Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Use these tools to search across all of Penn's resources.
The University of Pennsylvania Libraries' online catalog.
Find: books, journals, e-resources, and everything else.
Physics Search Tools
The following is a short list of tools for browsing and searching physics and astronomy resources.
Please note that this is not a comprehensive list!
Physics database covering journal articles, conference papers, books, and more. Includes material related to physical chemistry, materials science, NMR, electronics and electrical engineering, and computer science.
Find: Search COMPENDEX concurrently. Choose whether or not to combine your searches at the bottom of the page. Look for a glossary of publication title abbreviations under Browse Index > Source Title.
Date Expression: 1896-present
Web of Science
A database covering journal articles in all areas of the sciences.
Find: To find articles that cite a person’s work, use the Cited Reference Search.
Date Expression: 1945-present
Database of high-energy physics journal papers, preprints, technical reports, conference papers, experiments, jobs, citation data and theses. Includes LHC experimental notes.Find:
Use the HepINSPIRE Search Tips
when browsing the High-Energy Physics Directory.
Digital library of pre-print, published, and e-print articles in physics and related disciplines, mathematics, nonlinear sciences, computer science, and quantitative biology.
Date Expression: est. 1991-present
NOTE: Recent articles have yet to be published in scholarly journals.
Database of papers, abstract, and citation data in physical sciences.
Find: Search by institutional affiliation.
Date Expression: 1823-present