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Astronomy & Astrophysics

Off-campus Access

Almost all Library databases can be accessed from off-campus. The easiest way to do this is to use links from the Library website. You will then be prompted for your CNetID and password to authenticate yourself as an authorized user.

If you find sources through Google Scholar or other search engines, you may not automatically get access to Library resources. Use the ProxyIt bookmarklet in these situations. There's more information on our guide to off-campus access

Databases

Journals

The Library has an extensive collection of journals, both electronic and in print.  If you cannot find a specific journal title, or you need assistance with your research, please contact me.

Document Delivery Service

If the Library does not own a journal / article that you are interested in please submit an interlibary loan.  If we do own the journal, but it is not available electronically, you can use the Library's Scan & Deliver Service.

Interlibrary loan - 8 days, loan period varies, research libraries around the world

Scan & Deliver - 4 business days, pdf scan, from material available in the Library, but not electronically


How to use Interlibrary loan

How to use Scan & Deliver

Searching for Citation Information

The Library provides resources for locating a variety of measures of research impact, including counts of citations to a particular paper, measures of citations to specific authors, and impact factors for journal titles.  Tools are often integrated into articles databases.  

GRIN (Great Images In NASA)

Subject specialist

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Barb Kern
Contact:
Co-Director, Science Libraries Division

Crerar Library Room 129

773-702-8717