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Physics & Astronomy

General physics and astronomy subject guide.

What can the library help you with?

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?

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

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 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