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Student Projects: Historical Astronomy/Archeoastronomy

Cultures/Early Astronomers

Search Tip: Search both archeoastronomy and archaeoastronomy as those are two accepted spellings.  You can search the two terms simultaneously by performing the following search: archeoastronomy or archaeoastronomy.

Major civilizations: British Isles, Stonehenge, Chinese, Egyptians, Greeks, Mayans, Native Americans & Romans

Major famous astronomers: Tycho Brahe, Giovanni Cassini, Nicolas Copernicus, Christian Doppler, Eratosthenes, Galileo, Galilei, Edmond Halley, William and Caroline Hershel, Christian Huygens, Johan Kepler & Isaac Newton

World Book Online

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Log in using the ID: sunvalley (notice there is no space).


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Need help? See the "How to Search JSTOR" guide.

Log in using the username: sun, and password: valley.

Windows to the Universe

Check out the links below from the website.





Use the search terms above to search

How Do I Log-in?

You are already logged-in when you are at school.  To access these resources from home or anywhere else, see below:

Destiny (library catalog): 

Log in using your Google PDSD student account.  

Databases and Encyclopedias:

World Book and JSTOR use the username: sun, and password: valley.   

Gale in Context High School, Gale Literary Sources and Gale Virtual Reference Center use the ID: sunvalley (notice there is no space).

Ebsco Explora, History Reference Center, Literary Reference Center, Science Reference Center and Ebsco Ebooks use the username: sun, and the password: valley2022!  

All of the other databases are provided through POWER Library, which allows you to sign up for a free eCard to use their eResources or you can enter your public library card number.  If you don't have a public library card, you can sign up for one to access their large collection of ebooks, audiobooks, emagazines and their databases.  Fill out this form and they'll send you a card number ASAP.

See or email Mrs. Smith for help:  


Research databases

Salem History

Sweet Search

Star Teach Astronomy