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University Libraries - Article Databases

Physics & Astronomy

Top Databases

  • Inspec

    Premier database for physics and related areas including electrical engineering, electronics, communications, control engineering, computers, computing, and information technology.  In addition, there is significant coverage in materials science, oceanography, nuclear engineering, geophysics, biomedical engineering and biophysics.

  • American Institute of Physics - Electronic Journals

    Table of contents and full text for recent issues of journals published by AIP and subscribed to by Thomas Cooper Library.

  • IOP - Institute of Physics

    The Provider’s complete list of journals is displayed, but USC can access the full text of only those journals to which the USC Libraries subscribe.

  • American Physical Society - Electronic Journals

    All of the journals listed on this site are available full text to the USC-Columbia campus.

Additional Databases (alphabetical)

  • Annual Reviews

    Provides full-text access to critical review articles that synthesize the primary contributions in the areas of biomedical, physical, and social sciences.

  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics

    Use the Table of Contents on the left to explore different sections of the handbook.

  • Dissertations and Theses

    Contains citations,abstracts and possibly full text for over 2 million dissertations and theses. The database accepts over 90 percent of doctoral dissertations in North America.


    Full-text of back issues of more than 100 scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Issues are entered on-line after having been published for 2-5 years.

  • Oxford Reference

    Fully-indexed, cross-searchable database of over 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press.

  • Web of Science

    Indexes thousands of the most prestigious, high impact research journals in the world. Also has cited reference searching and ways to refine and analyze your search results. Includes three indexes: Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975 to present), Social Sciences Citation Index (1956 to present), Science Citation Index Expanded (1899 to present).