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

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Where Are the Library Books on 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

Gale eBooks Reference

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--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.


You can search for physics articles in these databases.; some may require an Iona College login.

A-to-Z Databases 
Find the best library databases for your research.

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

legal* searches legal, legality, legalities, legalization, legalism