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This Library Research Guide will provide information about and access to some of the most significant research materials available in McFarlin Library related to the discipline of Physics.
This Library Research Guide will provide information about and access to some of the most significant research materials available from McFarlin Library related to the study of Physics.
If you're just beginning your research or you want to develop a basic understanding of Physics, check out the Books & E-Books tab. Books often synthesize the available scholarship on a topic. This makes them an excellent resource when you need a lot of information quickly (including historical information), you want to put a topic in context with other issues, or you need a good summary of research. McFarlin Library provides books in both print and electronic formats.
If you're doing more in-depth research, such as for an upper division or graduate class or a senior project, you'll probably want to track down some journal articles on your topic. Check out what's in the Journal Articles tab. You'll learn about the major resources McFarlin has that will help you identify and retrieve professional and scholarly articles on Physics-related topics.
"The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is a . . . not-for-profit membership corporation created for the purpose of promoting the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics and its application to human welfare. It is the mission of the Institute to serve the sciences of physics and astronomy by serving its member societies, by serving individual scientists, and by serving students and the general public." -- AIP
"As a 'society of societies,' AIP supports ten Member Societies and provides a spectrum of services and programs devoted to advancing the science and profession of physics. A pioneer in digital publishing, AIP is also one of the world's largest publishers of physics journals and produces the publications of more than 25 scientific and engineering societies through its New York-based publishing division."
The CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics provides you with quick access to authoritative information relating to terminology, symbols, constants, properties and other data for elements, compounds, fluids, solids, gases, metals and more.
"IOPscience is an online service for journal content published by IOP Publishing. IOP Publishing is central to the Institute of Physics (IOP), a not-for-profit society. IOPscience embraces innovative technologies to make it easier for researchers to access scientific, technical and medical content." -- IOPScience website
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