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Library and Internet resources for physics.

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Selected library services and resources mentioned in this guide:

Getting Started

This guide lists both library and internet resources recommended for finding physics information.  If you already know the name of the database you need, use the Quick Links column on the left; the list contains ASU services first, then the major library and internet resources listed alphabetically. 

To located different types of resources or information, use the TABs across this page or this table:

To Find: Use:
Short Definitions of Word or Phrases Dictionaries
Detailed Look at a Broad Subject Books
Detailed Look at a Narrow Subject Journal Articles
Facts Handbooks
Formulas Handbooks
Physical and Chemical Properties Handbooks
Information About a Person Biographies
Organize and Format Citations Citation Manager
Format a Paper or Journal Article Style Manual
How to Get Notices about Current Articles and Books in your Area Alerts & RSS feeds

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