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List of aeronautics and astronautics resources.
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Journal Indexing

Search here to see which database(s) indexes and provides abstracts for a particular journal.

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Call Numbers

Aerospace TL 500--4050 



Aero
 TL 500-779

Astro TL 787-4050

TL's are located on the 7th Floor in Barker

References

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Aerospace and Related Databases

Formerly known as Aerospace and High Technology Database
  • Includes substantial international coverage.
  • Coverage from 1962 to present.
  • Supports other fields such as chemistry, geosciences, physics, communications and electronics.
ARC is Aerospace Research Central, the new platform for AIAA’s electronic content
  • Coverage from 1963 to present.
  • Full text of all technical papers & articles from AIAA journals.
  • Includes all ebooks published through 2010
  • Bibliographic information for all current standards - Search Barton for full text, if not found request that standard be purchased. 
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • Full text of Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) technical papers published after 1998 to present.
  • Comprehensive index to all SAE publications back to 1906.
  • Indexes SAE Aerospace Standards.
     

    Government Sponsored Aerospace Databases

    The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) was a federal agency created in 1915
    • NACA was the precursor to NASA.
    • Contains full text of all NACA reports from 1917-1958.
    The NASA Technical Report Server (NTRS):
    • Contains abstracts of most NASA and NACA reports.
    • Some full text is available online.
    The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Aircraft Accident Reports:
    • Contains information from 1962 and later about civil aviation accidents and selected incidents within the United States, its territories and possessions, and in international waters.
    • Reports provide details about aircraft accidents.
    The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Aircraft Accident Database:
    • Contains information from 1962 to present.
    • Covers civil aviation accidents and selected incidents within the United States, its territories and possessions, and in international waters.
    • Reports provide details about aircraft accidents.
    National Transportation Safety Board Reports:
    • List of some of the major full text reports available online.
       

      General Databases

      Compendex
      • Coverage: 1884 to present.
      • Most comprehensive engineering database in the world.
      Scopus
      • Largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature.
      • Sophisticated tools to track, analyze and visualize research.
      Web of Science
      • Coverage: 1900 to present.
      • General science database.
      • Shows how many times an article has been cited, and who has cited it.
      • Links to full text when available.
      Dissertations & Theses
      • indexing and abstracting of dissertations and theses from 1861 to present.
      • full text for most dissertations from 1997 to present.
      • Comprehensive coverage of North American.

      eBooks

      Books 24x7
      • Aircraft Design
      • Flight Dynamics & Control
      • Flight Testing
      • Manufacture & Planning
      • Propulsion
      • Radar
      • Space System Design
      • Structures & Materials
      • Technologies
      Knovel
      • Over 200 + titles
      CRCnetBASE
      • Over 250 + titles

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      Definitions

      At a basic level:

      Aeronautics:  Studies the mechanics of air.

      Astronautics: Studies the mechanics of space beyound the earth's atmosphere.

      Aerospace:  The umbrella term for all things AeroAstro.

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