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    • Library Research TipsKopernik Summer Science Program
      Elizabeth Brown
      Binghamton University Libraries
      ebrown@binghamton.edu
      (607)777-4882
      7/28/10
      http://www.slideshare.net/ebrown
    • What do I want to study?
      What types of information do I need?
      Articles
      Photos
      Diagrams
      Charts
      Books
      What kind of final product is required? What size ?
      How can I tell a story/describe my idea?
      Questions to ask yourself
    • Library information
      Services
      Hours
      Locations
      Getting Help
      Picking your topic/project
      Searching for information
      Astronomy Books
      Astronomy Articles and Reports
      Astronomy Images, Maps, and Data
      Citing Sources
      What do I need to know about BU?
    • Glenn G. Bartle LibraryFine arts, social science, humanities
      607-777-2194
      Map
      Hours
      Science LibraryAstronomy books, print articles, maps
      607-777-2166
      Map
      Hours
      Library AnnexPre-1990 journals, books
      Hours
      Libraries at Binghamton
    • Can you
      Describe it?
      Think of different 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?
      How did it happen?
      Picking a topic/project
    • Find multiple words to search for your topic
      Earth, planet, sphere
      Moon, satellite
      Think of alternate spellings
      Narrow a search by
      Location
      Time period
      Language
      Type of material
      Searching is inexact
    • Google Scholar
      Ask.com
      Yippy
      Bing
      Wolfram Alpha
      Scirus
      More Internet Search Engines (beyond Google)
    • A Few 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
      Hubble Site Gallery
      SEDS Messier Database
      National Optical Astronomy Laboratory (NOAS)
      Google Directory: Star Maps and Atlases
      Astronomy Images and Maps
    • SCOPE: Stellar Classification Online http://scope.pari.edu
      CitizenSkyhttp://www.citizensky.org/
      SETI@Homehttp://setiathome.berkeley.edu/index.php
      Globe at Night http://www.globe.gov/GaN/
      Great World Wide StarCounthttp://www.windows.ucar.edu/citizen_science/starcount/
      Galaxy Zoo http://www.galaxyzoo.org/
      Stardust@Homehttp://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/
      Citizen Science: Do it yourself research