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Atlases & Maps

Interactive Sky Chart Resource contains images
Simulate a naked-eye view of the sky from any location on Earth, at any time of day or night, and on any date from 1600 to 2400.
note: requires free registration and Java
Observer's Sky Atlas, 3rd ed. Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
Contains 50 star charts covering the entire sky.
note: electronic book

Chemical & Physical Properties Data

High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC)
Archive for NASA missions dealing with extremely energetic phenomena.
Infrared Processing and Analysis Center Resource contains images
Center for science, data, and operations expertise for long-wavelength astrophysics.
The Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes supports a variety of astronomical data archives.
Messier Deep Space Objects Resource contains images
Information about Messier deep space objects, including images. Arranged by object type: nebulae, clusters, galaxies, etc.
NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED)
Positions, names and basic data for 168 million extragalactic objects.
Provides information and services for all Near Earth Asteroids.
Planetary Data System (PDS)
Archive and distributor for scientific data from NASA planetary missions, astronomical observations, and laboratory measurements.
SDSS SkyServer
Data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS).

Continuing Education & Careers

Astronomy Resource Guides at the ASP openURL Resource contains images
Annotated astronomical bibliographies from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
Search for graduate programs by subject, program type, or location. Includes information about applying for graduate school and financial aid.
Research opportunities for undergraduates in the sciences, funded by the National Science Foundation.
Includes graduate school rankings and search. 
U.S. News Grad School Rankings
Search yearly graduate school rankings by discipline.


Annual Reviews Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
Critically reviews the most significant research literature in over 40 focused disciplines within the fields of biomedical, life, physical, and social sciences. These reviews both summarize recent scholarly advances and prompt new research activity. Excellent database of in-depth, secondary sources.
arXiv provides open access to e-prints in the areas of physics, astronomy, mathematics, computer science and more. 
Inspec Restricted Resource
The most comprehensive coverage of scientific and technical literature in physics, astronomy, engineering, and computer science.

Dates of coverage:  1969 to present.

SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Three bibliographic databases combined: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics, and arXiv e-prints.
SIMBAD Astronomical Database
Provides basic data, cross-identifications, bibliography and measurements for astronomical objects outside the solar system.
Web of Science Restricted Resource
Scholarly literature in the sciences, health and medicine, social sciences, arts, and humanities and proceedings of international conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions.  Includes cited reference searching across many databases.

Search all databases in Web of Science (includes Medline and BIOSIS, direct link for on-campus users).

Dates of coverage: 1965 to present.

Dictionaries & Thesauri


Access Science Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
Online version of McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, 10th ed.  2007 plus updates.

OBIS record for print edition.  Sci Reference Q121 .M3 2007  vols.1-20
Eric Weisstein's World of Science Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video
Contains encyclopedias in the areas of chemistry, physics, astronomy and science biography. Also includes Wolfram MathWorld.

Handbooks & Guides

Data Management Plan Templates Some full text availableopenURL
From Columbia University Libraries Scholarly Communication Program.  Includes templates for DOE, NIH, NSF, and others, covering all areas of natural and social sciences.  See also DMPTool for many publicly shared Data Management Plans in various research areas.
NSF Data Management Plan Requirements Some full text availableopenURL
Listing of requirements for each NSF directorate or unit, to be followed when submitting a research proposal to the National Science Foundation.


Astronomy Image Explorer Some full text availableopenURL Resource contains images
Hundreds of thousands of images published in the journals of the American Astronomical Society, in collaboration with the Institute of Physics.
Hubble Heritage Project Resource contains images
Offers Hubble Space Telescope images as well as information on the image creation process.
SkyView: The Internet's Virtual Telescope Resource contains images
NASA's SkyView is a virtual observatory generating images of any part of the sky at wavelengths in all regimes from radio to gamma-ray.


Astronomical Journal Some full text available
Publishes original research with an emphasis on scientific results derived from observations. 
Astrophysical Journal Some full text available
Devoted to recent developments, discoveries, and theories in astronomy and astrophysics. 
Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific Restricted Resource Some full text available
The technical journal of the ASP. Contains refereed research and instrumentation papers, invited reviews, and dissertation summaries.
Science (archive in JSTOR) Restricted Resource
Published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  Current issues are received in print in the science library and are also accessible online at
Sky & Telescope Resource contains images Resource contains audio
A popular astronomy magazine from the Sky Publishing Corporation.
Sky & Telescope
Print Location: Sci Periodicals Some full text available

Organizations & Associations

Web Sites

HubbleSite Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
Includes an image gallery, information about the Hubble Space Telescope and a collection of Hubble news releases and discoveries.
Best Journal Article Databaase
Inspec  is the most comprehensive journal article source for astronomy and physics research combined.
Web of Science  is a good alternative, especially for interdisciplinary topics.
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