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A guide to the Physics subject resources available from the University of Florida Libraries.

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Marston Science Library
University of Florida
Marston Science Library
444 Newell Drive / PO Box 117011
Gainesville, FL 32611-7011
(352) 273-2851

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Getting Started At The Library

How do I find books or journals on a specific topic?

The Library Catalog lists all the items that the library owns or to which it has a subscription. You can search the catalog for a specific book title or author. You can also search for items related to a specific topic or subject. Journal subscriptions are also listed in the catalog, but you will need to use a database to find individual articles in those journals. Tips for searching can be found on the Books & E-Books page. Links to online books and journals are also contained within the catalog. More information about electronic books is also on the Books & E-Books page.

If you are specifically looking for a Masters thesis or a Doctoral dissertation, visit the Dissertations page.

How do I find a specific journal article for which I have a citation?

Visit the About Article Citations page for information on deciphering various citation styles and locating articles using the Catalog.

How do I find journal articles on a specific topic?

Use a journal article database. Databases cover different subjects, different journals, and different time periods. It's a good idea to try searching more than one database. If you are trying to decide which database is appropriate for your research, look at the suggested databases on the Physics Databases page.

How can I make a copy of pages in a print book or journal?

Marston Science Library has imaging machines located on the second (main) and first floors. These machines can print, copy, or scan. Copies cost $0.10 (b/w) and $0.50 (color) per page through your Gator 1 card, to which you must add value for vending services at There is also a vending machine outside of Einstein's Bagels (on the ground floor of the Hub) which accepts cash to add value to your Gator1 card. If you wish to obtain a departmental copier account, contact the Gator 1 card office. You can also check out most journals to photocopy articles elsewhere. Scanners are also available on the second (main) and first floors to make a PDF of the article which you can then save on a USB drive, burn to a CD, or email to yourself.

Are there any tools to help me manage my references and format my papers?

Yes! The Citation Management page has information on programs that are available to you, free of charge, that will be very helpful.

Where can I find more information?

  • Your subject librarian's contact information is to the right. Feel free to contact them with any questions you may have.
  • Visit the Marston Science Library Reference Desk (hours), or call (352) 273-2872.
  • For general library reference questions, try the Ask A Librarian service.
  • Links to UF, national, and international organizations in your field can be found on the Links of Interest tab.
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