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Physics & Engineering Science

Research Databases
Compendex 1969-
Index and abstracts to engineering literature from international journals, conferences, and reports. more information

Compendex Historical 1884-1968
Index and abstracts to engineering literature published 1884-1968. more information

Electronic Book Center
Full text of over 6,000 scholarly physics and engineering e-books.

Inspec 1969-
Index and abstracts to articles, proceedings, books, and reports in physics, electrical engineering, electronics, communications, control engineering, computers and computing, information technology, production, and manufacturing and mechanical engineering. more information

Inspec Archive 1898-1968
Index and abstracts from Science Abstracts Journals 1898-1968. more information

Science Citation Index Expanded (ISI Web of Science)
Index, abstracts, and cited references for articles in the sciences. more information

Digital Media Databases
Encyclopedia of Physics Demonstrations
600 videos of physics experiments. more information

Industry News and Professional Magazines
LexisNexis Academic
Full text articles covering electronics and electrical services; engineering; manufacturing; metals, mining and minerals; paper and packaging; and telecommunications. Tip: Click on Sources tab then Browse by Industry. Click on an industry folder to view/select sources to search.

Caltech Mechanical Engineering eBook Collection
Full-text collection of mechanical engineering titles by Caltech authors. Titles include:

  • Brennen, Christopher Earls (2005) Fundamentals of Multiphase Flow.
  • Brennen, Christopher Earls (1995) Cavitation and Bubble Dynamics.
  • Brennen, Christopher Earls (1994) Hydrodynamics of Pumps.
  • Housner, George W. and Hudson, Donald E. (1980) Applied Mechanics Dynamics.
  • Housner, George W. and Vreeland, Thad, Jr. (1965) The Analysis of Stress and Deformation.

Reference Books
General Science Reference
Oxford Reference, Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Online reference collection from Oxford University Press. Includes access to A Dictionary of Astronomy, A Dictionary of Physics, and A Dictionary of Weights, Measures, and Units. more information

Science Online
Presents a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive definitions, essays, diagrams, biographies, and experiments. more information

Encyclopedia of Physics (REF QC 5 .E545)
Provides entries on major areas and subfields of physics, theories, laws, terminology, and more. Articles are signed and include bibliographies for further reading.

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (REF QD65.C4)
Extensive handbook covering basic constants and conversion factors, symbols and terminology, atomic and optical physics, nuclear and particle physics, geophysics, astronomy, and much more.

The Cambridge Atlas of Astronomy (REF QB 65 .G6813 1994)
Provides information the sun, solar system, stars, galaxies, and more. Articles are signed. Includes many illustrations.

The Chronological Encyclopedia of Discoveries in Space (REF QB 500.262 .Z56 2000)
Provides information on the exploration of space, including missions, probes, satellites, and private commercial projects. Arranged chronologically starting with the launch of Sputnik in 1957. Includes a glossary.

Encyclopedia of Space Exploration (REF QB 500.262 .A54 2000)
Contains information on stars, theories, astronomy and exploration terminology, space settlements, space stations, and more.

Engineering Science
Encyclopedia of Architectural and Engineering Feats
This book presents over 200 achievements in architecture and structural engineering from around the world.

Chemical & Engineering News
A weekly magazine published by the American Chemical Society reporting on aspects of science and technology, business and industry, government and policy, education, and employment in the areas of chemistry and engineering.

Full Text Physics Journals
New Journal of Physics (Open Access)
General Physics and General Science title list
Astronomy title list
Atomic Physics, Quantum Theory, and Solid-State Physics title list
Electricity, Magnetism, and Radiation title list
Nuclear and Particle Physics and Radioactivity title list

Full Text Engineering Journals
General and Civil Engineering title list
Chemical Engineering title list
Electrical Engineering title list
Environmental Science and Engineering title list
Materials Science title list
Mechanical Engineering title list
AZojomo - AZo Journal of Materials Online (Open Access)

Current Print Physics Titles
Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society
Sky & Telescope
Physics Today

Current General Science Print Titles
American Journal of Science
American Scientist

Ohio Journal of Science
Science News
Scientific American

Web Sites
Astronomy Web Sites
A detailed sky map of astronomical, astrophysical and other space objects based on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.

Physics Web Sites
GlobalSpec:The Engineering Search Engine
Allows you to search for topics in over 199 million engineering and technology-related web sites in the Engineering Web, provides information on useful engineering tools and links, contains information on material properties, and more. (See the links under "Engineering Resources".)

Laws List
A list of the laws, rules, principles, and related topics in physics and astronomy.

NIST Physical Reference Data
Searchable resource of physical constants and related data.

National Space Science Data Center: Lunar and Planetary Science
Provided by NASA, this site contains information on the nine planets, comets, asteroids, and the moon.

Physics 2000
Interactive applets that demonstrate basic physics concepts including modern devices.
Institute of Physics maintains this site to help you find relevant physics sites.

Contains all things physics and astronomy, from news to directories to a list of useful reference sites.

Contains information on physics departments worldwide, free full-text physics journals on the web, physics conferences, and links to physics documents including preprints, research reports, and more.

World of Physics
With approximately 2,700 entries, this encyclopedia contains topics such as astrophysics, optics, and thermodynamics.

Engineering Science Web Sites
Circuits Archive
Provides information on specific circuit designs, links to tutorials, electrical engineering acronyms, online journals, and much more.

Intute: Science, Engineering and Technology
Provides web resources for education and research. Each resource has been evaluated by a subject specialist.

A search tool used to locate books, articles, news and job information in the fields of Engineering, Mathematics and Computing.

eFunda: The Ultimate Online Reference for Engineers
A site dedicated to the fundamentals of engineering, eFunda contains information on engineering materials, design, processes, units, formulas, and math.

GlobalSpec:The Engineering Search Engine
Allows you to search for topics in over 199 million engineering and technology-related web sites in the Engineering Web, provides information on useful engineering tools and links, contains information on material properties, and more. (See the links under "Engineering Resources".)

Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century
Provides information on what this site considers to be the 20 greatest engineering achievements of the 20th century, which include electrification, the automobile, computers, the Internet, and more.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
The official web site of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

National Academy of Engineering
"Provides engineering leadership in service to the nation."

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