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Resources for library research on physics- and astronomy-related topics.

Subject Headings

You can find both printed and electronic books in XJTLU Library Catalogue using either keywords for your topic, or using Subject Headings.  If you find an interesting title, look to see what subject headings are assigned in its OPAC record. You can then click on relevant subject headings within the record to see all books categorized similarly.

•  Physics          •  Astrophysics          •  Electricity         •  Force and Energy          •  Heat             •  Geophysics           •  Nuclear Physics     

•  Magnetism     •  General Relativity (Physics)               •  Mathematical Physics   •  Optics         •  Quantum Theory   •  Thermodynamics 

•  Solid State Physics              •  Spectroscopy               •  Force and Energy

Smart Tips:  Once you find a highly relevant item, use the assigned subject headings to locate similar items.


Call Numbers

XJTLU Library organises information by SUBJECT. Items you find on the library shelves will be grouped together by Call Number - and thus, subject. If you know the general call number of your area of interest, you can simply go to the shelf or search the library catalog for that number.

QC1-QC999 - Physics
QC170-QC197 - Atomic physics
QC221-QC246 - Acoustics. Sound
QC310.5-QC319 - Thermodynamics

QC501-QC766 - Electricity and magnetism
QC770-QC798 - Nuclear and particle physics. Atomic energy. Radioactivity.
QC801-QC809 - Geophysics

E-books Collection

The easiest way to access e-books is to search the Library's one-stop search tool Discover. Discover can not only help you find the e-books purchased by the Library, but also find Open Access e-books which are freely available online. Click How to Find E-books for some searching tips.

Physics Reference Sources