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Find journal articles, books, websites, and news on astronomy.

Find Books in the RSU Library

Image of older bound volumes of Harper's MagazineSearch all books, ebooks, audibooks, and films in the Stratton Taylor Library's collection. 

Remember: when looking for physical books, many topics will be grouped together.  If you find one or two books on immigration, for example, often several other books on the topic of immigration will be in the same general area.

Browse the Shelves--Astronomy

Image of an open bookIf you can visit the library in person, shelf-browsing is an excellent way to find books on your topic.  Below is a basic guide to Library of Congress classification for astronomy.


LC Classification for Astronomy

Subclass QB

QB1-991                                 Astronomy

QB1-139                                       General

QB140-237                                   Practical and spherical astronomy

QB275-343                                   Geodesy

QB349-421                                   Theoretical astronomy and celestial mechanics

QB455-456                                   Astrogeology

QB460-466                                   Astrophysics

QB468-480                                   Non-optical methods of astronomy

QB495-903                                   Descriptive astronomy

QB500.5-785                                      Solar system

QB799-903                                         Stars

QB980-991                                   Cosmogony.  Cosmology