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ASTRON 2141 - Life in the Universe

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Information for Students

Learn how to avoid fines, what you'll need to check out items, and how to get materials on reserve that aren't available right now.

Information for Students

Information for Instructors

Learn about what items can go on reserve, for how long, and where, as well as processing time, fines that may apply, and electronic resources.

Information for Instructors

Accessing Resources

This is a quick guide on how to read the status of items in the library catalog:

Available the item is ready to be checked out

Due: followed by a date and time the item is checked out and due back at the indicated date and time.

In Process the item is not ready to be checked out; it is currently being processed by staff, but should be available soon

To view the status of an item, you must click on the link in the column "click on link to view status" below

You can check out these items from the circulation desk of Thompson Library, located on the first floor at the East/Oval end

To check out materials please have a valid photo ID such as your BuckID or Driver's License

Fines for reserve items can be significant and these items must be returned back to Thompson Library circulation desk (Fine Information Link).

Find out more information about Thompson Library such as today's hours (Thompson Library Link).

If you are unable to access the eBooks or streaming video listed below, please email Emily Smock (

Instructor: Marc Pinsonneault

Physical Books or DVDs in Thompson Library

Title Author Call Number Loan Period Click on link to view status
Basin and range  John McPhee QE79 .M28 1990 2 hour Link
Microcosmos : four billion years of evolution from our microbial ancestors  Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan QH371 .M28 1997 2 hour Link
Packing for Mars : the curious science of life in the void Mary Roach QH327 .R63 2010 2 hour Link

Electronic Resources

Title (Direct Link to Resource) Author Call Number Link to Catalog