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Subjects: Astronomy & Astrophysics
, Biological Chemistry
, Biological Sciences
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, Quantitative Reasoning
Web of Science This link opens in a new window
Interdisciplinary subject searching of scholarly articles in the social sciences (1898-present) physical & life sciences (1899 to present), and arts & humanities (1975 to present). Search for articles that cite known journal articles or books.
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
The SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is a Digital Library portal for researchers in Astronomy and Physics. Use the ADS to find articles on your topic. Many records link to the full text. (Select the Astrophysics Data System link in this box to search the ADS using the beta "Modern" interface.)
Google Scholar This link opens in a new window
Search engine for scholarly literature in all disciplines; link to fulltext articles in Wellesley-licensed databases.
Here's a list of important, peer reviewed journals in physics. Peruse these as you look for literature! You may find an article you want, but you may have to use interlibrary loan to get it so don't hesitate to reach out if you need additional help!
How to read a scientific paper
BEAM: How to USE sources!
Here's a handout on ways to think about how scholars incorporate sources into their writing!
The acronym (BEAM) stands for:
B - Background sources
E - Exhibit sources (sources that set up a claim or that you use as an example)
A - Argument sources (sources you engage with and add to, contradict, etc.)
M - Methods sources