Online Journals and Article Databases

The Péridier and McDonald Libraries subscribe to electronic versions of print journals and article databases. Most of the journals listed here are full-text, and can be downloaded and printed.


American Journal of Physics
Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Astronomical and Astrophysical Transactions
Astronomical Journal
Astronomy & Astrophysics
Astronomy & Astrophysics - Supplement Series
Astronomy & Astrophysics Review
Astrophysical Journal and Letters
Astrophysical Journal - Supplement Series
EAS Publication Series
IAU Publications
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS)
Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (PASP)
Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia (PASA)
Sky & Telescope
Space Science Reviews
SPIE Digital Library
Vistas in Astronomy


Astrophysics Data System (ADS) (NASA)
Abstract and article service funded by NASA provides articles in three main areas: 1) astronomy and astrophysics, containing approximately 330,000 abstracts; 2) instrumentation, containing approximately 460,000 abstracts; and 3) physics and geophysics, containing approximately 220,000 abstracts. In addition to the Abstract Service, the ADS provides some access to astronomical data catalogs and archives, making data collected by NASA space missions available.

ARIBIB Bibliographical Database for Astronomical References
Searches historical bibliographies and indexes to the astronomical literature from 1880 and earlier - 2000.

Updated weekly. Contains more than 4.7 million citations with abstracts to worldwide literature of physics, electronics and electrical engineering, computing and control, and information technology. Primary coverage is journal articles and conference proceedings. Books, technical reports, and dissertations are also included. Corresponds to the following print indexes: Physics Abstracts; Electronics, Electrical & Electronics Abstracts; and Computer & Control Abstracts.

Web of Science/Science Citation Index
Updated weekly. Provides complete bibliographic data plus citations and English-language author abstracts to worldwide literature across a wide range of scientific and technological disciplines. Covers approximately 5,700 major journals across 164 scientific disciplines. Corresponds in part to the print Science Citation Index.

For access to all issues of Science (1880-1996) and selected issues of Scientific Monthly (1915-1957) and more.

GeoRef (Community of Science)
Contains articles and reports pertaining to planetary geology. Updated bi-monthly. Covers the geology of North America from 1785 to the present and the geology of the rest of the world from 1933 to the present. Contains references to geoscience journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports and theses. Includes references to all publications of the U.S. Geological Survey. Masters' theses and doctoral dissertations from U.S. and Canadian universities are also covered.


Full text reference books available online.

AIP Conference Proceedings
Annual Review of Earth & Planetary Sciences
Astronomy & Astrophysics Abstracts
Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics (2002- )
Handbook of Space Astronomy and Astrophysics
CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
Dictionary of Astronomy (Oxford)
NIST Physical Reference Data