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This Physics research guide provides an introduction to the resources available to Xavierites. It is my goal to help you find and access the resources that are appropriate for your needs. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to the library. We are here to help! 

In general, physicists primarily produce and read:

  • research articles in scholarly journals
  • preprints

Navigate through our carefully organized sections to find an abundance of materials, including books, journals, databases, and multimedia content. Whether you are delving into classical mechanics, quantum physics, astrophysics, or exploring the latest breakthroughs in the field, our LibGuide is designed to support your research and exploration.

Getting Started with Physics

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Preprints are typically shared on preprint servers, which are online platforms that facilitate the rapid dissemination of research findings. Researchers upload their manuscripts to these servers, making them freely accessible to the global scientific community. This early sharing of research allows for swift communication of new discoveries and ideas, enabling other researchers to build upon or critique the work.

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Science Daily Physics

Science Daily's physics website is a dynamic and comprehensive online resource that brings the latest developments and breakthroughs in the field of physics to a diverse audience. This platform is designed to cater to the needs of both enthusiasts and professionals, providing a user-friendly interface for exploring the wonders of the physical world.

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Scopus is a citation and abstract database of peer-reviewed literature that can be used to determine the impact of specific authors, articles/documents, and journals. It contains records in the areas of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts, and humanities. With comprehensive content coverage, high-quality data, and precise search and analytical tools, Scopus gives researchers, librarians, research managers, and R&D professionals the insights to drive better decisions, actions, and outcomes.