Space and Astronomy

From Golden Telescope Research Guides

On the Shelf

Call Numbers
500 Natural Sciences 520 Astronomy
Broaden your category when searching for a book. Your subject may be a chapter in a book.
Example: Search for books on "Planets" for a Mars, Venus, Space Travel.
Find books that include the history of a certain topic.


RJHS Subscription Databases

Searches all relevant databases for your topic.
Use a keyword search. As you begin typing it will suggest topics which may be helpful.
First result often is a Research Starter which will provide a good overview of the topic.
Use limiters, found on the left side of the results page, to narrow your search. An especially helpful limiter is Subject. Be sure to use the Show More link to access all the subject limiters.
Use Advanced Search. Search your big topic and a subtopic and consider using ‘’’title’’’ or subject terms in the drop down menu to the right of the search box. This will limit your hits to the most relevant articles immediately.


A good starting point for general articles with the option to dig further into magazine / news / journal articles.
This will include selections from published reference books, magazines and biographies.
Includes selections from encyclopedias, research updates, dictinoary entries, news, biographies and images.
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Database Passwords for HOME use HERE or on sticker available from library.

RJHS Selected Websites

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Solar System Exploration.
United States Naval Observatory
Includes Phenomena of the Sun and Moon, Time, Calendar and Historical Events, Computing Astronomical Data and Phenomena and Celestial Navigation.
National Geographic Science and Space
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Evaluation Tools, Citation Tools & Database Passwords

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Basic evaluation form Citing: When and Why For Home Use
Advanced evaluation form . . . . . . . . Citation examples . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to use Easybib
How to evaluate and select scholarly resources.