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Astronomy Research Guide

Note on Changes to Services


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[Updated 12/09/2020]


The following are information resources on the World Wide Web that are available to astronomers and students of astronomy. Some of the following may only be immediately available to the students and faculty of Iowa State University. The web addresses have been included so that non-ISU researchers can get in touch with the publishers of the material.

Other online bibliographies of interest to astronomers:

Index and Abstract Databases

Primary Astronomy Databases

Digital Repository and Astrophysics and Astronomy Commons

Iowa State University is a member of the Digital Commons Network - the collection of institutions making use of the bepress Digital Repository platform. This resource provides a way for anybody to easily find Open Access materials (papers, articles, theses, etc.) that all member institutions have provided.

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