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A research guide for the study of astronomy, stars, stargazing, astrophysics, and space.

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Book Search Tips!

  1. Keep your search terms more general than you would with an article database;
  2. If you find a great book on your topic, browse the shelves near this book for similar books;
  3. The default search is limited to Loras Library only; if you're not finding enough, expand to other libraries in the region or the world;
  4. When you identify a book that Loras Library does not have, use interlibrary loan to get it;
  5. Many current books are ebooks; don't forget to click on those links;
  6. Need help finding books on our shelves? Here's how to use library call numbers.

Suggested subject headings

Visit the book catalog or use the Search for Books box above.  A keyword search for astronomy brings up a list of over 1,200 books, to narrow your results click on one of the subjects below or search using a keyword from your topic. 

you'll find books on mapping, geology, exploration, or the search for extraterrestrial life 

the history of meteors, the sky, and weather

books about the organization, it's history and missions, and governmental reports

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