Library Sources in Physics

This guide lists a selection of the more important sources of information on Physics available at Concordia Library. It includes material held in the Webster Library (WEB) on the Sir George Williams Downtown Campus, the Vanier Library (VAN) on the Loyola Campus and/or available online. Most materials are located in the Reference area (REF). This is not a complete list. Additional resources may be found by searching the Sofia Discovery Tool.

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Guides to the Literature

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias




These are the major databases that index the literature of physics and related areas. For the full list and further content descriptions visit the Concordia Library Database Finder:


  • Contains Physics Abstracts, Electrical & Electronics Abstracts and Computer & Control Abstracts.
  • Connect with remote access from Concordia Library Database Finder.

SciFinder Scholar

  • Chemical Abstracts from 1907
  • Includes information on substances and reactions
  • Accessible at Vanier and Webster Libraries' workstations or from computers within the Concordia IP range

Web of Science

  • Includes Science Citation Index from 1989 onwards
  • Connect with remote access from Concordia Library Database Finder
  • Science Citation Index from 1985 to 1988 is available on CD-ROM at Vanier workstation V-140,and from 1965-1992 in print (Z 7401 S365 VAN Index)

Proquest Dissertations and Theses - Full Text

  • Citations from 1861 onwards (90% from North America)
  • Abstracts for doctoral dissertations from July 1980 and from 1988 for masters theses
  • Full text mainly from 1997 onwards
  • Connect with remote access from Concordia Library Database Finder
  • Dissertation Abstracts International B: The Sciences and Engineering, 1966 to 2000, is available in print (Z 5055 U5A53 B VAN Index).
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