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Physics - Recommended Sources

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An online reference collection, featuring full-text content from subject-specific reference titles. Do a keyword search of the whole collection or browse for a reference work by subject. Get help planning your research by visualising your topic with a concept map.

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ArXiv is an e-print service in the fields of physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, and quantitative biology. The contents of arXiv conform to Cornell University academic standards. arXiv is owned, operated and funded by Cornell University, a private not-for-profit educational institution

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This fantastic resource has captured UK terrestrial TV and radio programmes from 2007 onwards for anyone in UK universities to watch for free. Look out for all the useful documentaries.

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BNL is a multipurpose research institution funded mainly by the US Department of Energy’s Office of Science.  Research themes include energy security, photon sciences, QCD matter, physics of the universe and climate.

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Website of the European-based organisation for nuclear research and home of the world’s largest particle physics centre.

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The CERN document server provides access to fulltext documents of interest to those working in particle physics and related areas covering preprints, books and journals.

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A not for profit organisation providing information on events and careers.  Their website also links to open access electronic content of the society’s newsletter Europhysics News.

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The interaction.org website is designed to serve as a central resource for information about particle physics, including press release, articles, news, event listings, a blog watch and image bank.

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The IUPAP aims to stimulate and promote international cooperation in physics. Their website provides access to news and conference information.

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Based at the University of California the KITP is a scientific research facility where theorists in physics and allied fields come together to work on specific issues. The output of this work is available via the website including access to slides and pod casts relating to all aspects of physics and a preprint collection of journal articles.

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Knovel enables you to manipulate engineering data from a wide range of sources. In addition to full-text ebook content it also provides access to equations, materials and substances data, and interactive charts and graphs. Its materials database covers everything from mechanical to chemical properties data, corrosion data and material properties. Knovel provides interactive engineering tools that enable data analysis, and specialized data search and taxonomies that make it easy to discover answers to technical questions.

A guide to this resource can be accessed here

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Phys.org is a science, research and technology news service covering physics, earth science, medicine, nanotechnology, electronics, space, biology, chemistry, computer sciences, engineering, mathematics and other sciences and technologies. The site publishes approximately 100 articles a day and is useful for current awareness.

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A worldwide network of Physics departments and documents providing a listing of open access physics journals plus links to topic, conference and careers information.

Physics books can be found on the First Floor of the Library. Remember that you must use the Library Catalogue to find the books you want rather than just browsing the shelves.

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You may also find relevant resources listed under: Computing and Engineering (Electrical and Mechanical).

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