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Astronomy: Find Books

This guide will help you get started with your research in astronomy.

Reference Books


Library Catalog

Search the library's catalog for books, journal articles, DVDs and more.

Here is the URL for the library's Advanced Search:

Tips for searching are:

  • Keyword
  • Subject Heading
  • Limit by format, author, date, and more

You can also browse the shelves for books on the 400 level.  Preston Library is arranged by the Library of Congress's classification scheme.  The call numbers that identify library materials relating to astronomy are as follows:

QB 1-991 Astronomy
QB 1-139 General
QB 140-237 Practical and spherical astronomy
QB 275-343 Geodesy
QB 349-421 Theoretical astronomy and celestial mechanics
QB 455-456 Astrogeology
QB 460-466 Astrophysics
QB 468-480 Non-optical methods of astronomy
QB 495-903 Descriptive astronomy
QB 500.5-785 Solar system
QB 799-903 Stars
QB 980-991 Cosmogony. Cosmology

WLU Library Catalog

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