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*PHYSICS RESEARCH*: Home

What's in this guide?

Articles

  • Recommended databases for finding journal articles
  • Physics journals accessible through Owens Library

Peer reviewed articles

  • Defining peer review process
  • Verifying journal is peer-reviewed

Books/eBooks 

  • Books and videos/CDs to check out 
  • Books to borrow from other libraries
  • eBooks

eBooks by topic

  • Magnetism, optics and light, particle/nuclear, quantum theory, relativity, wave mechanics

Videos

  • Find physics related streaming video 
  • Featured video

Off-campus access

  • Get answers of how to access the library's electronic resources
  • Find troubleshooting tips

Library DIY

  • In-depth tips for research

Citing

  • Examples of references and in text citations 

Ask a Librarian

  • Get research and citing assistance on chat, email, phone, in-person, or by appointment 

Getting started

What kind of information do you need for your topic or research question?

[ types of information ]

 

[ climate change example: evidence, causes, solutions ]

  • To create a shape, click on any of the shape icons on the left navigation bar 
  • To type inside a shape, double click within the boundaries of a shape
  • Shapes can be dragged around and resized inside the canvas. To resize a shape, hover mouse pointer over either the right side or underneath of a shape to toggle the resizable arrows
  • To toggle the customization options, hover within the boundaries of a shape 
    •  - change background color of the shape
    •  - change border color of the shape
    •  - change text color of the shape
    •  - delete shapeTo draw a connection between shapes, hover mouse pointer around the center of a shape to toggle the circular connection source and then drag and draw a line from the source to any other shape
  • To delete a connection between shapes, double click on the connection line
  • To pull up the customization navigation menu, click Customize (top right). Any changes made will be applied to all shapes and connections already present in the canvas as well as any consequent shapes and connections
  • To revert back to the original stylings, click Reset
  • To download the image as a JPEG image file, click on the Download button on the top navigation bar
  • To clear the image, click Discard (top right)

Important: Put parentheses around keywords connected with the boolean OR[ AND OR NOT visual ]
graphic: https://library.nd.edu.au/findit/tips

Phrase Searching (use double quotes for exact match)

"social media"
"climate change"

"customer satisfaction"


Wildcard symbols (these differ among databases, so check help files)

    For example, EBSCOhost wildcard symbols are: 

  • The asterisk (*) matches multiple characters, type pediatric* to find all records containing pediatrics, pediatrician or pediatricians
  • The hash sign (#) matches one optional character: type colo#r to find all records containing color or colour
  • The question mark (?) matches exactly one character: type ne?t to find all records containing neatnest or next.
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