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Find articles, books, and learning opportunities in physics and astronomy

Physics databases

  • - arXiv is an openly accessible, moderated repository for scholarly articles in physics, mathematics, computer science, nonlinear sciences, quantitative biology and statistics.
  • Inspec - Covers the fields of physics, electronics, computer science, electrical, control, production and mechanical engineering. Look for "Cited by in Scopus" to find citing articles.
  • INSPIRE - High-energy physics literature.
  • SCOAP3 - Open access high-energy physics articles sponsored by the international SCOAP3 initiative.
  • ADS (Astrophysics Data System) - Publications in astronomy, astrophysics, physics, and arXiv e-prints.
  • SIMBAD Astronomical Database - Basic data, cross-identifications, bibliography and measurements for astronomical objects outside the solar system.
  • Einstein Papers Project - Collected papers of Albert Einstein.

Science & technology databases

Multidisciplinary citation indexes

Databases A-Z

There are hundreds of databases available through McGill Library. Check out the Databases A-Z list by alphabet or by subject.


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