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Astronomy, Astrophysics, & Planetary Science: Reference Sources

A guide to library research tools for astronomy, astrophysics, and planetary science.

Handbooks and Data

Other online sources

Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences - Comprehensive yearly volumes of critical reviews written by leading scientists in the earth and planetary sciences fields.

HyperPhysics - A free online resource covering many topics in astrophysics (and other branches of physics), maintained at Georgia State University.

Weisstein's World of Astronomy - A free online resource covering many topics in astronomy, maintained by Wolfram Research.

Selected Print Sources in the Science Library Reference Collection

NASA Atlas of the Solar System - G1000.G7 1997

StarGuides Plus - QB1.S775 2004

The Nautical Almanac - QB8.N314

The Astronomical Almanac - QB8.U58.A2

Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics (also online) - QB14.E54 2001

StarBriefs Plus - QB14.S743 2004

Encyclopedia of the Solar System - QB501.E53 2007

Encyclopedia of Planetary Sciences - QB600.2.E53 1997

Dictionary of Minor Planet Names - QB651.S352 2006 (also online through SpringerLink)

Graduate Programs in Physics, Astronomy, and Related Fields - QC30.A5125a

Barbara Williams