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Physics 100: Library Access Points

An OWHLGuide created to help PHY100 students complete their research on time.

Quick Links

Science Search Engines and Portals

Although you can try searching Google for your topic, you will probably find the following web search engines provide more relevant and accurate results.

Search the OWHL Catalog - Explanation

   Oliver Wendell Holmes Library Catalog

               
 
Keyword Searching  
Typically, when you search, you will use keywords.  Simply enter the basic ideas/keywords of your topic in the search box.  The computer will search for books containing those keywords in the title, subjects, and descriptions of the books.  
 
Subject Searching  
Subject searching is more powerful than keyword searching.  It allows you to use a specific vocabulary to find books in the catalog.  To find a good subject, look at the display page of a book you already like.  Click on the subject link to run a search

 

The Map of Physics