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Physics 3150: Introduction to Modern Physics: Start Here

Modern Physics

What is primary literature?

Primary literature is original research published for the first time.  A journal article providing a researcher's new data, results, and theories is considered to be primary literature.

Background Information

Search Encyclopedias and Dictionaries (Gale)

Gale Virtual Reference Library


Search & Find


Search engine for Library materials--articles, books and more

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Refine your search results by selecting Scholarly & Peer-Review.

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Subject Librarian

Janice Dysart, Science LibrarianJanice Dysart
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Google Scholar

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Search engine for the scholarly literature in all disciplines. This search box uses a version of Google Scholar that includes FindIt@MU links for easy linking to full-text.

You can also set up preferences in Google Scholar on your personal computing devices so that the Find It@MU links always display in your Google Scholar search results.