Providing access to quality Physics resources and subject support.

Databases View more

Here are the key databases/online resources to start finding information in your subject area. Click on 'View more' to go to the full listing for the Library, and use the filters to find more for this subject and others.

Books E-books Catalogue

You can access books and e-books via the Catalogue (also known as Library Catalogue Plus) to search for and check their availability. The Catalogue also provides links to e-books and displays the shelf marks of physical books in the Library. We have detailed the shelf marks of the most popular topics below (the level is for the Library in Loughborough).

Subject / title Pilkington level Shelfmark
Physics & natural sciences (general) 1 500-509, 530, 530.7-530.8
Cosmology 1 523.1
Theoretical physics 1 530.1, 539-539.6
Astronomy and astrophysics 1 520-530
Mathematical physics 1 530.15
Nuclear & particle physics 1 539.7
Optical physics 1 535-535.8

Videos View more

Use the videos to learn more about some resources or finding information.

Frequently asked questions View more

Here are some of the most popular questions asked by students in this subject. If you have a different question, check 'View more' or ask your Academic Librarian.

How do I access library resources off-campus?

You need to search via the VPN when you are off campus. Please see link on how to download the VPN onto your device. 

How do I access an eBook?

From Library Catalogue Plus look at the options at the side of the page and click on ‘eBook’ in the ‘Format’ section to limit the results to eBooks. Click on ‘Get full text’ to open the eBook.

Does the library provide study and learning support?

The Library offers a variety of ways to support your studies including specialist help from Academic Librarians and online research skills resources including the Academic Research Kit tutorials (ARK). The Academic Language Support Service (ALSS) and the Library have also created a Learn module that supports Study Skills