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This Research Guide is designed to aid students in using Iona University Library resources to complete projects and assignments for the Mathematics & Physics Department and includes important reference works, articles in databases, and journals. 

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Where Are the Library Books on Math and Physics?

Books on Physics are found in Dewey Decimal Number sections: 

510s -- Mathematics
520s -- Astronomy
530s -- Physics

The 500s are found in Ryan Library, 3rd Floor, West Wing. Please ask Library staff or student workers for assistance if you cannot find the book(s).

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Math Websites

Plus Magazine is an internet magazine which provides articles and podcasts on any aspect of mathematics from top mathematicians and science writers. It covers topics as diverse as art, medicine, cosmology and sports. Search for it on Google.

ScienceDailyFollow  has a good selection of the latest research news and top science headlines! Search for it on Google.

Physics Websites

--Two excellent websites to visit if you are interested in learning about women's journeys to working in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA, and the careers women occupy working for NASA are Women at NASA and NASA Women of STEM.

--The purpose of the American Astronomical Society's WorldWide Telescope project is to enable the seamless visualization and sharing of scientific data and stories from major telescopes, observatories, and institutions among students and researchers, through science museums and full-dome immersive planetariums, and in scholarly publications.

--Physics World is the world's leading physics magazine.

--The Astronomy Center is a collection of digital resources for college-level introductory astronomy faculty and students. Astronomy Center   created by the American Association of Physics Teachers, and the National Science Foundation.

Search for these websites using Google.

Databases for Mathematics & Physics Articles

A-to-Z Databases  
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Database Search Tips

Here are tips for better search results in databases.

Use connectors: and, or, not (Boolean)

brother and sister searches for occurrences of both words within scope defined.

brother or sister searches for one or all, but both are not required.

brother not sister searches for occurrences of the word ‘brother’ without use of the word ‘sister.’

(brother not sister) and cousin
searches for occurrences of the word ‘brother’ without use of the word ‘sister', then also requires the word ‘cousin’

Truncation: adding * at the end of the base of a word before its variant spellings

math* searches for math, mathematics, mathematical