Physics, astronomy

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

New acquisitions

List of titlesexternal link on the subjects (last and current month)


List of titles on the subjects

Digital textbooks

List of titles on the subjects


A selection of the main databases

  • Web of Science (external link) – Interdisciplinary database including the Derwent Innovations Index (patents), Web of Science Core Collection (journal articles), Science Citation Index and Journal Citation Reports
  • Scopus (external link) – 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 (external link) – 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 (external link) – 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 (external link) – Full-text versions of SPIE publications (journals and proceedings) from 1998 onwards, summaries and citations from SPIE publications from 1995 onwards

Additional databases

Reference works

Selection of the main reference works

Additional reference works

Specialist information

  • PhysNet (external link) – Portal for physics resources on the Internet, links for example to physics institutions and associations, publications, teaching material and job opportunities
  • PhySH (external link) – Physics Subject Headings, a classification scheme for physics as suggested by the APS. The new approach focuses on hierarchies of concepts grouped into research areas, physical systems, properties, techniques, and professional topics (facets).
  • Astronomy Conferences (external link) – Database of international astronomy conferences, index can be searched by date

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Subject specialist for physics, astronomy
PD Dr. Alfred Gautschy
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