Astronomy & Physics Guide

This page lists only subject-specific resources for Astronomy and Physics. General information about searching for resources is available on the Guides page and in the options at the right (or at the bottom) of this page.

On this page:

Find Astronomy & Physics Books

See the Find Books page for general information about finding books, including how to:

  • search LibCat
  • understand call numbers
  • locate books on the shelves
  • request books that are not immediately accessible

Scientific Writing

The Craft of Scientific Writing
General Collection: T 11 .A37 2018

How to Write Technical Reports: Understandable Structure, Good Design, Convincing Presentation, 2nd ed.
General Collection: T 11.H4713 2019

Learning to Communicate in Science and Engineering
General Collection: Q 223 .P64 2010

Scientific Writing and Communication: Papers, Proposals, and Presentations
General Collection: Q223 .H63 2014

Some Reference Titles

The Reference Collection is behind the Information Desk on the 2nd floor (Main Level). These books cannot be checked out but pages can be photocopied or scanned.

General Science

McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (4 volumes)
Reference Collection Q 121 .M3 2002


Astronomy Encyclopedia
Reference Collection: QB 14 .A875 2002

Cambridge Dictionary of Astronomy
Reference Collection: QB 14 .M55 2001

Data Book of Astronomy
Reference Collection: QB 64 .M623 2000

Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics (4 volumes)
Reference Collection: QB 14 .E534 2001

Facts on File Dictionary of Astronomy
Reference Collection: QB 14 .F3 2000

Firefly Encyclopedia of Astronomy
Reference Collection :QB 14 .F48 2004

Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Universe
Reference Collection: QB 14 .I588 2001


CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
Reference Collection: QD 65 .H3

Encyclopaedia of Scientific Units, Weights and Measures
Reference Collection: QC 94 . C295 2003
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Oxford Dictionary of Physics
Reference Collection: QC 5 .C56 2000

Physics Companion
Reference Collection: QC 21.3 .F58 2003

Weather Almanac
Reference Collection: QC 983 .W38 2001

Dissertations and Theses

The library has access to the full text of many theses and dissertations, most of which have extensive lists of references. Some examples of material available in full-text:

Jaeggli, Sarah A. An Observational Study of the Formation and Evolution of Sunspots. University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa, 2011.

Orme, Jennifer. Topics in Supersymmetry Phenomenology at the Large Hadron Collider. University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa, 2011.

Dissertations and Theses from ProQuest (Licensed for UH Hilo users only)
Online access to full text of doctoral dissertations and graduate theses from universities around the world, including all campuses of the University of Hawaiʻi.

Find Astronomy & Physics Journal Articles

See the Find Articles page for general information about finding magazine, journal, and newspaper articles, including how to:

  • search specialized databases
  • understand the difference between a scholarly journal and a magazine
  • request articles that are not immediately accessible

Science databases the library has access to (be sure to select the link for your campus!):

Find Astronomy & Physics Websites and Organizations

A list of websites and organizations for astronomy and physics topics.