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ASU Library: Where the Physics Books are Located

Physics books are kept in several of the ASU Library:

The ASU Library also has an extension collection of electronic books available online.  

How to Find Books About Physics

in the ASU Library: 

  • Use the ASU Library's Catalog 
    • To find a specific book, use the Title or Author search.

    • To find books on a physics topic, use a Keyword search such as:
      • heat transfer
      • particle accelerators
      • quantum theory

In Other Libraries:   


Note: If the ASU Library doesn't have a book that you need, you may request the book via our Interlibrary Loan Service.


Electronic Books:

Most of our electronic books are listed in the catalog, however, to search the full text of a book, use the native search engine for these collections:

  • Knovel
    Over 2,000 science and engineering handbooks in which you can find facts, formula and property data.
  • Safari
    Primarily covers books on computer programming.
  • Ebrary
    Books from major publishers in all subject areas.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    A  collection of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
  • MyIlibrary
    Books from major publishers, organizations and government agencies in all subject areas.
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
    Books from major publishers in all subject areas.


The full text of books may also be searched by using Google Books.

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