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Academic Onefile 
Academic OneFile contains peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources, with extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily.  Virtual Tour

General Science Collection  
A customized selection of journals that feature a wide range of general science topics. Virtual Tour



Astronomy Magazine
Astronomy.com is for anyone who wants to learn more about astronomy events, cosmology, planets, galaxies, asteroids, astrophotography, the Big Bang, and more.

News center, gallery, discoveries, sci-tech, fun and games, and reference desk.

Khan Academy: Cosmology & Astronomy
Join a global classroom online and take free lessons. All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years. Best viewed via Google Chrome

NASA.gov brings you images, videos and interactive features from the unique perspective of America's space agency.  There's even an astronomy picture of the day and a NASA Kid's Club.

National Geographic: Science & Space
Get information, facts, photos, news, videos, and more about planets and their moons. 

Science Daily - Astronomy News
Browse news stories, videos, images and RSS feeds.

Sky & Telescope Magazine
News, observing tips, how-to advice, and more.


Community and Local Links

Buffalo Astronomical Association
An organization composed of people from all walks of life who share in a common love for the wonders of the universe, that has a newsletter and various events. 

Buffalo Museum of Science
Dedicated to the study and interpretation of the natural and physical sciences, the Buffalo Museum of Science's extensive collections and artifacts represent all facets of the natural world with an emphasis on Western New York as well as man-made objects spanning the globe. Anchoring Buffalo's East Side in Olmsted-designed Martin Luther King, Jr. Park since 1929, the museum presents a wide variety of programs and services for children, teachers, families, adults and community organizations throughout the year.

Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center
Located in Hamburg, New York for unique learning opportunities in astronomy.

Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium
Provides students and visitors with viewings of stars, constellations, nebulae, galaxies, planets, and much more. Located in Buckham Hall at Buffalo State College, the planetarium offers seasonal shows that are open to the campus community and the general public


Library Materials

Click on the following topics for a quick search in the Library's Catalog.

History of Astronomy
Outer Space
Solar System
Space Shuttles