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Yale Library

Astronomy: Home

This guide provides information about databases, books, and data archives/resources of particular interest to astronomy-centric researchers and students at Yale.

Important Fall 2022 Updates

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 and library services, including vaccination requirements, using special collections, and hybrid library services, please visit COVID Library Updates. More information about Yale's public health response is here. Masks are not required in library reading rooms, although masking is welcome and encouraged. Masks are required during in-person library workshops and classes, in compliance with Yale's masking policy.

If you are not on campus right now, please visit our remote access page.

  • Most library resources are available via a URL proxy prefix, but you can also download and install the VPN. Being connected to the VPN makes our electronic resources behave as if you were connected to YaleSecure.
  • Resources accessed from the library website and catalog will automatically use the off-campus access URL prefix. If you are off-campus, not on the VPN, and NOT accessing a resource through the library website, the prefix is https://yale.idm.oclc.org/login?url= ... and you would get to JSTOR by putting that in front of the JSTOR URL: https://yale.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://jstor.org
  • Sometimes, we have access to a resource through an aggregator, not the publisher's website. In those cases, checking the library website for access is very useful.

We have a purchase request form if you need something that is not currently available.

Welcome!

Welcome to the Astronomy & Astrophysics subject guide. Here, you will find:

- Reference data in astronomy and astrophysics (and tips for locating astronomy data databases and telescopes' documentation).
- A primer on the library's subscription databases, what they do, and how you can use them.
- Information on using the ADS, especially the new Bumblebee interface.
- Links to the guide on citing in LaTeX, ebook resources, and good, basic resources for nonscientists.

New Astronomy Titles

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NASA/ESA: NGC 2207 and IC 2163

Galaxies NGC 2207 and IC 2163, from the Wikimedia Commons

File:NGC2207+IC2163.jpg. (2016, November 30). Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Retrieved 19:45, August 1, 2018 from https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:NGC2207%2BIC2163.jpg&oldid=224702001.

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Science Research Support Librarian

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Please email me or use the Schedule Appointment button. In-person and virtual (Zoom) appointments are both possible. Please note that Science Hill is a 15-minute walk from central campus, and there is a temporary entrance due to construction.

My default ONSITE days are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. During the semester (not during breaks!), I am onsite on Thursdays. I am OFFSITE most Mondays.

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