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A guide to using library resources for physics-related research.

Why use reference works?

Consider using encyclopedias and other reference sources when you begin researching a topic. Some encyclopedias will provide more in-depth information than others, but any general encyclopedia is a good source to consult for background information of your chosen subject area. Most encyclopedias provide the following:

  • Main concepts, including names, dates, places
  • Keywords and subject terms related to topic
  • Lists of related articles or additional resources

Reference Books

All of the reference books listed below are located on the main floor of the duPont-Ball library. If you need assistance locating these titles, please ask for help at the information desk.

Have a question? Ask a librarian! Email Call or text 386-747-9028.