Franklin &  Marshall College Library

Phy171: Quark to Quasars

F&M Library Catalog

Search the catalog to find out what books, journals, newspapers, videos, maps, CDs, music, etc., the library owns.

NOTE: There are no journal articles in the catalog!

To find a book, begin by conducting a Keyword search our your topic. Analyze your topic or research question and break it down into its key concepts, which becomes the Keyword search. Once you have found a record for an item that looks useful, click on a Subject Heading to retrieve other items with similar content.

Indexes, Abstracts & Full-Text Databases

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias & Handbooks

Full-Text Journals

The Library may not subscribe to all journal volumes found at these links. Please check Journals @ F&M for complete holdings information.

Where is it? Science Library locations

Call Number Location
BF First Floor
GA-GE, Q-TP, Z (some) Third Floor
Collection Title Location
Bound Periodicals Second Floor
Browsing Books First Floor
Classics of Medicine First Floor (by the pencil sharpener)
Current Periodicals First Floor (next to the circulation desk)
Government Documents Second Floor
Landmarks of Science & Technology Third Floor
Microforms First Floor
New Books First Floor
Oversize Books Third Floor (last book shelf)
Reference Collection First Floor
Reserves Circulation Desk
Photocopiers First & Second Floor

Internet Resources

A. Search Engines/Portals
B. Criteria to consider when evaluating Web sites:
    1. Authority: Who is responsible for the content? Are they an expert on the topic? Does the author identify her/him/them-self?

    2. Objectivity: Why was the site created? Is the information presented with a minimum of bias? Is the site meant to persuade the reader?

    3. Content: What is presented? Is the content focused, or does it stray all over the place? Is the site appropriate for research/scholarly purposes? Is the design of the site more important than the content?

    4. Accuracy: Does the site feature a list of sources, or bibliography, or links to other similar sites? Are other authorities cited?

    5. Currency: Is the web site current? Is it currently being maintained? Is there indication of when it was last updated anywhere on the page?
* TIP: When using a web site for research, print a copy of the first page for verification. Web sites come and go easily!

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Last updated:9/14/09 dr, contact Dale Riordan for assistance, 291-3843