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Library Research TipsKopernik Summer Science Program Elizabeth Brown Binghamton University Libraries email@example.com (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