Plasma Physics

Core Resources

SciTech Connect 1948+

Energy related full text technical reports, bibliographic citations, journal articles, conference papers, books, multimedia, and data information from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Scienctific and Technical Information  and predecessor agencies the Energy Research & Development Administration (ERDA) and the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). Includes publicly available energy and energy related literature in the disciplines of biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental sciences, fission and nuclear technologies, fossil fuels, geosciences, materials, mathematics, computing, physics and more.

DOE Science Research Connection

The DOE Science Research Connection (SRC) is limited to the DOE community. Offering over four million bibliographic records, SRC includes all of the information formerly found in the DOE restricted versions of the Energy Citations Database and Information Bridge, as well as other information restricted to the DOE community. This database is restricted to DOE employees and contractors and is available at the PPPL facilities only. Users are encouraged by the DOE to create a log in for further access to restricted information.

IEEE Xplore

Full text of all IEEE (institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and IEE (Institution of Electrical Engineers) journals and conferences back to 1988 with select content back to 1893.

INIS Collection Search 1970+

World's leading information system on peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology, operated by IAEA, contains 2.8 million records. Also covers grey literature.

INSPEC 1896+

Major bibliographic database concentrating on physics, electrical and electronic engineering, information technology, computer and control systems, and manufacturing, production engineering, and information technology.

Knovel Engineering and Scientific Online References

Collection of the latest leading technical and engineering reference books.


The Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) is the official recordkeeping system, through which the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) provides access to over 2 million bibliographic citations and 730,000 full text documents since 1999 including Nuclear Regulatory (NUREG) documents.

Nuclear Science Abstracts 1948-1976

Historic bibliographic database covering literature in nuclear science and technology. Abstracts and full text are provided where available.


Comprehensive information portal aimed at scientists, engineers and technical personnel working in the fields of nuclear power, health physics, radiation protection, nuclear and radiochemistry, decommissioning, nuclear medicine, etc. Provides user friendly access to the latest reference data from internationally evaluated nuclear data and incorporates a wide range of web-based nuclear science applications for decay calculations, dosimetry & shielding, etc. It can also be used by professionals for everyday calculations, obtaining quick results in various fields of applications and testing, validating and verifying complex computer models. A variety of social networking tools are included for scientific collaboration. 



Database of bibliographic citations for technical reports, journal articles and some conference proceedings, in the fields of plasma physics and controlled nuclear fusion. Wide coverage of literature reported in technical reports issued by US and international laboratories and institutions involved in thermonuclear fusion research.

Scopus 1996+

International coverage of journal articles, selected web sites, and patents in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities; provides citation tracking for 1996+ (select coverage for earlier periods) and cited reference searches back to 1970.

SPIE Digital Library 1990+

Extensive resource of information on optics and photonics, providing full-text access to technical papers from SPIE Journals and Conference Proceedings.

Web of Science (ISI) Sciences (1900+), Social Sciences (1898+), Arts and Humanities (1975+), Conference Proceedings (1990+)

Multidisciplinary index to journal literature in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Offers the option to find cited references, which are the authors lists of articles used in their research.  Journal coverage in the social sciences, arts, and humanities is not comprehensive.  Includes conference proceedings in the sciences and social sciences.

Supplementary Resources

AIP Conference Proceedings

Collection of conference proceedings presented at physics related meetings around the world. The database search includes full text for conferences from 1970 to present. e-Print archive

Electronic preprint (e-print) service in the fields of physics, astrophysics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, and quantitative biology.

Astrophysics Data System (NASA)

Funded by NASA, ADS maintains 3 bibliographic databases - Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics and Geophysics, and ArXiv Preprints - containing more than 8.5 million records, and digital scans of archival materials.

EI Compendex Plus

Extensive bibliographic database of engineering research. Indexes journal papers and conference proceedings. The broad subject areas of engineering and applied science are comprehensively represented.

Encyclopedia of Applied Physics

Comprehensive coverage of specific topics such as: optics, laser physics, solid state and semiconductor physics, atom and nuclear physics, and biophysics. Searchable by subject, article and keyword.

Encyclopedia of RF and Microwave Engineering

Comprehensive compendium of theory, design methods, and applications on RF and microwave engineering. Key topics covered are Electromagnetics, Wave Propagation, RF Circuits, RF Receivers, Microwave Antennas, RF and Microwave Photonics, CAD Techniques and Modeling, Noise, Communications Systems, Radio Technologies, Remote Sensing, and more.

ETDEWEB World Energy Database

The International Energy Agency's (IEA) Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDE) contains bibliographic citations and full text of international reports in energy related subjects such as research and development, policy, planning, conservation, production as well as basic science, environmental impact, climate change, materials, and
renewable technologies.

IHS Standards Expert

Citation database for over 1.6 million engineering and technical industry standards and specifications. Princeton’s package includes full text access to ANSI- Nuclear, Department of Defense (DoD), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation society (ISA) standards. Goldfire enhanced search provides results in related information sources. Users must register for a personal IHS Standards Expert account.

KnowItAll U spectra database

Offers access to the KnowItAll U reference collection of over 1.3 million spectra including structures and chemical property information; includes IR, UV/Vis, NMR, Raman and mass spectra.  ATTENTION KnowItALL Desktop Software Users:  Please update your license at


Source for accessing unclassified reports from U.S. and international government agencies. Provides access to over two million critical citations from government departments such as NASA, the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Defense.


Unified e-library from CRC Press offers e-books on topics ranging from astrophysics to quantum physics, materials science, to optoelectronics.

Safari Tech Books Online

Collection of information technology and programming books, mostly published by O'Reilly which allows searching for code examples and specific technical information


Comprehensive online catalog of library holdings. Lists books, journals, maps, recordings, films, scores, and other materials located in public, academic, corporate, school and specialized libraries all over the world. Check Worldcat for holdings of material that are not available at Princeton. Available items may be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

Subject Librarian(s)

Jane Holmquist

Astrophysics, Mathematics & Physics Librarian
Lewis Library