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Physics and Astronomy: Find Articles


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Important! Please be aware that Melvyl will be permanently retired when the new UC Library Search launches on July 27, 2021. See this page for instructions on how to preserve your saved lists, saved searches, and links/bookmarks to Melvyl before the go-live date:


Beginning FY 2020 (October 2019), federal funders now require ORCID iD registration for all new fellowship, research training, education, and career development proposals.

(See for the original notice.) ORCID is an open, non-profit, community-based effort to provide a registry of unique digital researcher identifiers. These unique identifiers help identify articles written by the same author using various forms of his, her, or their names. This registry also provides a way to link research activities, such as publication and data set creation, to these identifiers. Beyond the federal funding requirements, you’ll be doing the research community a favor by participating – the more the ORCID buy-in, the further along we all get toward the goal of seamless, comprehensive and accurate compilation of individual authors’ works.

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Find A Specific Article


Already know what you're looking for? Use Citation Linker. 

Citation Linker is a an easy way to locate materials you find in bibliographies.

Top Article Databases

You can start your search in a database (below) or in Library Search.

These are the best article databases to start your search.

(Resources marked with * are UCI licensed resources and require use of the VPN if off campus.)

Databases & Journals

Key Journals


Physics Librarian

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Carrie Cullen
Science Library 243
(949) 824-2490