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Physics Research Guide

Introduction to sources and research strategies for students of physics.

About This Guide

Welcome to PCC Library's Research Guide to Physics! This guide provides information for conducting research on physics using PCC Library resources.

The navigation tabs on this page will take you to the following sections of this guide:

  1. Physics Home: The current page; Research guide overview.
  2. Topic Brainstorming: Tips for finding topics related to physics.
  3. Finding Articles: A selection of databases and journals for finding articles.
  4. How to Read a Scientific Article
  5. Books & Ebooks: A selection of databases for finding ebooks; Browsing ebooks by sub-discipline; Browsing print books.
  6. Websites: A selection of websites related to physics.
  7. Citation Style: "Quick guides" for citing your sources in CSE, APA, and MLA.
  8. Get Help: Information for further assistance.

New to Physics?

Is physics a new topic to you? This Physics page from Gale provides a brief, helpful overview of the topic.


Additionally, these ebooks provide helpful, more in-depth introductions to the discipline: