"Research is what I am doing when I don't know what I am doing."- Werner Van Braun
Dowling Science and Mathematics Symposium 2011
Astronomy Linkslist from Dr. Manning

My Issues and Stuff
Curation Tools

The following links are helpful in research databases and journals, and some other robotic telescopes available online.

Helpful websites

BNL Library
  1. http://www.aps.org/
  2. http://adswww.harvard.edu/ (Important Astrophysics Data System)
  3. http://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/Dic9/ (SIMBAD is a great Astronomical Database)
  4. http://www.noao.edu/
  5. http://gtn.sonoma.edu/
  6. http://www.telescope.org/
  7. http://virtualtelescope.bellatrixobservatory.org/english.html
  8. http://www.astronomerswithoutborders.org/
  9. http://www.handsonuniverse.org/
  10. http://events.slooh.com/
  11. http://www.lightbuckets.com/
  12. http://www.global-rent-a-scope.com/
  13. http://www.aavso.org/

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Research Tools:


  • NoodleTools
  • NoodleTools Search Guides
  • NoodleTools Tutorial Video: Watch this to see how to find an article in the VRC. Then you can copy and paste an important section onto a notecard in NoodleTools. Be sure to hit "save" button at the end. You may want to search in more than one database. Use list provided in packet.

Curation Tools

Places To Get Free Full-Text Scientific Studies

  1. PLOS
  2. PNAS
  3. eLifeScience
  4. HighWire


The Boolean Machine
Deep Web Video
GMAIL and using Google
Copyright and Plagiarism
Permission Template

Writing and Style

Google Pronoun Shifts
Wordiness Exercise 1
Wordiness Exercise

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Internet Use
  1. Betty's Netiquette
  2. Netiquette Quiz
  3. Simple Netiquette Quiz

NoodleTools Tutorials
APA Citation Help (You may have to register to use some sites)
  1. Excellent APA Tutorial: http://www.apastyle.org/learn/tutorials/basics-tutorial.aspx
  2. APA Guide: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/

  1. Don't Bubbleus

  1. Designing Conference Posters
  2. Science Presentations
  3. Color Matters