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Research Guide: Physics - General Resources

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EBSCO Science List
Search 3 databases at once! Science Reference Center, GreenFile, and Applied Science & Technology Full Text.
Today's Science
Today's Science explains important developments in biology, chemistry, the environment, space, physics, and technology. Updated weekly and containing thousands of links to a 15-year back-file. Facts on File database.
Gale Science in Context
Articles from over 200 magazines and academic journals and links to quality web sites.

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Recommended Books
Title Location Call Number
Seven brief lessons on physics Stacks QC24.5 .R68513 2016
A student's guide through the great physics texts

Stacks QC7 .K84 2015
The New York times book of physics and astronomy

Stacks QC.N397 2013
The physics companion Stacks QC21.3 .F57 2015
Trespassing on Einstein's lawn : a father, a daughter, the meaning of nothing, and the beginning of everything Stacks QC6 .G34 2014

Example Subject Headings: Physics, Relativity (Physics), Quantum Theory

Call Number Range: QC

Library Catalog
Find materials that are in the physical library.
Primarily good for finding books.
Books are usually about broader topics than articles, so you may need to broaden your search terms (ex- instead of "texting" perhaps search for "cell phone use").
Books are not going to be as up-to-date as articles because they take longer to publish.
See which library the book is located in, and what section.
Be sure to write down the book's call number!
eBook Collection (EBSCO)
Search the full-text (every word on every page) of over 120,000 books - completely electronic
E-Book Hint:: On the search page, check the box "Also search within the full text of the articles" to search within the text of the book to get more results.
Note you can only print 10 pages at a time - only print out the important pages
For citation information: click on "Detailed Record" in the left sidebar when viewing an e-book. You will need this information later on!
Ebook Central (Proquest)
Search entire books available online.
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Physics World - News, multimedia, and in-depth articles on physics. Physics World is the member magazine of the Institute of Physics.

Physics Central- Podcasts on physics, on-line physics comic books, experiments, and more from the American Physical Society.

Physics Today - Website of Physics Today journal. Features physics news, biographies of physicists, and career and education information on physics.

Institute of Physics - The Institute of Physics is a leading scientific membership society working to advance physics for the benefit of all. IOP's website features physics events, activities and career profiles of physicists.

Nobel Prize in Physics - See all Nobel Laureates in Physics and why they were awarded the Nobel Prize.

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Last updated: 04/27/18