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Physics & Engineering Research Guide: Reference Sources

For PLNU students and faculty in the Physics and Engineering Department. How-to guide to access print, database articles and quality Internet resources.

Research Help

Contact the Reference/Information Desk on the Main Level of Ryan Library:

  • Email
  • Voice 619.849.2337
  • Text @ (619) 592-8884
  • Instant message chat with Ask a Librarian
  • Face-to-face at the Research Help Desk

Why Start With Reference Books?

Reference sources noted in the box below provide background information, an overview of a topic, specialized vocabulary and terminology, and critical concepts.  They're often a great starting point.  The Library has reference materials both online and in print. Want more information?  Note the contact information in the box to the left.

Reference Books

The following titles are representative of sources found in the reference area.  Additional titles are in the 503 - 540 call number range.


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