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Astronomy Reference Guide

This Guide contains Astronomy resources and information. Links within tabs provide a starting place for your Astronomy research project.


Books and eBooks Catalog Searching At The University of Alabama


Use Scout to search for print and e-books.  Scout searches the UA Libraries catalog and some specialized databases. Very useful for quick searches.

Classic Catalog

Use Classic Catalog to search The University of Alabama Libraries' catalog. This is our traditional library catalog search engine and is most useful for specific and highly focused searches.

General Browsing for Print Books at The University of Alabama

Books located on the second floor of Rodgers Library:


QB 1-139 General

QB 140-237

Practical and spherical astronomy

QB 275-343


QB 349-421

Theoretical astronomy and celestial mechanics

QB 455-456


QB 460-466


QB 468-480

Non-optical methods of astronomy

QB 495-903        

Descriptive astronomy


Books and eBooks at Other Libraries


Use WorldCat to search for books that The University of Alabama does not own. You can request books from other libraries through interlibrary loan.