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Important Note: Searching is available to the public.  However, access to the full-text of articles is limited to those that UB has a subscripton to or are open access (free-to-read).

Scitation searches American Institute of Physics (AIP) and AIP Member Society journals, over 40 titles and over 1 million articles. Disciplines covered include physics, chemistry, geosciences, engineering, and acoustics. Journals, proceedings, standards and magazines are indexed. With a single query, one can search across journals from the following publishers:

The default search screen provides a limited, simple query search box.  The Advanced Search query screen is recommended for all but the simplest search needs. Scholars can craft a much more targeted query using Advanced Search. Articles can be searched by author, author affiliation, abstract words, title, keywords, or across the entire bibliographic records. 

Access to the full-text of articles is directly available only for journals for which the University Libraries have a subscription or for articles/journals that are open access (free-to-read). If full-text access is blocked by the system, UB patrons should use our Delivery+ document delivery service to retrieve the article.

The Scitation search platform include features such as:

  • New AIP Thesaurus with over 7,500+ terms to improve discoverability
  • Author and institution disambiguation to help identify potential collaborators
  • Improved article layout to help determine article relevance
  • Article level metrics to measure the impact of research
  • Enhanced personalization features including article level citation alerts, topic and TOC alerts to stay at the cutting edge of physical sciences

For search assistance, see the Help for Searching, Browsing, Accessing Content. An online tutorial and User Guide are also available.

Dates Covered

Varies by individual journal title, oldest articles from 1929. Updated as new issues are provided by the participating publishers.

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