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Subject Guide: Physical Sciences: Reference sources

This guide will help you find the most useful information available through Hiebert Library in the fields of the physical sciences, including physics, geology, and astronomy.

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Physical sciences reference sources

The following list includes some of the best reference sources available in Hiebert Library in the physical sciences. You may also wish to read our guide on "Understanding Reference Sources" for more information on how to use such sources when writing a research paper.

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The Biographical Dictionary of Scientists

Dictionary of Scientific Biography

The International Dictionary of Physics and Electronics

The International Encyclopedia of Astronomy

McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology

The Oxford Companion to the Earth

Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia