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  • 1. 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
  • 2. 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
  • 3. 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?
  • 4. 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
  • 5. 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
  • 6. 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
  • 7. Google Scholar
    Ask.com
    Yippy
    Bing
    Wolfram Alpha
    Scirus
    More Internet Search Engines (beyond Google)
  • 8. 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
  • 9. 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
  • 10. Astronomy magazine
    Flickr
    Hubble Site Gallery
    SEDS Messier Database
    National Optical Astronomy Laboratory (NOAS)
    Google Directory: Star Maps and Atlases
    Astronomy Images and Maps
  • 11. 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