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Physics Research Guide

Introduction to sources and research strategies for students of physics.

About This Guide

This PCC Library Research Guide is a companion to the library research session for your physics courses.

The links to the left will take you to the following sections of this guide:

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  1. Physics Home: the current page; basic library information and guide overview.
  2. Beginning Your Research: How to locate background information and topic overviews.
  3. Finding Books: Catalog search tool for finding books and ebooks available from the PCC Library.
  4. Finding Articles: A selection of databases for finding scholarly and non-scholarly articles in the library collection.
  5. Recommended Websites: Credible websites related to physics.
  6. Evaluating Sources: Tips and tools for finding sources appropriate for your research.
  7. Research Strategies: Tips for coming up with search terms and how to create an effective search in library databases.
  8. Citation Style: Why and how to cite your sources.
  9. Get Help: Help chat box and contact information for further assistance.
  10. Survey