Research Guide: Aviation

Background Information

More books on this topic can be found using the Library's catalog.

  • Dictionary of Aviation
  • REF TL 509. H 25 1991
  • Encyclopedia of Technical Aviation
  • REF TL 509. B 75 2003
  • Federal Aviation Regulations Aeronautical Information Manual: Rules and Procedures for General Aviation, Sport Pilots, and Instructors
  • REF TL 710. F 37 2010
  • Flight and Flying: A Chronology
  • REF TL 515. B 23 1994
  • SAGA Directory of International Aviation Products and Services
  • REF UG 1240. S 2 1993
  • Visual Dictionary of Flight
  • REF TL 547. E 85 1992
  • Who's Who in Aviation History: 500 Biographies
  • REF TL 539. L 57 1994

Journal Articles

Academic Search Premier

This database can be used to locate articles on a wide variety of topics including aviation, pilot training and research, transportation, and more. This interdisciplinary database also offers articles on health, psychology, law, and a large collection of newspaper articles.

Business Source Premier

This general business database can be used to locate scholarly and popular articles on the aviation industry.

Applied Science & Technology

This database focuses on the science and engineering of flight and contains a wide variety of articles about technological advancements, aerodynamics, and much more.

Vocational & Career Collection

This database offers access to trade and industry journals in the field of aviation.

Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board

The Transportation Research Record is a highly-cited, peer-reviewed journal that covers a wide variety of topics in transportation. This site offers access to full text journals from 1996 to the present.

Web Resources

Aviation Handbooks

This site offers quick access to handbooks including Advanced Avionics Handbook, Aeronautical Information Manual, Aviation Instructor's Handbook, Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, pilot safety brochures, and many more.

Aviation Weather Service

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) maintains this site especially for pilots and other aviation professionals. It can be used to monitor weather conditions around the United States, including turbulence, winds and temperatures, icing, and more.

Federal Aviation Administration

This government agency's site is a portal to a wide variety of information about aviation and related US laws. This site offers instant access to the FAA regulations, advisory circulars, airworthiness directives, job opportunities, and much more.

National Transportation Library

Developed by the Research and Innovative Transportation Administration, this database can be used to locate books, articles, and government documents on all topics pertaining to transportation.

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