Physics Research Guide

Articles and databases

Find articles on physics


Science Direct (Elsevier)

peer-reviewed journals in physical and life sciences

SpringerLink Journals

peer-reviewed journals in life and physical sciences

Wiley Interscience

peer-reviewed journals in physical or life sciences

Others to consider:

Academic OneFile

interdisciplinary coverage of journals and magazines

Academic Search Premier (Ebsco)

interdisciplinary index to journals and magazines

Annual Reviews Backfile

authoritative scientific review articles synthesizing prior research

Google Scholar

broadly interdisciplinary coverage of scholarly publications

OneSearch - Articles

Books and background reading

Books in the CSUMB Library

OneSearch lists books and videos in the CSUMB Library's collection.

Check here for a quick list of books on:


See also Building Blocks of Matter: A Supplement to the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics (online encyclopedia)

Books at other libraries

First try:

CSU OneSearch to search library catalogs of the 23 California State University campuses.

Also consider:

MOBAC Monterey Bay Regional Library Catalogs to search library catalogs in the Monterey Bay region

Melvyl to search library catalogs of the University of California

WorldCat to search library catalogs from around the world.

CSUMB students, faculty and staff may use the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan Request Form to borrow books found using the catalogs above.


Websites for physics and related fields

Eric Weisstein's World of Physics an online handbook

Physical Reference Data from the National Institute of Standards and Technology

American Physical Society

American Institute of Physics

PhysLink Physics & Astronomy Online

Science.Gov portal to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies

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