Subject Guide: Physics
Subject Specific Databases
Academic Search Ultimate A large, academically multidisciplinary article database that is a very good place to start a scholarly literature search.
ScienceDirect Scholarly articles from scientific, technical, and medical journals. A product of the major academic publisher Elsevier.
General and Related Databases
ACS Journals The American Chemical Society is the leading publisher of peer-reviewed research journals in the chemical and related sciences, serving scientific communities worldwide through an unparalleled commitment to quality, reliability, and innovation.
SciFinder Use the registration form to create an account for yourself using your Arcadia e-mail. The premier source for Chemistry – search journal articles from Chemical Abstracts, the CAS Registry of chemical substances, patents, and chemical reactions.
WorldCat A huge database of books and other materials found in libraries across the U.S. and worldwide that you can borrow using Interlibrary Loan.
Eric Weisstein’s World of Physics Online encyclopedia.
Google Yes, this go-to search engine is a great way to get background on a search topic and gauge how much information there is on it.
Google Scholar The next level go-to search engine that’s as familiar looking as Google and provides a useful sense of how many professional and scholarly sources there are on a topic.