Additional Library Resources

Search Tools:

DTIC Multisearch - Federated search from the Defense Technical Information Center
 
NASA Technical Reports Server - NTRS provides access to approximately 500K aerospace related citations, 90K full-text online documents, and 111K images and videos. NTRS numbers continues to grow over time as new scientific and technical information (STI) is created or funded by NASA. The type of information found in NTRS include: conference papers, images, journal articles, photos, meeting papers, movies, patents, research reports, and technical videos.
 
Worldcat - Worldwide catalog of libraries' holdings
 
ARIBIB - The ARIBIB is an on-line database for astronomical bibliography. Can be searched by an author index or a search form with various options. It does not contain abstracts.
 
Science.gov - Science.gov searches over 40 databases and 1,950 selected websites, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information, including research and development results. Includes Astronomy and Space, as well as Earth and Ocean Sciences subject categories.

 

Astronomy Resources:

Union List of Astronomy Serials (ULAS) - Bibliographic information for (primarily) non-commercial publications of observatories and institutions concerned with research in astronomy. To each of the approximately 2300 titles included are appended the holding records of 42 contributing libraries, representing the most comprehensive astronomical collections in North America, with selected holdings from China, Europe, India, and South America as well.  
 
Annual Reports of Observatories - Searchable listing of those observatories that have annual reports and where to find them.
 
Library of Congress Astronomy/Astrophysics Tracer Bullet - LC Subject Headings, Bibliographies, and other resources on astronomy.
   
Historical Conference ProceedingsObservatory Publications, and Journal Publications scanned by ADS and available on their website.

 

Outside Repositories with USNO Archival Material:

National Archives - Records of the U.S. Naval Observatory. Records related to the Depot of Charts and Instruments, 1830-1842, are found in Record Group 45 (Naval Records Collection of the Office of Naval Records and Library). The main source of US Naval Observatory records in Record Group 78. 
 
Library of Congress - The Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, holds the Naval Historical Foundation collection of correspondence of the Naval Depot of Charts and Instruments, 1833-54, of the Naval Observatory, 1866-1895, and of the Nautical Almanac Office. Also at the Library of Congress are the personal papers of Louis Goldsborough, Charles Wilkes, James Melville Gillis, Cleveland Abbe, Asaph Hall, and Simon Newcomb. 
 
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History 
 
Naval History and Heritage Command Archives 
 
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