Astronomy and Astrophysics Databases

Astronomy, Physics

The SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System is a Digital Library portal for researchers in Astronomy and Physics, operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) under a NASA grant. The ADS maintains three bibliographic databases: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics, and arXiv e-prints.

Astronomy, Physics

Includes Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts.


Full-text preprints for physics, mathematics, nonlinear sciences, computer science, and quantitative biology.

1920 - present

Indexes technical reports, conference papers, journal articles, and other publications sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and its predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). Some reports are available in full text online.

Varies: 1917--

Provides full text access to core journals and conference proceedings published by the Optical Society of America (OSA) and related publishers, covering optics and photonics. The ImageBank includes more than 200,000 images.

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