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Subject Guide for Astronomy and Astrophysics

 

Astronomy and Astrophysics: Science that deals with the origin, evolution, composition, distance, and motion of all bodies and scattered matter in the universe. It includes astrophysics, which discusses the physical properties and structure of all cosmic matter. (Encyclopedia Britannica).

 

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Abstracts and Indexes to Academic or Scholarly Articles
Although many databases contain links to full-text articles, when you find article citations in the index databases, you need to search Chinook to see if University Libraries own that periodical title.

CU Engineering Village 2 -- Compendex and INSPEC
Compendex is a comprehensive bibliographic database of engineering research literature. Contains references and abstracts to engineering journals, conferences and technical reports. Subject areas include: chemical and process engineering, computers and data processing, applied physics, electronics and communications as well as civil and mechanical engineering. Coverage: 1970 - present.

INSPEC is a bibliographic database that indexes physics, astronomy and astrophysics, electrical engineering and electronics, computers and control engineering and information technology. The database contains full-text links when available. Subscription restrictions to full-text may apply. Coverage: 1968 - present.

 

CU NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Provides "four bibliographic databases containing more than 2.4 million records: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Instrumentation, Physics and Geophysics, and preprints in Astronomy." In addition to bibliographic citations, the site provides scanned full text access to "much of the astronomical literature." Abstract and index coverage: 1975 - present.

 

CU SPIN Web
Bibliographic citations to over one million citations on the physical science, including astronomy and astrophysics. Also includes a browse feature for online journals, a directory searchable member directories of American Institute of Physics' Directory of Physics, Astronomy, & Geophysics Staff (DPAGS), and Member and Affiliated Societies. The database contains full-text links when available. Subscription restrictions to full-text may apply. Coverage: 1975 - present.

 

CU Web of Science
Provides access to current and retrospective bibliographic information, author abstracts, and cited references found in 5,700 of the world’s leading scholarly science and technical journals covering more than 164 disciplines. Coverage: 1970 - present.

Abstracts and Indexes to Magazine & Newspaper Articles
Although many databases contain links to full-text articles, when you find article citations in the index databases, you need to search Chinook to see if University Libraries own that periodical title.

CU Applied Science and Technology Index
Indexes trade and industrial publications, journals issued by professional and technical societies, and specialized subject periodicals, as well as special issues such as buyers' guides, directories, and conference proceedings. Coverage: 1983 - present.

 

CU General Science Abstracts/Full Text
Abstracts popular and scholarly journals in the fields of Astronomy, Atmospheric Science, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Conservation, Earth Science, Environment, Food, Genetics, Health, Mathematics, Medicine, Microbiology, Nutrition, Oceanography, Physics, Physiology, and Zoology. Coverage: May 1984 - present.

 

CU Expanded Academic Index
An interdisciplinary database that contains citations, abstracts, and links to selected full-text articles from general interest magazines, scholarly journals, and newspapers. Coverage: 1980 - present.

Dictionaries

Cambridge Dictionary of Astronomy
Math Physics Library Reference QB 14 M55 2001

 

Dictionary of Geophysics, Astrophysics, and Astronomy
Math Physics Library Reference QB 14 .D53 2001

 

Facts on File Dictionary of Astronomy
Math Physics Library Reference QB 14 F3 2000

 

CU Scientific and Technical Acronyms, Symbols, and Abbreviations

Directories

CU Associations Unlimited

 

CU Directory of Physics, Astronomy & Geophysics Staff
Location of print edition: Math Physics Library Reference QC 45.A1 D5

 

Scholarly Societies-Astronomy
Online.

Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Math Physics Library Reference QB 14 M55 2001

 

Encyclopedia of the Solar System
Math Physics Library Reference QB 501 E52 1999

 

CU McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia Of Science & Technology (Access Science)
Location of print edition: Science Library Reference Q 121 M3 1997

Handbooks and Manuals

Allen's Astrophysical Quantities
Math Physics Library Reference QB 461 A7685 2000

 

Astronomical Formulae
Math Physics Library Reference QB 461 L36 1999

 

Astrophysical Data: Planets and Stars
Math Physics Library Reference QB 461 L35 1992 v.1

 

Burnham's Celestial Handbook: An Observer's Guide to the Universe Beyond the Solar System
Math Physics Library Reference QB 64 B85 1978

 

Handbook of Space Astronomy and Astrophysics
Location of print edition: Math Physics Library Reference QB 136 .Z65 1988

Internet Links

Accretion Disk -- An Astronomy Internet Directory

 

AstroWeb -- Astronomy and Astrophysics on the Internet

 

InfoMine Scholarly Internet Resource Collections: Physical Sciences, Engineering, Computing and Math

 

Sky & Telescope Internet Resources