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This Guide brings together important research resources for Physics. These include article databases & journals, major reference works, and other key sources. Different types of resources are available via the navigation bar, above.
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Featured Physics Databases
IOP (Institute of Physics) Science is a service run by IOP Publishing and features content form their publications. IOPscience delivers easy access to some of the best research in the scientific, technical and medical fields.
A multidisciplinary abstract and citation database of research literature and web sources. Over 16,500 peer-reviewed titles from more than 4,000 publishers. Includes some full text links. Access Scopus Tutorials online.
Web of Science Core Collection
Provides access to the world's leading citation databases: Science Citation Index Expanded; Social Sciences Citation Index; Arts & Humanities Citation Index; Emerging Sources Citation Index; Index Chemicus; Book Citation Index; and, Conference Proceedings Citation Index. Authoritative, multidisciplinary content covers the highest impact journals, including Open Access journals and conference proceedings.
IET Electronic Library, IEEE Xplore
The IEEE Xplore digital library is a resource for discovery and access to scientific and technical content published by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and its publishing partners. Browse this resource to access IEEE's journals & magazines, standards, and conference proceedings.
Subject Librarian | Kaitiaki Pukapuka