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Research Guide: Astronomy - General Resources

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EBSCO Science List
Search 3 databases at once! Science Reference Center, GreenFile, and Applied Science & Technology Full Text.
Today's Science
Today's Science explains important developments in biology, chemistry, the environment, space, physics, and technology. Updated weekly and containing thousands of links to a 15-year back-file. Facts on File database.
Gale Science in Context
Articles from over 200 magazines and academic journals and links to quality web sites.
Salem Press Science
Includes Encyclopedia of Global Resources and the Encyclopedia of Global Warming
Archived issues of the journal Nature from 1950-2011.
Scientific American
Archived issues of the magazine Scientific American from 1948-2011.

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Recommended Books
Title Location Call Number
The observer's guide to planetary motion : explaining the cycles of the night sky Stacks

QB601 .F67 2014

Black hole : how an idea abandoned by Newtonians, hated by Einstein, and gambled on by Hawking became loved


QB843 .B55 B37 2015

Introducing astronomy : a guide to the universe


QB44.3 .N53 2014

Dark matter and the dinosaurs : the astounding Interconnectedness of the universe Stacks

QB791.3 .R36 2015

The asteroid threat : defending our planet from deadly near-Earth objects


QB651 .B87 2014

Example Subject Headings: astronomy, astronomer

Call Number Range: QB

Library Catalog
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Primarily good for finding books.
Books are usually about broader topics than articles, so you may need to broaden your search terms (ex- instead of "texting" perhaps search for "cell phone use").
Books are not going to be as up-to-date as articles because they take longer to publish.
See which library the book is located in, and what section.
Be sure to write down the book's call number!
eBook Collection (EBSCO)
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E-Book Hint:: On the search page, check the box "Also search within the full text of the articles" to search within the text of the book to get more results.
Note you can only print 10 pages at a time - only print out the important pages
For citation information: click on "Detailed Record" in the left sidebar when viewing an e-book. You will need this information later on!
Ebook Central (Proquest)
Search entire books available online.
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Astronomy magazine - Magazine indexes from 1973 - present.

Astronomy picture of the day - Each day a different image or photograph of the universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

 Astronomy Now - Astronomy Now is the UK's largest astronomy magazine. Since 1987 it has been essential reading for astronomers in the UK and around the world.

Science Daily Astronomy News - Founded in 1995, ScienceDaily is one of the Internet's most popular science news web sites.

Astronomy & Astrophysics - Astronomy & Astrophysics is an international journal that publishes papers on all aspects of astronomy and astrophysics (theoretical, observational, and instrumental) independently of the techniques used to obtain the results.

American Astronomical Society - The American Astronomical Society (AAS), established in 1899 and based in Washington, DC, is the major organization of professional astronomers in North America.

Sky & Telescope - Sky & Telescope magazine, founded in 1941 by Charles A. Federer Jr. and Helen Spence Federer, has the largest, most experienced staff of any astronomy magazine in the world.

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Last updated: 04/27/18