Physics

Physics Research

  • Books: use the library catalogue to find books
  • Reserves material - specific reading material selected by instructors of specific courses in physics
  • Help: For help with your physics research efforts, contact the Library's Information Desk (in person, using the AskUs tool on the Library website, by email reference@upei.ca, call 566-0696) or your Physics Subject Librarian, Mark Leggott, mleggott@upei.ca, 569-0460.
  • Quick lookup information - formulas, physical properties of materials, biographies of scientists, quick summaries of basic concepts
  • Video:
  • Articles:
    • Physics-related databases available through Robertson Library:
      Title Description
      IOP Electronic Journals (Institute of Physics) Provides full text access to over 100 IOP electronic journals. Subjects covered include atomic, molecular, optical, mathematical & general physics.
      PROLA Physical Review Online Archive Contains nearly complete electronic copies of Physical Review journals from their initial volume through the present day.
      ArXiv An electronic archive for research articles, including physics, math, computer science, nonlinear sciences, quantitative biology, and statistics.
      Web of Science (Backfile)

      Backfile thru December 2009 for Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) & Arts & Humanities Citation Index (AHCI)

       

      Why just the backfile? See the Web of Science Subscription 2010.

      Google Scholar Searches scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts, and articles.
      Wiley Online Wiley Online is a multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.
      MathSciNet

      Searchable web database providing access to over 58 years of Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications.

       

      Search tips:

      • Adjacency (not AND) is assumed within a field. For example, the search text "invertible matrix" will match only those cases in which the two words occur consecutively. It will not match "invertible triangular matrix".
      • Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) may be entered between search terms. 
      • The wildcard character is the asterisk (*) and may be used in all fields except MR Number and Mathematics Subject Classifications fields (MSC Primary/Secondary and MSC Primary). If no wildcard is used, the search will look for exact word matches and also for the plural (or singular) of the words entered.
      • The search may be restricted to the singular [plural] search terms by using the exclamation mark (!) at the end of the singular [plural] word. For example, "matrix" will match both "matrix" and "matrices" while "matrix!" will match "matrix" but not "matrices". 
      • Searches are not case-sensitive.
      • Accented characters encoded in ISO Latin may be used in search strings.
      Academic Search Complete A multi-disciplinary database which provides full text for more than 8,500 periodicals, including full text for over 7,300 peer-reviewed journals.
      OneSearch (EBSCO EDS - Proxied) OneSearch (EBSCO Discovery Service) searches most of Robertson Library's licensed content in a single search.
      ScienceDirect Provides full text to peer-reviewed journals from Elsevier Science, including a large number of journals in the life sciences.