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            Physical & Chemical Properties & Data Sources
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Compiled by Susan Koskinen, formerly Physics-Astronomy Librarian

  |  Data Management - link to other guides.
 • ACS Periodic Table- Provides interactive element data and electron configuration, diagrams and more.
 • Astronomical Applications - Astrometry, Data Services. Links to the Astronomical Applications Dept of the US Naval Observatory.
 • ASM Alloy Center -UCB only. Search property data, performance charts, and processing guidelines for specific metals and alloys.
 • ASM Materials Information. UCB only. Covers metals and engineered materials such as composites, ceramics, and plastics. 
 • ASM Handbooks Online UCB only. includes the complete content of 20 ASM Handbook volumes plus two ASM Desk Editions
 • ChemBioFinder - Includes physical property data for 1000+ common compounds and the Merck Index, 14th ed.
 • ChemIDplus. UCB only. Chemical compounds: name, formula, properties, includes SuperList federal information on chemical substances.
 • ChemNetBase. UCB only. CHEMnetBASE - chemistry databases from CRC Press. Includes: Handbook of Chemistry and Physics.
 • Combined Chemical Dictionary  (ChemNetBase) UCB only
  • Dictionary of Organic Compounds
  • Dictionary of Natural Products
  • Dictionary of Inorganic and Organometallic Compounds
  • Dictionary of Pharmacological Agents
  • Dictionary of Analytical Reagents
  •  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics.  UCB only. good place to start. Includes basic property data
     • Data Analysis Briefbook (CERN)
     • Dictionary of Commonly Cited Compounds. UCB only
     • Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CFA). Link to data lists:
     • HEPDATA: Reaction Data Database (SLAC Mirror)
    Numerical values of HEP scattering data: cross sections, fragmentation & structure functions, polarization measurements. Compiled by the Durham Database Group (UK) and the COMPAS group (Russia), updated at regular intervals.
     • International Tables for Crystallography.  UCB only
  • Volume A Space-group symmetry
  • Volume A1 Symmetry relations between space groups
  • Volume B Reciprocal space
  • Volume C Mathematical, physical and chemical tables
  • Volume D Physical properties of crystals
  • Volume E Subperiodic groups
  • Volume F Crystallography of biological macromolecules
  • Volume G Definition and exchange of crystallographic data
  •  • Isotopes Project (LBNL & LUND)
     • Knovel  UCB only. large collection of full text electronic handbooks.
     • Knovel Critical Tables.  UCB only
     • LBNL Nuclear Data Search. Physical, solvent, and thermodynamic properties for thousands of compounds and pure substances.
     • The Laws List
     • MatWeb. Contains property data for metals, plastics, ceramics, and composites.
     • Merck Index.
     • Microelectronics Packaging Materials Database (MPMD). (CINDAS) UCB only. Thermal, mechanical, electrical, & physical properties.
     • NASA's Space Physics Data Facility (SPDF)
     • National Nuclear Data Group
     • National Virtual Observatory (NVO). Data sets cover different wavebands, from gamma- and X-rays, optical, infrared, radio. The NVO Project is forming the International Virtual Observatory Alliance.
     • NIST Ceramics WebBook. Evaluated property data for ceramics plus links to other sources.
     • NIST Chemistry WebBook. Thermochemical data, thermophysical data, and spectra.
     • NIST Physical Reference Data. (National Institute of Standards). Physical constants, atomic spectroscopic data, molecular spectroscopic data, ionization data, X-ray and gamma-ray data, radiation dosimetry data, nuclear physics data, and condensed matter physics data.
     • PACS Numbers - The Physics and Astronomy Classification Scheme® (PACS) was developed by the American Institute of Physics (AIP) and has been used in Physical Review since 1975 to identify fields and sub-fields of physics. PACS Can be used to search for articles by subject.
     • Particle Properties Database/Review of Particle Properties (LBL)
     • Physical Constants (CODATA). Foundation of modern science and technology from the Physics Laboratory of NIST
     • Physical Reference Data (NIST)
     • PHYSICSnetBase UCB only. includes electronic physics reference books and data.
     • Polymers: a Property Database. vUCB only
     • Properties of Organic Compounds.  UCB only. included in ChemNetBase.
     • Review of Particle Physics (Particle Data Group)
     • Smithsonian Physical Tables. . Classic reference for common physical and chemical data.
     • SPIDR: Space Physics Interactive Data Resource. designed to allow solar terrestrial physics access & manage historical space physics data for integration with environmental models and space weather forecasts.
     • SpringerMaterials. (Landolt-Börnstei) UCB only. New volumes are added. Landolt–Börnstein is a series first published in 1883 by physicist Hans Heinrich Landolt and chemist Richard Börnstein. Print: QC61 .L32 PHYS.
     • Tables of Physical and Chemical Constants / Kaye & Laby
     • ThermoDex (UT Austin). An Index of Selected Thermodynamic Data Handbooks (UnivTX) results are based on the holdings of the Mallet Chemistry Library at UT Austin. Links are provided to identify library holdings in your area.
     • Thermodynamic Data and Property Calculation Sites on the Web.Compiled by the Thermodynamics Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
     • Thermophysical Properties of Matter Database (TPMD). (CINDAS)  UCB only. Thermophysical properties of 5,000+ materials & data. Search by material, property, or partial name.
     • University of California Material Safety Data Sheets Resources. Links to MSDS resources, and the UC MSDS Management System.
     • Table of Nuclides
     • X-Ray Data Booklet. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). Center for X-Ray Optics and Advanced Light Source.
     • WebElements Periodic Table
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