PSAS Subject Guide

Guides to the best databases and resources for each subject area.

find Articles - physics


Use online databases to find journal articles about a subject. Below is a list of databases which are most often used.

  • American Institute of Physics (AIP)
  • American Physical Society (APS)
  • Institute of Physics Eletronic Journals @ IOP Science
  • Masticlink
  • Science Online
  • Science Direct
  • Scopus
  • SpringerLink

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Journals are important sources of information for subject research. Below is list of journals often used.

  • General   QC1-75
  • Weights and measures   QC81-114
  • Descriptive and experimental mechanics   QC120-168.85
  • Atomic physics.Constitution and properties of matter including molecular physics, relativity, quantum theory, and solid state physics.   QC170-197
  • Acoustics. Sound  QC221-246   
  • Heat  QC251-338.5
  • Thermodynamics  QC310.15-319
  • Optics. Light   QC350-467
  • Spectroscopy  QC450-467
  • Radiation physics (General)  QC474-496.9
  • Electricity and magnetism   QC501-766
  • Electricity  QC501-(721)
  • Electromagnetic theory  QC669-675.8
  • Radio waves (Theory)  QC676-678.6
  • Electric discharge  QC701-715.4
  • Plasma physics. Ionized gases  QC717.6-718.8
  • Magnetism  QC750-766
  • Nuclear and particle physics. Atomic energy. Radioactivity  QC770-798
  • Elementary particle physics  QC793-793.5
  • Radioactivity and radioactive substances QC794.95-798
  • Geophysics. Cosmic physics  QC801-809
  • Geomagnetism  QC811-849
  • Meteorology. Climatology.  Including the earth’s atmosphere   QC851-999
  • Meteorological optics  QC974.5-976
  • Climatology and weather   QC980-999
  • Weather forecasting  QC994.95-999

Other journals subscribed by library can be search via WebOPAC to identify location and holdings.