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Astronomy: Encyclopedias

This research guide contains resources used to find information on astronomy-related topics.

What is an encyclopedia?

A subject-specific encyclopedia (or encyclopedic set) is a single (or multi-volume) reference work that provides background information on a more specialized discipline.

Print Encyclopedias

Electronic Encyclopedias

Some of these reference works can be searched and abstracts of articles can be viewed for free from the publishers' websites.  If you need the entire full-text of an article you find, please use our Document Delivery Request form.

Subject Guide

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