Scholarly books, in either print or electronic format, remain important sources for researchers. They are a good source of:

- Comprehensive research data and findings
- Key concepts and terminology
- illustrative materials, such as graphs, images, tables
- References, indexes, and literature surveys or reviews

- Are written on a broader, general subject
- Include many references or citations to other similar work in the field
- Uses discipline specific terminology, methodology, theory
- May contain a collection of related chapters by different authors
- Contain less recent information

**Remember**: you may only need to read one chapter of a scholarly book!

Print books may be found by using the library catalog. Browse the call numbers in the areas listed below to find print books on the shelf at the Library.

Books are arranged on the shelves in the library by subject. We use the Library of Congress Classification System to assign call numbers to our materials so that materials on similar topics are next to each other on the shelves and patrons and staff can easily find what they need. **You need to know a book's call number in order to get it off the shelf in the library.**

Books within this subject area may be found within the following call number ranges:

Subject | Call Numbers |
---|---|

Weights and Measures | QC81 - 114 |

Descriptive and Experimental Mechanics | QC120 - 168.85 |

Atomic Physics, Molecular Physics, Relativity, Quantum Theory, and Solid State Physics | QC170 - 197 |

Acoustics, Sound | QC221 - 246 |

Heat | QC251 - 338.5 |

Optics, Light, and Spectroscopy | QC350 - 467 |

Radiation Physics (General) | QC474 - 496.9 |

Electricity, Magnetism, Plasma Physics and Ionized Gases | QC501 - 766 |

Nuclear and Particle Physics, Atomic Energy, Radioactivity | QC770 - 798 |

Geophysics, Cosmic Physics | QC801 - 809 |

Geomagnetism | QC811 - 849 |

Meteorology, Climatology, and Weather Forecasting | QC851 - 999 |

- Covariant Physics by Covariant Physics: From Classical Mechanics to General Relativity and Beyond endeavours to provide undergraduate students as well as self-learners with training in the fundamentals of the modern theories of spacetime, most notably the general theory of relativity as well as physics in curvedspacetime backgrounds in general. This text does so with the barest of mathematical preparation.
**Call Number**: EBOOK**ISBN**: 9780198864899**Publication Date**: 2021 - Atomic and Molecular Physics by This book is a self-contained undergraduate textbook in solid state physics. Most excellent existing textbooks in this area are aimed at advanced students and/or have an encyclopaedic content, therefore, they are often overwhelmingly difficult and/or too wide for undergraduates. On the contrary, this book is designed to accompany a one-semester, second or third-year course aimed at a tutorial introduction to solid state physics.
**Call Number**: EBOOK**ISBN**: 9780750322621**Publication Date**: 2021 - Mathematical Methods for Physics by From classical mechanics and classical electrodynamics to modern quantum mechanics many physical phenomena are formulated in terms of similar partial differential equations while boundary conditions determine the specifics of the problem. This 45th anniversary edition of the advanced book classic Mathematical Methods for Physics demonstrates how many physics problems resolve into similar inhomogeneous partial differential equations and the mathematical techniques for solving them.
**Call Number**: EBOOK**ISBN**: 9781003037460**Publication Date**: 2020 - Modern Physics by Intended for science and engineering students with a background in introductory physics and calculus, this textbook creates a bridge between classical and modern physics, filling the gap between descriptive elementary texts and formal graduate textbooks. The book presents the main topics and concepts of special relativity and quantum mechanics, starting from the basic aspects of classical physics and analysing these topics within a modern physics frame. The classical experiments that gave rise to modern physics are also critically discussed, and special emphasis is devoted to solid state physics and its relationship with modern physics.
**Call Number**: EBOOK**ISBN**: 9780750326766**Publication Date**: 2020 - An Invitation to Mathematical Physics and Its History by This state of the art book takes an applications based approach to teaching mathematics to engineering and applied sciences students. The book lays emphasis on associating mathematical concepts with their physical counterparts, training students of engineering in mathematics to help them learn how things work. The book covers the concepts of number systems, algebra equations and calculus through discussions on mathematics and physics, discussing their intertwined history in a chronological order.
**Call Number**: EBOOK**ISBN**: 9783030537586**Publication Date**: 2020

**Below are some databases for our eBooks. **

From off campus you will log in with your ** myDCC username **and

(the same one you use to access Canvas, student email, etc.).

- EBSCO eBook Collection This link opens in a new windowOver 15,000 titles of multidisciplinary e-books representing a broad range of academic subjects. The breadth of information available provides students and scholars with access to information relevant to their research needs.

Added MasterFile Reference, over 700 titles, in 2022.

Added Nursing Ebooks, over 600 titles, in Feb 2023.

Coverage: 1983-present - eBook Central - Academic Complete Collection This link opens in a new windowThese collections offer over 47,000 multi-disciplinary e-books with powerful research tools and DRM-free chapter downloads. Ebook Central Library offers concurrent access, read aloud for all titles, and a download option for offline access. Need special software to download whole book. Many books in other languages.

Coverage: 1920 - present - Gale Virtual Reference Library - ebooks This link opens in a new windowDatabase of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Over 1600 titles.

Coverage: 1961 - present - Springer Science EBOOKS This link opens in a new windowAccess to over 29,000 e-books on behavioral sciences, biomedical and life science, computer science, and earth and environmental science topics.

Coverage: 1922 - present - Oxford Academic - eBooks This link opens in a new windowOxford Academic Books provides access to over 14,000 e-books in 20 subject areas across the humanities, social sciences, sciences, medicine, and law. An essential resource for scholars, teachers and researchers, publishing research and scholarship across many subject areas.

Select the filters on the left for Unlocked, Free, and Open Access to see all the titles currently available.

Coverage: 1972 - present. - Taylor & Francis EBook Collection This link opens in a new windowThis ebook collection offers more than 46,000 multidisciplinary titles - in areas across the Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Education, Health, Medicine, Computer Science, and Information Technology.

Includes legacy content (CRC Press) which provides access to handbooks in civil, mechanical, electrical, industrial, and mining engineering.

Coverage: 1980 - present