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Astronomy: Books and eBooks


eBooks: Academic Collection (EBSCO) Database

Interesting E-Books titles in Astronomy


The Peninsula Library System Catalog shows the books available from libraries throughout San Mateo County. To access and search the catalog, you will need go to the library's homepage and select the Books tab. Once selected, type in the keyword (e.g. your topic) that you are researching then select the Go button.

To search for books only at Cañada, under the pull down menu select Search Cañada Library.

Astronomy Books in the Library

LC Call Numbers

Browsing the collection is a great way to find books. Look for the following Call Numbers in the Main Stacks for more information on your area of interest:

QB1-991              Astronomy

QB1-139              General

QB140-237          Practical and spherical astronomy

QB275-343          Geodesy

QB349-421          Theoretical astronomy and celestial mechanics

QB455-456          Astrogeology

QB460-466          Astrophysics

QB468-480          Non-optical methods of astronomy

QB495-903          Descriptive astronomy 

For more information see the Library of Congress Classification Outline

Search Tip:

For moons and satellites, try searching for the name of the moon and satellite in the subject field:

 "Europa (Satellite)"