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Use this guide to access resources for researching physics and physics-related topics.

Places to Start your Research

Use Buhl’s Discovery Service to find articles, books & more!

Annual Reviews offer "comprehensive, timely collections of critical reviews written by leading scientists" in a variety of disciplines, including:

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Find Books & eBooks



Here are a few Subject Headings to get you started.

Here are a few Subject Headings to get you started. Simply copy and paste one of the terms below into the Library Catalog search box and change the drop-down box to Subject to begin searching.

  • Force and energy

  • Matter

  • Motion

  • Music--acoustics and physics

  • Nuclear physics

  • Optics

  • Physics

  • Quantum theory

  • Sound

  • Thermodynamics

NOTE: This is just a short list of terms to get you started. Be sure to look for additional terms as well.

Need a book the library does not own?

You can request the book through Interlibrary Loan.  Info and a downloadable form are available here!

To search for books available in other libraries, try using

WorldCat -- Search the holdings of more than 10,000 libraries to locate books and identify citation information.


Library of Congress -- Access to the Library of Congress catalog and other online collections.

NOTE: Users do not need to identify a library that owns the book. Simply provide the appropriate information on the form and library staff will do the rest!

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