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Physics

A Guide to Physics Resources available at the University of Chicago Library

Finding Properties Printed in Books

The following links are helpful for identifying likely sources for physical and chemical data properties.

Thermodex: an index of selected thermodynamic and physical property resources (University of Texas at Austin)

ASU Libraries Property Data Index

Duke Libraries Chemical and Physical Properties

LSU Libraries Chemical and Physical Properties

Online Data Resources

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

NIST Reference on Constants, Units and Uncertainty (National Institute of Standards) 

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (web edition, limited to University of Chicago users)

Contains chemical data, laboratory data, basic constants, units and conversion factors; general health and safety information; and mathematical tables.

Knovel Critical Tables (web edition, limited to University of Chicago users)

Landolt-Bornstein (Numerical Data and Functional Relationships in Science and Technology)

Tables of Physical and Chemical Constants (Kaye and Laby)

Useful Handbooks

Handbook of Physical Quantities CRC Press, c1997 (Crerar 1st Floor Reference QC61 .H360 1997)

AIP Physics Desk Reference 3rd ed. Springer Verlag: New York, NY, 2003. (Crerar 1st Floor Reference QC61.A37 2003)

Handbook of Physics. Springer: New York, NY, 2001. (Crerar 1st Floor Reference QC61.H36 2002)

Contact Information

Jennifer Hart
Librarian for Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science and Physics
Crerar Library Room 130
773-702-7569
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