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Physics: Books, Theses, and Dissertations

Research guide for the physics subject area.

Book Databases

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Browsing Guide

Subclass QB
QB1-991                                 Astronomy
QB1-139                                       General
QB140-237                                   Practical and spherical astronomy
QB275-343                                   Geodesy
QB349-421                                   Theoretical astronomy and celestial mechanics
QB455-456                                   Astrogeology
QB460-466                                   Astrophysics
QB468-480                                   Non-optical methods of astronomy
QB495-903                                   Descriptive astronomy
QB500.5-785                                      Solar system
QB799-903                                         Stars
QB980-991                                   Cosmogony.  Cosmology
Subclass QC
QC1-999                                 Physics
QC1-75                                        General
QC81-114                                     Weights and measures
QC120-168.85                               Descriptive and experimental mechanics
QC170-197                                   Atomic physics. 
                                                            Constitution and properties of matter Including
                                                            molecular physics, relativity, quantum theory,
                                                            and solid state physics
QC221-246                                   Acoustics.  Sound
QC251-338.5                                Heat
QC310.15-319                                     Thermodynamics
QC350-467                                   Optics.  Light
QC450-467                                         Spectroscopy
QC474-496.9                                Radiation physics (General)
QC501-766                                   Electricity and magnetism
QC501-(721)                                       Electricity
QC669-675.8                                            Electromagnetic theory
QC676-678.6                                            Radio waves (Theory)
QC701-715.4                                            Electric discharge
QC717.6-718.8                                         Plasma physics.  Ionized gases
QC750-766                                         Magnetism
QC770-798                                   Nuclear and particle physics.  Atomic energy.  Radioactivity
QC793-793.5                                      Elementary particle physics
QC794.95-798                                     Radioactivity and radioactive substances
QC801-809                                   Geophysics.  Cosmic physics
QC811-849                                   Geomagnetism
QC851-999                                   Meteorology.  Climatology
                                                            Including the earth's atmosphere
QC974.5-976                                      Meteorological optics
QC980-999                                         Climatology and weather
QC994.95-999                                           Weather forecasting

Tips for picking up/dropping off

If you need to get items from the library on campus, you might find getting print books, DVDs, and other items can be a REAL DRAG!

Steps that make it easier:

  1. Find the item you want to check out in the catalog.
    • If your item isn't at the library, order it through ILL.
  2. Place a HOLD on the item.
  3. Important! Wait until you recieve an email notification that your item is ready for pick-up from Document Delivery/ILL (before you make the treck all the way over to find out it isn't ready yet!).
  4. For your convenience, 15 minute pick-up/drop-off parking next to the library is now available! (see map below) 
    • Just FYI! You will recieve a citation :'( from Transportation and Parking Services if you are parked too long!  
  5. Service Desks are conveniently located near both enterences of the building. Politely ask our nice desk clerks for your item.
    • Remember, bring your eRaider Card to check out!
  6. Returning your item has never been easier!  All items can be placed in the east Book Drop bin.  Be sure to have a nice day!

Oops, I did it again! Remember, you don't want a citation, please be aware of parking rules.  If you think you need the library longer than 15 minutes use the paid parking or your parking permit between 5:30 - 8:00 pm on weekdays or free after 8:00 pm and on weekends.


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