Using the Reed Catalog you can search Reed's collection, local libraries (via Summit), & libraries all over the world (via WorldCat) all at once. You can even check your account & renew Reed items from "My Account".
Sometimes browsing the shelves is helpful. Some relevant call number ranges are:
QB140-237 Practical & spherical astronomy
QB349-421 Theoretical astronomy
QB468-480 Non-optical methods of astronomy
QB495-903 Solar System & stars
QC120-168.85 Descriptive & exp. mechanics
QC170-197 Atomic physics
QC221-246 Acoustics & sound
QC251-338.5 Heat & thermodynamics
QC350-467 Optics & light
QC501-766 Electricity & magnetism
QC770-798 Nuclear & particle physics
Review publications contain articles that review the research already done in a given area. A review article can give you a synthesis of a particular topic and provide you with an extensive bibliography.
To identify review articles, most databases allow you to search by article type (review) or limit your search to reviews. Reed Library also subscribes to annual reviews and review journals.
Annual Review of … (search or browse all titles)
Reed subscribes to the entire collect of Annual Review titles. A selection relevant to physics and astronomy includes: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Biophysics and Biomolecular Structure; Nuclear and Particle Science; and Physical Chemistry
Reviews of Modern Physics
Interesting feature is section at back of each issue listing review articles published in other (selected) journals.