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AST 110: Introduction to the Solar System

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Use reference sources to get ideas for topics, to get background information, and to guide you to additional information.
Full access to more than 7100 articles, 115,000 definitions, 2,000 biographies, and research advances in science and technology. Updated daily.

Atlas of the Solar System
Sci Ref QB501 .M687 1983

The Cambridge Photographic Guide to the Planets
Sci Ref QB605 .T39 2001

The Cambridge Photographic Atlas of the Planets
Sci Ref QB605 .B74

The Cambridge Planetary Handbook
Sci Ref GB601 .B36 2000

Chronological Encyclopedia of Discoveries in Space
Sci Ref GB500.262 .Z56 2000

Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Encyclopedia of Planetary Sciences
Sci Ref GB600.2 .E53 1997

Encyclopedia of Space Exploration
Sci Ref QB500.262 .A54 2000

Encyclopedia of the Solar System
Sci Ref QB501 .E53 1999

Space Sciences 4 vols.
Sci Ref QB500 .S63 2002

How to find books

Search the Library Catalog. Try terms like: mars, life on other planets.

How To Find Journals Articles

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General Science Full Text
Journals and magazines from the U.S. and Great Britain, covering all major scientific fields. Full Text from 1994 to the present, indexing from 1984 to present, abstracting from 1993 to present.

Web of Science (ISI)
The Institute of Scientific Information's premier citation databases in the physical, life, and social sciences. Search for articles that cite a known author or work or by standard search queries. Covers 1965 to the present.

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