Physics & Astronomy Resources (all)
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General physics and astronomy subject guide, providing resources for encyclopedias, articles, databases, books, and much more! This is a great starting point for research. [more info]
 
 
Websites
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ArXiv is an e-print repository in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics. Note: arXiv is not a journal, it is a repository of papers that have usually been submitted to - but not yet printed in - a journal. Use and cite articles contained therein appropriately. [more info]
 
 
Articles (from journals)
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Excellent source for citation searching or finding original articles in physics. Check out the list of journals they index here[more info]
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Run by NASA, this digital library has data for physics and astrophysics.
 
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The HEP database includes high energy physics, some astrophysics, accelerator physics, and particle and atomic physics literature. [more info]
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[tutorial] Indexes and abstracts periodical articles in chemistry... [more info]
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Search several Materials Research resources simultaneously. [more info]
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Articles (from magazines)
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This journal provides a broad overview to topics in Physics, Materials, and other Sciences. [more info]
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This is a general article database containing basic information on topics in physics. Remember that this searches popular, as well as scholarly, articles. [more info]
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General article database containing information on some physics topics
 
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Government Information
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Science.gov searches over 50 databases and over 2100 selected websites from 13 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative US government science information including research and development results. [more info]
Internet
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This search engine helps users find science information from ten key U.S. Department of Energy resources... [more info]
Internet
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Free public access to full-text documents and bibliographic citations of Dept. of Energy research report literature.  Primarily 1994 forward. [more info]
Internet
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NASA conducts research in the area of astronomy, astrophysics, climatology, planetology, and the environment. [more info]
 
 
Reference Information
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Background information: Encylopedia articles, illustrations, definitions, biographies, bibliographies, and learning resources [more info]
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Authoritative source for all types of data commonly needed by physical scientists, engineers, and students. Search by text or substance/property. [more info]
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Fundamental Physical Constraints, International System of Units (SI), and Uncertainty of Measurement Results [more info]
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NASA conducts research in the area of astronomy, astrophysics, climatology, planetology, and the environment. [more info]
 
 
Books / Book Chapters
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Index with full text of Annual Reviews in biological and medical sciences, physical sciences... [more info]
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Find Books at JMU using the online catalog [more info]
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Safari Books Online is a fully-searchable e-reference library that houses a vast collection of technical books from industry-leading publishers.  Also includes business related books. [more info]
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Catalog of over 62 million titles cataloged by libraries worldwide ... [more info]
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Order a book or journal article from another library. Note: This process takes 7-10 business days. [more info]
 
 
Current News / Controversies
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Contains full text of opposing viewpoints for conterversial topics 
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Contains secondary and primary sources discussing today's social issues...
 
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Searches subscribed CQ Press reference works and historical documents. [more info]
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Style Manuals & Citation Management Tools
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Find the correct citation style using the American Institute of Physics style manual. For quick help, go to this abbreviated version for common citations. http://physics.gac.edu/~huber/misc/aiprefs.htm [more info]
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Manage your references or work cited pages by creating your personal database of citations.  Need to export from databases into RefWorks? See the tutorials. [more info]
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VIVA resource
Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia
 
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