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Featuring Okanagan College Library resources for physics

Science Magazines

Significant developments in physics are covered in science magazines; some examples of core science magazines are:



Scientific American is a magazine of scientific discovery and technological innovation for the general public. Available online 1948-current


Science News is a weekly newsmagazine covering important and emerging research in all fields of science. Available online 1975-current via the Academic Search Complete database


Cover of 20 July 2013 issue of New Scientist magazine

New Scientist is a weekly scientific current affairs magazine, covering news, ideas and innovations from every field available. Available online 2006-current via the ScienceDirect database 

Science Journals

Significant discoveries and research in physics are published in  core science  journals, for example:


Nature is available online 1997-current 


Science is available online 1997-current

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OCtopus searches the Library catalogue and several (but not all) of the Library's databases in one search. Most of the journal articles in the Library's databases are not freely available on the Web. Enter search terms in the OCtopus search box  on the  Library's website 

You may Refine your search resuts √ Peer Reviewed & Scholarly or  limit your search results by Resource types √ Academic Journal or Resource types √ Magazines.

Not sure what are the differences between journals and magazines?

Watch a short video Scholarly vs. Popular Periodicals (Peabody Library, Vanderbilt University)

Article Databases

You may want to use article databases instead of OCtopus for more targeted searching. 

Scientific American - Physics


Physics Journals


Canadian Journal of Physics
Canadian Journal of Physics (online 1951-current, delayed 12 months)
Topics include atomic & molecular physics, condensed matter, elementary particles & nuclear physics, gases, fluid dynamics & plasmas, electromagnetism & optics, mathematical physics, & interdisciplinary, classical & applied physics & physics educaiton.
 Physics Reports
Physics Reports (online 1995-current) 
Timely reviews which are more extensive than just literature surveys... Each Report deals with one specific subject. These reviews are specialist in nature but contain enough introductory material to make the main points intelligible to a non-specialist.

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