[SAO/NASA ADS]   ADS Abstract Service
ADS Services

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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 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.