Skip to main content
USciences Home JW England Library Homepage


A resource guide for topics in physics.

Using this Guide

Searching for e-Resources

If you are looking for peer-reviewed, scholarly content from the library's subscription databases and collections, begin with ProQuest Research Library or Access Science (in the e-Resources box, below). If you don't find what you're looking for there, move on to the More e-Resources box for more subscription content. 

If you are looking for good, free sources, try the Other e-Resources box. Included here are links to the websites of scholarly and professional societies with content and collections related to physics. Some content may not be free of charge, e.g., some research papers may be citation only (not full-text).


Scroll further down this page to search for books, cite your sources, and more.

e-Resources (available through library subscriptions)

  • Search Tip: Use Advanced Search. Before you proceeding, type physics in one of your search fields, and use the drop-down to limit that field to Subject heading (all) - SU. Then enter your search terms in the other search fields and click "Search".
  • Search Tip: Physics is a top-level topic which includes many subheadings. Go to Advanced Search, and on the Advanced Search page, locate the Search within... section. Click the Topic(s) field to reveal a dropdown menu; choose Physics from this dropdown to populate this field. Now enter your search terms in the appropriate fields above before and clicking Go.

More e-Resources (available through library subscriptions)

  • Search Tip: Choose the Physics collection from the Browse bu discipline sidebar on the left. Now, enter your search terms at any time to search within the Physics content. You can further Refine Your Search by making selections on the sidebar. You may want to uncheck Include Preview-Only content.
  • Search Tip: Use Advanced Search. Before proceeding with your search, locate the Refine your search options and check Subscribed publications; then locate the dropdown menu just beneath and select Physics and Astronomy. Then enter your search terms in the search fields before clicking Search.
  • Search Tip: Less recommended, however, this source contains some papers on applied physics in industry and medicine. To search, choose EBSCOhost Research Databases from the top menu. Now, from the Choose Databases page, select databases to include in your search (recommended: Biological Abstracts, Business Source Premier, eBook Collection). Before proceeding, type physics in one of your search fields, and use the drop-down to limit that field to SU Subject Terms . Then enter your search terms in the other search fields and click "Search". Consider limiting results to Linked Full Text and/or Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals (when these options are present).

Other e-Resources (available free on the Internet)

Citing Your Sources

AIP (American Institute of Physics) Style

Need to use a different style? Check out our How to Write a Reference guide.

Search Google Scholar

Google Scholar is Google’s tool for searching scholarly literature.

  • Just search using the field below. In your search results, look for the Find Full Text at USciences link next to individual results and click it to access full text via our e-resource subscriptions. (The link should only appear next to full text items in our collection.)
  • If you do not see the Find Full Text at USciences link next to an item you would like to read, look beneath the citation for a link that reads All (#) versions. If present, click this link to see all the locations the item is hosted online. In some instances, free access to the item may be available through one of these locations. If not, consider placing a request via ILLiad for the item.

Important Note: Google Scholar's search results are not exhaustive, so do not assume that you have found "everything" on your topic via Scholar. It is just one tool to employ in your searches.

Physics Journals

Among the Physics journals that USciences library receives are these listed below. 
Check Our Journal List/e-Book List for these and other titles (be sure the Journals tab, not e-Books is selected when searching).

American Physical Society titles:

·     Physical Review Letters -- internet

·     Physical Review Online Archive -- internet

·     Physics (now: Journal of Applied Physics) -- print

·     Review of Modern Physics

Other titles:

·    American Journal of Physics -- print+internet

·    Annals of Physics -- internet

·     Brazilian Journal of Physics -- internet

·     Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences: Physics -- internet

·    Canadian Journal of Physics -- internet

·    Central European Journal of Physics -- internet

·    Chemical Physics -- internet

·     Chemical Physics Letters-- internet

·    Communication in Mathematical Physics -- internet

·    Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Physics -- internet

·    Current AppliedPhysics -- internet

·    Fortshritte der Physik / Progress of Physics -- internet

·    Foundations of Physics -- internet

·    Glass Physics and Chemistry -- internet

·    Health Physics -- internet

·    Journal of Applied Mechanics and Technical Physics -- internet

·    Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics -- internet

·    Journal of Biological Physics -- internet

·    Journal of Chemical Physics -- print

·    Journal of Computational Physics -- internet

·    Journal of Contemporary Physics -- internet

·    Journal of Engineering Physics and Thermophysics (Formerly: Journal of Engineering Physics. New York) -- internet

·    Journal of Geometry and Physics -- internet

·    Journal of High Energy Physics -- internet

·    Journal of Low Temperature Physics -- internet

·    Journal of Medical Physics -- internet

·    Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids -- internet

·    Journal of Statistical Physics -- internet

Need an article from a journal we don't have? We'll get it for you through ILLiad.

Books & e-Books

There are several ways to search for books and e-books:

Featured Books from Our Collection

Click a title/author link to check availability in the library catalog (cataLyst)A status of Not Charged indicates the book is available.

Ask a Librarian

Ask a Librarian graphic

Quick Links