Physics and Astronomy
This is a selective guide to information resources in
physics and astronomy. Most of the print sources listed here are located in the
Science & Engineering area on the second floor of the library ("Sci Ref").
Use these databases to find citations or references to journal articles To
read the full text of an article, see
Finding Items at Fogler Library and
Getting Items from Other Libraries.
Electronic preprint (prepublication) collection covering astrophysics and
physics, mathematics, nonlinear sciences, computer science, and quantitative
biology. On Fogler Library workstations, select PDF format when viewing full
Compendex (Engineering Index) (1970+)
Covers all areas of engineering and physics. Partial coverage of astronomy.
Includes citations to conference proceedings, reports, and foreign-language
publications. Can be searched jointly with INSPEC.
Covers geology and related disciplines, including astronomy. Includes
citations to books, proceedings, and other literature, and foreign-language
GeoRef In Process
Citations that will eventually appear in GeoRef. Records may be incomplete.
Rolling file: dates covered vary.
IEEE Xplore & IEEE/IET Electronic Library (1913+)
Journals and conference proceedings published by the IEEE and IET.
Covers physics, astronomy, and electronics. Includes citations to books,
proceedings, dissertations, and other materials, and foreign-language
publications. Can be searched jointly with Compendex.
SAO/NASA ADS: ADS Home Page
[Astrophysics Data System] (ca. 1975+)
Database indexing and abstracting literature on astronomy, astrophysics,
geophysics, instrumentation, physics, and other topics. Links to scanned
images of journal articles, conference proceedings, and books, as well as
astronomical data catalogs and other resources.
SciFinder Scholar (1907+)
Covers all areas of chemistry and related sciences. Includes citations to
patents and other materials, and foreign-language publications.
SPIN: Searchable Physics Information Notices [including
Scitation] (ca. 1975+)
Scientific journals published by the American Institute of Physics and its
including the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology,
Sci Ref Q 121 M3 2007 and the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific
and Technical Terms, Sci Ref Q 123 M15 2003
Astronomy Encyclopedia Sci Ref QB 14 P45 2002
- Cambridge Illustrated Dictionary of Astronomy Sci Ref QB
14 M578 2007
- Encyclopedia of Applied Physics Sci Ref QC 5 E543 1991
- Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology Sci Ref Q
123 E497 2002
- Encyclopedia of Physics Sci Ref QC 5 E545 2005
- The Firefly Encyclopedia of Astronomy Sci Ref QB 14 F575
- Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics Sci Ref QC 5 M15 1996
- The Penguin Dictionary of Physics Sci Ref QC 5 P46 2000
Field Guides and Catalogs
Many field guides and catalogs of astronomical objects are shelved in the
regular book stacks. Search the URSUS catalog to locate these items.
Representative subject headings include
astronomy amateurs manuals,
astronomy observers manuals,
nebulae charts diagrams etc, and
- The Cambridge Star Atlas Sci Ref QB 65 T537 2001
- The New Atlas of the Stars: Constellations, Stars and Celestial
Objects Sci Ref QB 65 M4513 2005
- Skyatlas 2000.0 Sci Ref QB 65 T54 1998
- A Walk Through the Southern Sky: A Guide to Stars and
Constellations and Their Legends Sci Ref QB 63 H376 2007