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Physics: Journal Articles


Academic Journal Articles

Search across a range of Library resources, including


If you cannot find it at UC Library or online, request an Interloan and we will get it for you from another library. There is no charge for this service

Comparing Journals

To compare journal bibliometrics consider using:


See also Measuring Impact  for more information.

Journal Title Abbreviations

Key Databases for Physics

To find specific articles within journals, try one of the indexing services below. Each database has its own subject focus, date range and usage quirks – contact me for ideas on getting the best results.

Google Scholar – Tips and Tricks

Google Scholar Search

Provides a simple way to search broadly for scholarly literature

Use Scholar Preferences

  • to import references into EndNote, BibTeX, etc: amend Bibliography manager details in the Search results section
  • to show Full-Text @ UC Library, choose ”University of Canterbury“ in the Library Links section

Use Google Scholar Library to organise your references

Search Tips to Find Specific Articles

1. When you already have an article’s citation details, find it with one of these tools:
Full Text Finder quick search (works best with a DOI)
2. If the citation you have is limited or not quite right, try browsing within the journal:
Electronic Journal Search
Print Journal Search
Search by journal title in the library catalogue. Check what years/volumes we have in the Holdings tab.

Browse Physics Journals



In print