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    • 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
    • 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?
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Ask.com
      Yippy (Clusty)
      Bing
      Wolfram Alpha
      Scirus
      Internet Search Engines (beyond Google)
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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