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Physics & Space Sciences

This guide is a starting point for research related to resources in astronomy, astrophysics, physics, and space sciences at Florida Tech.

Journal Rankings

Ulrichsweb

A to Z Journal List

The A to Z Journal List should be consulted whenever you have been given a journal citation and you want to determine if the Evans Library can provide you with the full-text of the article the citation represents.

It is also the place you should check before submitting an interlibrary loan request for a periodical article.

Peer-reviewed Journals

In physics and space sciences, peer-reviewed journals represent the highest quality information that can be consulted to advance your research.  Peer-reviewed journal articles are the primary method for publishing new information in science, including biology.  Sometimes peer-reviewed is called refereed and sometimes scholarly journals.

How is a journal designated as peer-reviewed?  What is the process by which a journal and its articles become labelled as peer-reviewed?  The link below leads to a good description of how the information found in peer-reviewed journals is selected and how you can identify a peer-reviewed article:

Peer Reviewed Journals (University of Texas)

To test whether a journal is designated as peer-reviewed (or refereed) use Ulrichsweb.  Find the Ulrichsweb database in the Evans Library Databases/Indexes list at http://lib.fit.edu or use the link below:

Ulrichsweb

You can also use the link to Ulrichsweb in the box to the left.

Journal Abbreviations