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This guide will introduce you to resources that you can use when studying Physics.


Scientists studying physics are concerned with matter, motion and energy and they ways that they explain our physical universe. This study can be wide ranging and overlap with many other areas of science.

In this guide you will find a list of recommend resources which encompass print and electronic library resources as well as resources from the open web. This guide only scratches the surface of the resources that are available so please don't hesitate to consult with a librarian for additional support. You can make an appointment with a librarian here:

What does research look like in this discipline?

Depending on the exact nature of your research project you may not follow the exact depiction of the Scientific Method below but this is generally how the research process progresses. Within this process you can find help from the library when it comes to searching the existing body of literature, turning your questions into a hypothesis, and sharing the results of your research. 

a ring graphic with the steps of the scientific method listed - observations, questions, searhc literature, hypothesis, experiment, collect data, conclusions, share results, develop interventions, ask new questions. In the center of the ring is text that reads "The Scientific Method."










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Curated Reference Resources

Consulting reference sources at the beginning of your research will help you become more comfortable with topics you're unfamiliar with. Reference sources are written at a level that is accessible to all researchers and help you identify keywords, people, events, organizations, or dates that can be useful when you start to delve deeper into your research. Here are some reference sources to get you started. 

Physics World RSS Feed

Follow along with the latest breakthroughs in physics and interdisciplinary science with this feed of current research for scientists from Physics World

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