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Getting Started!

Welcome to the Physics & Astronomy Subject Guide!

This guide is designed to help you with research on topics in PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY. I am one of the Reference Librarians. If you need help, please contact the Reference & Government Information Desk at 417-836-4535.

To navigate the guide, use the tabs at the top to find different kinds of materials. 

For Help!

For help click on the the Ask a Librarian link from the library homepage for the following types of assistance:

Chat Online 

Fall/Spring Chat Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 8am - 12mid
Friday: 8am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 6pm
Sunday: 12noon - 10pm
Holiday, finals, and intersession hours may vary.

  • When offline, use email service.This service is intended to answer short, factual questions from the students, faculty, and staff of MSU.

  • If not affiliated with MSU, please use this service only if your question concerns the university or some unique resource of the university or library.

Research Consultation Service For in-depth help with a research project, use the Research Consultation Request form to set up an appointment for one to one help. 

Email-based reference service Use for quick ready-reference questions.

Walk-In Assistance  Go to the Reference and Government Information Desk on the first floor of Meyer Library for where librarians, staff, and student assistants are on duty to help or go to any of our public service desks for assistance. 

Contact Me!

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Special credit goes to Charlotte Dugan who is the original author of this Subject Guide.