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Astronomy: Find Articles

Featuring Okanagan College Library's resources for Astronomy

Core Science Magazines

Significant developments in astronomy are covered in these magazines:

Scientific American Magazine

Scientific American is the world's premier magazine of scientific discovery and technological innovation for the general public. In every issue, leading scientists, inventors and engineers from diverse fields describe their ideas and achievements in clear and accessible prose; the work of select journalists rounds out the offerings. The graphics are rich in content and visual style. Scientific American is available online 1948-current

Science News is a weekly newsmagazine covering important and emerging research in all fields of science. It publishes concise, accurate, timely articles that appeal to both general readers and scientists, Science News is available online 1975-current via the Academic Search Complete database


Core Science Journals

Significant discoveries and research in astronomy are published in these core science  journals:

Nature is available online 1997-current 


Science is available online 1997-current

OCtopus (Library Search Engine)

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OCtopus searches the Library's catalogue and many of the Library's databases in one search. Enter keywords in the OCtopus search box on the Library's website

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Read about  Distinguishing Scholarly Journals from Other Periodicals (Cornell University Library) or watch a short video Scholarly vs. Popular Periodicals (Peabody Library, Vanderbilt University)

Article Databases

You may want to use article databases instead of OCtopus for more targeted searching. You can use  the database thesarus or subject guide to help with search terms:

Annual Review

The Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics synthesizes current research on "hot topics" in the field of Astronomy and Astrophysics, including: the sun; solar system and extrasolar planets; stars; the interstellar medium; galaxy and galaxies; active galactic nuclei; cosmology; and instrumentation and techniques, and the history of the development of new areas of research.


Google Scholar

Search for journal articles, conference papers, and other scholarly works from a variety of sources. Look for the Where Can I Get This? link to connect directly to the item you want, via the OC Library.

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Astronomy Magazines

Astronomy Journals

Some examples of journals available in article databases:

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Astronomy & Geophysics


Meteoritics & Planetary Science (MAPS) cover image
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Journal of the RASC

Back issues of the Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada are free to view on the RASC website.

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