PHYS 203: Getting Started
Dr. Tsui has assigned you a 10-page term paper on a topic of your choice relating to Modern Physics. See your term paper instruction for specific details. In this paper, you are expected to have a basic understanding of a physics topic and investigate its history, current application, and come up with a focused research question. In order to be successful in your assignment, you will need to conduct literature research and find credible, outside sources to get a broad understanding of your topic and to support your claims.
You will need:
- Credible background sources - books preferred. Wikipedia and other encyclopedias may be a good starting point but not something you cite.
- Scholarly journal articles that highlight current applications or previous experiments/studies on your topic
It is highly recommended you start your research early! The Natural Sciences Librarian, Talitha Matlin (firstname.lastname@example.org) is available to help you with any literature or library research questions you have.
This is a great video on the Scientific Publication Cycle that explains how scientific communication happens and where you find it.
Last Update: September 14, 2012 07:54