Use the Library Catalogue to find books (including e-books) at the University of Regina Library, Campion College Library, Luther College Library, First Nations University Library, and online.
The Library Catalogue offers two search modes: Basic Search and Advanced Search. Most searches can be done in Basic Search.
† For a guide to using Boolean search operators, see the page Essential Search Techniques in this guide.
Printed physics books in the University of Regina Library (except for reference books) are located on the 4th floor and generally have call numbers beginning with QC; astrophysics books are in the range QB460 - QB466.
► Keep in mind that many of the books in the University of Regina collection are online only—you won't find them on the shelves.
Here is a further breakdown of the QC call numbers:
QC1 - QC75 — General
QC81 - QC114 — Weights and measures
QC120 - QC168 — Descriptive and experimental mechanics
QC170 - QC197 — Atomic physics, matter; includes molecular physics, relativity, quantum theory, and
solid state physics
QC221 - QC246 — Acoustics and sound
QC251 - QC338 — Heat
QC310.15 - QC319 — Thermodynamics
QC350 - QC467 — Optics, light
QC450 - QC467 — Spectroscopy
QC474 - QC496.9 — Radiation physics (general)
QC501 - QC766 — Electricity and magnetism
QC669 - QC675.8 — Electromagnetic theory
QC676 - QC678.6 — Radio waves (theory)
QC701 - QC715.4 — Electric discharge
QC717.6 - 718.8 — Plasma physics, ionized gases
QC750 - QC766 — Magnetism
QC770 - QC798 — Nuclear and particle physics, atomic energy, radioactivity
QC793 - QC793.5 — Elementary particle physics
QC794.95 - QC798 — Radioactivity and radioactive substances
QC801 - QC809 — Geophysics, cosmic physics
QC811 - QC849 — Geomagnetism
QC851 - QC999 — Meteorology, climatology, Earth's atmosphere
QC974.5 - QC976 — Meteorological optics
QC980 - QC999 — Climatology and weather
If you both live and study outside of Regina, check out the guide below.
E-books are listed in the Library Catalogue along with the printed books, with a notable exception:
Some of the more recent e-books published by Springer, a major scientific publisher, are not yet in the Library Catalogue, but they are in the database SpringerLink. Search in SpringerLink for the latest Springer e-books.
A word of caution when searching for e-books in SpringerLink: If you search for books by title in Advanced Search (available by clicking on the gear-wheel icon), be aware that SpringerLink treats subtitles of books inconsistently, sometimes as part of the title and sometimes not. For example, if you do a title-specific search for the book Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology: An Introduction, if you enter the word introduction (i.e. a word from the subtitle), the book will not be found. In the easy search interface (the default), however, this is not a problem.
There are many physics books that are not owned by the University of Regina Library. You may request any book that is not owned by the U of R via Interlibrary Loan.
Here are some resources to identify books not owned by the U of R: