Physics: Data Sources
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- U.S. Governmental Agencies
- Data Reference - Handbooks & Databases
- CERN Library
U.S. Governmental Agencies
The U.S. government's information portal. Start at science.gov for a broad search of agency holdings.
This extensive data collection contains the following resources: Elemental Data Index | Periodic Table: Atomic Properties of the Elements | Physical Constants | Atomic Spectroscopy Data | Molecular Spectroscopy Data | Atomic and Molecular Data | X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Data | Radiation Dosimetry Data | Nuclear Physics Data | Condensed Matter Physics Data | Other NIST Data
This repository is open to the research community interested in developing best practices in the management of materials data.
This database contains references to publications that include numerical data, comments, and reviews on atomic transition probabilities (oscillator strengths, line strengths, or radiative lifetimes), and is part of the collection of the NIST Atomic Spectroscopy Group.
This page contains links to evaluated reference data for electronic structure calculation, produced by the Physics Laboratory of the NIST.
OSTI.GOV is the primary search tool for Department of Energy (DOE) funded science, technology, and engineering research and development (R&D) results. The OSTI.GOV search tool offers access to an array of R&D results including resource types such as journal articles, technical reports, data, software, patents, conference papers, and more.
Other OSTI tools:
- DOE Public Access Gateway for Science and Energy (PAGES) (contains journal articles and accepted manuscripts)
- DOE Data Explorer (research data)
- DOE Patents (patent information)
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)
NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) provides access to aerospace-related citations, full-text online documents, images, and videos. The types of information included are: conference papers, journal articles, meeting papers, patents, research reports, images, movies, and technical videos – scientific and technical information (STI) created or funded by NASA.
NASA's clearinghouse site for open-data provided to the public.
NASA National Astronomical Virtual Observatories (NAVO) may be used to access NASA's astronomy data.
Portal linking to archives in earth science, heliophysics, astrophysics, planetary science, high-end computing, and citizen science.
- HEASARC (High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center)
- NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database
- Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
- Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes
- NASA/IPAC Infrared Science Archive (IRSA)
- NASA Exoplanet Science Institute (NExSCl)
- SIMBAD (Set of Identifications, Measurements, and Bibliography for Astronomical Data)
NASA Center and Facilities (e.g., Goddard, JPL)
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 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.
PubDefense (peer-reviewed scholarly publications); technical reports; grant awards; budget data; innovation marketplace; corporate source authority system search; thesaurus; conference proceedings
The print version of the handbook is available in the reference section of Lockwood and Abbott Libraries (QD65.C4)
This resource provides a compilation and evaluation of measurements of the properties of known elementary particles and summarizes searches for hypothetical new particles.
This classic reference includes 901 tables of common physical and chemical data.
Interactive reference tables of physical, solvent and thermodynamic properties.
Access to the CERN Document Server (books, journals, standards, reports, photos); online databases; dictionaries and encyclopedias; HEP information sources; online particle physics information.