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The EMU Library subscribes to a growing collection of online reference resources which include dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, company information, style guides, etc.

This site contains links to over 400 online reference titles, organizes them by discipline, and allows you to browse descriptions of the titles. Disciplines include subcategories. For example, biology includes subcategories for botany, genetics, molecular and microbiology, zoology and animal resources. Multidisciplinary titles are usually listed under multiple disciplines.

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    Main Subject: Physics and Astronomy




Physics and Astronomy

Dictionary of Astronomy
Title: A dictionary of astronomy [computer file] / edited by Ian Ridpath. Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1997.

Dictionary of Space Technology
Title: The dictionary of space technology [computer file] / Joseph A. Angelo, Jr. Edition: 2nd ed. Publisher: New York : Facts on File, c1999.

Encyclopedia of Science and Religion
A multidisciplinary approach that addresses all aspects of the dialogue between the sciences and the world's religions, reaching into the humanities as well as into the physical sciences and technology. Examines controversial issues such as human cloning and stem cell research long with more traditional questions such as the origins of life, the nature of sin, and the philosophy of science and religion. 4 volumes.

Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics
This Encyclopedia considers both the professional ethics of science and technology, and the ethical and political issues raised by science and technology in an increasingly complex and global society. This broad coverage supports the numerous courses in applied and professional ethics and policy related to the practice of science and technology in education.

Graduate Research: a Guide for Students in the Sciences
Graduate research: a guide for students in the sciences / Robert V. Smith. Edition: 3rd ed., rev. and expanded. Publisher:Seattle : University of Washington Press, 1998. Description: xiii, 193 p. ; 23 cm. Subject(s): Research --Methodology.

Methods of Mathematical Physics. Vol. 1
Title: Methods of mathematical physics. Vol. 1 [computer file] / by R. Courant and D. Hilbert. Methoden der mathematischen Physik. English. Edition: 1st English ed. Publisher: New York : Wiley, 1989, c1937.

Methods of Mathematical Physics. Vol. 2, Partial Differential Equations
Title: Methods of mathematical physics. Vol. 2, Partial differential equations [computer file] / by R. Courant and D. Hilbert. Methoden der mathematischen Physik. English Publisher: New York : Interscience Publishers, 1989.

Natural Disasters: Hurricanes: a Reference Handbook
Title: Natural disasters: Hurricanes [electronic resource] : a reference handbook / Patrick J. Fitzpatrick. Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c1999. Description: xx, 286 p. ; 24 cm. Contents An overview of hurricanes -- Chronology -- Biographical sketches -- Data, opinions, letters, and mitigation -- Directory of organizations -- Print, electronic and Internet resources

Schaum’s easy outlines. College physics : based on Schaum’s Outline of college physics
Title: Schaum’s easy outlines. College physics : based on Schaum’s Outline of college physics by Frederick J. Bueche and Eugene Hecht [computer file] / abridgement editor, George J. Hademenos. Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, c2000. Description: vi, 138 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.

Scientific writing : easy when you know how
Scientific writing [electronic resource] : easy when you know how / Jennifer Peat ... [et al.].Technical writing Handbooks, manuals, etc BMJ Books, 2002. E1475 .S35 2002eb

The Solar System
Title: The solar system [electronic resource] / edited by Roger Smith. Publisher: Pasadena, Calif. : Salem Press, c1998. 3 v. (x, 1151 p.) : ill., maps ; 24 cm.

Twentieth Century Physics. Vols. 1-3
Title: Twentieth century physics. Vols. 1-3 [electronic resource] / edited by Laurie M. Brown, Abraham Pais, Sir Brian Pippard. Publisher: Bristol ; Philadelphia : Institute of Physics Pub. ; New York : American Institute of Physics Press, c1995.