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Physics: Journals & Magazines

A guide to physics resources available through the NWACC Library.

Journals & Magazines

Interested in finding out which physics journals are available through the NWACC Library?  Use the Journals A-Z service to find out.  Search by subject or publication title.

Physics Journals Available

Magazines vs Journals

Ever wondered what the differences are between magazines and journals? 

Magazines    Journals
  • Intended for general audiences
  • Written for experts by experts
  • Articles do not undergo peer review
  • Articles often undergo peer review process
  • May report on research secondhand

  • Do not include Citations
  • Often reports on original research

  • Include citations
  • Easy to read
  • Technical jargon
  • Attractive layout and photographs
  • Often contains charts and graphs for illustration
  • Many advertisements
  • Few or no advertisements
  • Published by commercial enterprises for profit
  • Often published by professional organizations

Searching Google

Research Tip
Use the "site:__" command to limit your searches to specific types of websites. For instance, searching for "thermodynamics site:edu" will limit the results to educational websites.

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