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Astronomy Subject Guide

A guide for students and researchers to Astronomy resources available via the Durham Tech Library.

Search Terms and Tips

Main: Astronomy, Physics, Astrophysics, Astronomers, Astronomical Research, Cosmology, Space Exploration, Space Sciences, Universe.
Others: Astronomical Objects, Black Holes, Comets, Extrasolar Planets, Extraterrestrial Physics, Galaxies, Gamma Rays, Geophysics, Meterology, Solar Physics, Solar Systems, Space Telescopes, Star & Galaxy Formation, Sun
Advanced Search: With any of the above terms, select Subject (SU) or Subject Heading (MAINSUBJECT)
 "AND" means all the terms must appear.  "OR" means any of the terms can appear. 

DTCC has an all-in-one search engine that will look at almost all of our print and electronic collections.  The search box below has been configured to return only peer-reviewed, scholarly journal articles for your search. Try any of the search terms above!

Scholarly Databases

Full-Text Access from Google Scholar

Google Scholar + Durham Tech Libraries

To add the "Full Text @ Durham Tech" button to Google Scholar, follow the steps below. This will allow you to click through to the full text of an article while off campus.

1) Go to and
2) select the menu icon (three stacked lines) in the upper left corner. Then
3) choose "Settings" (not my library).
4) Select "Library Links" in the list provided.
5) Search for Durham Technical Community College and choose "Durham Technical Community College - Full Text @ Durham Tech" and save