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.
All journal titles are listed on YorSearch, and can be found by doing a title search.
Click on the journal to see the Library's print holdings or the View It link to navigate through to the full-text journal online, if available. Electronic access may be offered by more than one link so check which years are available.
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|
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.