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Universe As We Know It: Physics 0846 : Start Here

Astronomy Sources for Introductory Information

Get more resources and information from the Science & Engineering Library's guide for Physics.

A good general science reference is: 

For general information about astronomy topics, use these popular-level web sites (most have a search facility):

High quality commercial (ad supported) sites:

Popular Literature Sources

Astronomy,  Popular Science, Discover, National Geographic, the New York Times, Wired 

American Scientist, New Scientist, Science News, Aviation Week

Current sky information (ad supported sites):

Search the Web

To eliminate personal and most commercial sites, instead of using Google, consider:

"For Scientific Information Only." Searches a subset of the web: journals, scientists' homepages, courseware, pre-print server material, patents and institutional repository and website information.

A subset of Google Web Search that searches specifically for scholarly materials such as peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and technical reports.