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Physics 105 Research Guide

Your Assignment: Create a Reading List

How do I...

Find my beginning science article?  

Remember that your beginning article is restricted to only certain journals and years! (See your assignment for details.) Click to search the approved journals for this assignment in Academic Search Complete. You will need to add additional terms to narrow the search.

Find background articles? 

Click the Background link above for suggested resources to use  for general background information.  Also look for scholarly books by clicking the Books & Videos link above.

Find further reading? 

Click on the Journal Articles link above to provide a list of the major databases to search for primary research articles in physics and astronomy. You can also navigate through Physics journals through the Periodical Locator.

Cite my sources in the requested format?  

You've been asked to cite your sources in the format used by Physical Review Letters. Look at the references from articles in that journal to demonstrate the citation style. You can also use RefWorks!

Find physics journal abbreviations? 

Look to your right under the Cite Sources heading on this page. Both the AIP Style and the APS Style links will bring you to general citation format documents that include a list of journal abbreviations used for physics journals. So too will the "Style and Notation Guide" found on the Physical Review Letters website.

Find online copies of a journal?

Go to the JMU library web page and click on the link Find journal titles at JMU in the middle of the page on the right.

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