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This guide outlines books, article databases and other sources to guide students and faculty researching a topic within the field of Physics and Astronomy.


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Books to Get You Started

Catalogue Search

Use the following terms in a subject search to find related items in the library catalogue.

Subject headings to explore:
• Physics
• Mathematical physics
• Physics formulae
• General relativity


Why Reference books?

Question: What value lies in a reference work? Why should you bother to consult these books?

Answer: Reference books help create a framework around your topic. They can help guide you in asking the right questions. Reference books can help researchers become more efficient database searchers - in formulating which keywords (or search terms) to use. Scholarly reference books also contain bibliographies (!!) - a listing of some of the most respected secondary and most useful primary sources on a topic. In a nutshell.... reference books are a great way to begin your research.

Books to Get You Started



Research Strategies

Research Tips

Some really great resources to consult are:

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Citation Guides

Common Citation Styles

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