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PHYS 806: Literature Review Resources (UNH Durham): 4. Basic UNH Library info

Support for graduate literature reviews in physics at UNH.

UNH Library Information

The UNH Library is composed of the main library (Dimond) and three Engineering & Physical Sciences branch libraries (Locations). 

The Physics Library in DeMeritt Hall (Rm. 114) is the main place to go for astronomy, astrophysics, and physics books and help finding physics information for courses and research.  The Physics Library Manager, Heather Castle, can explain the library's services, policies, and procedures; she is able to point you toward appropriate sources of physics- and astronomy- related information to answer your questions.  She can also set up 24/7 card-swipe access to the library for qualified graduate students.  The Engineering & Physical Science Librarian, Emily Poworoznek, is based in the library in Kingsbury Hall S236 and is also available for all types of informational, reference, and research-related questions, especially in-depth and interdisciplinary.  Email and phone inquiries are welcome, as well as consultation appointments or just stop in.

Many popular and older books on astronomy and physics may be found at Dimond Library; books on physics and philosophy may be in either location, depending on where most interest lay.  A selective collection of astronomer and physicist biographical and autobiographical material is kept at the Physics Library, but many more individual and collective biographies of physicists and astronomers are located at Dimond, near other works on the history of science.  Some low-use physics books and back runs of print journals are in the library's "Request" locations -- use the "Request" button in the Library's Classic Catalog or check with library staff for assistance to retrieve them.

Physics graduate students will also find much helpful material and staff assistance at the Chemistry Library (Rm. N109 in Parsons Hall) and the Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science Library, "EngrMath" in the Library Catalog (Rm. S236 in Kingsbury Hall) as well.

Online materials are accessible from on- or off-campus.  You MUST use All-Traffic UNH VPN for access from off-campus, or use the library's website to be prompted for your UNH authentication. 

Hours for all UNH Libraries

You can access subscription resources that are online by using the UNH Library website with your regular UNH login and password, OR you can put your laptop or other device "on-campus" with a special configuration of the UNH Virtual Private Network (VPN)

ACCESS from off-campus with VPN (all_traffic)

Engineering & Physical Sciences Librarian

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Heather Castle
33 Academic Way

Kingsbury Hall, room S236

Durham, NH 03824



The format of this guide was developed by Christin Chenard when she was an MLIS graduate student at the University of Rhode Island. 

Some of the best material on this guide was located thanks to the efforts of Kristine Fowler.  Her book, Using the Mathematics Literature was very helpful in the creation of this guide.