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Astronomy and Physics

Databases and Indexes

General Reference Sources

Astronomy
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics Encyclopedia (REF QB 14 .A873 1992)
  • Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Astronomy - (REF QB 43.2.C35)
  • Encyclopedia of the Solar System (REF QB 501 .E53 2007)
  • Facts on File Dictionary of Astronomy (REF QB 14 .I42)
  • Handbook of Space Astronomy and Astrophysics (REF QB 136.Z65 1990)
Physics
  • Encyclopedic Dictionary of Physics: General, Nuclear, Solid State, Molecular Chemical, Metal and Vacuum Physics (REF QC 5 .E52)
  • Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy (REF QC 450.3 .P47 1995)
  • Handbook of Physics (REF QC 61 .H37 2002)
  • Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics (REF QC 5 .M15 1996)
  • McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology (Q 121 .M3 2002)

Recommended Web Sites

  • Atmospheric Optics - Provices information about atmospheric optics and provides links to more in-depth information.
  • American Institute of Physics - Center for History of Physics - The Center for History of Physics preserves and makes known the history of modern physics and allied fields.
  • College Physics for Students of Biology and Chemistry - A hypertextbook written for first-year undergraduate physics students.
  • DC Physics - A resource about getting ready for physics. Provides physics practice questions to help you get ready.
  • Elemental Data Index - National Institute of Standards and Technology Clickable Periodic Table. Provides detailed information about each element
  • Physics 2000 - An interactive journey through modern physics created by the University of Colorado. Learning visually and conceptually about 20th Century science and high-tech devices.
  • Physics Central - A site brought to you by the American Physical Society that is dedicated to showing how physics explains things in daily life.
  • PhysNet - A worldwide network of Physics Departments and Documents that provides a set of information services for physicists.

Note: These sites have been evaluated by library staff. Please consult with your professor or a librarian to evaluate any Internet resource found using a search engine such as Yahoo! or Google.