Physics Research Guide


ScienceDirect College Edition
The collection contains four million articles prior to 1995, and 2.75 million articles from after 1994.  George Fox subscribes to the Life Sciences, Health Sciences, and Physical Sciences and Engineering journal packages.

Academic Search Premier
An interdisciplinary database that provides full text articles.  This is the only database at George Fox that includes full text access to the Journal of Chemical Physics (1 year embargo).

Engineering Village
The most comprehensive interdisciplinary engineering database in the world.  Covers all fields of engineering.

Web resources

NIST Web Book
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) site provides chemical and physical data of the highest quality.

Global Change Master Directory

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Jet Propulsion Lab


Dictionary of physics (electronic resource)

Penguin dictionary of physics

Finding books

By subject search

Below are some links to various subject searches in the catalog. The subject search is a specific and helpful way to find materials about your area of interest. Explore these or try some of your own subject searches using the "Subject" tab in Primo. For more information on "power searching" by subject, ask your reference librarian.




Physics — Popular works

Physics — Philosophy

By call number

If you want to browse for books in the library, use the call numbers below to find the subject areas that are of interest to you. You can use them to browse the reference section or the main stacks. The Library of Congress website may have a more detailed outline of call numbers for your subject area.

Subclass QB  
QB1-991 Astronomy
QB1-139 General
QB140-237 Practical and spherical astronomy
QB275-343 Geodesy
QB349-421 Theoretical astronomy and celestial mechanics
QB455-456 Astrogeology
QB460-466 Astrophysics
QB468-480 Non-optical methods of astronomy
QB495-903 Descriptive astronomy
QB500.5-785 Solar system
QB799-903 Stars
QB980-991 Cosmogony. Cosmology
Subclass QC  
QC1-999 Physics
QC1-75 General
QC81-114 Weights and measures
QC120-168.85 Descriptive and experimental mechanics
QC170-197 Atomic physics. Constitution and properties of matter