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Resource Guide:
Astronomy

Sample Call Numbers

Topic Call Number
AstronomyQB 1- QB 991
Solar SystemQB 500.5- QB 785
StarsQB 799- QB 903

Sample Subject Headings

Start by searching the catalog by keyword. Use whatever terms you think best describe your topic. When you find a record that matches what you are looking for, view the record and see what subject headings were used. Then search again using that term as a subject search.

  • Practical and spherical astronomy
  • Celestial mechanics
  • Cosmogony
  • Stars
  • Eclipses
  • Planets
  • Cosmological distances
  • Asteroids
  • Geodesy
  • Astrophysics
  • Galaxies
  • Astronomical instruments
  • Astronomical transits
  • Plasma astrophysics
  • Nebula
  • Meteors
  • Theoretical astronomy
  • Interstellar matter
  • Solar system
  • Astronomical observatories
  • Radio astronomy
  • Neutrino astrophysics
  • Comets
  • Black holes

Sample Materials at Von Canon Library

Title Call Number
The Cambridge encyclopaedia of astronomy REF QB 43.2 .C35
Your guide to the skyREF QB 63 .S555
Astronomy with binocularsQB 64 .M68
Atlas of the UniverseOVERSIZED QB 44 .M5425
Black holes and time warpsQC 6 .T526 1993
The Copernican revolution QB 41 .C815 K8
CosmosQB 44.2 .S235
Astronomical centers of the worldQB 81 .K75
Astronomy through the agese-Book
Cleomedes’ lectures on astronomye-Book
The galaxies of the Local Groupe-Book

Research Databases

Relevant Journals and Magazines

  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Astronomy and Geophysics
  • Astronomy Now
  • Astronomy Reports
  • Space Science Reviews
  • Solar System Research
  • Astrophysics
  • Astrophysics and Space Science
  • Astronomical Journal

These are just examples. To find more, or to look for a specific journal or periodical, search our Journals.

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