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Use this guide to find and evaluate information and resources related to astronomy.

Start With Reference Sources

Astronomy reference sources can be useful for getting a brief, well-organized overview of your topic. These sources may also refer you to related books, articles, and other helpful materials. They are therefore often ideal for beginning your research.

Reference Databases and E-books

These are online collections of articles from reference sources including encyclopedias and dictionaries.

Reference Books at the Campus Libraries

Most print reference sources must be used in the library. Photocopies are 15 cents per page. In some of the campus libraries, you can scan pages onto a flash drive free of charge.

Tip: Search for reference books in the library catalog by adding a term such as encyclopedia, dictionary or atlas to a keyword search. Example keyword search: encyclopedia and astronomy

Click on a title to find the campus location(s). At some libraries items may be in the stacks (and eligible for check-out) rather than reference.




St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000