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Physics and Astronomy: Overview

Summer 2020

Need help? I'm available: email wiswellj@, Zoom, chat, appointment, (with 6 ft. spacing) at Levine 542F or Library, wherever.   Zoom by appointment, but almost any time.

What's in this Guide

      Articles -- Use Physics and science databases to find articles


      Books & eBooks -- Use the catalogs to find books and ebooks


      Websites -- Scientific organizations and educational websites


      Citing Sources -- American Institute of Physics and other styles that you'll need.

Recent Articles from the ASU Department of Physics & Astronomy

Unified Astronomy Thesaurus

"The Unified Astronomy Thesaurus (UAT) is an open, interoperable and community-supported thesaurus being developed to unify the existing divergent and isolated Astronomy & Astrophysics thesauri into a single high-quality, freely-available open-source thesaurus which will be of immediate value to both research and research support, and provide a mechanism for reviewing, discussing and evaluating the continuous evolution of terminology in these fields."

CRC Handbook for Chemistry & Physics

Contact -- John Wiswell

John Wiswell  
Health Sciences Librarian
Levine Hall 542F and Belk Library 225   (828)262-7853
Available for consultations with students, faculty, and staff. 
I work with distance and on-campus students.  Web conferencing is available, by appointment.  I can also do workshops for groups.

Library Reference Chat

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eBook -- Careers in Physics

Careers in Physics

Faculty -- Preparing Annual Reports

If you need to make arguments about journal quality, we subscribe to the Journal Citation Reports (Incites).  You can also look at at Eigenfactor, Scimago, and Google Scholar -- Top Publications.

Of course, be skeptical of all ranking systems. 

You might also refer to Cabell's Directories of Publishing Opportunities (covers some disciplines: Nursing, Health Administration) and UlrichsWeb for information that might be useful.  For open access journals, check if they are listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals.  You might also search WorldCat to see how many libraries say they have a journal.

Contact me if you would like to discuss this or need help using the resources.  We have a library guide about Scholarly Communication, including topics such as measuring impact.