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Physics: Databases

A guide to physics resources at the University of Adelaide Library

Library Search

InterLibrary Loan

If you are not able to find an article in the Library you may want to consider getting an InterLibrary Loan. Use the Inter Library Loan link in Library Search to request.

Journal Tables of Contents

Bibliographic Software

The following software will help you organise your references. The Library only supports EndNote.

Locating articles for Physical Sciences research

Can't find what you want in Library Search? Try a specialist database.

INSPEC, Web of Science and Scopus are for all aspects of Physics; MathSciNet is for Mathematical Physics; Compendex for the Engineering aspects; PubMed for medical aspects and ANSTI for Australian literature in nuclear science research and development (see links below).

Every database includes search hints and tips in the help menu. Start there, and if you would like any assistance, contact your Research Librarian.

Databases useful for 1st year essays

Electronic Journals

The Library has access to the full text of most of the electronic journals provided by the following publisher:

Preprints, technical reports, etc.