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Physics Research Guide

A research guide for physics subjects and courses

About This Guide

physics image from Columbia State academic pagesAccording to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • "Physicists and astronomers study the ways in which various forms of matter and energy interact. Theoretical physicists and astronomers may study the nature of time or the origin of the universe. Some physicists design and perform experiments with sophisticated equipment such as particle accelerators, electron microscopes, and lasers."
  • "Atmospheric scientists study the weather and climate, and how those conditions affect human activity and the earth in general."

This guide is designed to support the research and learning needs of the physics program. Here, you'll find resources for:

  • selecting and evaluating sources
  • constructing research questions
  • search tips and strategies
  • finding sources in Charger Search, databases, online sources, and statistics
  • recommended citation and style guides
  • contacting librarians for help

If you have suggestions for other resources, please let us know!

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