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Provides access to over 7100 encyclopedia articles and 115,000 dictionary terms in the areas of science and technology.

Annual Reviews
Full-text access to authoritative, analytic reviews in 33 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Physical, and Social Sciences. Annual Reviews publications are among the most highly cited in scientific literature.

Abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources in the sciences, social sciences and humanities with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research. Scopus contains over 40 million records, including over 3 million conference papers. Provides 100% Medline coverage.

Web of Science (1980 - Current)
Indexes 1,700 journals over 50 disciplines and covering individually selected, relevant items from over 3,300 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals. Contains searchable, full-length, English-language author abstracts for approximately 60% of the articles in the database. Partial full text. Can limit by Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, or Science. All users, on campus and off, should use this single link.

Find More Sources Here
From Cornell University library, open access to over 500,000 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics.

Center for History of Physics / AIP.
AIP's Center for History of Physics works to preserve and make known the historical record of modern physics and allied sciences. Through documentation, archival collections and educational initiatives, the Center ensures that the heritage of modern physics is safeguarded and its story accurately told.

HEP - High Energy Physics Database
Search more than 500,000 high-energy physics related articles, including journal papers, preprints, e-prints, technical reports, conference papers and theses, comprehensively indexed by the SLAC and DESY libraries since 1974.

Open courseware site from MIT, a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity. Browse by subject.

National Nuclear Data Center
The most comprehensive and complete nuclear data resource on the Web, the National Nuclear Data Center (NNDC) collects, evaluates, and disseminates nuclear physics data for basic nuclear research and for applied nuclear technologies.

Physical Reference Data / National Institute of Standards and Technology
Includes Periodic Table, Atomic Spectroscopy Data, Molecular Spectroscopic Data , Atomic and Molecular Data, X-Ray and Gamma Ray Data, Radiation Dosimetry Data, Nuclear Physics Data, Condensed Matter Physics Data, and more.

Table of Nuclides
Provides a graphic definition of elements by protons and neutrons.

World Lecture Hall
Entry point to free online course materials from around the world, from the University of Texas at Austin. Search by subject.

Tutorials and demonstrations

Encyclopedia of Physics Demonstrations
600 videos of physics experiments.

How Things Work
Questions, with answers from Louis Bloomfield of the University of Virginia, explaining the physics of everyday life.

HowStuffWorks, a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Communications, is the award-winning source of credible, unbiased, and easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works.

Internet for Physics
A free online tutorial to help university students develop their Internet research skills. Includes internet sources and search strategies.

Physics 2000
A University of Colorado at Boulder website, Physics 2000 provides an interactive journey through modern physics.