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Find Books in the RSU Library

Image of older bound volumes of Harper's MagazineSearch all books, ebooks, audibooks, and films in the Stratton Taylor Library's collection. 

Remember: when looking for physical books, many topics will be grouped together.  If you find one or two books on immigration, for example, often several other books on the topic of immigration will be in the same general area.

Browse the Shelves

If you can visit the library in person, shelf-browsing is an excellent way to find books on your topic.  Below is a basic guide to Library of Congress classification for physics.

LC Classification for Physics

  • QC -- Physics
  • QC1-61 General topics: Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Handbooks & Reference Data
  • QC350-449 Optics, Light
  • QC450-467 Spectroscopy (more likely to be used for chemistry purposes)
  • QC851-999 Meteorology; Climatology (including climate change, global warming, etc.)