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of Physics Teachers (AAPT)
Site includes the Physical
Sciences Resource Center, a collection of information and resources for physical
of Physics (AIP)
The home page of the AIP offers links to digital resources online,
information about publications, conference proceedings, subscriptions,
memberships, information for authors, etc. The
Scitation journal hosting service offers full-text of
many physics journals to subscribers. Non subscribers can register
and use the search engine to find articles. The AIP Center
for the History of Physics includes a searchable visual archive.
Also available at this site is the 4th edition of the AIP Style Manual.
of Contents links to individual pages in PDF format.
The APS publishes the world's most prestigious and widely-read physics research
journals, indexed online in PROLA ,
conducts meetings, and develops and implements programs in physics education
and outreach, such as Physical Review Focus,
journal selections written for students and researchers.
Supporting unions, societies, organizations and individuals
engaged in the promotion of sciences and fine arts; organizing meetings, conferences,
exhibitions and concerts; editing and publishing books, journals and magazines
on print and electronic media; archiving data and information for public usage;
developing appropriate hard- and software for achieving these aims; supporting,
in particular, young people in science and fine arts. Online open access to journals with coverage
of geophysics, atmospherics physics and related topics.
Institute of Physics
Has a free weekly article service called IOP
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From the Jewish National & University Library, This collection
contains the personal papers of Albert Einstein (1879-1955) and supplementary
material documents the life and career of Albert Einstein. The collection includes
manuscripts, correspondence, and non-textual materials such as photographs, sound
recordings and film footage. A Finding
Aid is also included.
Atomic & Molecular
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Atomic
Physics Program produces the most comprehensive set of reliable atomic data available
An e-print service in the fields of physics, mathematics, non-linear
science, computer science, and quantitative biology. arXiv is owned, operated
and funded by Cornell University, and is partially funded by the National Science
Foundation. The Physics
Archive dates to 1991.
Central Online & Open
Access Library (COOL)
The aim is to provide an open online platform (reference library)
and an open online reference and linking system (reference catalogue) for the
scientific electronic publications of scientific associations and organizations.
A service of Copernicus.org
Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data Reprints (NIST)
Reprints published from Volume 1 (1972) through Volume 27 (1998). See also the
JPCRD link below, under EJOURNALS.
NIST Physics Program produces the most comprehensive set of reliable physical
reference data available anywhere; their collection includes atomic energy
levels, transition probabilities, and collision data can be used for characterizing
and modeling all types of gaseous systems, including plasmas, planetary atmospheres,
and astrophysical media, and for health physics applications. The NIST Chemistry
WebBook now contains electronic and vibrational spectra for over 4000 compounds.
The WebBook also contains constants of diatomic molecules. The SRD Group
has also produced several important compilations of molecular data.
Physical Review Focus
American Physical Society (APS)
Selections from Physical Review and Physical Review
Letters, explained for students and researchers. With an Image
Index, and text search
dates to March 1998.
Physics Review Online Archive (PROLA)
Browse and search the bibliographic records for all APS journals,
1893 to present. Full-text article content is only accessible by subscription
to the PROLA archive.
Scientific Reference Linking
A database, in which links to the publications of participating publishers
are stored. Search online journals (1980-present);
view list of SRef publications. A
service of Copernicus.org
Formerly the Online Journal Publishing Service - OJPS, Scitation
is the online home of more than 100 journals from AIP, APS, ASCE, ASME, SPIE,
and a host of other prestigious science and engineering societies. For users
with no library or personal subscriptions registration enables access to abstracts
for which full text is available. Publications can be viewed alphabetically,
by subject category, or publisher.
From the Stanford
Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) with more than 500,000 high-energy physics
related articles, including journal papers, preprints, e-prints, technical reports,
conference papers and theses comprehensively indexed. A centralized collection
of official and personal documents is in development.
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Argonne National Laboratory is operated by the University of
Chicago for the U.S. Department of Energy. The site includes general science
news and educational programs, and a searchable database of
records of publications written by ANL researchers. They also have a good list
of web resources in Physics & Materials
The Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National laboratory performs work in advanced
materials, life sciences, energy efficiency, detectors and accelerators. The Physics
Division provides information on activities at the lab and links to other
physics pages. The Reports
Catalog contains citations for Lab-authored scientific and technical documents
published since July 1989 and if the Library has the document in an electronic
format, a link to the full text is included in the record. These include conference
papers and proceedings, journals papers, and theses.
Operated for DOE by Brookhaven Science Associates, a partnership
of the State University of New York at Stony Brook and the Battelle Memorial
Institute. The Physics Department carries
out research in experimental and theoretical high energy, nuclear and condensed
Fermi National Accelerator
Fermilab is a DOE lab for research exploring the fundamental
nature of matter and energy. The site offers good online content, especially
the Inquiring Minds and
the For Physicists pages.
National Laboratory (LLNL)
Operated by the University of California, Lawrence Livermore's
mission is to apply science and technology in the national interest, with a focus
on global security, global ecology, and bioscience. The Science & Technology
Catalog is searchable by research area, linking directly to a page of resources.
A terrific source of online content with multilingual pages
including the full-text of many documents on the history of
the lab and the atomic bomb. The Research
Library is also a great resource.
NIST Physics Laboratory
One of the major operating units of the National Institute
of Standards and Technology (NIST). It's mission is to support United States
industry by providing measurement
services and research for electronic, optical, and radiation technologies. Page
of links to Physical
reference page on Constants,
Units, and Uncertainty, Measurements & Calibrations ,
a searchable bibliography.
Oak Ridge National
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory is a DOE laboratory managed by Lockheed Martin
Energy Research Corporation. Their history page contains a link to a Historical
Photo Gallery. The Comprehensive
Publications and Presentations Registry (CPPR) contains the bibliographic
information for ORNL reports from 1985. The full-text of many reports are available
from the late 1990s onward.
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Dibner Institute for the History of Science & Technology
Grace K. Babson Collection of the Works of Sir Isaac Newton
Home to The
Online Newton Project, where the goal is to provide online access
to all of the Newton manuscripts in the Babson Collection, and to all of the
books of Newton that
lifetime in Latin, French or English. Included currently are Mathematical Principles
of Natural Philosophy, his treatise on Opticks, the Arithmetica Universalis,
containing the lectures in mathematics he gave in Cambridge, as well as Analysis
per quantitatum series, fluxiones, ac differentias, etc. They are scanned manuscripts
in PDF format.
The portal to particle physics information; manages the Library and the Historical
and Scientific Archives of CERN, providing online access to the CERN
Document Server including 220,000 fulltext documents of interest to people
working in particle physics and related areas. Covers preprints, articles,
books, journals, photographs, and much more.
The Information Resources Department offers research assistance and more.
Index to the Internet: Physics
A program of the Library of California.
Linear Accelerator Center Library
Home of the SPIRES database, and another Internet
Resources in Physics web page.
The Virtual Library: Physics
Oldest catalog of the web, started by Tim Berners-Lee, run
by a loose confederation of volunteers, who compile pages of key links for particular
areas in which they are expert; even though it isn't the biggest index of the
web, the VL pages are widely recognized as being amongst the highest-quality
guides to particular sections of the web.
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IOP Electronic Journals (Institute of Physics)
Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
(American College of Medical Physics)
Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data
Published jointly by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the
American Institute of Physics. Provides critically evaluated physical and chemical
property data, fully documented as to the original sources and the criteria used
for evaluation; site has all issues from Volume 29 (2000) to present online;
viewable TOC and abstracts; full text available to subscribers or can be ordered
Physics Today (American
Institute of Physics)
Physics World (The
Institute of Physics)
Indexed 1997-present, with tables of contents and abstracts.
Journals in Science & Technology
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- Aristotle. Physics. Written
350 B.C.E. Translated by R. P. Hardie and R. K. Gaye.
A 455k text-only version is also available for download.
- Newton, Isaac, Sir. Opticks. 1704-1722.
California Digital Library eScholarship Editions
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Everyday Mysteries: Physics (QC)
Science Reference Services, Library of Congress
INFOMINE: Scholarly Internet Resource Collections
Physical Sciences, Engineering, Computing & Math
Most major disciplines in these areas are well covered. Basic science resources are emphasized though there is much of an applied nature as well. Climatology (incl. climate change information), paleontology and environmental science information with a physical science leaning are included.
Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics
Reviewed or listed in Physics Today Magazine, The News Letter
of the American Physical Society, The New York Times, and The Hollywood Reporter,
and numerous other publications, this site reviews contemporary movies according
to the Movie Physics Rating System (from GP - Good Physics to XP - Obviously
physics from an unknown universe). Includes a list of Recommend
and educational site.
Laser Physics and Technology
This encyclopedia explains basic terms and principles of laser physics and technology. It also has a lot of content from other topics such as general optics and optoelectronics, nonlinear optics, quantum optics, fiber optics, and optical communications.
Laws, rules, principles, effects, paradoxes, limits, constants,
experiments, & thought-experiments in physics. The list is more of a minidictionary
of physics and astronomy terms, rather than strictly a list of laws, rules, and
The Official String Theory Web Site
Patricia Schwarz, PhD
Diverse site with explanations, history, links, bookstore, discussion forum,
and a lot more. The Links page is
The Particle Adventure
The fundamentals of matter and force, presented in an interactive tour by the Particle Data Group of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Resources on the Internet
California State University, Fullerton Dept. of Physics. A
list of online resources of all types useful to the particle-surface research
Provides a full-text search of over 80 Million medical-science
related web documents; currently 5 million physics-related web documents are
accessible. News search engine searches the worldwide news, science news and
computer & internet news of the last two weeks.
A one-stop resource for physicists, providing highlights of the latest research
in Nature and elsewhere; open a free account and browse the research collections,
classic papers in physics, and get an e-mail alert that provides a weekly summary
of Nature’s physics content, and links to the new material posted each
week on the portal.
A collection of information and resources for physical sciences
education, searchable by keyword or name, or browseable by topic, object type,
or grade level.
This site, from the University of Colorado at Boulder, features
numerous applets - small, interactive programs - offering an entertaining introduction
to modern physics.
Physics New, Jobs, and Resources
Print edition indexed 1997-2007 - http://physicsworld.com/cws/index/print
A comprehensive physics and astronomy online education, research
and reference web site.
Worldwide Network of Physics Departments and Documents - provides
a set of information services for physicists. Lists of links to physics departments,
documents, journals, conferences, jobs, and more.
The latest physics and technology news.
Scientific Biography: Physicists
Eric Weisstein's World of Biography
Superstring Theory: A Brief Bibliography
Science Reference Guide
Science References Services, Library of Congress
Science Tracer Bullet
Science Reference Services, Library of Congress
Teaching Physics With Superheroes
Author of "The Physics of Superheroes" (Gotham, 2005) James Kakalios
discusses his physics course at UMN; includes links to other sites on physics
in comics and pop culture.
World of Physics
World Year of Physics 2005
The 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's annus mirabilis,
his 'miraculous year' of 1905, in which he published three important papers describing
ideas that have since influenced all of modern physics. WYP 2005 is a worldwide
celebration of physics and its importance in our everyday lives.