THE BASICS OF SEARCHING
Information on physics and physics-related topics can be found by looking at books, journal articles, and web sites.
You have several links on the GHC Library Home Page where you can go to find the information. For books, simply go to Find Books, and click on the link directly below that heading. The link should be entitled, "Search the Catalog for Books at GHC." When the Basic Search page comes up, key in "Physics" in the Quick Search box, and click on "Go." You should get about 700 title matches!
Now, let's add a bit more sophistication to the search and try searching for multiple topics. Again, using the Basic Search Page, find the tab entitled "Keyword Search." Click on that tab, and then you will see a page with three search boxes. In the first box, key in "Physics" and in the second box, key in one of the subject categories within the larger field of "Physics." For example, you could try "optics," or "motion," or "waves," or "thermodynamics," etc. Now, click on "Go." Your list will be much shorter, but will also be more precise in terms of narrowing your search to just those books that focus on a specific subcategory within Physics.
You can implement the same search strategy when you get ready to search for journal articles in GALILEO! When you reach the GALILEO Home Page, go to the Search Tab (located on top right hand corner of page), click on that tab, and you will see multiple search boxes. Try a search that includes "Physics" in the first box, "optics" in the second box, and "Newton" in the third box. Remember to check the small boxes entitled "full-text search," and "peer-reviewed" before commencing your search. You should get a fairly large number of article citations in Academic Search Complete, and just a few in Research Library.