Kopernik library research session 7 16 10

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  • 1. Elizabeth Brown
    Binghamton University Libraries
    ebrown@binghamton.edu
    (607)777-4882
    7/16/10
    http://www.slideshare.net/ebrown
    Library ResearchKopernik Summer Science Exploration Program
  • 2. Library information
    Services
    Locations
    Contact info
    Picking a topic/project
    Searching
    Astronomy Books
    Astronomy Articles and Reports
    Astronomy Images, Maps, and Data
    Citing Sources
    What do I need to know?
  • 3. Glenn G. Bartle Library – fine arts, social science, humanities
    607-777-2194
    Map
    Hours
    Science Library – Astronomy books, print articles, maps
    607-777-2166
    Map
    Hours
    Library Annex – pre-1990 journals, books
    Hours
    Libraries
  • 4. Think of things you’re interested in
    Can you
    Describe it?
    Think of several words or phrases to search for it?
    Find a picture of it?
    Find people who studied it?
    Think like a newspaper reporter
    When did it happen?
    Will it happen again?
    Where did it happen?
    Picking a topic/project
  • 5. Find multiple words to search for it
    Earth, planet, sphere
    Moon, satellite
    Think of alternate spellings
    Narrow a search by
    Location
    Time period
    Language
    Type of material
    Searching is inexact
  • 6. Ask.com
    Yippy (Clusty)
    Bing
    Wolfram Alpha
    Scirus
    Internet Search Engines (beyond Google)
  • 7. Astronomy Books
    Burnham’s celestial handbook
    Science Library Stacks -- QB64 .B85 1978
    The Cambridge astronomy guide
    Science Library Stacks -- QB63 .L55 1985 
    Photo-guide to the constellations
    Science Library Reference -- QB63 .K47 1998
    From blue moons to black holes
    Science Library Stacks -- QB44.3 .K66 2005
  • 8. Academic Search Complete*(journals, magazines)
    AccessScience* (general information)
    GoogleScholar (journals, reports, magazines)
    Arxiv.org (journals, data links)
    Physlink.com (general information)
    * BU Libraries licensed database
    Astronomy Information Sources
  • 9. Astronomy magazine
    Flickr
    Space Astronomy Images
    SEDS Messier Database
    National Optical Astronomy Laboratory (NOAS)
    Google Directory: Star Maps and Atlases
    Astronomy Image and Map Sources