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PHYB56 Introduction to Quantum Physics

This guide will help you conduct the research needed for your assignments.

About this Guide

This guide will teach you to find, use, and evaluate resources to successfully compete your Reading Project. 

Select the "Next" link at the bottom right of the screen to start navigating through the research process or jump ahead to any section using the links on the left side of the page.

To find more information on your assignment, please find additional details on the course Quercus page. 

First steps

Textbooks and encylopedias can be great starting points to help you find background information and generate ideas on what topic to investigate for your Reading Project...but remember that they do not consitute a valid peer-reviewed primary source.  

Reference materials

Find books with LibrarySearch

Use LibrarySearch to find print and online books, articles, journals, videos, and more in our collections!

Start by entering keywords then select the magnifying glass icon to search.

If you have specific details of the item you want, you can also use Advanced Search to query specific search fields such as:

  • Title
  • Author
  • Call number

and more!

For more information on how to search effectively using LibrarySearch, please refer our LibrarySearch Tips Guide.

Accessing Books in the Catalogue

If you're off campus and ONLY want to see the items that can be accessed remotely, you can limit your search results by selecting 'Online' filter.

Likewise, if you're on campus and want to identify what items can be found in our local collection, you can limit your location to the U of T Scarborough Library. 

We use call numbers to arrange books in the library. When you find a physical item that you like, check that it is Available and be sure to take note of the call number listed near the library name (in the sample screenshot below the call number is QD40 .A23 2018) so you can locate it later on. Ask a library staff member to help you locate the book if needed. If the item is unavailable or located at another library location, use the Sign In button and then request it.

Item in place