Institute of Astronomy

Library News

E-Resources in Astronomy & hints for home access

Published on 06/04/2020 

Here are some rich e-resources in astronomy, that should be available to staff and students working from home.  If you are using a university VPN access should be seamless.  Otherwise, it is possible to select 'Institutional Access' (sometimes called 'Shibboleth') then select 'University of Cambridge', you will then be asked to login via Raven.

Annual Reviews

E-Book Library of key books in astronomy

Published on 27/03/2020 

This is a list of key books in astronomy currently available as e-books.  It is not a comprehensive listing of all the e-books available.  All these should be available to current students and staff accessing through University of Cambridge computers, or remotely through a VPN.  You may need to use your Raven login.

LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Published on 18/03/2020 

The Institute of Astronomy Library is now closed until further notice, along with other University facilities, as a result of the corona virus crisis.

Please hold onto any books you have borrowed.  No fines will be imposed.  Do not attempt to return books by post, or by person, until we re-open.

The librarian/Information Manager can be contacted by email on ioalib AT ast.cam.ac.uk

We will try and keep website and social media channels informed of developments.

Mark Hurn (IoA Library)

Popular textbooks available online

Published on 17/03/2020 

 

Thanks to the Cambridge University Libraries ebooks team and publishers many popular textbooks including many in physics and astronomy are available online.

 

Textbooks on Cambridge Core

All 700 textbooks across all subjects on Cambridge Core have just been opened up for our users to access, until the end of May.

You can access the textbook collections from

New books for February/March 2020

Published on 28/02/2020 

These new books will be on display in the Hoyle Building Library Area until the end of March. There is a clipboard underneath the display where you can record your interest in any of the books. Once the display has been changed, the book will then be loaned to you at.

Thomas Harriot : a life in science / Robyn Arianrhod. New York : Oxford University Press, 2019. viii, 361 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm. ISBN:9780190271855 (3/HAR/A)

New books for January 2020

Published on 06/01/2020 

These new books will be on display in the Hoyle Building Library Area until the end of January. There is a clipboard underneath the display where you can record your interest in any of the books. Once the display has been changed, the book will then be loaned to you at.

Cosmological koans : a journey to the heart of physical reality / Anthony Aguirre. London : Allen Lane, 2019. xvi, 373 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm. ISBN:9780241422212 (11/AGU)

New Books for November-December 2019

Published on 20/11/2019 

These new books will be on display in the Hoyle Building Library Area until the new year. There is a clipboard underneath the display where you can record your interest in any of the books. Once the display has been changed, the book will then be loaned to you at.

Mastering academic writing in the sciences : a step-by-step guide / Marialuisa Aliotta. Academic writing in the sciences. Boca Raton, Florida : CRC Press, 2018. xxii, 178 pages ; 24 cm. ISBN:9781498701471 (RD - ALI)

New books for October 2019

Published on 10/10/2019 

Highlights this month include the IoA's Bob Argyle's book on double stars, a fantastic new atlas of Mars, and the story of Einstein in Britain.

These new books will be on display in the Hoyle Building Library Area for the month of October. There is a clipboard underneath the display where you can record your interest in any of the books. The book will then be loaned to you at the end of the month.

New books September 2019

Published on 06/09/2019 

These new books will be on display in the Hoyle Building Library Area for the month of September. There is a clipboard underneath the display where you can record your interest in any of the books. The book will then be loaned to you at the end of the month.

The women of the moon : tales of science, love, sorrow, and courage / Daniel R. Altschuler, Fernando J. Ballesteros. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019. x, 299 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm. ISBN:9780198844419 (3/ALT)

New books for August 2019

Published on 02/08/2019 

These new books will be on display in the Hoyle Building Library Area for the month of August. There is a clipboard underneath the display where you can record your interest in any of the books. The book will then be loaned to you at the end of the month.