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Physics and Astronomy: Resources


Welcome to the resources pages for Physics and Astronomy. You will find information on books, databases, journal articles and websites to help you with your studies. 

  • Books: access to searching and finding books and ebooks
  • Databases: for a range of company information, market research, business news, international trade and countries/regions information.
  • Journal articles: access to the Library’s extensive ejournals collection.
  • Subject websites: links to useful websites.
  • Reference Works: Information on finding reference works.

Joule Library

The Joule Library is in the Sackville Building on the north campus and holds major collections to support the teaching, learning and research of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Faculty.

Management material is mainly held at the Precinct Library, part of Manchester Business School.

Braddick Library

The Braddick Library is situated within the School of Physics and Astronomy, on the first floor of the Schuster Building.

The material in The Braddick Library supplements the stock of the Main Library and includes additional copies of recommended reading for taught courses, books and journals.

My Learning Essentials

Planning ahead: making your search work
Searching for information is easy. Finding a manageable number of high-quality, relevant results can be more difficult. This resource explores the process of planning a search to ensure that you get the best results for your work. It also highlights techniques you can use to refine your searches if you don’t get the results you expect first time around.

Knowing where to look: your search toolkit
There are so many places to search for information to include in your academic work, it can often be difficult to know where to start. To enable you to make an informed choice when selecting where to search for information, this resource explores Google, Google Scholar, subject databases and Library Search, highlighting their strengths and weaknesses.

View all workshops and online resources in this area on the My Learning Essentials webpages.

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