Physics, Astronomy & Astrophysics
(includes Astronomy, Astrophysics, Biophysics, Cosmology, Environmental Physics, Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics, Condensed Matter, Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics; Plasma and Nonlinear Physics.)
Contact: Susan Koskinen
Scope of Collection
This research level collection is selected to meet the needs of the Departments of Astronomy and Physics, and support laboratories, LBNL and the Space Sciences Lab. and other campus in the UC Berkeley College of Letters and Science.
Resources include print and electronic monographs, proceedings, and journals; a broad range of online specialized databases, with direct links to full text. Particular subject strengths: Astronomy, Astrophysics; Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics; Biophysics; Condensed Matter & Materials Sciences; Geophysics, Particle Physics; Plasmas & Nonlinear Dynamics.
The Physics-Astronomy Library maintains a special collection of rare, unique and first edition books, manuscripts, and department materials in print, video, DVD and streamed media.
Primary Languages and Formats
Emphasis is on English, some Russian, Chinese, Japanese and western European languages. Formats are print and electronic monographs, journals, reference databases and tools, CDs, DVDs, videos, and microfiche.
- Biosciences (biophysics)
- Chemistry (chemical physics)
- Doe Library (history of physics and astronomy, general science, biographies)
- Earth Sciences & Maps (climatic data, geophysics, solar, planetary science)
- Engineering (materials, nanotechnology)
- Optometry (optics)
For information about research tools, library guides, and related pages, see Physics-Astronomy Library.