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Physics and Astronomy

Finding Physics Books in the Library by Call Number

The Morris Library is the main library facility on campus where the majority of the University Libraries' study space and collections are available. The Library uses the Library of Congress Classification system to organize books and journals. Call number labels are located on the lower part of the spine of the book. The most efficient way to locate material in the library is to search DELCAT Discovery, however the following may be useful as a guide when browsing the shelves for books in the Morris Library and the Physics library. Much of the collection is electronic and this should be remembered when browsing shelves.

Call numbers for physics materials for both the Morris and Physics library:

QC 1-19 General Physics
QC 19-75 Mathematical Physics
QC 21 General textbooks and handbooks
QC 81-114 Weights & Measures
QC 121-169 Descriptive & Experimental Mechanics
QC 170-220 Atomic Physics
QC 221-246 Acoustics & Sound
QC 251-338 Heat
QC 350-467 Optics & Light
QC 474-496 Radiation Physics
QC 501-766 Electricity & Magnetism
QC 770-798 Nuclear & Particle Physics
QC 801-809 Geophysics & Cosmic Physics
QC 811-849 Geomagnetism
QC 851-999 Meteorology & Climatology


Springer e-Books Collection

Knovel e-Book Collection

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) Virtual Library

Interlibrary Loan

Books and other materials not held by the UD Library may be obtained by Interlibrary Loan. This service is available to UD faculty, students, and staff.

Requests may be submitted by going to Interlibrary Loan.