Background Information

More books on astronomy can be found on the fourth floor, section QA.

Astronomy Encyclopedia REF QB 14. A 875 2002
Companion to Astronomy and Astrophysics: Chronology and Glossary with Data Tables REF QB 14. L 36 2006
Dictionary of Astronomy Online only
Dictionary of Space Exploration Online only
Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics REF QB 14. E 54 2001
Encyclopedia of the Solar System REF QB 501. E 53 2007
History of Astronomy: An Encyclopedia REF QB 15. H 624 1997
Oxford Companion to Cosmology REF QB 981. L 535 2008

Journal Articles

Academic Search Premier
This database can be used to find thousands of articles on all topics in astronomy: space exploration, physics, astronomical history, and more.
Applied Science and Technology
This general science and technology database is a great place to find articles on astronomy, space travel, physics, and related subjects.
The arXiv includes preprints of academic papers in the fields of mathematics, physics, computer science, quantitative biology and statistics.
Directory of Open Access Journals
The DOAJ is an archive of free, open access titles on all subjects and can be used to locate the latest astronomy research.
Institute of Physics Publishing
The IOP is one of the most respected publishers of physics journals. This database can be used to find high-quality articles on all topics in physics.
The journal archive JSTOR is a great source of astronomy research, and can be used to find articles by Carl Sagan, Jan Hendrick Oort, and many more.

Web Sites

Astrobiology Magazine
This web site is visually beautiful, responds quickly even on dial-up systems, and allows quick access to various topics the magazine covers. The available functions include panoramic views of different solar system biomes that can be made to flow in a desired direction and access to European astrobiology reports.
Internet Encyclopedia of Science
This site is a comprehensive source of information covering astronomy, astrobiology, SETI, and other related topics.
This site is an indispensable resource for information on NASA and space-related fields such as astronomy, geoscience, and aerospace technology. searches over 36 databases and 1,850 selected websites, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information, including research and development results.
Wolfram Alpha
This new search engine can be used to find the answers to factual questions and can solve mathematical and engineering problems, look up materials and chemical properties, and much more.