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Physics Research Guide

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Finding the Facts (quick Reference Tools)...

The CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (Q 199 .C51, in the Reference Section) has data and tables with information about the properties of substances, the dimensions and orbital data of planets, fundamental physical constants, and other physical data.

NIST's Physical Reference Data ( has lots of physics data, including a database of the fundamental physical constants (and correlation coefficients).

Keeping Up with Physics News...

Come in to the library and browse our newest journals, or take a look at some of these:, "Current Awareness Services" - it's free to sign up, and you'll get e-mails when new papers arrive in your area of interest. has physics news, job postings, and links to different resources. has physics news, job postings, links, and discussion forums. has lots of information about NASA projects and Astrophysics in general. lets you know what's going on in the Physics Laboratory of the National Institute of Standards and Technology - lots of info and reference material.

Journals & Research

Altmetrics and Data Analysis

Information on ...h-index, Eigenfactor, Impact Factor, Journal Citation Reports, and other tools

Citation Searching and Bibliometric Measures (from Penn State University Libraries)

Learn how to evaluate research impact using Bibliometrics and Altmetrics (from University of Maryland Libraries)

Training videos on Bibliometrics 101 (from the National Institutes of Health)

 Have you tried...?

engrXiv : Engineering preprint database of journal articles prior to publication

JISC - Journal TOCs :The latest Tables of Contents from thousands of scholarly journals

CRL Academic Database Assessment Tool : Compare coverage of Academic Databases

Professional Organizations

Professional and Scholarly Organizations

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Association for Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

American Physical Society (APS)

European Physical Society

Institute of Physics (IoP)

International Association of Mathematical Physics (IAMP)

International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)

International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP)

The National Academies (US)

Society of Physics Students

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Using Google Scholar

Set your Google Scholar Preferences for CUA resources

Google Scholar Search