Uco Van Wijk Memorial Library
The department library is named after one of the first astronomers at the University of Maryland. Our collection is located in CSS 0246 (with an annex in CSS 0235). It includes books, conference series, professional journals, non-technical magazines, chart collections, a nearly-complete set of department theses, and other intriguing arcana. We are always looking for good books to add; please contact Eric McKenzie with suggestions. (Don't forget to check the university library system, too; they have lots of astronomy books.)
- Astronomy Library: Book Search
Do an online search through our 4000 book collection!
(You can also use the "books KEYWORD" command from any department computer terminal window.)
- Astronomy Library: New Books
A list of the books that we've acquired since 2009.
- Annual Reports of Observatories
A searchable database of worldwide observatories and their annual reports, many with online versions.
- University Of Maryland Libraries
Find the other libraries on campus and access their online search capabilities. Note that many books are now available for viewing as e-books. Many other resources are available to the UMD community, such as the following:
- Electronic Journals - access
- Electronic Journals - subscription list for Astronomy (Excel file)
- UM Database Finder (Webster's, Britannica Online, etc.)
- O'Reilly Technical/Programming Books
- ADS Abstract Service
Find research papers with The Astronomical Data System's (ADS) Abstract Service.
- The Library of Congress
The Library of Congress has an extensive list of additional resources.