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Physics

This is a guide for finding information in physics.

Getting Started

Getting Started

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This guide lists both library and internet resources recommended for finding information in physics and in many cases, includes instructions for using these resources.

  • If you know the name of the service or resource you need, the Quick links column on the left lists University of Maryland (UM) services first, followed by an alphabetical list of the major library and internet resources for physics.
  • If you don't know what resource or service to use, click on the tab at the top of the page to locate that type of information OR use the following chart:
TO FIND: USE:

Definitions of words or phrases  

Dictionaries

A detailed work about a broad subject

Books

A detailed work about a narrow subject

Journal articles

Business information

Trade magazine articles

Facts

Handbooks

Formulas

Handbooks

Manufacturing methods

Handbooks

Patents

Patents databases

Properties of substances

Handbooks

Information about a person

Biographies

Organize and format citations

EndNote, Zotero

Format a paper or journal article

Style manual

Get notices about new articles and books in your area

Alerts & RSS feeds

 

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