For most lower level, non-professional research, a general database will cover most of what you need, including the basics of a topic and the latest developments.
For more scholarly, upper level research, you will want to use our subject specific databases. Try searching in a database that covers only the fields you're interested in. Many physics-related databases can be found in the following section.
Many of our physics journals are indexed by their publisher. Begin with these databases for full text articles.
Getting hold of a specific journal can be the hardest thing to do at the library. The video below will get you started, but if you need more help, you can contact me at email@example.com or use the Library 24/7 chat service.
Our databases do not provide universal coverage of every journal. Ingram Library also owns a number of print resources that can help you find relevant articles. If you're stuck, try the following indexes, located behind the reference desk on the main floor or contact the reference desk for help.