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If you're just starting out as a physics student and need to get some background/fundamentals, the following can help:
To search all of Schewe's databases, use the following:
To search databases with a considerable amount of physics content in them, consider the following:
This database provides access to open access articles in physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, qualitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, economics. The database is maintained by Cornell University.
This math database contains reviews, abstracts and over 1.7 million full-text articles (sourced from various publications, including over 2,000 math journals). Contains both pure and applied mathematics material.
Science (Gale in Context)
This general science database provides a variety of reference, overview, and experimental content related to all the major sciences. Though this database is great for foundational science topics, it does not contain many peer-reviewed articles.
Science (from the American Association for the Advancement of Science)
All current and historical articles from the journal Science, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. While not technically a database, this journal contains articles on the advancement of science and science-related topics
Here are some searches that will get you a variety of physics books:
Here are some classics in the field that physics majors should be familiar with:
You can find reliable and high-quality videos on a variety of topics below:
You can find reliable and high-quality physics videos on the following topics:
Here are some websites which might be helpful for a physics student:
The New York Times - Physics
The New York Times' newest articles pertaining to physics.
As per the website, "Physics World helps scientists working in academic and industrial research stay up to date with the latest breakthroughs in physics."
An information resource for the public sponsored by the American Physical Society.
A kind of encyclopedia for all branches of physics, maintained by Georgia State University. Looks rough, but good stuff.
Astrophysics Data System
An astrophysics pseudo-database maintained by Harvard University. Lots of articles, many in full-text.
Open Stax - Physics Books
A listing of open-source books about physics. Try the "Advanced Search" feature if you want some more specific content.
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For help citing in the APA format, which is often used in physics and the sciences, consider using Schewe Library's APA citation guide: