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Best Journal Article Database

Inspec is the most comprehensive journal article source for astronomy and physics research combined.
Web of Science is a good alternative, especially for interdisciplinary topics.

Other Essential Databases

Annual Reviews Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
Critically reviews the most significant research literature in over 40 focused disciplines within the fields of biomedical, life, physical, and social sciences. These reviews both summarize recent scholarly advances and prompt new research activity. An excellent source for in-depth, secondary sources. 
arXiv provides open access to e-prints in the areas of physics, astronomy, mathematics, computer science and more. 

SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) 
Three bibliographic databases combined: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics, and arXiv e-prints.
SIMBAD Astronomical Database 
Provides basic data, cross-identifications, bibliography and measurements for astronomical objects outside the solar system.

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Alison Ricker
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