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Tutt Library Research Guides


Physics: Research Help


Find Journals by Title

You can see if Tutt Library subscribes to a journal by searching Find Journals. If the title you're looking for is available online in one of our databases, you'll be able to search within it to find articles. 

Find the Full Text

  Searches for
Full Text

If a database doesn't have the full text of article, click on the Tutt Link logo.

Tutt Link will search to see if the article is available

1) in another Tutt database
2) in print (bound periodicals)
3) through Interlibrary Loan using ILLiad

Keyword Searching

Use the Search Generator from Northwest Missouri State University to help you create a keyword search. 

                        Using AND/OR/NOT (Boolean Search Operators)


Use AND to focus search and combine different aspects of your topic.

Example: vegetarianism and environment


Use OR to expand your search and find synonyms/related terms.

Example: global warming or climate change


Use NOT to exclude a word or phrase from your search

Example: emissions trading not United States


Additional Search Tips

"Phrase search"  - Use quotation marks (" ") to search for a particular phrase.

Example: "greenhouse gas emissions"

Truncation * - Use an asterisk to find variations of a word. Put an asterisk following the root of the word to find all variations of that word, including singular and plural.

Example: environment* (finds environments, environmental, environmentalist, etc.

(Grouping/Nesting Keywords) - Use parentheses ( ) as a way to group all your search terms together.

Example: (climate change or global warming) and population growth


Research and Writing Guides

Research and Documentation Online by Diana Hacker is a comprehensive guide to writing, research, and citation for the Humanities, Social Sciences, History, and Sciences. The guide includes the following:

  • How to find and document sources
  • Tips for evaluating resources
  • List of style manuals
  • Samples of how to format papers

Q180.55 .M4 B66 2008
  • North Basement

A Writer's Reference

PE1408 .H335 2009

  • Reference
  • North Basement


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