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Physical Science Research Guide: Home

Learn the basics of researching physical science and scientists


Welcome to this research guide on Physical Science.  This guide will cover:

  • Information about the Library and librarian contact information
  • Library print materials that provide information on scientists and physical science
  • Article Databases that support the physical sciences
  • Online sources that are appropriate for college students

Library Information

Librarians at Skagit Valley college welcome your inquiries and hope to make your research experience successful. 

Contact a librarian:

Mount Vernon Campus: Norwood Cole Library

      360.416.7847 or

Whidbey Island Campus

      360.675.5321 or

ASK A LIBRARIAN provides 24/7 reference.  Follow the directions at the SVC Library web page

Physical Science

What is Physical Science?


This answer comes from the Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology

"A science that is concerned with the nature and behavior of nonliving matter; e.g., physics, geology, meteorology, astronomy, and some areas of chemistry."


Outline of Physical Science from Wikipedia, use this a basic description of this branch of science (this Wikipedia article cannot be edited - look for https which tells you the URL is secure)




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