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A Guide to Physics Resources

Recommended resources for Physics & Astronomy

Top Physics & Astronomy Databases

Preprint Databases

A preprint is a journal article in draft form, before peer review. A postprint is a journal article after it has gone through peer review. Both of these types of documents are known collectively as eprints

ePrints allow you to access the latest research, without having to wait for a paper to be peer reviewed, accepted and published.  They foster broad collaborations, improve the speed of research, and provide greater transparency of the scholarly communication cycle.

Database Research Alerts

Set up alerts to save you valuable time and help you stay current in your field!  Most library databases allow you to set up email alerts for when new articles are published about a specific topic, or when new issues of specific journals are released.