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Searching the Catalogue
The catalogue is your primary tool for finding books in the J.N. Desmarais Library. You can also use the catalogue to find other materials, including government publications and journals (including individual articles).
You can search the catalogue by:
- Call Number
When you know the book you are searching for, pick Title or Author; when you are searching for a topic, start with Keyword unless you know the exact Subject heading describing your topic.
More on searching the Catalogue is available in Module 5 of the Research Skills Tutorial in D2L.
Additional Print Resources
- Dictionary of Physics (2nd Floor: Ref. QC 5 C56 1996)
- Encyclopedia of Physics (2nd Floor: Ref. QC 5 E545 1991)
- CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (2nd Floor: Ref. QD 65 H3 / 3rd Floor: QD 65 H3)
Laurentian uses LC Classification. Some patrons may wish to browse for books in the stacks; Physics is classified under science (Q) and more specifically, under QC - Physics. The following are some key Physics designations:
QC 1-77 - General
QC 251-338.5 - Heat
QC 350-467 - Optics, Lights
QC 501-766 - Electricity and Magnetism
QC 770-798 - Nuclear and Particle Physics, Atomic Energy, Radioactivity
QC 811-849 - Geomagnetism
QC 851-999 - Meteorology, Climatology (including the earth's atmosphere)