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Physics and Astronomy: Subject Headings

This guide is designed to help you find materials available from the Houston Cole Library for research in physics and astronomy.


To find subject headings, try doing a Subject Search in the Library catalog by using one of the headings listed on this page. Or type your search term(s) in the Library catalog keyword search, then look at a catalog record from your results to see what subjects are listed. You can click on one to do a subject search in the online catalog.

Library of Congress Classifications and Subject Headings

To browse the book stacks, here are some Library of Congress call numbers located on the 9th floor.

QB1-991 Astronomy
QB1-139 General
QB460-466 Astrophysics
QB500.5-785 Solar system
QB799-903 Stars
QB980-991 Cosmogony. Cosmology

QC1-999 Physics
QC1-75 General
QC221-246 Acoustics. Sound
QC310.15-319 Thermodynamics
QC350-467 Optics. Light
QC450-467 Spectroscopy
QC750-766 Magnetism
QC770-798 Nuclear and particle physics. Atomic energy. Radioactivity
QC794.95-798 Radioactivity and radioactive substances
QC801-809 Geophysics.
QC851-999 Meteorology. Climatology

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Houston Cole Library
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