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Access to most titles for ROE Library readers only


AAVSO Newsletter of the American Association of Variable Star Observers with information and updates about the Association, its members, and activities. A non-profit world-wide scientific and educational organization of amateur and professional astronomers who are interested in stars that change in brightness or variable stars.

Full access to issues from (Oct. 1998).


Advances in Optics and Photonics : a new journal {from 2009} of invited reviews and tutorials designed to capture the most significant advances in optics and photonics.

Full access from v. 1, issue 1 (Jan. 2009).


American Scientist : homepage of the journal which is published by Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society.

Access to the table of contents and abstracts for the most recent issue only.


Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics : Browse abstracts and contents pages from v. 1, (1963). Full access to articles and reviews from v. 34, (1996).
Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences : Browse abstracts and contents pages from v. 1, (1973). Full access to articles and reviews from v. 24, (1996).
Applied Optics : covers optics applications from optical testing and instrumentation to medical optics. See more information on the 4 topics covered in this publication.

Full access to articles from v. 1, issue 1, (Jan. 1962).


Astrobiology : the leading peer-reviewed international journal for astronomers, biologists, and planetary scientists designed to advance our understanding of life’s origin, evolution, and distribution in the universe.

Full Access from 2014.


The Astronomical Journal : publishes original astronomical research, with an emphasis on significant scientific results derived from observations, including descriptions of data capture, surveys, analysis techniques, and astrophysical interpretation. It takes a broad view of astronomy, extending from the solar system to observational cosmology with a tradition of papers discussing dynamical processes.

Full access from v. 115, no. 1, (1998). {Earlier issues, vol. 1, (1849) to vol. 114, (1997), can be freely viewed at NASA Astrophysics Data System service.}


Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series : the Society's mission is to increase the understanding and appreciation of astronomy by engaging scientists, educators, enthusiasts and the public to advance science and science literacy.

Full access to conference papers from v. 1, (1988).


Astronomische Nachrichten : the oldest astronomical journal in the world. Publishes articles in the fields of observational and theoretical astrophysics and related topics in geophysics and solar physics, while also covering astronomical instrumentation as well as numerical astrophysical techniques and supercomputer modeling. Browse abstracts and contents pages from v. 1, issue 1, 1823 - v. 319, issue 1-2, 1998.

Full access to articles from v. 320, (1999).


Astronomy : an easy-to-understand, user-friendly journal that's perfect for astronomers at any level.

Occasional access to abstracts only of the current and previous issues from (1995).


Astronomy and Astrophysics : an international journal which publishes papers on all aspects of astronomy and astrophysics (theoretical, observational, and instrumental) independently of the techniques used to obtain the results.

Full access from v. 365, no. 1, (2001). {Earlier issues from v. 1, 1969 - v. 316, (1996) can be accessed at NASA Astrophysics Data System.}.

Astronomy and Astrophysics. Supplement Series : publishes observational and theoretical data papers - extensive data and tabular material. Also includes papers on instruments, observational techniques, data processing computational methods. From 1st January 2001, Astronomy & Astrophysics Supplement Series has merged with the main title Astronomy & Astrophysics.

Full access from v. 141, no.1, (2000) with contents' listing from v. 116, no. 1 (1996). References from Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts (AAA) from 1983- can be found in the ARIBIB Database.


Astronomy and Astrophysics Review : publishes invited reviews by leading experts from around the world. The range of topics covered includes all areas of astronomy and astrophysics; cosmic ray physics; studies in the solar system; astrobiology; developments in laboratory or particle physics directly relevant to astronomy; instrumentation; computational or statistical methods with specific astronomical applications; and other subjects relevant to astronomy and astrophysics.

Full access from v. 8, nos. 1-2, (1997) - v. 14, no. 2, (2007) with partial access to other vols.


Astronomy & Geophysics from 2013- present {issues from 2000-2012 located here. The house journal of the Royal Astronomical Society: covering astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, planetary science, solar-terrestrial physics, global and regional geophysics and the history of these topics. Also focuses on topical items, reports of meetings, science in the news and acts as a forum for discussion of all matters of interest to professional astronomers and geophysicists.

Full access from v. 41, issue 1, (2000).


Astronomy now : the U.K.'s best-selling astronomy magazine. The online version features a wide range of articles covering subjects such as observing, cosmology, the history of astronomy and space science with a link to its sister website, Spaceflight Now.

Full access to articles from (2004).


Astrophysical Journal & Astrophysical Journal Letters & The Astrophysical Journal. Supplement series : now published by IoP on behalf of the American Astronomical Society, taking over from the University of Chicago Press. Vols (ApJ, 1, 1895 - 473, 1976, and ApJ Supplement Series, 1 - 107) have been scanned and made available at NASA Astrophysics Data System.

Full access from v. 471, issue 1, (1996). Letters section available from v. 447, issue 1, (1995). & Supplement series available from v. 107, issue 2, (1996).


Astrophysics and space science : contains original contributions, invited reviews and conference proceedings over the entire range of astronomy and astrophysics. It publishes observational and theoretical papers as well as those concerned with the techniques of instrumentation. Observational papers can include data from ground-based, space, and atmospheric facilities.

Full access from v. 247, nos. 1-2, (1997) - v. 300, no. 4, (2005) with limited access to later vols.


Astrophysics and Space Sciences Transactions (ASTRA) : an open access, international scientific journal dedicated to the publication and public discussion of high quality original research on all fields of Astrophysics and Space Sciences and related technology. More open access titles are also available - see their full list of journals.
The Awesome Library : organizes the web with 35,000 carefully reviewed resources. The astronomy section inlcudes sub-topics from Asteroids - Venus.
BSI : British Standards Online: full access to all standards. (Requires Athens user/pass: please contact librarian).
Bundesdeutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Veränderliche Sterne e.V. (BAV) : pdf files of the results of the observations by the members of the BAV since its foundation in 1950.

Full access to all BAV publications.


Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society : publishes abstracts of papers presented at meetings of the Society and its divisions, reports of observatories and any additional reports and notices the council considers likely to be of interest to the astronomical community.

Full access to issues from v. 28, no. 1, (1996).


Celestial mechanics : papers include treatments of the mathematical, physical and computational aspects of planetary theory, lunar theory, general and special perturbation theory, ephemerides, resonance theory, geodesy of the Earth and the planets, dynamics, the 3-body problem, the n-body problem, space mechanics, ring systems, galactic dynamics, reference frames, time, relativity, nongravitational forces, computer methods, computer languages for analytical developments, and database management.

Full access from v. 67, no. 1, (1997) to v. 94, no. 1, (2006) with limited access to later vols.


Chinese Astronomy & Astrophysics : brings English translations of notable articles to astronomers and astrophysicists outside China.

Limited access only.


CNES Magazine : the quarterly review published by the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales now availble via the CNES web site.
Contributions of the Astronomical Observatory Skalnaté Pleso : a scientific astronomical journal in English published three times a year (until year 2002 it was published twice a year, until 1995 once a year) by the Astronomical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Tatranská Lomnica, the Slovak Republic.

Full access from v. 1, (1955).


Directory of Open Access journals : search for 'astronomy & physics' : service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. Aims to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content.

In short, a one stop shop for users to Open Access Journals.


EAS : European Astronomical Society Publication Series : a series on astronomical subjects including proceedings of colloquia, workshops and schools whether they are held in Europe or elsewhere.

Full access from v. 2, (2002).


Earth, Moon and Planets : an international journal of solar system science, with original contributions on subjects ranging from star and planet formation and the origin and evolution of the solar and extra-solar planetary systems, to asteroids, comets, meteoroids and near-Earth objects, including the terrestrial impact hazard and solar system - terrestrial relationships, and related topics. Coverage is concerned with the physical and chemical properties of the material constitution of these bodies, including chaotic behavior. The journal also publishes special issues on topics of relevance and conference proceedings, review articles on problems of current interest, and book reviews.

Full access from v. 76, nos. 1-2, (1997) to v. 97, nos. 3- 4, (2005) with limited access to later vols.


Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics : a unique resource which covers the entire field of astronomy and astrophysics. Includes the full text of over 2,750 articles, plus sophisticated search and retrieval functionality, links to the primary literature, and is frequently updated with new material.

Full, continual, access.


Ephemerides of minor planets : now prepared by the IAA RAS only in electronic format from 2016.


ESA : European Space Agency Portal: for all the up-to-date news on ESA's space programmes. A list of various ESA publications is also located here.


Experimental astronomy : publishes full-length articles, research letters and reviews on developments in detection techniques, instruments, and data analysis and image processing techniques.

Access to most articles : some need to be purchased.


IAU : International Astronomical Union : Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union publishes high-quality and timely previews and reviews of fundamental and state-of-the-art astrophysical developments around the world, as presented at some ten IAU-sponsored conferences per year and at the triennial General Assemblies of the IAU.

Full access from v. 195, (2004).


IEEE Spectrum : Spectrum explores future technology trends and the impact of those trends on society and business.

Full access.


Ingenia : Ingenia magazine, is the informative quarterly of The Royal Academy of Engineering. It is aimed at all those with an interest in engineering, whether you work in business and industry, government, academia or the financial community. Complex or technical engineering issues are explained for the non-specialist and confusing jargon is kept to a minimum.

Free access from Issue 1, Jul 1999


Interactions.org : designed to serve as a central resource for communicators of particle physics. The site is updated daily with news, information, images and links from the world of particle physics. It provides links to current particle physics news from the world's press, high-resolution photos and graphics from the particle physics laboratories of the world; links to education and outreach programs; information about science policy and funding; links to universities; a glossary; and a conference calendar.
IRAM Newsletter : providing information and news about operations at the Institut de RadioAstronomie Millimétrique in Grenoble and Plateau de Bure.

Full access from nos. 8, (1993).


ISO info Newsletter : information on the Infrared Space Observatory and the data archives maintained by the groundstation at Villafranca in Spain.

Full access from no. 1, (1986).


Information Bulletin on Variable Stars : a bulletin of the Commissions 27 and 42 of the International Astronomical Union , published by Konkoly Observatory, Budapest, Hungary.

Full access to all issues from nos. 0001-0100, (1961-1965).


International Comet Quarterly : devoted to the observation, news, and study of comets; it serves as a link between amateur and professional astronomers in the exchange of useful observations (following a standardized format) and news regarding all comets.

Allows access to sample pages only.


Irish Astronomical Journal : Ceased publication: contains contents listing of journal issues since 1955 and index of back issues from 1950.

Limited access to selected articles from earlier issues up to (1999).


Journal of Astronomical Data : the journal's website contains all papers from v. 1, (1995). BUT the data is only available as a CD {library location: E 32 2}.


Journal of astronomical instrumentation : papers describing astronomical instruments being proposed, developed, under construction and in use, e.g. on ground-based, airborne, balloon-borne, and space telescopes.

Free, open access.


Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics : encompasses theoretical, observational and experimental areas as well as computation and simulation. Covers the latest developments in the theory of all fundamental interactions and their cosmological implications (e.g. M-theory and cosmology, brane cosmology). Coverage also includes topics such as formation, dynamics and clustering of galaxies, pre-galactic star formation, X-ray astronomy, radio astronomy, gravitational lensing, active galactic nuclei, intergalactic and interstellar matter.

Full access from (2003).


Journal for the History of Astronomy : devoted to the history of astronomy from earliest times to the present, and to history in the service of astronomy. Its subject matter extends to such allied fields as the history of the relevant branches of mathematics and physics, and the use of historical records in the service of astronomy.

Full access to issues from no. 1, (Feb. 2007).


Journal of Optics A : covers all aspects of modern and classical optics: experimental and theoretical studies, applications and instrumentation.

Full access available from v. 1, no. 1, (1999).


Journal of the Optical Society of America A : covers atmospheric optics, image processing, scattering and coherence theory, machine vision, statistical optics, diffraction and gratings, polarization, thin films, signal processing, color, physiological optics, clinical vision, and visual optics

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Journal of the Optical Society of America B : covers optics applications from optical testing and instrumentation to medical optics . . . from holography to optical neural networks . . . from lidar and remote sensing to laser materials processing.

Full access to both titles from v. 1, no. 1, (1984).


Khagol : the quartely bulletin of the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune, India.

Full access from no. 68, (2006).


Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin : published by the Lunar and Planetary Institute, a division of the Universities Space Research Association. Established during the Apollo missions to foster international collaboration and to serve as a repository for information gathered during the early years of the space program.

Full access from issue 71, (1994).


Mercury : quarterly membership magazine of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Covers an eclectic range of topics, from the latest science developments to history, education, observing, archaeoastronomy, and culture.

Full access from v. 36, no.1, (2007).


The Messenger : quarterly journal presenting ESO's activities to the public.

Full access to issues from (1995).


Minor Planet Electronic Circulars : Minor Planet Center is responsible for the designation of minor bodies in the solar system: minor planets; comets (in conjunction with CBAT); and natural satellites (also in conjunction with CBAT). The MPC is also responsible for the efficient collection, (computation,) checking and dissemination of astrometric observations and orbits for minor planets and comets, via the Minor Planet Circulars (issued generally on a monthly basis), the Minor Planet Circulars Orbit Supplement (MPO) (issued three to twelve times per year), the Minor Planet Circulars Supplement (MPS) (issued three or four times a month) and the Minor Planet Electronic Circulars (issued as necessary, generally at least once per day).

Full access to any specific MPEC.


Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa : the library holds all printed issues from v. 1, no. 1., and are now publishing in electronic format only.

Access to all issues from Feb. 2010 - present.


Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society : published by Oxford University Press, the journal contains the results of original research in positional and dynamical astronomy, astrophysics, radio astronomy, cosmology, space research and the design of astronomical instruments.

Full access from v. 293, issue 1, (1998).


Nature: the world's most highly cited interdisciplinary science journal. Weekly, it publishes the finest peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology on the basis of its originality, importance, interdisciplinary interest, timeliness, accessibility, elegance and surprising conclusions.

Full access available from v. 385, (1997).


Nature astronomy : new monthly, online-only journal, launched in January 2017. Nature Astronomy is a truly multidisciplinary journal for the field, representing — and fostering closer interaction between — all of the key astronomy-relevant disciplines, by publishing the most significant research, review and comment at the cutting edge of astronomy, astrophysics and planetary science.

Full access available from v. 1 (2017).


Nature Physics : publishes papers of the highest quality and significance in all areas of physics, pure and applied.

Full access available from v. 1, issue 1 (2005).


New Journal of Physics : coverage extends across the whole of physics, encompassing pure, applied, theoretical and experimental research, as well as interdisciplinary topics.

Free-to-read, cutting-edge physics research from (1998).


New Scientist : covers the social and cultural impacts and consequences of scientific and technological discovery, not just the underlying science. The magazine carries regular features, news and commentary on environmental issues and is an acknowledged source of evidenced information from the scientific community.

Access the table of contents only.


New York Journal of Mathematics : a general mathematics journal - offers a 'no frills interface.'

Full access starting with v. 1, (1994).


Newsletter of Chemically Peculiar Red Giant Stars : experimental homepage at the Ohio State University Astronomy Department. Currently using this page as a "front end" to distribute both current and back issues of the Newsletter.

Full access from no. 12, (1992).


Optical Engineering : publishes papers reporting on research and development in optical science and engineering and the practical applications of known optical science, engineering, and technology. Papers cover a broad range of subjects: general fields of optical design and fabrication, lasers, astronomy, remote sensing, industrial inspection and processing, optical physics and chemistry, x-ray optics, integrated optoelectronics, microlithography, fiber optics, imaging and image processing, holography, signal processing, high-speed photography, medical optics, and electro-optical systems. In addition to contributed research papers, Optical Engineering often includes special sections of papers in key areas of technology. Now available via SPIE Digital Library.

Full access to published papers from vol. 37, (1998).


Optics Express : publishes original, peer-reviewed articles that report new developments of interest to the optics community in all fields of optical science and technology. Is a free journal published by the Optical Society of America.

Free full access from vol. 1, no. (1997).


Optics Letters : delivers concise, rapid dissemination of new important results in all branches of optics. It is the companion letters journal to AO, JOSA A, and JOSA B. OL articles are limited to three published journal pages. Covers the latest research in optical science, including optical measurements, optical components and devices, atmospheric optics, biomedical optics, Fourier optics, integrated optics, optical processing, optoelectronics, lasers, nonlinear optics, optical storage and holography, optical coherence, polarization, quantum electronics, ultrafast optical phenomena, photonic crystals, and fiber optics.

Full access to papers published from (1997).


Origins of life and evolution of the biosphere : contributes to our understanding of the origins, evolution and distribution of life in the Universe covering topics such as: prebiotic chemistry and the nature of Earth's early environment, self-replicating and self-organizing systems, the theory of the RNA world and of other possible precursor systems, and the problem of the origin of the genetic code. Early evolution of life - as revealed by elucidation of biochemical pathways, molecular phylogeny, the study of Precambrian sediments and fossils and of major innovations in microbial evolution - forms a second focus. The journal presents experimental papers, theoretical articles and authoritative literature reviews.

Full access from v. 27, nos. 1-3, (1997) to v. 35, no. 6, (2005) with limited access to later vols.


Oxford English Dictionary : covers words from across the English-speaking world. A quick, easy and reliable dictionary for all those words you need to look up.
Philosophical Transactions : Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences : devoted to a specific area of the mathematical, physical and engineering sciences defining a research frontier that is advancing rapidly, often bridging traditional disciplines.

Full access to articles published from v. 354, no. 1704, (1996) - v. 364, no. 1846, (2006) and, partial access to articles from v. 364, (2006).


Physics : a new, free access, publication which highlights and provides commentary on selected papers from among the extensive publications of Physical Review Letters and the Physical Review series. Features expert commentaries written by active researchers who are asked to explain the results to physicists in other subfields. These commissioned articles are edited for clarity and readability across fields and are accompanied by explanatory illustrations.
Physics Today : the flagship publication of The American Institute of Physics, informing readers about science and its place in the world with authoritative features, full news coverage and analysis, and fresh perspectives on technological advances and ground-breaking research.

Access to abstracts from 1948 with full access to current vols.


The Planetary Report is published by the Planetary Society which is dedicated to exploring the solar system and seeking life beyond Earth. The Society is the world's largest space-interest group, and seeks to inspire the public with the adventure and mystery of space exploration.
Popular Astronomy : hosted from the Society for Popular Astronomy.

Access only to the contents from editions in current year but has useful sections on observing, the night sky & sky diary.


Public Library of Science : (PLoS) is a non-profit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource. Set up in direct challenge to the pricing policies of scientific publishers.
Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan : publishes research papers on all aspects of astronomy, astrophysics, and fields closely related to them.

Full access from v. 53 (2001).


Publictions of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific : publishes original research in astronomy and astrophysics; innovations in instrumentation, data analysis, and software; tutorials, dissertation summaries, and conference summaries; and invited reviews on contemporary topics.

Full access from 1889-present.


Reports on Progress in Physics : a prestigious journal for the publication of reviews covering all branches of physics.

Full access from v. 42, no.1 (Jan. 1979).


Reviews of Modern Physics : serves both students and senior researchers in a broad range of fields. Its review articles offer in-depth treatment of a research area, surveying recent work and providing an introduction that is aimed at physics graduate students and nonspecialists. These reviews also feature bibliographies that are of great value to the specialist. The journal's shorter Colloquia describe recent work of interest to all physicists, especially work at the frontiers of physics, which may have an impact on several different subfields.

Full access from v. 76, no.1, (Jan. 2004).


Revista Mexicana de Astronomía y Astrofísica : publishes original research papers in all branches of Astronomy, Astrophysics and closely related fields. Two numbers per year are issued and are distributed free of charge to all institutions engaged in the fields covered by the RevMexAA.

Access table of contents and full articles from vol. 1 (1995).


Science : a leading journal of original scientific research, global news, and commentary. The full text of Science issues since January 1997 is available online to AAAS members, to users at subscribing institutions, and on a pay-per-article basis. After one year, the full text of the research content in this part of the collection is available online without cost for individuals who register for access.

Limited access only to abstracts from current and back issues from v. 1, no. 1 (1880) but several articles can be accessed in full.


Science News : a biweekly news magazine which covers important and emerging research in all fields of science. It publishes concise, accurate, timely articles that appeal to both general readers and scientists. It is published by Society for Science & the Public, a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to the public engagement in scientific research and education.

Full access from v. 157, no. 1 (2000).


Scientific American : identifies and delivers the latest developments in science and technology across a broad range of fields. Its editor received the 2000 Sagan Award for Public Understanding of Science.

Limited access only to abstracts from current and back issues from January (2000) with full text of some articles.


Space science reviews : an international journal on scientific space research. Its purpose is to provide a comprehensive synthesis of the various branches of space research. The emphasis is on scientific results and instruments in the fields of astrophysics, physics of planetary systems, solar physics, and physics of magnetospheres & interplanetary matter. Space Science Reviews publishes invited papers and topical volumes, engaging guest editors whose expertise matches the topic at hand.

Full access from v. 79, nos. 1-2 (Jan. 1997) to v. 121, nos. 1-4 (Nov. 2005) with limited access to later vols.


Space weather : is devoted to understanding space weather and other interactions of solar processes with the Earth environment, and their impacts on telecommunications, electric power, satellite navigation, and other systems. Papers include original research articles as well as commentary, policy, and opinion pieces.

Limited access only to abstracts from v. 1, no. 1, (2003) with many open access articles.


SPIE Digital Library: is the most extensive resource available on optics and photonics, providing unprecedented access to more than 260,000 technical papers from SPIE Journals and Conference Proceedings from 1990 to the present. More than 17,000 new research papers are added annually.

Full access to Proceedings of SPIE from 1990. Access to various within the DL.


Standard Star Newsletter : purpose is to keep astronomers in touch with all aspects of stellar standards: those in photometry, spectroscopy, polarization, element abundances, stellar parameters, and radial velocities.

Full access to issues 18, (1995). These are made available for downloading as LaTeX files or compressed postscript.


STFC Publications : the Science and Technology Facilities Council is a science-driven, national research council : an independent, non-departmental public body of the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) and funds, amongst other institutes, the UK ATC.

Full access to newletters, annual reports and other reports.


Times Higher Education : formerly THE Supplement. The website provides distinct teaching, career and legal advice that does not appear in the publication and merges the THES job website with the editorial site.