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Physics

If you are researching topics in physics or astronomy, this guide will help you find articles, books and websites on those topics.

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Ebooks

Subject Areas in Library Shelves: Physics

Want to just browse the library shelves for books about physics? Below is an alphabetical list of subject headings for this topic.  All you need to do is go to the shelves designated by the letter(s) 

QC 1-999   Physics
QC 1-75 General
QC 81-114 Weights and Measures
QC 120-168.85
Descriptive & Experimental
Mechanics
QC 170-197
Atomic, Molecular, Quantum
physics, Relativity
QC 221-246 Acoustics. Sound
QC 251-338.5 Heat
QC 310.15-319 Thermodynamics
QC 350-467 Optics. Light
QC 450-467 Spectroscopy
QC 474-496.9 Radiation physics (General)
QC 501-766 Electricity and magnetism
QC 501-(721) Electricity
QC 669-675.8 Electromagnetic theory
QC 676-678.6 Radio Waves (Theory)
QC 701-715.4 Electric Discharge
QC 717.6-718.8 Plasma physics. Ionized gases
QC7 17.6-718.8 Plasma physics. Ionized gases
QC 750-766 Magnetism
QC 770-798
Nuclear Particle physics, Atomic
energy, Radioactivity
QC 793-793.5 Elementary Particle physics
QC 794.95-798
Radioactivity and Radioactive
substances
QC 801-809 Geophysics. Cosmic physics
QC 811-849 Geomagnetism
QC 851-999
Meteorology. Climatology
(Earth's atmosphere)
QC 974.5-976 Meteorological Optics
QC 980-999 Climatology and weather
QC 994.95-999 Weather Forecasting

Book Search

How to Search the Catalog for Physics Books

Here's a quick tip for searching for books discussing physics issues in the McLennan catalog:

  1. Select "Subject - Alphabetical" from the drop-down menu below the search box for the online catalog. For your search terms use physics. 

  2. The resulting list will provide you with many subject headings that have to do with physics. 

  3. Select a subject that appeals to you and browse through the books.  10 results are listed per page.  Click on the "next" button found on the bottom right side.

  4. If it is an e-book, you can read it on your screen by clicking through. If it is in the circulating or reference collection, you will need to come to the library to get that book.

Subject Areas in Library Shelves: Astronomy

Want to just browse the library shelves for books about astronomy? Below is an alphabetical list of subject headings for this topic.  All you need to do is go to the shelves designated by the letter(s) 

QB1-991 Astronomy
QB1-139 General
QB140-237
Practical & spherica
astronomy
QB275-343 Geodesy
QB349-421
Theoretical
astronomy &
celestial mechanics
QB455-456 Astrogeology
QB460-466 Astrophysics
QB468-480
Non-optical methods
of astronomy
QB495-903 Descriptive astronomy
QB500.5-785 Solar system
QB799-903 Stars
QB980-991 Cosmogony. Cosmology