Physics, astronomy

Compilation of new acquisitions and electronic resources on the subjects of physics and astronomy

  • New acquisitions

    List of titles on the subjects (last and current month)

  • Databases

    A selection of the main databases

    • Web of Science – Interdisciplinary database including the Derwent Innovations Index (patents), Web of Science Core Collection (journal articles), Science Citation Index and Journal Citation Reports
    • Scopus – Interdisciplinary, the most comprehensive bibliographic database with respect to number of journals covered, particular focus on non-anglophone literature, enables citation analyses and includes unique author-ID's – Further information
    • INSPEC – Abstracts giving access to the content of documents in the fields of physics, engineering sciences and information technology, varied search and analysis options for scientific publications – Further information
    • ADS – Astrophysics Data System: astronomy, physics and geophysics: abstracts and full-text versions as a possible alternative to searching the Web of Science and INSPEC
    • SPIE Digital Library – Full-text versions of SPIE publications (journals and proceedings) from 1998 onwards, summaries and citations from SPIE publications from 1995 onwards

    Additional databases

  • Specialist information

    • PhysNet – Portal for physics resources on the Internet, links for example to physics institutions and associations, publications, teaching material and job opportunities
    • PACS – 2010 version of the Physics and Astronomy Classification Scheme. Thesaurus of the American Institute of Physics, to be used for classifying physics publications
    • Astronomy Conferences – Database of international astronomy conferences, index can be searched by date