Literature searching

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How can I find out what scientists already know about a particular astronomy topic or object?

Searching the literature is an essential part of doing research. Reading the literature is different than reading a newspaper article.

Most coherent, developed, tested materials

Movie (21:54) on basics of astronomical literature searching (by Luisa Rebull, 2016)

Movie (15:57) on how to read scientific literature (by Luisa Rebull, 2016)

Movie (17:38) on a case study on how to read a scientific paper with a goal of getting data out. It was for one of my IC417 teams, so it uses a paper relevant to IC417. (by Luisa Rebull, 2016)

Less coherent materials

Literature searching worksheet (by Luisa Rebull, circa 2009 but updated slightly)