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Physics & Astronomy

General physics and astronomy subject guide.

Need Help?

The JMU Libraries have many resources to help you succeed here at JMU. Some ways we can help include-

  • You have your own librarian, Alyssa! Each subject here at JMU has a librarian dedicated to help students in those classes. They are here to help you and provide answers to questions that might come up while doing a project. Email Alyssa for help or any questions you have.
  • If we do not have a book or other resource that you need for a project, we can help locate it for you to borrow! Use our Interlibrary Loan service.
  • You have access to hundreds of research databases, thousands of ebooks and movies, and more.

Need help in your classes?

Visit the Science & Math Learning Center.

  • Receive help from peers for your first and second year physics, chemistry, math, and statistics courses
  • No appointments are necessary
  • Interested in tutoring? Learn how you can become a peer tutor here

Drop in to learn more.

Comm Center

Putting together a research presentation?

The Communication Center

  • Schedule an appointment to help develop and deliver a presentation
  • Learn strategies to help with public speaking anxiety
  • Practice your presentation by recording and reviewing it
  • Get help with data visualization and infographics

Schedule an appointment online


Writing Center

Writing a research paper?

The University Writing Center

  • Provides individualized writing consultations face-to-face or online
  • Learn how to write to your particular audience and purpose
  • Develop revision strategies
  • Provides online resources to writing guides and handouts

Schedule an appointment online


Planning for your future?

Career & Academic Planning (CAP)

  • Learn about potential career paths and grad school options
  • Build your resume and cover letter skills
  • Find a job or internship through Handshake
  • Prepare for an interview 

Drop-in to learn more or schedule a meeting with your CAP Liaison, Lindsey Scott