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American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)
    http://www.aapt.org/
   Site includes the Physical Sciences Resource Center, a collection of information and resources for physical sciences education.

American Institute of Physics (AIP)
    http://www.aip.org
    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. The Table of Contents links to individual pages in PDF format.

American Physical Society (APS)
   http://www.aps.org
    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.

Copernicus.org
   http://www.copernicus.org/
   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 (IOP)
   http://www.iop.org
   Has a free weekly article service called IOP Select.

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ARCHIVES & DATABASES

Albert Einstein Archives
   http://www.alberteinstein.info/
   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 Physics (NIST)
   http://www.nist.gov/srd/atomic.htm
   National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Atomic Physics Program produces the most comprehensive set of reliable atomic data available anywhere.

arXiv
   http://arxiv.org/
   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)
   http://www.sref.org/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)
   http://www.nist.gov/srd/reprints.htm
   Reprints published from Volume 1 (1972) through Volume 27 (1998). See also the JPCRD link below, under EJOURNALS.

Physics (NIST)
   http://www.nist.gov/srd/physics.htm
   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
   http://focus.aps.org/
   American Physical Society (APS)
   Selections from Physical Review and Physical Review Letters, explained for students and researchers. With an Image Index, and text search function. Archive dates to March 1998.

Physics Review Online Archive (PROLA)
   http://prola.aps.org/
   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 System (SREF)
   http://www.sref.org/site/index.php
  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

Scitation (AIP)
   http://scitation.aip.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.

SPIRES HEP
   http://www.slac.stanford.edu/spires/
   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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U.S. GOVERNMENT LABORATORIES

Argonne National Laboratory
   http://www.slac.stanford.edu/spires/
   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 Science.

Berkeley Lab
   http://www.lbl.gov
    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.

Brookhaven National Laboratory
   http://www.bnl.gov/
   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 matter physics.

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
   http://www.fnal.gov
   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.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
   http://www.llnl.gov
   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.

Los Alamos National Laboratory
   http://www.lanl.gov/external
   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
   http://physics.nist.gov/
   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 Data, reference page on Constants, Units, and Uncertainty, Measurements & Calibrations , and Publications, with a searchable bibliography.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory
   http://www.lanl.gov/external
    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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LIBRARIES

Burndy Library
   Dibner Institute for the History of Science & Technology
   Grace K. Babson Collection of the Works of Sir Isaac Newton
   http://burndy.mit.edu/Collections/Babson/
   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 were published in his 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.

CERN Scientific Information Service
   http://library.cern.ch/
    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.

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
   http://fnalpubs.fnal.gov/
    The Information Resources Department offers research assistance and more.

Librarians' Index to the Internet: Physics
   http://lii.org/search/file/physics
   A program of the Library of California.

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center Library
   http://www.slac.stanford.edu/library/
   Home of the SPIRES database, and another Internet Resources in Physics web page.

The Virtual Library: Physics
   http://www.vlib.org/Physics.html
   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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EJOURNALS

IOP Electronic Journals (Institute of Physics)
    http://journals.iop.org

Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics (American College of Medical Physics)
   http://www.jacmp.org/

Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data
   http://jpcrd.aip.org/jpcrd/top.jsp
   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 online.

Physics Today (American Institute of Physics)
   http://www.physicstoday.org/

Physics World (The Institute of Physics)
   http://physicsworld.com/cws/home
   Indexed 1997-present, with tables of contents and abstracts.

Virtual Journals in Science & Technology
   http://www.virtualjournals.org/vjs/

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EBOOKS

Classics

  • 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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MISCELLANEOUS

Everyday Mysteries: Physics (QC)
   http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/mysteries/archive.html#physics
   Science Reference Services, Library of Congress

INFOMINE: Scholarly Internet Resource Collections
Physical Sciences, Engineering, Computing & Math

   http://infomine.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/search?category=physci
   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
   http://www.intuitor.com/moviephysics/index.html
   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 Readings. Fun and educational site.

Laser Physics and Technology
   http://www.rp-photonics.com/encyclopedia.html
   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.

The Laws List
   http://www.alcyone.com/max/physics/laws/
   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 so forth.

The Official String Theory Web Site
   Patricia Schwarz, PhD
   http://www.superstringtheory.com
   Diverse site with explanations, history, links, bookstore, discussion forum, and a lot more. The Links page is particularly comprehensive

The Particle Adventure
   http://particleadventure.org/particleadventure/
   The fundamentals of matter and force, presented in an interactive tour by the Particle Data Group of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Particle-Surface Resources on the Internet
   http://chaos.fullerton.edu/mhslinks.html
   California State University, Fullerton Dept. of Physics. A list of online resources of all types useful to the particle-surface research community.

Phibot
   http://phibot.org/new/Search/
   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.

Physics Portal (Nature)
   http://www.nature.com/physics/
   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.

Physical Sciences Resource Center
   http://psrc.aapt.org/
   A collection of information and resources for physical sciences education, searchable by keyword or name, or browseable by topic, object type, or grade level.

Physics 2000
   http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/index.pl
   This site, from the University of Colorado at Boulder, features numerous applets - small, interactive programs - offering an entertaining introduction to modern physics.

PhysicsWorld (IOP)
   http://physicsworld.com/cws/home
   Physics New, Jobs, and Resources
   Print edition indexed 1997-2007 - http://physicsworld.com/cws/index/print

PhysLink.com
   http://www.physlink.com
   A comprehensive physics and astronomy online education, research and reference web site.

PhysNet
   http://physnet.uni-oldenburg.de/PhysNet/about.html
   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.

PhysOrg.com
   http://www.physorg.com/
   The latest physics and technology news.

Scientific Biography: Physicists
   http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/biography/topics/Physicists.html
   Eric Weisstein's World of Biography

Superstring Theory: A Brief Bibliography
   http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/SciRefGuides/superstringbib.html
   Science Reference Guide
   Science References Services, Library of Congress

Superconductivity
   http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/tracer-bullets/superconducttb.html
   Science Tracer Bullet
   Science Reference Services, Library of Congress

Teaching Physics With Superheroes
   http://www.aip.org/pt/vol-55/iss-11/p29.html
   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
   http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/physics/
   Eric Weisstein
   http://scienceworld.wolfram.com

World Year of Physics 2005
   http://physics2005.org/
   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.

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