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Physics: Home

Rachel Henderson is Librarian for Physics. Get in touch if you need advice / help with using Library resources to support your study, teaching or research.

This subject guide gives you an introduction to library services and resources and provides a selection of key databases and other resources likely to be of use as you undertake your studies.

Getting started using the library

As a UEA student the first place you are likely to encounter reading material is on your module reading list which you will find in your module area on BlackBoard.

Once you start researching independently for your assignments you will need go beyond your reading list and search across the library collection of books, articles and other resources using library search.(Find out more about books, articles and other material formats in your 'First assignment' tool) 

Library Search is your main way into books and articles held by the Library, with A-Z Databases giving you access to further specialist resources to explore.

Library Search

The following videos will show you how to get started looking up books, E-books and online articles in library search

​​​​Finding your books and articles via library search will ensure you are discovering materials that you have access to. However, it is also worthwhile downloading the Library access browser plug in which will alert you to your access options should you find reading materials whilst browsing online. 

Library Access Download

There is more information on finding and using your reading lists and searching for materials in the Finding your sources section of your Fist assignment tool. 

Finding your sources


Keep up to date with the current measures in place to allow you access to library services. 

Covid-19 Service updates

Key resources for Physics

Additional resources


The best way to access our licenced e-resources off campus is to start at Library Homepage or alternatively download the Library Access Browser Tool 

Library Access Download

​​​​The vast majority of our e-resources are available off campus to all current staff and students and whilst there are a few resources that aren’t available this will be due to licencing restrictions.

When I am around

Working hours: Tues morning, Weds all day, Thurs morning

Toolkits and study guides

  • Digital ToolKit  for help and guidance on tools, apps and software to help you manage and organise your work. 
  • Study Toolkit Videos, worksheets and guides on all aspects of finding and using information for your studies



Don't forget to install Library Access on your personal device.  It saves time when you're searching.

Coronavirus update: Like many, I am now working remotely so if you need help, please do email me using the link below.  Our digital resources are always available: see our new Remote Access Guide for information on accessing our resources remotely. Keep a watch on the UEA Library Twitter feed for all the latest news.

Remember if you need help in writing an assignment take a look at our First Assignment and beyond study guide we have created with the Learning Enhancement Team.


My reading lists

Check the reading list link in Blackboard, or search for the module code here