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Physics and Astronomy Research Guide: Find Books

This Subject Guide will help you find scholarly resources for researching a topic in your Physics and Astronomy courses

Find Books and Videos

Interested in physically browsing our book collection for books on physics or astronomy? Go to the General Collection, Reference Collection, Video Collection, or New Books Shelf (2nd & 3rd floors) of Woodward Library and look up the following call number ranges. 

Please Note: this list does not represent all titles or subjects of  interest available for research in physics or astronomy. Consult the library's online catalog, Austin, for additional areas of interest. 

Library of Congress (LC) Call Numbers


Subclass QB -- Astronomy

QB1-139                                       General

QB140-237                                   Practical and spherical astronomy

QB275-343                                   Geodesy

QB349-421                                   Theoretical astronomy and celestial mechanics

QB455-456                                   Astrogeology

QB460-466                                   Astrophysics

QB468-480                                   Non-optical methods of astronomy

QB495-903                                   Descriptive astronomy

QB500.5-785                                      Solar system

QB799-903                                         Stars

QB980-991                                   Cosmogony.  Cosmology

Subclass QC -- Physics

QC1-75                                        General

QC81-114                                     Weights and measures

QC120-168.85                              Descriptive and experimental mechanics

QC170-197                                   Atomic physics.  Constitution and properties of matter

                                                   Including molecular physics, relativity, quantum theory, and

                                                    solid state physics

QC221-246                                   Acoustics.  Sound

QC251-338.5                                Heat

QC310.15-319                                    Thermodynamics

QC350-467                                   Optics.  Light

QC450-467                                         Spectroscopy

QC474-496.9                                Radiation physics (General)

QC501-766                                   Electricity and magnetism

QC501-(721)                                       Electricity

QC669-675.8                                            Electromagnetic theory

QC676-678.6                                            Radio waves (Theory)

QC701-715.4                                            Electric discharge

QC717.6-718.8                                         Plasma physics.  Ionized gases

QC750-766                                         Magnetism

QC770-798                                   Nuclear and particle physics.  Atomic energy.  Radioactivity

QC793-793.5                                      Elementary particle physics

QC794.95-798                                    Radioactivity and radioactive substances

QC801-809                                   Geophysics.  Cosmic physics

QC811-849                                   Geomagnetism

QC851-999                                   Meteorology.  Climatology

                                                         Including the earth's atmosphere

QC974.5-976                                      Meteorological optics

QC980-999                                         Climatology and weather

QC994.95-999                                          Weather forecasting




For a complete listing of all LC Call Numbers, go to the Library of Congress Classification Outline.



Resources with Electronic Books

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