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Use the online catalog to find print and electronic books on physics in UToledo Libraries. A keyword search will look for the words you specify in various fields including titles, authors, subject headings, and contents notes.
There are two versions of the catalog you can search.
Carlson Library uses the alphanumeric Library of Congress Classification System for shelving print books. Physics books usually have call numbers that start with QC. Medical physics books usually have call numbers that start with R. Relevant call number ranges include:
QC 1-75 General physics
QC 120-168.85 Descriptive & experimental mechanics
QC 170-197 Atomic physics. Constitution & properties of matter.
QC 221-246 Acoustics. Sound.
QC 251-338.5 Heat. Thermodynamics.
QC 350-467 Optics. Light. Spectroscopy.
QC 474-496.9 Radiation physics (General)
QC 501-721 Electricity. Electromagnetic theory. Radio waves. Plasma physics.
QC 750-766 Magnetism
QC 770-798 Nuclear & particle physics. Atomic energy. Radioactivity.
QC 801-809 Geophysics. Cosmic physics.
QC 811-849 Geomagnetism
R 895-920 Medical physics. Medical radiology. Nuclear medicine.
Except for course reserves, all Carlson Library books that can be checked out are on the 4th floor. Follow the appropriate aisle signage to help you locate a specific physics book on the shelf or to browse call number ranges of interest.
Mulford Library on the Health Science Campus uses the alphanumeric National Library of Medicine Classification System to shelve books. Depending on their focus, books on medical physics and related topics will typically have call numbers that start with QH, QT, or WN.
In addition to books in all UToledo libraries, you also have access to books in OhioLINK partner libraries. You can start your search directly in the OhioLINK Central Catalog using the box below. You can also connect to the OhioLINK catalog after performing a search in the UToledo Catalog or UTMOST.
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Course reserves are materials that have been selected by your professors and made available to you through UToledo Libraries. These materials may include textbooks, study guides, practice exams, supplemental readings, and style manuals. Some of the items may be in digital format.
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If you can't find the book you want at UToledo or in OhioLINK, we can try to borrow it from another library. Click here for more information on our interlibrary loan service.
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