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Physics Research Guide

A research guide to introduce you to physics resources at the library, including databases, journals, tools, data, and other materials.

Subject-Specific Databases

Interdisciplinary Databases

Boolean Logic and Other Search Tools for Better Searching

Boolean operators infographic

Imace (c) CC BY Nicole Gustavsen, 

You can use Boolean logic as part of your search strategy to easily scope your searching to bring back more relevant results. The AND operator is used to narrow results, while the OR operator is used to expand them. You can also use the NOT operator to exclude particular search terms from a pool of results. Other tools include quote search (search for a phrase "in quotes" to find that exact phrase), and wildcard (search for all possible endings of a word at once using the asterisk: wild* brings back wilds, wildcard, wilderness, wildland, etc).

Journals by Subject

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