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Astronomy is the study of the cosmos from early to modern times, using observational techniques to study the solar system planets, satellites and minor bodies. The origin and evolution of the solar system are also studied.
Information in this guide will be useful to anyone taking an astronomy class or with an interest in astronomy. Although College of the Redwoods does not offer a major specifically in Astronomy, the subject is an elective in the Associate of Arts Degree, Liberal Arts: Science Exploration degree.
Useful and Relevant Search Words
These are some of the search words that students may need for an astronomy research paper. Other words may be useful in addition to those listed below. Consult your textbook, class notes, or assignment guidelines for topic ideas. Be sure to use scientific or technical terms when researching and writing your paper.
Resources available at Del Norte Educational Center Library
Students and faculty at the Del Norte Educational Center in Crescent City can access the same resources and services available to Eureka Campus students. Books from Eureka can be requested and delivered to Del Norte, and vice versa. Online resources are set up to be accessible to all students from any location at any time. Use your Student I.D. number as your password.
Always ask your instructor what citation style should be used for research projects. See below for links to helpful resources.
NoodleTools provides helpful tools for managing and organizing research projects that includes NoodleBib, used to create and save MLA 8th ed. or APA 6th ed. citation lists or annotated bibliographies, that can be exported to Word or Google docs. Create a personal account to create, save, and edit citation lists, outlines, notes, for any or all of your research projects.
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Just need one or two quick citations? use NoodleTools Express to format, copy, and paste single citations. Note: citations are not saved and cannot be exported to a word processor; use the full version to access all features.