This page will help you get more out of your Library resources for your assignments, projects and dissertations in Physics.

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Getting Started

Options for getting started with Library resources.


Options for finding book material.

For some assignments, our Discovery Service will give you enough sources to work with.

Sometimes you may want to try specific databases or journals - perhaps your lecturer has recommended particular names as a good way of finding articles. This page lists key sources for Physics:

Check out this video on how to find journal titles.

Check out this introductory video on finding journal articles.

If we don't have an item you're interested in, we may be able to obtain it via Interlibrary Loan.


You can get the most out of searching databases by considering what keywords you use. 

For an introduction to Discovery watch this video by our Business Librarian.

Watch this video for a demonstration of how to analyse your keywords and this video for a demonstration of using your keywords in an advanced search.

Alternatively, either see this two page Library Guide on Choosing Keywords for tips on this or use this form to analyse the concepts of your searches.  For a sample assignment title to unpick the concepts, look at the PowerPoint below.


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 Timothy Collinson

Faculty Librarian


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 Marie Smith

Assistant Faculty Librarian


phone (023) 9284 3339