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Find recommended reading
Find your recommended reading for each unit. It gives you easy access to e-books and links to the catalogue for print books.
Access physics e-books
Fundamentals of physics (10th ed.) by
Publication Date: 2014
This extended 10th edition offers a clear outline of fundamental concepts in physics, helping readers to apply this to quantitative problem solving in an easy-to-understand style.
Physics : a student companion by
Publication Date: 2011
Handy reference and essential learning tool for students, graduates and researchers in the physical sciences.
Practical Physics (4th ed.) by
Publication Date: 2001
Practical Physics demonstrates the purposive and critical approach that should be made to all experimental work in physics. It does not describe a systematic course of experiments, but is intended as a companion to any undergraduate course of practical work.
An introduction to modern astrophysics (2nd ed.) by
Publication Date: 2014
Thoroughly revised, the 2nd edition has been updated to include the latest results from relevant fields of astrophysics and advances in our theoretical understanding of astrophysical phenomena.
General and subject encyclopedias
Explore physics e-book collections
CUP Physics and astronomy collection
Over 1,500 ebooks spanning all areas of physics and astronomy.
The American Astronomical Society (AAS) has partnered with IOP Publishing to create an exciting new collection of astronomy and astrophysics e-books.
IOP Concise Physics
Focuses on shorter texts in rapidly advancing areas and on topics where an introductory text is more appropriate.
IOP Expanding Physics
High-quality texts from leading voices across the research landscape in key areas in physics and related subjects.
Institute of Physics (IoP)
Information about the Institute and its activities, especially that of its active publishing division. The IOP publishes major research journals in pure and applied physics, including materials science, microengineering, semiconductors and biophysics.
Submitting your thesis or dissertation
Taught postgraduate students
Deposit your dissertation online with the Library
You can submit your Masters (taught postgraduate) dissertations (MA, MSc, MBA, etc) in electronic format to the Library. Submission to the Library is optional.
Higher degree students including those completing a MPhil, PhD, DBA, EdD, EngD, DHealth, DClinPsy, MS or MD.
How to submit your thesis
Follow the link to find advice and procedures for higher degree students for submitting a print and online copy of your completed thesis to your department and the library.
Search the library catalogue to check availability of books and recommended reading and to access e-books and online journal articles.
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Past exam papers
Past exam papers
The Library provides you with access to Semester 1 and Semester 2 exam papers from the last 5 years, to help with revision. If you can't find the paper you are looking for it may be because:
• The unit code has changed
• It has been restricted by your Department
Please be aware that older papers might not be relevant to current course content.
Develop your writing skills
Academic writing skills
Courses and one-to-one sessions for all students are provided by the Skills Centre.
Writing for Scientists
Library list of e-books with information on how to write in various science subjects, including journal articles and lab reports.
Skills for Study This link opens in a new window
Interactive tutorials with activities and tests covering: reading and note making, critical thinking skills and referencing and understanding plagiarism.
Workshops and courses for doctoral students, organised by The Doctoral College and delivered by specialist university staff or external trainers.
Improve your research software skills
Research Software Learning Online
A guide to research software online courses from O'Reilly Learning. Courses cover Excel, Git and GitHub, LaTEX, MATLAB, Python, R and RS Studio, SAS, SPSS, Stata and SQL.