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Physics: Books and E-books

This guide lists the print, online, and media library resources relevant to this subject, as well as reliable, external web sources.

Useful Physics eBooks

Useful Physics Books

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CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics Online

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For over 100 years, the CRC Handbook has provided property data on chemical compounds and all physical particles that have been reported in the literature, carefully reviewed by subject experts. 
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Library Resources and Search Strategies

Library Resources And Search Strategies

There are many excellent Physics encyclopedias and dictionaries in the Reference section of our campus libraries that may be used while you are in the library as well as books that can be borrowed from the library and e-books that can be read online. Materials in our libraries are shelved according to the Library of Congress (LOC) Classification system. Most of the Physics materials will be found in the Q section.

To search for books and videos on physics, go to the library catalog. You can search by subject (Physics) or LOC call number to browse the collection online.

 You may also browse the library shelves using the LOC call numbers below as a guide.  

Physics call numbers:

QC81-114 Weights and Measures QC350-467 Optics; Light; Spectroscopy
QC120-168.86 Descriptive and experimental mechanics QC474-496.9 Radiation Physics
QC170-197 Atomic Physics, including relativity; Quantum Theory and Solid-state Physics QC501-766 Electricity and Magnetism
QC221-246 Acoustics; Sound QC770-798 Nuclear and Particle Physics; Atomic Energy
QC251-228.5 Heat; Thermodynamics QC801-849 Geophysics; Cosmic Physics; Geomagnetism


Remember that you can ask a reference librarian to assist you with your research, in person in the library, by telephone, or online.

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