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ASTRONOMY-SELECTED RESOURCES 

Keeley Library  Revised January 23, 2001
See also related topics:
Earth Sciences
 
 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT ASTRONOMY

in World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago: World Book, 2001 
Ref. 031 W927 1990 v.1
 inEncyclopedia Americana. Danbury, CT:Grolier, 1999
Ref. 031 E56A 1999 v. 2
Pasachoff, Jay M. et. al. "Astronomy"  v.1 Frederick, Laurence W. "Astronomy" v.2

ASTRONOMY   BROWSING GUIDE  520'S
See our guide,Finding Your Way in the Library, and our Library Floor Plan to locate books on the shelves.

500's     Astronomy and Allied Sciences
510's     Celestial Mechanics
522's     Techniques, Equipment, Mateials
523's     Specific Celestial Bodies and Phenomena
525's     Earth (Astronomical Geography}
526's     Mathematical Geography
527's     Celestial Navigation
528's     Ephemerides
529's     Chronology

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PERIODICALS AND NEWS ARTICLES ONLINE

SIRS NEWSPAPER AND PERIODICAL REPRINTS: INFOTRAC  WEB ONLINE PERIODICALS DATABASE ELECTRIC LIBRARY
 As members of SAILS, Durfee  students and teachers can access SIRS, INFOTRAC AND ELECTRIC LIBRARY, both  from library workstations, and from home. From home or a school lab computer, go to SAILS  Databases. You will need your library barcode when dialing from a home computer or a lab.

SELECTED REFERENCE BOOKS

The call  number for each will bring you to the general area for that subject.Each type of book listed below is useful for a particular purpose. These kinds of resources exist for books in many different subject areas. As you use them, you will become more familiar with them, and will appreciate their value.
Resource Type: Selected Title Call Number

Bibliographic Guides 
Summarize the topic and
lead you to other resources.
Magill's Survey of Science Applied Science Series
Greaat Events from History Science and Technology Series
(Index has three parts. Look in Category Index for Astronomy related topics.)
Ref. 620 M194
Ref. 509.04 G786
Dictionaries  Facts on File Dictionary of Astronomy  Ref. 523.003 F142
Primary Sources
Ancient Astronomers..
Harvard Classics (50 volumes)
Great Books of the Western World (Look for related volumes)
Ref. 080 H339
REf. 028.8 G7856
Handbooks 
Usually specialize in one 
area and  give a short 
explanation or description 
U.S. Observatories a Directory and Travel Guide
Guide to Space, a Photographic Journey Through the Unvierse 
Visual Dictionary ofthe Universe
Ref. 522.10973 K58
Ref.. 520 B711 1999
Ref.. 520.3 V834 1995
Encyclopedias
The Solar System
Astronomyb and Space, from the Big Bang to the Big Crunch
Ref.523.2S684 1998
REf. 500.503 A859 1997
ArticleReprints SIRS Applied Science 
Look in Comprehensive Index for Chemistry related topics
Ref.Desk  Ref. 910.5 A615
Biographies World of Biology (includes biographies)
Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists 
Dictionary of Scientific Biography
Ref. 570.3 W927 1999
Ref. Ref. 509.22B615 1998
Ref. 509.22 D554

WEB SITES

  • History of Astronomy
  • Sky Online
  • Cosmos in a Computer
  • Stephen Hawking's Universe
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day
  • Hubble Space Telescope News
  • Yahoo! Top Science Site: Astronomy
  • Hubble Space Telescope; Space Telescope  Institute
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    September, 1978  to  June, 2001