Research Guide: Aviation

Aviation materials are found distributed over many general use databases. You will also find aviation adjacent materials (such as transportation, business, and weather) embedded in subject specific databases. OneSearch enables you to search many of these databases, as well as books and videos, all in one easy search. This is usually the best place to start.

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.

Science Direct Journals

ScienceDirect offers full text access to more than 1,600 peer-reviewed journals in biology, psychology, technology, economics, nursing, health sciences, law, and more. Full text coverage ranges from 1995 to the present. This database can also be used to search the entire collection of over 9,000 titles from their first issues to the present. Some full text content available.

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.

Transportation Research Record Index

The TRB Publications Index contains more than 70,000 papers, articles, and reports published by the Transportation Research Board, Highway Research Board, Strategic Highway Research Program, or the Marine Board from 1923 to date.

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.

Science in Context

Database designed to support science studies by providing contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics and showcase scientific disciplines that relate to real-world issues.

Web Resources

Federal Aviation Regulations

Published by the Federal Aviation Administration, this site features the most up-to-date regulations available.

Aviation Handbooks

This site offers quick access to handbooks and manuals published by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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.

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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