Physics: Articles & Journals

Library resources for research and study in Physics and Biophysics

Find Articles in Research Databases

Depending on your topic, these databases may be relevant. If needed, see more choices in Databases A-Z.

Advanced Search

Sample searches:
   characteristics of heat transfer in microchannel heat sinks
   "casson fluid flow"
   "fluid flow" AND microstructures
   "fluid flow" AND (micro* OR nano*)
Refine your search with filters on results screen: scholarly & peer-review, full text online, etc.

While it doesn't offer some of the sophisticated options available in research databases, Google Scholar can be helpful. See instructions for customizing Google Scholar to provide Full Text @ UHCL links in results.

Most research databases allow you to limit searches to articles in peer-reviewed journals. A peer-reviewed (or refereed) journal:

  • uses experts from the same subject field or profession as the author to evaluate a manuscript prior to acceptance for publication
  • has articles that report on research studies or provide scholarly analysis of topics
  • may include book reviews, editorials, or other brief items that are not considered scholarly articles
Peer Review in 3 Minutes

(3:15) Explains the academic publishing process for research articles and scholarly journals, including the quality control process of peer review. North Carolina State Univ. Libraries

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Get Full Text for an Article

If a database lacks immediate full text, click Find It @ UHCL in results to check for full text from another source. Follow Available Online links in OneSearch to a resource with full text for UH Clear Lake users as shown below.

Shows Find It at UHCL leading to full text in EBSCOhost PsycARTICLES

If full text is not found, submit an article request.

Find Out if the Library Has a Specific Journal


Find journals by journal title or ISSN

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Get an Article from a Citation

Sample citation:
Hunter, C.R., R. Klein, R. S. Beanlands, and R. A. deKemp, 2016, "Patient motion effects on the quantification of regional myocardial blood flow with dynamic PET imaging," Med. Phys. 43, 1829-1840.

Use OneSearch to look for a DOI (digital object identifier). If there's no DOI, search for an "exact phrase" from the article title. Add an author name if needed. Examples:

  • doi:10.1118/1.4943565
  • "patient motion effects on the quantification"
  • "patient motion effects on the quantification" AND hunter

If an article isn't available online, submit an article request.

Locating Journals

Library floor plans

  • Current issues are shelved in alphabetical order in the Current Periodicals area (main floor)
  • Bound journals are shelved like books, in call number order in the General Stacks

Find call numbers for bound journals in OneSearch.

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