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* Physics

This subject guide contains research and information resources for physics, astrophysics, quantum physics, quantum optics, biological physics, condensed matter physics, high energy/nuclear physics, and high energy density plasma and laser physics.

Online research resources particularly useful during the COVID-19 pandemic

Research Support

I am available to provide research support remotely via Zoom at this link: Please email me first with at least 4 hours advance notice to setup an appointment via my email;



All of our e-books can also be discovered through the search box on the library’s homepage ( Simply search for a topic or title and then click the “Click to access resource” option on the left-side of your search results...or, here is a blank search you can use to quickly find titles amongst the 1 million+ e-books in our catalog: Your results can be filtered using the facets listed at the left by date, subject terms, discipline, etc. 


Library resources beyond UR

WorldCat is the worldwide catalog of library resources that you can request and have sent via interlibrary loan to any River Campus library. If another New York, national or international library has an item you'd like to borrow that UR libraries don't own, WorldCat is the best way to find such an item and request it via interlibrary loan. In order to use WorldCat, you'll need an ILLIAD account, which you can setup online here by logging in with your NetID:


Other useful resources to support online education

  • JoVE (The Journal of Visualized Education): JoVE publishes peer-reviewed scientific video protocols to accelerate biological, medical, chemical and physical research. As many colleges and universities are making the difficult decision to move to remote teaching and learning models, You can access UR Librarie's subscribed JoVE content by signing in using your institutional email on their sign in page link. 


Not sure where to get started?

Most important tip: I'm always available to help you locate the information you need! You can chat, email, call, or schedule an appointment with me using the tools in the left sidebar.

The River Campus Libraries' Articles & Books Search is an ideal place to start if you're not sure where to begin your searching. (Also, if you have the title of a specific article, you can usually type that in to get a link directly to the article if we have electronic access.)

(For more tips on Articles & Books, see our guide.)

The rest of this guide contains more specific resources for finding scholarly articles, print and electronic books, and a list of common references for physics research. 

If there's anything you don't see here that you've found helpful, let me know using my contact info in the left column! I'm always looking for ways to make this guide more helpful and comprehensive.

Finding scholarly articles

If you have a citation for a specific article that we have online, I recommend using the Libraries' eJournal Finder to navigate through the journal, volume, issue, and article:

To search more broadly for scholarly literature:

Finding print and electronic books

Besides the Articles & Books Search, the UR Catalog provides another view into the print and electronic resources available to you. Try them both!

Common Physics References

Help with writing papers - reference managers

Reference Managers home

To learn about easy ways to keep track of your research sources, try a citation manager!  You can easily gather, organize and include citations while you write your paper!