As a Physics student, you are expected to find and use high quality literature. You'll need to use a range of different sources and demonstrate your ability to find good results in order to impress your tutors and to develop your research skills.
Physics books are located in the T and U sections of the third floor of the JB Morrell Library. Many books will also be available online as e-books. Look for the links in YorSearch, under the View It section of each title.
Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of all subjects but a broad overview of the subject classification and shelf locations.
|Theoretical Physics||T 1|
|Celestial mechanics||T 1.1|
|Practical astronomy||T 2|
|Descriptive astronomy and astrophysics||T 3|
|Solar system||T 3.2|
|Celestial navigation||T 7|
|Quantum theory||U 0.12|
|Quantum mechanics||U 0.123|
|Statistical physics||U 0.13|
|Field theories||U 0.14|
|Quantum field theory||U 0.143|
|Mathematical and computational physics||U 0.15|
|Chemical physics||U 0.17|
|Properties of matter||U 0.4|
|Solid state||U 0.41|
|Liquid state||U 0.42|
|Gaseous state||U 0.43|
|Mechanics of solids||U 1|
|Mechanics of fluids||U 2|
|Surface physics||U 2.6|
|Mechanics of gases||U 3|
|Sound, acoustics||U 4|
|Molecular, atomic physics||U 9|
|Nuclear physics||U 9.7|
|Nuclear energy||U 9.76|
|Particle physics||U 9.77|
Examination papers provided to the Library are available to University of York members via York Digital Library (YODL). Login to YODL before you start searching.
To find exam papers for Physics, select the Browse tab in YODL then select University of York dissertations and exam papers from the list of Collections. Exam papers for the previous 2 years are available.
To start a more detailed search for research papers, you'll need to use online databases. These are collections of resources that allow you to search from multiple journals at the same time.
In addition to our subscription databases, there are plenty of online reference sources that can provide with useful information to support your research.
Find videos, interactive tutorials, workbooks and links to specific help for developing your digital and information searching skills:
Clicking Find It @ York in a database will check YorSearch to see if we have a copy of what you've found.
We can't afford to buy a copy of everything ever. If we don't have what you need, here are some options:
University of York PhD/MPhil theses and Masters dissertations, plus theses and dissertations from other institutions.