Physics and Astrophysics resources

Your Liaison Librarian: Scott Chesworth      email:    tel: +44 (0)1782 734510

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Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Developed by NASA, this database contains bibliographic records and many full-text articles covering astronomy and physics.

Cambridge Core
Cambridge University Press publishes a wide range of high-quality academic content across Cambridge Core, including leading journals, research monographs, reference works and textbooks.

EBSCO databases
Cross-search a variety of multi-disciplinary databases.

IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Provides full-text access to high quality literature in technology. IEEE Xplore contains full-text documents from IEEE journals, transactions, magazines, letters, conference proceedings, standards, and IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) publications.

INSPIRE HEP Search (High Energy Physics Literature Database)
Bibliographic information about the literature of the field of high energy physics.

Institute of Physics (IOP) journals
Access full-text articles from more than 100 peer-reviewed physics, astrophysics and technological journals.

Digital archive of over 1,000 academic journals covering the sciences, social sciences and humanities.

Meteorological and Geoastrophysical Abstracts - ProQuest
The most comprehensive database available in meteorology provides editorially-curated resources drawn from the world's literature on topics such as, climatology, atmospheric chemistry and physics, astrophysics, and the environmental sciences.

Oxford Academic Journals
A collection of more than 300 electronic journal titles from Oxford University Press with full-text access from 1996 to the latest issue for all titles.

Provides access to multi-disciplinary databases and full text articles.

Sage Journals
A collection of over 600 full-text international peer-reviewed journals titles, dating back to 1999 for most titles.

Leading scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters.

Taylor & Francis Online
Over 1,500 journals covering a range of disciplines.

Web of Science - Clarivate
Search a variety of databases including Web of Science Citation Index (multi-disciplinary scientific) and Derwent Innovations Index (engineering).

Wiley Online Library
Access the full text of over 1,400 journals covering a range of disciplines.

VLeBooks (previously DawsonEra)
One of our core ebook collections with many titles relevant for physics and related subjects.

EBSCO eBook collection
Access a selection of ebooks and search for titles containing physics, astrophysics or related subjects.

IOP Concise Physics ebook collection
Access 40 titles from the Concise Physics collection.

ProQuest Ebook Central
This ebook platform is another of our core ebook collections.

European Newsstream - ProQuest
Provides the searchable full-text of articles published in around 30 UK newspapers including The Times, Telegraph, Guardian and The Independent.

A news and business service which includes around 12,000 publications, including worldwide, national and local newspapers.

The Times Digital Archive
Search the complete digital edition of The Times from 1785-2011. The entire newspaper is captured with all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos.

Box of Broadcasts (BoB)
Box of Broadcasts (BoB) National is a TV and radio recording service and is freely available to all staff and students at Keele. Record and catch-up on programmes from 60+ TV and radio channels that have been broadcast in the last 30 days. You will need your Keele username and password to sign-in.

British Library EThOS
The British Library ETHOS project provides electronic access to research theses from many UK universities.

Google Scholar
The most famous web search engine can search for academic journals and literature too. In Google Scholar’s settings you can also customise your results to quickly see which of them you have full-text access to through Keele Library. To get this working, before you perform your search click on Settings and type 'keele' into the Library Links search box. Tick the Keele University – view online @Keele box, click on Save Preferences and you're ready to go. When you've typed in your search, any results with ‘view-online@Keele' link next to the title provide a direct link through to the article.

Keele Research Repository
A digital archive of research and enterprise output produced by Keele University staff.

Library Hub Discover
Library Hub Discover replaces Copac and SUNCAT. This catalogue gives you access to details of materials held in many UK national, academic and specialist libraries.

Reference management software which you can use to import, manage and save references from your research, whether they are from books, library databases, journals, web pages or other sources. You will need your Keele username and password to access RefWorks.

Search for journals or conference proceedings using keywords, search queries or title searches and set up alerts based on those searches.

Over 1 million research papers and documents are available to search here for Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics.

The Durham High Energy Physics Database (HEPData) has been built up over the past four decades as a unique open-access repository for scattering data from experimental particle physics. It currently comprises the data points from plots and tables related to several thousand publications including those from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

NIST Standard Reference Data
Easy access to NIST scientific and technical data covering a broad range of substances and properties from many different scientific disciplines.

Open access, peer-reviewed encyclopedia written by experts. Topics covered include physics and astrophysics.

SIMBAD Astronomical Database
Basic data, cross-identifications and bibliography for astronomical objects outside the solar system.

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