A guide to online and print resources for research on astronomy, cosmology, NASA, observatories, planets, sky calendars, the solar system, space, space missions, and star gazing.
Last Updated: May 3, 2013
- Rod Library Homepage
Use this page to access the best possible resources for you papers and projects.
- UNISTAR - the library catalog
Search for e-books, print books, DVDs, maps, and music.
* For e-books set "Genre/Form" to "electronic books."
* To search for print books set "Publication Type" to "Books and Printed Material"
* To search for DVDs set "Genre/Form" to "DVD-video discs"
* To search for a UNI Thesis set "Genre/Form" to "Theses & dissertations"
- Periodicals - locate and search within a specific online journal, magazine or newspaper
In the Books & More (UNISTAR = library catalog search):
1. Change the dropdown menu from "Keyword" to "Journal Title."
2. Type in the name of the journal, magazine, or newspaper e.g. Tetrahedron.
3. Click on "Go."
4. Click on the result that most specifically matches your search.
5. Click on the result the lists the location "UNI Internet" and STATUS E-RESOURCE.
6. Click on the yellow "Find it!" button.
7. Click on an option that states ... "Full text available via."
8. Browse or search within this periodical.
- Articles - Panther Prowler (Subjects A-Z)
This Advanced Panther Prowler Search searches multiple databases for articles on your topic.
1. Click on a field that best matches your topic.
2. In the dropdown menu, switch "all fields" to "title"
3. Type in your search - if you have more than one concept click on "More Options" and enter your second idea in the second box:
4. Click on "Go"
5. Review search results. Note peer reviewed (research/scholarly) articles are indicated with an icon.
6. Click on the yellow "Find it!" to retrieve the article either directly or via interlibrary loan.
- Articles - Databases A-Z
The most powerful option for locating articles on a specific topic. Check with librarians for advice on the best databases and the best techniques to locate the information you want.
- Ask Us!
Stuck? Get moving! Work with a librarian to start making progress on your projects.
Bright ideas available via:
* phone - 319 273-2838
... or just drop by the big round reference desk on the main floor.
- Set Up a Research Consultation with a Librarian
Meet with a librarian to learn more about how to search and where to search. A research consultation is also a great idea for anyone looking for hard-to-find information or beginning an important project.
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