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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, many library locations have opened for limited hours. Members of the Yale community have a choice between contactless and mediated checkouts, and many study spaces are available. Librarian consultation services, workshops, and instruction remain remote until further notice. 

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. The Library has made significant updates to QuickSearch to facilitate users who need online-only materials.
  • 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.
  • The Yale University Library is transitioning from VPN-mediated access to a tool called "EZProxy" to help you access materials more seamlessly. Please visit this site for questions about the new authentication system, but for the majority of our online resources, you will now be sent to an authentication screen and you will not need to use VPN.

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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Kayleigh Bohemier
Contact:
During COVID-19, 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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Marx Science and Social Science Library (formerly called CSSSI)
Office C41
219 Prospect Street
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