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Physics - Information Resources: Finding Books & Videos

This is a guide to resources for physics research. It will lead you to databases with helpful journal articles, books, websites, and other resources.

New Physics Books at the OSF Library

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  Find Books in Physics & Astronomy

Search the LibrarySearch: Using the box above to do a basic keyword search.  An advanced search will let you search by keyword, title, author, subject or call number. by a combination of these fields.  Once you find a relevant book or two, look within those records for promising subject headings: click on one of them to perform a new search on that term to find more. Be sure to browse the shelves in the area where you find a promising book.




Sample search terms include:



      Mathematical Physics


Browse the Shelves by Library of Congress Classifications: The following Library of Congress classifications may be useful when browsing at the O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library for books in Physics and Astronomy:

Q is General Science works
QB is Astronomy
QC is Physics
QC 851-999 is Meteorology and Climatology 


  Films on Demand - Streaming

Films on Demand

Watch streaming video titles in sciences, psychology, history, literature, languages, engineering, business, art, sociology, and more. More than 5000 full-length videos are available.

InterLibrary Loan

Request books, articles, and other items not available at UST. Visit the InterLibrary Loan page for more info.


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