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Physics: Books & eBooks

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Find books, e-books, videos, scores, and recordings at Oberlin by title, author, subject, keyword, or other options. 

OhioLINK



Can't find a book at Oberlin? Find and request materials held at 120 OhioLINK libraries. Requested items are delivered to the circulation desk on the first floor of Mudd Center, typically within 3-5 business days. The OhioLINK catalog describes over 46 million items, including books, periodicals, maps, music scores and audiovisual materials.  

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Reading Call Numbers

There are two major call number systems used in the libraries: the Dewey Decimal and Library of Congress classification schemes. The first line of a call number, as it appears on a physical item, is a broad subject classification. The subsequent lines are combinations of letters and numbers that organize items into narrower, related categories.

Library of Congress  Dewey Decimal
QC   Alphabetically  (QC=physics)
6.4  Whole number, followed by decimal
530.11  Whole number, followed by decimals
 
C57  Alphabetically, then decimals
(may be followed by another letter)
Ed23S  Alphabetically, then decimals 
2018  Publication Date, shelves chronologically e.g., 530.11 Ed23S shelves before 530.2 Au7  

See How to Read Call Numbers from the University of Berkeley Library for more details about LC call numbers.
 

Recent Additions to the Library

eBooks

In addition to the print books in the science library, there are thousands of e-books accessible through in OBIS.  Just click on the ebooks tab to limit your search to books accessible online, in electronic or digital format.

InterLibrary Loan

Can't find what you need?  For books, try OhioLINK. For books not available through OhioLINK and for other types of materials, use Interlibrary Loan (ILL).  ILL lets you borrow materials from non-OhioLINK libraries, including print books, scanned journal articles, musical scores, videos, theses/dissertations, and more. 

Contact ill@oberlin.edu with questions.