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QC 1 Periodicals, Societies, Congresses, Serial Collections, Yearbooks

Applied Physics Letters

Summary:
Applied Physics Letter, a publication of the American Institute of Physics (AIP), is distributed and detailed in this site, sponsored by the AIP. The publication is a "...weekly journal featuring concise, up-to-date reports on significant new findings in applied physics." The site is a compilation of available issues of the publication, which are listed chronologically, beginning with the most recent issue. No actual texts are open for viewing within the site; users should seek ordering and subscription information through the applicable link at the top of the site's main page.
Each issue listing features the volume and issue numbers, along with the journal's individual release date. Users should select an issue of interest; a listing of articles is then displayed, showing the texts in their order of appearance within the periodical. Each article's record includes: (1) the title; (2) name(s) of author (initials, last name); (3) the page numbers where the article is located within the issue; and (4) a designation (via an icon) noting whether the text is available for ordering. Users should scroll to view site listings and issue listings.
At the bottom of the site's main page are three major links. The first gives access to the AIP homepage, for further information. The second opens the "Titles in Physics" homepage, a service which allows users to search 47 AIP society journals for topics of interest. The last link, "Journal List," accesses a comprehensive listing of all AIP journals. The site is maintained by the American Institute of Physics; New York.
To Search:
Select issue of interest from site's main page; then scan table of contents. Ordering and pricing information found via top link within site page.

CERN Preprint Server

Summary:
The CERN Preprint Server is a database operated by CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, one of the world's largest scientific laboratories. The server provides access to various information services and to documents produced in accordance with CERN's research and objectives.
Once a user has accessed the site, a listing of services, meetings, and CERN-related links is displayed. Under the "services" grouping, users can: activate a database search through keywords; search texts solely through their introductions, examples, and indexes; set up and use queries; obtain specifications for paper submissions; receive an explanation of GIF format; and get statistics on user access to CERN documents. Electronic links are provided for weekly lists, the TIFF X viewer, the CERN library, and the preprint server machine. Information on conferences and meetings is displayed upon selecting their titles from this area.
Scrolling past this general information area, the user enters the database listings. Here, document categories are displayed, with preprints chronologically organized within calendar years. Each year's holdings are also numerically listed in a hierarchical order. Subject categories open are: (1) documents from external servers, and (2) documents from e-print servers. The second group is further subdivided into the following: (1) CERN preprints; (2) high energy physics phenomenology (HEP-PH); (3) high energy physics theory (HEP-TH); (4) astrophysics (ASTRO-PH); (5) general relativity and quantum cosmology (GR-QC); (6) nuclear theory (NUCL-TH); (7) computational and lattice physics (HEP-LAT); and (8) experimental physics.
To view individual records of preprints, the user must select a number from within its category. A second numerical listing then appears, featuring the records for that preprint. Within the entries, certain items are detailed: the document's code number; the title of the preprint; the author or authors' names [last, first initial]; number of pages in text; and viewing options. The work's abstract, full text, and references are accessible through their respective links in the record. Likewise, the author's name (or authors' names) are links to a comprehensive listing of his/her (or their) papers, whether solely composed or jointly composed. The site is maintained by CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics; Geneva, Switzerland.
To Search:
Select topic of interest from main information area at top of site. Follow screen instructions for searching or viewing records. Or browse through database listings and select number to start preprint viewing process.

JETP Letters

Summary:
JETP Letters, a publication of the American Institute of Physics is detailed in this site, sponsored by the American Institute of Physics (AIP), an organization begun "...for the purpose of promoting the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics and its application to human welfare." The site is a compilation of available issues of the publication, which are listed chronologically, beginning with the most recent issue. No actual texts are open for viewing within the site; users should seek ordering and subscription information through the applicable link at the top of the site's main page.
Each issue listing features the volume and issue numbers, along with the journal's individual release date. Users should select an issue of interest; a listing of articles is then displayed, showing the texts, in their order of appearance within the periodical. Each article's record includes: (1) the title; (2) name(s) of author (initials, last name); (3) the page numbers where the article is located within the issue; and (4) a designation (via an icon) noting whether the text is available for ordering. Users should scroll to view site listings and issue listings.
At the bottom of the site's main page are three major links. The first gives access to the AIP homepage, for further information. The second opens the "Titles in Physics" homepage, a service which allows users to search 47 AIP society journals for topics of interest. The last link, "Journal List," accesses a comprehensive listing of all AIP journals. The site is maintained by the American Institute of Physics; New York.
To Search:
Select issue of interest from site's main page; then scan table of contents. Ordering and pricing information found via top link within site page.

Journal of Applied Physics

Summary:
Journal of Applied Physics, a publication of the American Institute of Physics is detailed in this site, sponsored by the American Institute of Physics (AIP), an organization begun "...for the purpose of promoting the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics and its application to human welfare." The journal is the "...AIP's archival journal for significant new results in applied physics." The site is a compilation of available issues of the publication, which are listed chronologically, beginning with the most recent issue. No actual texts are open for viewing within the site; users should seek ordering and subscription information through the applicable link at the top of the site's main page.
Each issue listing features the volume and issue numbers, along with the journal's individual release date. Users should select an issue of interest; a listing of articles is then displayed, showing the texts, in their order of appearance within the periodical. Each article's record includes: (1) the title; (2) name(s) of author (initials, last name); (3) the page numbers where the article is located within the issue; and (4) a designation (via an icon) noting whether the text is available for ordering. Users should scroll to view site listings and issue listings.
At the bottom of the site's main page are three major links. The first gives access to the AIP homepage, for further information. The second opens the "Titles in Physics" homepage, a service which allows users to search 47 AIP society journals for topics of interest. The last link, "Journal List," accesses a comprehensive listing of all AIP journals. The site is maintained by the American Institute of Physics; New York.
To Search:
Select issue of interest from site's main page; then scan table of contents. Ordering and pricing information found via top link within site page.

Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics

Summary:
Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics,, a publication of the American Institute of Physics is detailed in this site, sponsored by the American Institute of Physics (AIP), an organization begun "...for the purpose of promoting the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics and its application to human welfare." The site is a compilation of available issues of the publication, which are listed chronologically, beginning with the most recent issue. No actual texts are open for viewing within the site; users should seek ordering and subscription information through the applicable link at the top of the site's main page.
Each issue listing features the volume and issue numbers, along with the journal's individual release date. Users should select an issue of interest; a listing of articles is then displayed, showing the texts, in their order of appearance within the periodical. Each article's record includes: (1) the title; (2) name(s) of author (initials, last name); (3) the page numbers where the article is located within the issue; and (4) a designation (via an icon) noting whether the text is available for ordering. Users should scroll to view site listings and issue listings.
At the bottom of the site's main page are three major links. The first gives access to the AIP homepage, for further information. The second opens the "Titles in Physics" homepage, a service which allows users to search 47 AIP society journals for topics of interest. The last link, "Journal List," accesses a comprehensive listing of all AIP journals. The site is maintained by the American Institute of Physics; New York.
To Search:
Select issue of interest from site's main page; then scan table of contents. Ordering and pricing information found via top link within site page.

Physical Review Letters

Summary:
Physical Review Letters, a publication of the American Physical Society is detailed in this site, sponsored by the American Institute of Physics (AIP), an organization begun "...for the purpose of promoting the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics and its application to human welfare." The journal "...provides rapid publication of short reports of important fundamental research, with coverage of major advances in all aspects of physics and of developments with significant consequences across subdisciplines." The site is a compilation of available issues of the publication, which are listed chronologically, beginning with the most recent issue. No actual texts are open for viewing within the site; users should seek ordering and subscription information through the applicable link at the top of the site's main page.
Each issue listing features the volume and issue numbers, along with the journal's individual release date. Users should select an issue of interest; a listing of articles is then displayed, showing the texts, in their order of appearance within the periodical. Each article's record includes: (1) the title; (2) name(s) of author (initials, last name); (3) the page numbers where the article is located within the issue; and (4) a designation (via an icon) noting whether the text is available for ordering. Users should scroll to view site listings and issue listings.
At the bottom of the site's main page are three major links. The first gives access to the AIP homepage, for further information. The second opens the "Titles in Physics" homepage, a service which allows users to search 47 AIP society journals for topics of interest. The last link, "Journal List," accesses a comprehensive listing of all AIP journals. The site is maintained by the American Institute of Physics; New York.
To Search:
Select issue of interest from site's main page; then scan table of contents. Ordering and pricing information found via top link within site page.

Physics-Doklady

Summary:
Physics-Doklady, a publication of the Russian Academy of Sciences, is distributed and detailed in this site, sponsored by the American Institute of Physics (AIP), an organization begun "...for the purpose of promoting the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics and its application to human welfare." The site is a compilation of available issues of the publication, which are listed chronologically, beginning with the most recent issue. No actual texts are open for viewing within the site; users should seek ordering and subscription information through the applicable link at the top of the site's main page.
Each issue listing features the volume and issue numbers, along with the journal's individual release date. Users should select an issue of interest; a listing of articles is then displayed, showing the texts, in their order of appearance within the periodical. Each article's record includes: (1) the title; (2) name(s) of author (initials, last name); (3) the page numbers where the article is located within the issue; and (4) a designation (via an icon) noting whether the text is available for ordering. Users should scroll to view site listings and issue listings.
At the bottom of the site's main page are three major links. The first gives access to the AIP homepage, for further information. The second opens the "Titles in Physics" homepage, a service which allows users to search 47 AIP society journals for topics of interest. The last link, "Journal List," accesses a comprehensive listing of all AIP journals. The site is maintained by the American Institute of Physics; New York.
To Search:
Select issue of interest from site's main page; then scan table of contents. Ordering and pricing information found via top link within site page.

Physics Today

Summary:
Physics Today, a publication of the American Institute of Physics is detailed in this site, sponsored by the American Institute of Physics (AIP), an organization begun "...for the purpose of promoting the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics and its application to human welfare." The journal is "...the 'trade journal' for physicists, is sent to all members of the [ten] societies that make up the AIP...." The site is a compilation of available issues of the publication, which are listed chronologically, beginning with the most recent issue. No actual texts are open for viewing within the site; users should seek ordering and subscription information through the applicable link at the top of the site's main page.
Each issue listing features the volume and issue numbers, along with the journal's individual release date. Users should select an issue of interest; a listing of articles is then displayed, showing the texts, in their order of appearance within the periodical. Each article's record includes: (1) the title; (2) name(s) of author (initials, last name); (3) the page numbers where the article is located within the issue; and (4) a designation (via an icon) noting whether the text is available for ordering. Users should scroll to view site listings and issue listings.
At the bottom of the site's main page are three major links. The first gives access to the AIP homepage, for further information. The second opens the "Titles in Physics" homepage, a service which allows users to search 47 AIP society journals for topics of interest. The last link, "Journal List," accesses a comprehensive listing of all AIP journals. The site is maintained by the American Institute of Physics; New York.
To Search:
Select issue of interest from site's main page; then scan table of contents. Ordering and pricing information found via top link within site page.

Reviews of Modern Physics

Summary:
Reviews of Modern Physics, a publication of the American Physical Society is detailed in this site, sponsored by the American Institute of Physics (AIP), an organization begun "...for the purpose of promoting the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics and its application to human welfare." The journal publishes traditional scholarly reviews "...of some problem in physics, providing historical background, an analytical look at the topic, and an extensive bibliography." Also published are colloquia, short papers that "...[intend] to describe recent research of interest to a broad audience of physicists." The site is a compilation of available issues of the publication, which are listed chronologically, beginning with the most recent issue. No actual texts are open for viewing within the site; users should seek ordering and subscription information through the applicable link at the top of the site's main page.
Each issue listing features the volume and issue numbers, along with the journal's individual release date. Users should select an issue of interest; a listing of articles is then displayed, showing the texts, in their order of appearance within the periodical. Each article's record includes: (1) the title; (2) name(s) of author (initials, last name); (3) the page numbers where the article is located within the issue; and (4) a designation (via an icon) noting whether the text is available for ordering. Users should scroll to view site listings and issue listings.
At the bottom of the site's main page are three major links. The first gives access to the AIP homepage, for further information. The second opens the "Titles in Physics" homepage, a service which allows users to search 47 AIP society journals for topics of interest. The last link, "Journal List," accesses a comprehensive listing of all AIP journals. The site is maintained by the American Institute of Physics; New York.
To Search:
Select issue of interest from site's main page; then scan table of contents. Ordering and pricing information found via top link within site page.

Technical Physics

Summary:
Technical Physics, a publication of the American Institute of Physics is detailed in this site, sponsored by the American Institute of Physics (AIP), an organization begun "...for the purpose of promoting the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics and its application to human welfare." The site is a compilation of available issues of the publication, which are listed chronologically, beginning with the most recent issue. No actual texts are open for viewing within the site; users should seek ordering and subscription information through the applicable link at the top of the site's main page.
Each issue listing features the volume and issue numbers, along with the journal's individual release date. Users should select an issue of interest; a listing of articles is then displayed, showing the texts, in their order of appearance within the periodical. Each article's record includes: (1) the title; (2) name(s) of author (initials, last name); (3) the page numbers where the article is located within the issue; and (4) a designation (via an icon) noting whether the text is available for ordering. Users should scroll to view site listings and issue listings.
At the bottom of the site's main page are three major links. The first gives access to the AIP homepage, for further information. The second opens the "Titles in Physics" homepage, a service which allows users to search 47 AIP society journals for topics of interest. The last link, "Journal List," accesses a comprehensive listing of all AIP journals. The site is maintained by the American Institute of Physics; New York.
To Search:
Select issue of interest from site's main page; then scan table of contents. Ordering and pricing information found via top link within site page.

Technical Physics Letters

Summary:
Technical Physics Letters, a publication of the American Institute of Physics is detailed in this site, sponsored by the American Institute of Physics (AIP), an organization begun "...for the purpose of promoting the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics and its application to human welfare." The site is a compilation of available issues of the publication, which are listed chronologically, beginning with the most recent issue. No actual texts are open for viewing within the site; users should seek ordering and subscription information through the applicable link at the top of the site's main page.
Each issue listing features the volume and issue numbers, along with the journal's individual release date. Users should select an issue of interest; a listing of articles is then displayed, showing the texts, in their order of appearance within the periodical. Each article's record includes: (1) the title; (2) name(s) of author (initials, last name); (3) the page numbers where the article is located within the issue; and (4) a designation (via an icon) noting whether the text is available for ordering. Users should scroll to view site listings and issue listings.
At the bottom of the site's main page are three major links. The first gives access to the AIP homepage, for further information. The second opens the "Titles in Physics" homepage, a service which allows users to search 47 AIP society journals for topics of interest. The last link, "Journal List," accesses a comprehensive listing of all AIP journals. The site is maintained by the American Institute of Physics; New York.
To Search:
Select issue of interest from site's main page; then scan table of contents. Ordering and pricing information found via top link within site page.

Titles In Physics

Summary:
Titles in Physics is the American Institute of Physics' (AIP) "...Tables of Contents service, cover[ing] a wide spectrum of articles published in 47 AIP archival, translation, and member society journals since 1995." For each AIP journal issue, the site offers a "...browsable table of contents that provides the user with the title, author(s), and page range of each article."
Within the site's main page are links to: (1) general information on the site; (2) ordering instructions; (3) accessing the table of contents; and (4) the AIP homepage. The general information area offers a description of the site, as well as details on the reloading service, bookmarking, math rendering, and site administration. Document delivery information, ordering instructions, a price list, and delivery options are found in the second area. Within the third link, users can access the site in four ways: (1) view journals in an alphabetical listing; (2) view AIP archival journals; (3) view AIP translation journals; and (4) view AIP member society journals.
Users should select their search preference from the four options; an alphabetical listing of applicable journals is then displayed. Selecting a journal title then links the user to that magazine's homepage for viewing contents and past issues.
The site is maintained by the American Institute of Physics; New York.
To Search:
Select one of the four search methods from the site's main page; then select title of journal from displayed list. Journal titles are direct links to their respective WWW sites.

xxx.lanl.gov e-Print Archive

Summary:
The xxx.lanl.gov e-Print Archive is a "...set of automated archives for electronic communication of research information that ha[s] been operational in many fields of physics...[since] 1991." The archive serves users worldwide and processes more than 70,000 electronic transactions per day. All of the archives contained within the site have searching, subscribing, and downloading capabilities.
Upon accessing the site, the user will find links to access the physics, mathematics, and nlin-sys e-print archives, to access information on the recently reformulated physics archive, to reach help information on the site, and to upload or download site information. By scrolling through the main page, the user will find the following subject archives: (1) physics; (2) mathematics; (3) nonlinear sciences; (4) computation and language; and (5) ad nauseum (miscellaneous topics). Within each subject area, listings are alphabetized into subtopics. For each subtopic, the following is noted: (1) subtopic; (2) subtopic abbreviation; (3) new addition link; (4) recent additions link; (5) abstracts link; and (6) search link (find).
The subtopic name is a direct link to viewing its complete category page. Here, users have access to an index, general information, help area, a preprints list, and various other topics. The "new additions" link accesses new abstracts within the archives; each entry is noted with a category code, title, author(s), comments on the text, and an abstract. The "recent addtions" link reveals additions to the archives for past week, detailing their category codes, titles, authors, comments on the texts, and scheduled publication date and source. "Abstracts" reveals a search engine to view abstracts of papers in a particular category archive. The "find" link provides a search engine for all of the archives. Users should select an archive category and year of publication, along with specifying search criteria through additional fields.
The site is sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation; Los Alamos National Laboratory; Los Alamos, New Mexico.
To Search:
Select subject category or subtopic of interest from site's main page. Then select link of interest to view desired records.

QC 5 Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Atomic, Molecular, & Plasma Physics

Summary:
Atomic, Molecular, and Plasma Physics is a directory of WWW sources in these three fields. The site reflects research interests of the Space Plasma Physics Section of the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI).
At the top of the site's main page is a link to the WWW site, Atomic Physics on the Internet, sponsored by the Weizmann Institute. Below this link are the subject links for the site: (1) atomic data; (2) chemical kinetics and rare coefficients; (3) collision cross sections; (4) constants and formulas; (5) illustrations; (6) literature; (7) periodic tables; (8) photoabsorption and photoionization; (9) spectral line lists and emission codes; (10) synchrotron light sources; (11) x-ray properties; and (12) WWW sources. Users should select a topic link to move directly to its holdings within the site; users can also view the site simply by scrolling.
Within a subject area's holdings, the user will find a variety of sources -- general information, reports, data types, etc. All sources are listed alphabetically; source titles are direct links to the WWW. Within the site's main page, the user will also find a link to search the site's server, which produces a query page with a keyword field and search information. At the bottom of the site's main page are links to e-mail the site's creator and the SwRI Space Plasma Physics homepage.
The site is maintained by the Space Plasma Physics Section; Southwest Research Institute (SwRI); San Antonio, Texas.
To Search:
Select subject link from top of site's main page to view holdings. Or select "search server" to access query page for site.

LinkLIST: Physical Science Resources on the WWW

Summary:
LinkLIST: Physical Science Resources on the WWW is a service of the American Institute of Physics (AIP), which "...promot[es] the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics and its application to human welfare." The site is an alphabetical listing of URL links within the public domain, accessible by HTTP. The site's authors claim that "[e]very effort has been made to evaluate the functionaly and 'quality' of the link[s] before formally establishing the linkage."
The site's main page features three links of interest. The first offers information on the site, as well as links for reporting site problems and for adding new sites to the listings. The "jump to the middle" link brings the user to the E-N portion of the alpbabetical list; the "jump to the bottom" link displays records within the O-Z section. Records from the A-D section are automatically displayed when the user moves past the introductory area of the site.
Selecting a subject of interest from the alpahbetical list activates the matching records. Here, users will find a compilation of WWW sites tied to that subject and of related subjects within the topic listings for additional WWW possible links. Each of the site titles is a direct link to its respective WWW site. At the bottom the of the site's main pages (found at the closing of the subject listings) are links to the top of the site (along with its index) and to the AIP homepage for further information.
The site is maintained by the American Institute of Physics; Woodbury, New York.
To Search:
Select topic of interest from subject listings. Then browse through matching records. Each site title is a direct link to the WWW.

Physics Around the World

Summary:
Physics Around the World (PAW) is an online resource and part of The Internet Pilot to Physics (TIPTOP), an international consortium of physics professionals who are dedicated towards creating a "...comprehensive physics Internet resource." At the top of the site's main page are links to jobs and conferences information, new publications, mailing lists for jobs and conferences, the TIPTOP WWW site, and PAW mirror sites at McGill, TU Vienna, and Umea.
The site features two major search engines. The first is activated through a keyword field. The second, the advanced search, contains fields for: (1) keyword options; (2) number of hits; (3) classes of search; (4) resources owned by username; (5) level (for educational resources); (6) field(s) of physics to search; and (7) country. Within each field are several choices for selection. Links also seen in this area of the site page are for submitting new links, a new additions area, and a physics humor and trivia area (Surprise). Below these links is a list of searching categories. Each topic features several sub-topics of interest, and users should consult the site for actual listings. Noted here are the topics and the number of subdivisions each topic contains: education (11); media (9); companies (9); computing (6); reference (7); institutions and organizations (6); exhibitions and museums (4); miscellaneous (3); and other resources (5).
The "education" category features courses, lecture notes, electronic textbooks, science olympiads, and programs for graduate and undergraduate students. "Media" offers conferences, journals, newsletters, and mailing lists. "Companies" details publishers, consulting, education, and software. "Computing" details software archives, graphics and visualization, and JAVA applets. "Reference" features bibliographies, data and tables, laws of physics, and two versions of the Periodic Table of Elements. "Institutions and organizations" is subdivided by country, field of research, and physical society. "Exhibitions and museums" offers famous scientists, prizes, and historical archives. "Miscellaneous" features humor and fun in physics, as well as a physics calendar. The last topic offers directories and an FAQ section. Users should select a topic from these listings; a listing of the topic's related WWW links will be displayed. Follow these links to access desired records or the requested WWW site.
Links at the bottom of the site's page feature access to the search engine for PAW, the new site submissions area, the PAW homepage, the TIPTOP homepage, a guestbook area, a bug report (problem sites areas), and a feedback section. The site is sponsored by The Internet Pilot to Physics (TIPTOP); Canada, Sweden, Austria, the United States, and Germany.
To Search:
Select topic or link of interest from site's main page. Follow onscreen links to desired records, contents, or WWW sites.

QC 15 Biography. Collective

Physics Around the World: Famous Scientists

Summary:
Physics Around the World: Famous Scientists is an "Exhibitions and Museums" division of the WWW site, Physics Around the World, "...the most comprehensive index to on-line physics resources," sponsored by The Internet Pilot to Physics (TIPTOP), an international physics consortium. Here, users can browse through 102 entries for WWW sites devoted to famous physicists and related subjects.
Users will note that site entries are listed in alphabetical order, according to the physicist's last name or the title of the site. For some sites, a description of contents is provided. Titles of sites are their respective links to the WWW and further information on their respective topics.
At the bottom of the site listings are access links for the Physics Around the World (PAW) WWW site: searching area, submitting links area, the homepage, the TIPTOP homepage, guestbook, bug report, feedback area, and mailing lists. The site is sponsored by The Internet Pilot to Physics (TIPTOP) Consortium; Canada, Sweden, Austria, the United States, and Germany.
To Search:
Browse through listings. Site titles are direct links to their respective WWW sites.

QC 16.2 Directories

PEERS - Physics Encyclopedia of E-Mail Records

Summary:
PEERS: Physics Encyclopedia of E-Mail Records is a "...free service from [the] Institute of Physics Publishing. It provides a moderated global e-mail directory of people working in science, a place where [a user] can search for peers, colleagues, or any useful contacts...."
Upon accessing the site, the user will find two main links : (1) to search the directory; and (2) to submit information for an entry or to update information within a directory. In the case of the second link, provided forms allows users to enter data. Links, at the bottom of the site, allow access to the feedback area, the search engine for the directory, the submissions form, the update form, and the help area.
To search the PEERS directory, users should select its link from the main page; a query page is then displayed, with the following fields: (1) surname; (2) department; (3) name of institution or company; (4) type of institution; (5) country; (6) subject of interest; (7) sorting specifications; and (8) search terms selections (phrases or Boolean expressions). Resulting records reveal: the name of the scientist, name of organization or company, and e-mail address. For each person listed, a link is accessible for a full record of the scientist's biographical data, via the icon next to the name.
The site is sponsored by the Institute of Physics; Publishing Division; UK.
To Search:
Select "search" link from main page; then fill in applicable search fields. Resulting records allow access to full text, detailed listings.

PhysicsNet

Summary:
PhysicsNet is a division of the Institute of Physics (IOP) WWW site and is a service which allows users to search for products, product details and announcements, or sponsor information. The site contains 1900 product areas and 2500 suppliers, offering customer and supplier services for physics professionals.
At the top of the site's main page are links to various IOP site divisions; also provided are links to the Buyer's Guide, a global search of the site's database, detailed information on products, new product announcements, and a new products (or sponsors) area. The first link is activated through a keyword field; users enter a product keyword, view the resulting listings. Selecting a product type at this point then reveals a company listing, where suppliers are detailed with their names, business addresses, telephone and fax numbers, as well as a list of products. The "global search" link allows users to search the entire database, using keyword and database specification fields. Detailed information on products is found under the third link; users can also obtain a list of the site's newest suppliers in this area. The site's newest products and an archives area are found underneath the "new products" link.
General information on the site and obtaining a listing in the Buyer's Guide are found in the site's other electronic links. The site is sponsored by the Institute of Physics; London, England.
To Search:
Select link of interest from site's main page; then follow onscreen links to view desired records on products or suppliers.

WHO's On-line: Physicist/Astrophysicist

Summary:
WHO's On-line: Physicist/Astrophysicist is a worldwide directory which provides access to the WWW homepages and to e-mail information of directory participating physicists and astrophysicists. Sponsored by the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), the site offers 109 entries for searching.
Upon accessing the site, the user will find a link to the ICTP homepage and an alphabetical index of letter categories, which allows access to individual directory sections. Users should select a letter category of interest; listings are alphabetized by last name within a category. Each entry features the scientist's name (last, first), e-mail address, and keywords associated with the scientist. Within an entry, the name is a direct link to the WWW homepage of that respective individual.
Other links within the main page of the directory offer a keyword search through the site's server and a keyword search of all WHO's on-line servers; in both cases, a query page with a keyword field is displayed. Links are also present for an application to register with the directory, for e-mailing the site's creators, and for accessing other WHO's professional directories.
The site is sponsored by the International Center for Theoretical Physics; Trieste, Italy.
To Search:
Select letter category from main page; select name of scientist to view personal homepage. Or select other links for keyword query pages.

QC 19.2 Mathematical Physics. Periodicals, Societies, Congresses, Serial Collections, Yearbooks

Journal of Mathematical Physics

Summary:
Journal of Mathematical Physics, a publication of the American Institute of Physics is detailed in this site, sponsored by the American Institute of Physics (AIP), an organization begun "...for the purpose of promoting the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics and its application to human welfare." The journal is the "...publication of papers in mathematical physics -- that is, the application of mathematics to problems in physics and the development of mathematical methods suitable for such applications and for the formulation of physical theories.." The site is a compilation of available issues of the publication, which are listed chronologically, beginning with the most recent issue. No actual texts are open for viewing within the site; users should seek ordering and subscription information through the applicable link at the top of the site's main page.
Each issue listing features the volume and issue numbers, along with the journal's individual release date. Users should select an issue of interest; a listing of articles is then displayed, showing the texts, in their order of appearance within the periodical. Each article's record includes: (1) the title; (2) name(s) of author (initials, last name); (3) the page numbers where the article is located within the issue; and (4) a designation (via an icon) noting whether the text is available for ordering. Users should scroll to view site listings and issue listings.
At the bottom of the site's main page are three major links. The first gives access to the AIP homepage, for further information. The second opens the "Titles in Physics" homepage, a service which allows users to search 47 AIP society journals for topics of interest. The last link, "Journal List," accesses a comprehensive listing of all AIP journals. The site is maintained by the American Institute of Physics; New York.
To Search:
Select issue of interest from site's main page; then scan table of contents. Ordering and pricing information found via top link within site page.

QC 20.7.S3 Mathematical Physics. Special Topics, A-Z. Scattering Theory

Henke Atomic Scattering Factors

Summary:
Henke Atomic Scattering Factors is a division of the X-Ray WWW Server, a resource of the Department of Physics of Uppsala University, Sweden. This server is devoted to and serves as the "...repository of the COREX bibliography and database, the [home of] the Henke atomic scattering factors, and other information of interest to x-ray spectroscopists." This site contains x-ray scattering factors f1 and f2 as published by B.L. Henke, E.M. Gullikson, and J.C. Davis in Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables, (1993), volume 54, number 2.
Upon accessing the site's main page, the user will find seven major site links. The first, " Select an element to display" produces a search page for atomic scattering factors. Users should fill in search fields or select an element from the provided table. Results will be f1 and f2 graphs of scattering factors for the selected elment. Appearing above the graphs is a search engine for further searching. "Read the technical abstract" reveals an abstract of the site's general contents, discussing factors data and a description of the use of site contents. "Read the description of the ASCII files" produces a general history of the site, designed for non-technical users. "Access the ASCII files here" allows a user to select an element from an FTP directory; scrolling allows viewing of files and data on the element.
"Access the ASCII files at LBL" also reveals an FTP directory of elements; selecting an element then reveals its data files concerning f1 and f2 scattering factors. "The CXRO web site for x-ray interactions with matter" is a direct link to "...the original current source of the Henke atomic scattering factors, as well as pages for calculating optical constants from them and modelling synchrotron sources...." The final link, "Stonybrook University x-ray microscopy FTP site" links to the user with a "...collection of programs for manipulating and plotting the Henke atomic scattering factors stored in a binary database."
The site is maintained by the Department of Physics; Uppsala University, Sweden.
To Search:
Select link of interest from site's main page. Follow links to information requested.

QC 21.2 General Works, Treatises and Advanced Textbooks. 1970-

Physics: The Root Science

Summary:
Physics: The Root Science is both the title of a textbook and of an "...interactive experiment combining traditional textbook based learning methods with new information exchange technology. This web site compliments the book and allows for those using the book from any region to interact and share experiences with others, both students and educators." This site allows the user to access a flyer describing the abovementioned project, as well as the textbook, Physics: The Root Science, written by Wallace C. Caldwell, Patricia Goubil-Gambrell, and Donald F. Savage, a publication of the International Institute of Theoretical and Applied Physics (IITAP) at Iowa State University.
Users who wish to access the project flyer or to view the textbook must have Adobe Acrobat reader software available; a link is provided for ordering copies of the textbook from IITAP. At the bottom of the site's main page is a link to the IITAP homepage for further information on the project. To view the textbook, users should select this topic from the main page. The publication's table of contents is then displayed, revealing eleven chapters and other areas. Selecting a chapter title opens it for viewing. Users will find that a side window appears at this point, detailing subtopics of the chapter, thereby allowing the user to browse the text or move directly to a point of interest, via the side window. To advance in the text, users can activate the arrow keys (displayed at the top of the screen) or select a topic from the side window.
The purpose of the textbook is to "...provide an understanding of the basic principles of physics as applied to a limited number of topics." Users will find the publication's chapters titled thusly: (1) "Introduction to Physics -- The Root Science"; (2) "Applications of Physics to Science, Technology, and Society; (3) "Newton's Three Laws of Motion and the Law of Gravitation"; (4) "Static and Dynamic Forces"; (5) "Conservation of Energy Applied to Mechanics"; (6) "Temperature and Heat Energy"; (7) "Electricity and Magnetism"; (8) "Wave Motion"; (9) "Electromagnetic Waves"; (10) "Atoms, Molecules and the Solid State"; and (11) "Nuclear and Particle Physics."
The site is sponsored by the International Institute of Theoretical and Applied Physics (IITAP); Iowa State University; Ames, Iowa.
To Search:
Select link of interest from site's main page. To view textbook or project flyer, users must have access to required software.

QC 29 Physics As A Profession.

Physics World Jobs

Summary:
Physics World Jobs is a service of the Institute of Physics, located in London, England, which is "...a learned society and the professional body for physicists in Great Britain and Ireland. It is charged by Royal Charter to 'promote the advancements and dissemination of a knowledge of and education in the science of physics, pure, and applied.'" The site provides immediate access to employment information; positions appear within the site on the same day they are notified to the Institute of Physics (IOP) magazine. The site offers details on posts, studentships, courses in physics, engineering, materials, and computing.
At the top of the site are links to various access points of the IOP WWW site: the online services division, journals area, magazines area, books and reference, inside physics, the institute, home, up command, map, and feedback area. Within the site's main offerings are three search options: (1) latest vacancies (with date of entry); (2) search; and (3) all current vacancies. The first offers the site's most recent additions, posted in order, beginning with the most recent. Each position is featured in a listing, revealed when this link is chosen. Users should select the job of interest to view its complete record, which contains: (1) the title of the position; (2) the employing organization, business, or institution; (3) city of position; (4) branch of physics pertaining to position; (5) salary (if provided); (6) a description of the job; and (7) contact information, featuring a job reference number and application details.
The "search" link allows the user to specify a commercial or academic preference within listings, along with a provided keyword field. A help link is available for specifying search terms; resulting matches will show a listing of applicable positions. Selecting any noted item then reveals its complete record. Users choosing the "all vacancies" link will receive a list of present openings; full texts can be accessed from this listing. At the bottom of the site's main page are links to general information on the site, advertising details, and a user notification service.
The site is sponsored by the Institute of Physics; London, England.
To Search:
Select search method from site's main page. From applicable job postings, select position of interest to view full record.

QC 30 Study and Teaching. Research. General Works

Graduate Programs in Physics

Summary:
Graduate Programs in Physics is a directory of universities within the United States and Canada which offer graduate studies in this field. Compiled by the Duke University Department of Physics, the listing of programs "...follows the conventions of the APS Directory of Physics and Astronomy Staff." Each title in the listings serves as a link to its respective WWW site.
Within listings for physics departments at American universities, titles of educational institutions are listed alphabetically, according to the state in which they are located. Within this classification scheme, states having more than one university listing will have schools alphabetized by their location (within the state) or another keyword in the title. Likewise, Canadian universities are ordered alphabetically according to their province of location, a major word in the title, or their city of location. Once a title has been selected, the user will then access that department's WWW site. Following onscreen links will yield desired information about enrollment, faculty, department policies and courses, ongoing research, degree requirements, and the university in which the department is contained.
At the bottom of the site's main page are links to the Duke University Department of Physics, the Duke University WWW site, the Duke University white pages (phone directory), and the Duke University Math-Physics Library. The site is maintained by the Department of Physics, Duke University; Durham, North Carolina.
To Search:
Select title of interest from main listing. Titles are direct links to their respective WWW sites.

PhysDoc: Query Interface to the Documents at European Physics Departments Broker

Summary:
PhysDoc: Query Interface to Documents at the European Physics Departments Broker is a search engine query page for the Harvest-system based database of European Physics Departments and Research Institutes housed within the Department of Physics, the University of Oldenburg. Here, users can search for general information about documents in European physics departments and research institutes, information which is also accessible via links noted within the query page's text.
At the top of the query page are links to the related sites, acting as a theses broker and as a departments broker. The query form is built around a keyword field. Underneath this area, users can specify searching through fields designed for the number of matching results, case sensitivity, and other display options. Resulting records will be a listing of matching physics departments and research institutes. Organizations will be alphabetized, according to the name of the city. Titles of departments or institutes, and their publications, are direct links to their respective WWW sites, where the documents are found.
The site is sponsored by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), the National Institute for Nuclear Physics and High Energy Physics (NIKHEF), and the Department of Physics, the University of Oldenburg; Oldenburg, Germany.
To Search:
Submit information into provided search field; results will be listing of matching departments. Select department name to access its WWW site and to view contents with pertaining information.

Physics Around the World: Education/Graduate Programs

Summary:
Physics Around the World: Education/Graduate Programs is an educational division of the WWW site, Physics Around the World, "...the most comprehensive index to on-line physics resources," sponsored by The Internet Pilot to Physics (TITOP), an international physics consortium. Here, users can browse through almost fifty entries of graduate programs in physics, located worldwide.
Users will note that program entries are listed under country headings; nations are listed in alphabetical order. Within a nation's listings, titles of programs are alphabetized according to university or origin. Each program's entry includes its city, title of the sponsoring university or institution, and title of the program. Each entry is a direct link to its respective WWW site for further information.
At the bottom of the program listings are access links for the Physics Around the World (PAW) WWW site: searching area, submitting links area, the homepage, the TIPTOP homepage, guestbook, bug report, feedback area, and mailing lists. The site is sponsored by The Internet Pilot to Physics (TIPTOP) Consortium; Canada, Sweden, Austria, the United States, and Germany.
To Search:
Browse through listings. Program titles are direct links to their respective WWW sites.

Physics Around the World: Education/Undergraduate Programs

Summary:
Physics Around the World: Education/Undergraduate Programs is an educational division of the WWW site, Physics Around the World, "...the most comprehensive index to on-line physics resources," sponsored by The Internet Pilot to Physics (TIPTOP), an international physics consortium. Here, users can browse through almost forty entries of undergraduate programs in physics, located worldwide.
Users will note that program entries are listed under country headings; nations are listed in alphabetical order. Within a nation's listings, titles of programs are alphabetized according to university or origin. Each program's entry includes its city, title of the sponsoring university or institution, and title of the program. Each entry is a direct link to its respective WWW site for further information.
At the bottom of the program listings are access links for the Physics Around the World (PAW) WWW site: searching area, submitting links area, the homepage, the TIPTOP homepage, guestbook, bug report, feedback area, and mailing lists. The site is sponsored by The Internet Pilot to Physics (TIPTOP) Consortium; Canada, Sweden, Austria, the United States, and Germany.
To Search:
Browse through listings. Program titles are direct links to their respective WWW sites.

QC 47.E85 Physics. Study and Teaching. Research. By Region or Country. Europe

PhysDep: Query Interface to the Europe Physics Departments Broker

Summary:
PhysDep: Query Interface to the Europe Physics Departments Broker is a search engine query page for the Harvest-system based database of European Physics Departments and Research Institutes housed within the Department of Physics, the University of Oldenburg. Here, users can search for general information about European physics departments and research institutes, information which is also accessible via links noted within the query page's text.
At the top of the query page are links to the related sites, acting as a documents broker and as a theses broker. The query form is built around a keyword field. Underneath this area, users can specify searching through fields designed for the number of matching results, case sensitivity, and other display options. Resulting records will be a listing of matching physics departments and research institutes. Organizations will be alphabetized, according to the name of the city. Titles of departments or institutes are direct links to their respective WWW sites, where information on the departments is found.
The site is sponsored by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), the National Institute for Nuclear Physics and High Energy Physics (NIKHEF), and the Department of Physics, the University of Oldenburg; Oldenburg, Germany.
To Search:
Submit information into provided search field; results will be listing of matching departments. Select department name to access its WWW site and to view contents with pertaining information.

PhysDis: Query Interface to the Europe Physics Thesis Broker

Summary:
PhysDis: Query Interface to the Europe Physics Thesis Broker is a search engine query page for the Harvest-system based database of European Physics Departments and Research Institutes housed within the Department of Physics, the University of Oldenburg. Here, users can search for general information about theses in European physics departments and research institutes, information which is also accessible via links noted within the query page's text.
At the top of the query page are links to the related sites, acting as a documents broker and as a departments broker. The query form is built around a keyword field. Underneath this area, users can specify searching through fields designed for the number of matching results, case sensitivity, and other display options. Resulting records will be a listing of matching physics departments and research institutes. Organizations will be alphabetized, according to the name of the city. Titles of departments or institutes are direct links to their respective WWW sites, where information on theses is found.
The site is sponsored by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), the National Institute for Nuclear Physics and High Energy Physics (NIKHEF), and the Department of Physics, the University of Oldenburg; Oldenburg, Germany.
To Search:
Submit information into provided search field; results will be listing of matching departments. Select department name to access its WWW site and to view contents with pertaining information.

QC 52 Data Processing

Computers In Physics

Summary:
This site provides a directory to the available issues of Computers in Physics, a publication of the American Institute of Physics. The journal is issued bimonthly and "...fosters progress in physics through computing." It "...supports the exchange of information on computer techniques and applications...[and] reports on and reviews the performance of relevant products." Editors of the journal are well-known scientists; the magazine also devotes time to product reviews, news, interviews, and feature articles.
Visible at the top of the site's first page are links to the journal's home page and to information on subscriptions. Below this area, available issues are organized chronologically, displaying the volume and issue numbers, as well as the date of publication. After selecting an issue number, the table of contents for that respective issue is seen. Articles are noted with their titles, author(s), and page numbers. An "ORDER" icon is present for some entries; this denotes texts open for ordering.
Underneath the listing of available issues are links to the American Institute of Physics homepage and to a comprehensive listing of all AIP journals.
The journal and its site are sponsored by the American Institute of Physics, College Park, Maryland.
To Search:
Select journal issue from main page listings. Browse through issue holdings. Other access points within main page for information and related publications.

QC 61 Handbooks, Tables, Formulas, Etc.

Fundamental Constants Bibliographic Database

Summary:
The Fundamental Constants Bibliographic Database is sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and is "...one of the technical activities of the Fundamental Constants Data Center. This searchable database gives the citations for the most important theoretical and experimental publications relevant to the fundamental constants and closely related precision measurements published since the mid 1980's." Some of the accessible papers date back to the early 1900's and are also included in the database.
At the top of the site are links to view site history and to find information on the Fundamental Constants data center (FCDC) and its activities. Likewise, links are provided to the two versions of searching -- a table version and a non-table version. Within the site's main page are instructions on searching, a link to e-mail the site's creators, and a link to the NIST homepage.
The table version site link reveals a search form with the following fields: keyword, author, year of publication, experimental or theoretical research, and original research paper/review. Resulting matches will be a list of citations, offering: (1) title; (2) author(s); (3) publisher (name and location); (4) title of journal; (5) volume and issue numbers; (6) number of pages; and (7) year of publication. The non-table search version link produces a search form in a list format, with site links provided at the bottom of the page. Site links are present on the left side of the page for table versions of the site.
The site is maintained by Peter J. Mohr and Barry N. Taylor; Physics Laboratory; National Institute of Standards and Technology; Gaithersburg, Maryland.
To Search:
Select table or non-table search version; fill out applicable search fields. Scroll to view matching results.

Fundamental Physical Constants

Summary:
Compilation of the best currently accepted values of physical constants.
"This document gives values of the basic constants and conversion factors of physics and chemistry resulting from the 1986 least-squares adjustment of the fundamental physical constants as published by the CODATA Task Group on Fundamental Constants and recommended for international use by CODATA [Committee on Data for Science and Technology]." Source data is from the Journal of Research of the National Bureau of Standards 92, 85 (1987).
File maintained by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Physics Laboratory.
To Search:
Review alphabetical listing of constants; select. A bit-mapped text-image section with the selected (and other) constant(s) and their values will be displayed.
Nominated by:
Collier Smith, NIST

The Laws List: Laws, Rules, Principles, Effects, Paradoxes, Limits, Constants, Experiments, & Thought-experiments in Physics

Summary:
The Laws List: Laws, Rules, Principles, Effects, Paradoxes, Limits, Constants, Experiments, and Thought-experiments in Physics is a "...list of various laws, rules, principles, and other related topics in physics and astronomy." The site's creator claims that the information is "not intended to be complete." All information within the site is copyrighted by the site's creator.
The user will recognize that the site's table of contents reflects an alphabetized approach to the subject matter. Within the contents, the "introduction" section gives a brief description of the site's intent and scope. The "history" section explains the site's creation and its elements. Below these two divisions is the "Laws List," alphabetized into twenty-six sections, each corresponding to a letter category. The titles of divisions noted in the table of contents are direct links to their respective areas within the site.
Selecting a laws section of interest then reveals the letter category of that divsion, complete with its holdings. Terms and laws are alphabetized within their respective letter categories; for each term, a description or definition is included, along with the creator or originator of the term, if such a fact is applicable. Movement among letter categories occurs through selecting another letter division from the alphabetical list shown at the top of the record's window.
At the bottom of the site's main page are links to related areas; the first occurs through the "e" letter link. Here, users can browse and view the authors personal WWW page. The upright triangle opens a site of related physics links on the WWW. Lastly, the horizontal triangle opens the Laws List site. The site and all its contents are copyrighted by Erik Max Francis of Alcone Systems.
To Search:
Select law category of interest from table of contents. Browse through category records. To move among letter divisions, select category of interest from alphabetical list at top of records window.

Table of Fundamental Physical Constants

Summary:
The Table of Fundamental Physical Constants is a part of the on-line course materials to "Introduction to Solid State Chemistry," a course offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Noted as course "3.091," the class is designed to reflect general chemistry principles, as well as basic concepts and applications of solid state chemistry. The site is compiled of data from the 1986 CODATA recommended values of the fundamental physical contents.
Upon accessing the site, the user will find a link to the site's information within a different WWW location, a division of NIST. The site's main page is composed of a table, reflecting 140 fundamental physical constants. For each constant, the following is noted: (1) constant number; (2) constant name (or description); (3) symbol; (4) value; and (5) units. Users should scroll to view all of the table's contents. At the bottom of the table are links to the 3.091 course homepage and a user feedback area.
The site is maintained by Terra Cholfin; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Cambridge, Massachusetts.
To Search:
Scroll to view contents of table.
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