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Astronomy: Finding Books

A guide for finding Astronomy information.

Library Resources

Library Resources   

To search for books and videos on astronomy, go to the library catalog. You can search by call number (QB1 through QB991), to browse the collection online.

Here are some examples of search strategies for astronomy:

asteroids and dwarf planets

stars and spectra

solar system

Astronomy call numbers:

QB140 - 237 Practical and Spherical Astronomy QB460 - 466 Astrophysics
QB275 - 343 Geodesy QB495 - 903 Descriptive Astronomy
QB349 - 421 Theoretical Astronomy; Celestial Mechanics QB980 - 991 Cosmogony; Cosmology

You can also search by keywords and phrases, such as asteroids, astronomy, astrophysics, comets, black holes, constellations, cosmology, galaxies, lunar eclipses, life (on) other planets, meteorites, moon, nebulae, planets, quasars, radio astronomy, solar eclipses, solar system, space flight, space science, stars, telescopes, etc.


Remember that you can ask a reference librarian to assist you with your research, in person in the library, by telephone, or online.

Useful Astronomy Books

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