JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post
I just posted this as a "page" (in the left-hand column) and thought to distribute the move by carrying it as a quick post on the daily side of this blog. It seems to me that between these four links that there is some very good, easily-governable access now to the Great and Fabulous Annalen der Physik, one of the great physics journals in the history of science. There are some full-text sites available with good search engines, as well as a link to a site that smooths out the occasionally cumbersome way in which Annalen volumes have been referenced.
I can safely say--after having staggered my way through hundreds of volumes of the Annalen--that these links represent to me the easiest ways thus far of navigating the massive journal. It makes using the Annalen a pleasure far more than a challenge, which it always seemed to be to me, even working at it with the (scarce!) index volumes.
http://de.wikisource.org/wiki/Annalen_der_Physik//at Wikisource, via ANNALEN DER PHYSIK
|Annalen der Physik (Wiley-VCH) [Journal Page]|
|Annalen der Physik [Wikisource Page]This offers a key for corresponding overall volume numbers with series/folge volume numbers. AND has a full text hyperlink set.
|Annalen der Physik [Gallica Page]|
|Annalen der Physik [Welt der Physik Page]|
And just for the heck of it, Einstein in the Annalen, available on this blog here.
For my history of physics readers who work with the Annalen der Physik I reproduce a useful little key to the two-tier numbering system for the Annalen's first and second series. The tables come from Sachregister zu den Annalen der Physik und Chemie Poggendorr'sche Folge... published in Leipzig in 1888. Up to this point the physics journal had been published since 1799 in two series for a total of 160 volumes (plus a Jubelband and eight volumes of Erganzungsbaende); some people reference the appearance of articles via the total volume number, while others (myself included) reference the series (as series "I volume whatever" or series "II, volume _____". There is a handy table at the very end of the Sachregister that correlates the two "systems".