Physics Databases

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Searches the following databases simultaneously: INSPEC(engineering, computer science, physics),  Inspec Archive - Science Abstracts 1898-1968,   General Science Abstracts,   and Science & Technology Collection.   How to Search This Database
IEEE XploreIEEE Xplore, produced by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, is ideal for conducting research in the field of electronics, electrical engineering, telecommunications, wireless communications, and computer engineering. It provides access to IEEE transactions, journals, magazines, conference proceedings, as well as current IEEE standards. Complete full text is provided back to 1988, with select content reaching back to 1952.  How to Search This Database
SPIE (Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers) Digital LibrarySPIE Digital Library provides the world’s largest collection of optics and photonics research, with papers spanning biomedicine, communications, sensors, defense and security, manufacturing, electronics, energy, and imaging. The library subscription includes access to all SPIE proceedings back to 1962, all journals, and hundreds of ebooks, including selected conference video presentations. See the HELP page for more information on using this database, including instructions on creating a personal account for custom features such as e-mail alerts and mobile access.
OSA Publishing provides indexing and abstracts to access over one dozen journals and 70 conference proceedings in the field of optics. Full text is provided for the journals Applied Optics, Journal of the Optical Society of America Part A (JOSA A), Journal of the Optical Society of America Part B (JOSA B), Optics & Photonics News, and Optics Letters.
The HEP (high-energy physics) Database allows users to search more than 500,000 high-energy physics related journal articles, preprints, e-prints, technical reports, conference papers, and dissertations. Created by Stanford University's Linear Accelerator Center in cooperation with Germany's Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, the database includes citations as far back as 1974.  How to Search This Database
Science Citation Index Expanded (1899-present)ISI’s Science Citation Index Expanded provides access to approximately 8,300 journals in the natural, life, physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences going back as far as 1899. Each article contains full indexing with abstracts as well as complete bibliographies, allowing for cited reference searching. Full-Text links are provided for articles which are part of the library’s collection.
SCOPUSSCOPUS covers topics in health, life sciences, agricultural and biological sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics, engineering, earth and environmental sciences, social science, psychology, and economics, business, and management.  How to Search This Database
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SciFinder is the world’s premier database for chemical literature, containing millions of searchable records derived from thousands of international journals published from 1907 to the present. In addition to journal articles, SciFinder also indexes chemical patents, dissertations, conference proceedings, and technical reports. Learn search techniques through SciFinder Tutorials and How To Guides.

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CRC Handbook of Chemistry and PhysicsThe CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics is a large one-volume reference source containing data on the properties and constants of the elements and other matter. It includes data for such things as boiling points, melting points, freezing points, the effects of pressure, viscosity, acoustic qualities, acidity, as well as various weights and measures. There are also such prosaic subjects as antidotes for poisons, the rules for the naming of organic compounds, the surface tensions of fused salts, the percent composition of anti-freeze solutions, spark-gap voltages, the Greek alphabet, and atmospheric properties at different elevations. It even features biographies for famous chemists and physicists.

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