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Physics Resources: Books

Associate Librarian

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Sarah Wagner
Information Services and Instruction Librarian
(260) 481-6511
Skype Contact: sarah.wagner881

Finding Books and Media

Library Search interface

Use Library Search to find books, periodicals (scholarly journals, popular magazines, newspapers, and other serials), or  other library materials such as music CDs, electronic resources, and videos. Books, printed periodicals, and other library materials are shelved in call number order.

A-N = 3rd Floor   |  P-Z = 4th Floor   |   Reference = 1st Floor


Looking for something not in Library Search?  Try Worldcat linked below.

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When you do not find enough information via the library catalog, try using the WorldCat catalog. WorldCat is a worldwide library catalog containing records from most academic and larger public libraries worldwide. You can use the "Request Item through Document Delivery" button to order materials that are not available at the Purdue Fort Wayne library.

Browsing Physics Books

plant samples in test tubesThe following call number ranges may be useful.

  • QC1-19 - General Physics
  • QC19-75 - Mathematical Physics
  • QC21 - General textbooks and handbooks
  • QC81-114 - Weights & Measures
  • QC120-169 - Descriptive & Experimental Mechanics
  • QC170-220 - Atomic Physics
  • QC221-246 - Acoustics & Sound
  • QC251-338 - Heat
  • QC350-467 - Optics & Light
  • QC474-496 - Radiation Physics
  • QC501-766 - Electricity & Magnetism
  • QC770-798 - Nuclear & Particle Physics
  • QC801-809 - Geophysics & Cosmic Physics
  • QC811-849 -Geomagnetism
  • QC851-999 - Meteorology & Climatology

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