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Astronomy: Start Your Research

When to Use Encyclopedias

Encyclopedias are ideal for starting research, helping you to focus your research and saving you time. In just a few pages, most encyclopedias provide:

  • basic, background information about various topics.
  • essential who, what, when, where, where, why, and how of a topic,
  • key terminology of the subject
  • a bibliography at the end to help you find other quality resources.

Jack C. Davis Observatory at WNC

WNC hosts free star gazing parties and lectures at the Observatory every Saturday night (weather permitting) after dusk.

More information:

Western Nevada Astronomical Society

Online Encyclopedias

The following databases include the full content of over 700 general and specialized encyclopedias.

Highlighted Reference Materials

Contact the Library:

Carson City Campus Library
 2201 W. College Parkway, Carson City, NV 89703
Main: (775) 445-3229

 Beck Library, Fallon Campus
160 Campus Way, Fallon, NV 89406
Main: (775) 423-5330