Changes to Library services during the COVID-19 lockdown.

All Physics Fields

  • American Institute of Physics Journals
    Provides access to the journals of the American Institute of Physics.
  • IOPScience
    A collection of Institute of Physics (IOP) journals covering both applied and pure physics.
  • Web of Science Core Collection
    A large multidisciplinary database useful for finding scientific literature and analyzing citations.
  • Scopus
    A large multidisciplinary database useful for finding scientific literature and analyzing citations.
  • Google Scholar
    A broad search for academic sources, which can include free sources not available in other databases.
  • arXiv
    An open access (free) archive for physics, mathematics, computer science, and more. Note that this is a preprint server, so many articles are uploaded before peer review or publishing.
  • Scholars Portal Journals
    Provides access to a large number of articles from major academic publishers covering all fields.
  • ScienceDirect Journals
    Provides access to Elsevier journals in the physical sciences, engineering, life sciences, health sciences and social sciences.


  • Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
    Abstracts in astronomy and physics, provided by NASA’s Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.


Computational Physics

  • ACM Digital Library
    All articles and other documents published by the Association for Computing Machinery.
  • Inspec
    A bibliographic database covering physics, electrical engineering and electronics, computers and control engineering, and information technology.

Engineering Physics


  • GeoRef
    Citations and abstracts to journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports, and theses in the geosciences.

High-Energy and Nuclear Physics

Medical Physics

  • PubMed
    A database from the US National Center for Biotechnology Information, useful when researching topics in medical physics.

Particle Physics

  • CERN Document Server
    Bibliographic database from the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) containing information about full-text preprints, articles, books, journals, and photographs on particle physics and related areas.


Tables and Data

Print collection

Print physics books are found in the call number range QC1-QC999, while astronomy books can be found from QB1-QB991. The Library Services Desk personnel can help you locate them on the shelf.

Ebook collections

Ebooks can be found through Omni on the Library's home page.

Also try searching or browsing in the following ebook collections:

Other ebook collections can be found on the databases-by-type page.

Not successful?

Not finding the book that you want?  Suggest that we purchase it, order a copy from another library through Interlibrary Loan, or contact the specialist for Physics.

  • Dissertations and Theses Global
    Theses and dissertations from around the world.
    Includes Carleton theses and dissertations, as well as other research deposited by faculty, staff, and students.

Other databases of information about theses and dissertations can be found on the "find" page for theses and dissertations.

Content last reviewed: April 22, 2020