The SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System Abstract Service provides a
gateway to the online Astronomy and Physics literature.
You can navigate this content using the following query interfaces:
Each database contains abstracts from articles and monographs published
in the different disciplines. The databases cover all the major
journals, many minor journals, conference proceedings, several
Observatory reports and newsletters, many NASA reports, and PhD theses.
- The new ADS,
featuring a clean new look, advanced search and filtering options
as well as visualizations.
- Astronomy and Astrophysics Classic Search,
an legacy interface which searches the 2,342,853 records
currently in the Astronomy database,
including 200,649 abstracts from Planetary Sciences and Solar Physics journals
- Physics and Geophysics Classic Search,
an legacy interface which searches the 9,466,008 records
currently in the Physics database,
including 630,939 abstracts from APS
journals and 465,938 abstracts from SPIE
- arXiv Preprints Classic Search,
an legacy interface which searches the 1,451,866 records
consisting of all the papers published in the
arXiv e-print archive
- Science Education Classic Search,
a legacy interface to the literature in Science Education
Research and related publications (a selected subset of
publications from the above databases)
The arXiv e-print database contains preprints submitted to the
arXiv e-print archive.
ADS maintains this database to allow searches on the latest literature
being published, with links to the fulltext available from the arXiv.
We also provide access to scanned images of articles from most of
the major and most smaller astronomical journals, as well as
several conference proceedings series. All scanned articles are
linked to the corresponding references in the ADS. They can be accessed
through the search system linked to on this page or through
ADS browse interface.
As an additional service to the astronomical community,
ADS has also been maintaining a database of people involved in
astronomy research. If you need to locate somebody in the community,
you can use the
astroperson search form.