Astronomy and Astrophysics

Here are some of the principal information resources in astronomy and astrophysics.

ADS Digital Library for Physics and Astronomy

ADS contains approximately 13.3 million records covering pre-prints, journal articles, conference proceedings, observatory reports and bulletins, NASA technical reports, and theses.

arXiv.org

Publication coverage: 1991 - present (updated daily)

The arXiv database contains e-prints (working papers) in the fields of astrophysics, physics, mathematics and statistics, non-linear science, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, economics, and electrical engineering.

Web of Science

Publication coverage: Science Citation Index: 1900 - present ; Social Sciences Citation Index: 1956 - present ; Arts and Humanities: 1975 - present

A large, multidisciplinary database, Web of Science provides access to bibliographic information, author abstracts, and cited references from scholarly journals and conference proceedings. A cited reference search enables you to find articles that cite a previously published work.
student looking at laptop
CORA polling data now freely available

Queen’s University Library in collaboration with the Canadian Opinion Research Archive (CORA) and the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) is making CORA polling data freely available to the public via the Ontario Council of University Libraries’...

interior view of Stauffer Library
Get ready for exams with ExamBank

One way you can prepare for exams is to practice taking past versions.

Ask Us

For help locating resources, using the library, or to request a research consultation, try our Ask Us service.

ask us more

Subject Specialists

Our librarians provide information expertise for research and teaching in your field. You can use our email form to contact a specialist in this area.