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Physics and Astronomy: Find Journals

Where is the full-text of my article?


How do I request an article?

Find Journals

You may search the Catalog for journals, newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals owned or subscribed to by the Rutgers University Libraries. 

  • If you are looking for a specific journal/newspaper/magazine, it is best to search by its FULL title using this option: "Journal title begins with"

How do I know if a journal is available ELECTRONICALLY?

In the Catalog, journals that are available online will have an Electronic Access link.

  • Double-check that the coverage dates of full-text access is appropriate, then click on the link
  • If you are off-campus, you will need to log in (to the proxy server) with your Rutgers NetID and password

Online Journal Packages

Below are several major online journal packages in which you can browse journals or search for articles.

This platform supports physics and engineering journals from the American Institute of Physics (AIP) and other publishers.  You can search in Scitation, or browse by title or by subjects. RUL subscribe to most if not all AIP journals.

The Fully Searchable Physical Review Online Archive (PROLA) 

Find current or past APS journal articles.

Many High-Energy Physics journals goes back to Volume 1.

Full text searching of IOP electronic journals from 1874-present.

Optics and photonics journal database.

Citation Styles

Different journals will require different citation styles. Check your publisher's guidelines for citation requirements.

Many of you will use LaTex to organize your references. This guide from NYU may be helpful: LaTex Basics for Students

Journal Impact Factor

Impact Factor "is a measure reflecting the average number of citations to articles published in science and social science journals. It is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field, with journals with higher impact factors deemed to be more important than those with lower ones." (Wikipedia)  Caution: Journal Impact Factors will vary greatly between disciplines. Impact factors can only be compared within a discipline. Comparisons between disciplines are not valid. Journal Impact Factors can be found in Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports.