Database List

The following 5 databases are best for: Astronomy

See our Physics & Astronomy Research Guide for more information on researching this subject.

Core Astonomy Databases

Institute of Physics

Web of Science

ScienceDirect


All Astonomy Databases

Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography    
Provides information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists. All periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented.
  • Coverage Range: All time periods
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
General Science Full Text    
Covers everything from supernovas to marine pollution. A good starting point for researchers seeking information on a variety of scientific topics.
  • Coverage Range: 1984-present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO (WilsonWeb)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Institute of Physics    
Access to premium peer-reviewed journals in physics and related fields.
  • Coverage Range: Coverage: Varied
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: IOP Science
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System    
Portal for researchers in Astronomy and Physics, operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) under a NASA grant. The ADS maintains three bibliographic databases containing more than 7.8 million records: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics, and arXiv e-prints. No "Get It!" button option but provides interesting options for tailoring your search (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/ads_abstracts.html).
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Harvard University
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
ScienceDirect    
A collection of articles focusing on science, technology and medicine.
  • Coverage Range: Varied some 1850 to present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: Elsevier
  • Jumpstart Searchable