Browsing the library shelves by call number ranges is another strategy for locating information on a topic; call numbers can help you get to the "right neighborhood" in the library stacks.
|QB42 -62||Astronomy textbooks|
|QC19.2 - 20.85||Mathematical Physics|
|QC114 - 168||Mechanics|
|QC170 - 197||Atomic Physics|
|QC221 - 246||Acoustics|
|QC350 - 467||Optics|
|QC474 - 496||Radiation Physics|
|QC501 - 766||Electricity and Magnetism|
|QC770 - 798||Nuclear and Particle Physics|
|QC801 - 849||Geophysics|
PhD Dissertations and Master's Theses offer in-depth research on a wide array of topics. To find dissertations and theses written by Portland State University students, search Vikat, the PSU Library Catalog, and follow these steps:
(1) Select Advanced Keyword Search
(2) Leave the default, Any Field selected and enter a broad topic (eg: Physics) in the search box
(3) Using the "Limit to" drop-down list, select PSU Theses & Dissertations
The following resource, Dissertations and Masters Theses, allows you to search for dissertations and theses published outside of the University.
When you find an item in the catalog, if you see Summit Libraries under Libraries that own this item:, that means that the book is not in our collection but is held at one of our partner libraries. You can request the book by clicking on the book's title and then selecting the Request Summit Item link on the next page. It takes approximately five days to receive an item through Summit.
If a book you need for your research is not available in our collection or Summit, we can get it for you! Just request it through interlibrary loan. Please note: it can take up to 12 days to receive a book through interlibrary loan.