Class Research Guides
Please visit the LTCC Library for in depth research help.
When classes are in session the Library is open:
Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Friday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed weekends and holidays.
Got a paper due? Library staff are available to assist you from the start to the finish, from selecting your topic to polishing the citations. We recommend you use this page to launch your research.
To locate books, magazines, videos, DVD's, and Reserves that the LTCC Library owns, search the online catalog. For example, the LTCC library has a book called The Cosmic Connection: How Astronomical Events Impact Life on Earth that gives a sweeping tour of the cosmos and our place within it, located, with other ASTRONOMY books in the QB section of the library.
When choosing your research topic, it may be helpful to browse some of our print magazines that are available for checkout:
- American Scientist
- Popular Science
- Science News
- Scientific American
What other magazines does LTCC Library subscribe to? Over 10,000 magazine and journals are available online via the following databases.
EBSCOhost indexes thousands of full-text journals and resources.
Directory of Open Access Journals covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals in many languages.
Also consider these recommended web sites:
Science Reference Guide An excellent source from the Library of Congress for information about Astronomy.
Astronomy Cafe Do you have questions about Space that you can’t seem to get answers to? Here is a good place to begin.
Astronomy 161 and 162: The Solar System, Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology A series of lectures that provide an introduction to many elements of astronomy.
Curious About Astronomy? Ask an Astronomer! Actual scientists from Cornell will answer your questions and this site provides some of their favorite links to more information.
Skywatching Center: Tonight’s Sky What you can see in the sky this month? Click on a date for diagrams and descriptions that “guide your eye to something you can see that night.”
Gateway to the universe of X-ray astronom An overview of X-ray Astronomy and X-ray sources.
What is Archaeoastronomy The study of the astronomical practices, celestial lore, mythologies,
religions and world-views of all ancient cultures.
Prepare your Bibliography:
Use consistent citation formatting such as APA or MLA styles. For more information, see Style Guides for specific examples.
Your library is here to help you. (530) 541-4660 ext. 232