If you are interested in browsing the shelves of the library for books, keep in mind the Library of Congress classification system:
|Section of Library||Topic|
|QC 350-467||Optics. Light|
|QC 501-766||Electricity and magnetism|
|QC 770-798||Nuclear and particle physics. Atomic energy. Radioactivity|
|QC 801-809||Geophysics. Cosmic physics|
Meteorology. Climatology including the Earth's atmosphere
If the book you want is not available in your library, but is available through another Rutgers library, you can have it delivered to you at your library, free of charge. From within the library catalog, click on the Book Delivery / Recall button on the upper-right.
If none of Rutgers' libraries own the book you want (or it's already been checked out by someone else), first see if it is available through E-ZBorrow. If not, see if it is available through UBorrow. If you are unsuccessful in finding the book in both systems, request an Interlibrary Loan.
Reference books such as encyclopedias are a great place to do some preliminary research. You can get a good overview about your topic, perhaps narrow down your topic if it was too broad before, and most importantly, identify seach terms to use when you begin your search for books and/or articles.
Here are some PRINT reference works:
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