A multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 7,300 full-text, peer-reviewed journals. This database also offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and other publications. Brought to you by the Library of Michigan via the Michigan eLibrary (

arXiv Physics 
An open access repository of electronic preprints approved for posting after moderation, but not full peer review. It consists of scientific papers in the fields of mathematics, physics, astronomy, electrical engineering, computer science, etc. In many fields of mathematics and physics, almost all scientific papers are self-archived on the arXiv repository. 

Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
A database for research in Astronomy and Physics, offered by Harvard University.  If you are off campus, not using NMU internet, you will want to use Cisco AnyConnect (on NMU's IT site) to access full text articles available from NMU.

Journal articles, books, and other resources across many subjects. Provides a "cited by" feature to indicate other papers containing a source paper as a reference.

High energy physics literature. If you are off campus, not using NMU internet, you will want to use Cisco AnyConnect (on NMU's IT site) to access full text articles available from NMU.

Complete, searchable, full text articles from over 2,100 core scholarly journals. 1878 to the most recent 1-5 years (varies by title).

ProQuest Central brings together databases across major subject areas including Business, Health and Medical, Language and Literature, Social Sciences, Education, Science and Technology, as well as core titles in the Performing and Visual Arts, History, Religion, and Philosophy. Also includes thousands of full-text newspapers from around the world.

The largest database of graduate dissertations and theses. Almost 5 million citations and over 2.6 million full-text works. Useful for literature reviews, in-depth scholarship and extensive bibliographies with citation links. Indexing 1637 to present; full-text 1743 to present. 

SciFinder-n is a new platform of SciFinder which provides more content than any SciFinder® product, including easy access to full-text, indexed patents, and millions of step-by-step syntheses indexed specifically by CAS.

You can access SciFinder-n with your current SciFinder credentials. The two versions of SciFinder will be coexisting for a while. If you have never registered before, register for an account with SciFinder, then you can access the new platform of SciFinder-n. This needs to be done on-campus and using your NMU email address.

The SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System
Contains over 12.8 million records in astronomy and astrophysics, physics, and the arXiv-e-prints. Abstracts and full-text of major astronomy and physics publications are indexed. Also provides links to astronomical object information, data catalogs and data sets hosted by external archives.

NTRS: NASA Technical Reports Server
Provides access to NASA's technical literature, literature from the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), the NASA Image Exchange, etc.
The primary search tool for Department of Energy (DOE) funded science, technology, and engineering research and development (R&D) results and the organizational hub for information about the DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI).

Physics - A Guide to Web Resources
Created by Michael Knee of University at Albany, State University of New York, which is an excellent guide to the best the web has to offer for physics.

Alsos Digital Library for Nuclear Issues
Site closed August 19, 2019 due to security issues. They are working to make the content available sometime in the future. 
An annotated bibliography of over 3,000 books, articles, films, CDs, and websites about a broad range of nuclear issues.

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