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This is your online guide to finding resources for Physics

Your Liaison Librarian

Clare Ackerley
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Welcome to the Subject Guide for Physics

On these pages you should find everything you need to study successfully at York. Key resources are linked from the Find resources tab.

Watch the video below to see more of what we can offer you.

Refreshing Your Library Space - Please give us your feedback!

Image of the Fairhurst Mood Board

The Library has made a number of improvements over the last year including the new look Morrell Lounge, the Living Room on the 2nd floor of the Fairhurst, and our snazzy consultation pods on the ground floor of the Morrell.

Our next focus is to look at how we can improve the rest of the alcoves on the 2nd floor of the Fairhurst, and we'd love to have your input. We've shared some initial ideas via this padlet. Please have a look and tell us what you think by adding thumbs up or down, or writing a comment. Any feedback you can give us is much appreciated.

Alternatively, next time you are in the Library you can add your comments to our Mood Wall (pictured above) which is located on the 2nd floor of the Fairhurst near the red and black seating.

Virtual Tour of the Library

UoYTips on finding what you need with YorSearch

Key resources

Explore the full range of databases for Physics in the Find Resources page.

Reading Lists

You can access your reading lists via your VLE module pages. If you have any questions about how to use the new system, see our FAQs for students.

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Forthcoming training sessions

Digital Wednesdays

We run a number of training sessions each term. The training sessions are open to all members of the University.

To book onto a session, follow its link below (you'll need to log in to the booking system).

Next Digital Wednesday sessions:

We also run a number of specialised training sessions for staff and research postgraduates: