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Astronomy: Home

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

COVID-19 Updates

Due to COVID-19, library services have been altered to facilitate social distancing. Right now (March 16, 2020), all physical library locations are closed until at least March 31, 2020. Remote assistance and digital support services remain available. For up-to-date information, please visit the Library's statement on COVID-19.

This guide contains important information about connecting to a variety of library resources. In addition to the content on the guide, let me stress:

  • QuickSearch Books+ has faceted searching. If you are only looking for online content, after searching, please select "Online" under format.
  • Library staff are still here to support you in your teaching, learning, and research. Please contact me using the information on my profile (below). You may email or schedule a Zoom appointment.

Remember, use the VPN to connect to library resources from off-campus (and, if you experience any issues, clear the cookies specific to the web site you are trying to access and refresh). We have a purchase request form if you need something that is not currently available.


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

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Science Research Support Librarian

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Kayleigh Bohemier
During COVID-19 (and until at least March 31, 2020), library services have moved to online-only.

Please email me or use the Schedule Appointment button. Appointments will happen using Zoom or other videoconferencing software. Zoom has a phone option for those who need to call in.


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