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Physics & Astronomy

General physics and astronomy subject guide.

US Government Agencies

The U.S. government's information portal. Start at for a broad search of agency holdings.

U.S. Department of Commerce - NIST 

U.S. Department of Defense

  • Defense Technical Information Center 
  • PubDefense (peer-reviewed scholarly publications); technical reports; grant awards; budget data; innovation marketplace; corporate source authority system search; thesaurus; conference proceedings 

U.S. Department of Energy

  • OSTI - OSTI.GOV is the primary search tool for Department of Energy (DOE) funded science, technology, and engineering research and development (R&D) results.
  • Other OSTI tools:
  • DOE National Laboratories (e.g., Argonne National Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory)


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

  • PubMed- PubMed® comprises more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
  • PubSpace - PubSpace is an archive of full-text journal articles produced by NASA-funded research and available online without a fee. Pub-Space is available from a collaboration between the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and NASA to allow wider access to the results of federally-funded research. Articles collected under the Public Access Policy are archived on PubSpace, which is hosted by NIH on their PubMed Central (PMC) repository.

Data Reference

Physics Labs