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Last Updated: 4-Apr-2014

Information and research sources in support of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AA) and affiiated labs and groups. The courses and research activities of the AA department cover most aspects of aircraft and spacecraft design, structures, fluid mechanics, dynamics and control and navigation, with strong emphasis on fundamental principles as well as on systems engineering.

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Databases and Online Resources

Bethesda, MD : Cambridge Scientific Abstracts,
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Provides bibliographic coverage of basic and applied research in aeronautics, astronautics, and space sciences. The database also covers technology development and applications in complementary and supporting fields such as chemistry, geosciences, physics, communications, and electronics. In addition to periodic literature, the database also includes coverage of reports issued by NASA, other U.S. government agencies, international institutions, universities, and private firms.
Reston, VA : American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
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Full-text access to AIAA Journal, Journal of Aircraft, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Journal of Propulsion and Power, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, and meeting papers.
New York [etc.]
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » Z5851 .E62 V.95:PT.10 1996
Engineering Index (Compendex) contains over seven million references and abstracts taken from over 5,000 engineering journals, conferences and technical reports. Online coverage is from 1969 to the present and includes nuclear technology, bioengineering, transportation, chemical and process engineering, light and optical technology, agricultural engineering and food technology, computers and data processing, applied physics, electronics and communications, control, civil, mechanical, materials, petroleum, aerospace and automotive engineering as well as narrower subtopics within all these and other major engineering fields.
[Piscataway, N.J.?] : IEEE, c1998-
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IEEE Xplore is a digital library providing full text access to the world's highest quality technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics. IEEE Xplore contains full text documents from IEEE journals, transactions, magazines, letters, conference proceedings, standards, and IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) publications. NEW CONTENT: IEEE eLearning Library with nearly 200 courses in communications, computing, engineering, power, professional development and dozens of other core and emerging technologies. IEEE-Wiley eBooks include all current year titles plus access to the complete backlist of more than 400 titles.
[United States] : Institution of Electrical Engineers, INSPEC service, [19--]-
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Contains citations and abstracts to the literature in physics, electrical engineering, electronics, telecommunications, computers, control technology, and information technology. Covers journal articles, conference papers, significant books, technical reports, dissertations, and patents. INSPEC is the premier database for physics & related disciplines but also covers areas like systems management and operations research.
[Hampton, Va. : National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Langley Research Center, 1994]
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Provides access to approximately 500,000 aerospace citations, 90,000 full-text documents, and 11,000 images and videos. An AIAA paper usually is indexed on NTRS if the paper was NASA funded in some way. Full-text of the document may or may not be available. Freely available.
New York, NY : NewSpace Global, LLC, c2013-
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Timely, accurate and critical information regarding the commercial space sector. Our subscription includes:
NSG Observer Private Company Database (350+ companies)
Thruster: NSG’s Monthly Market Tracking Report
Three live NSG indices (500+ companies)
NewSpace Watch Database
Warrendale, PA : Society of Automotive Engineers.
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Includes SAE Technical Papers since 1906 and access to the SAE Global Mobility Database (GMD) which includes summaries of more than 177,000 documents—technical papers, standards, regulations, journals, reports.
[New York] : Elsevier, 2004-
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The world’s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources. Contains 41 million records, 70% with abstracts including 18,000 titles from 5,000 publishers worldwide and over 3 million conference papers. Particularly strong international coverage of science and technology. Also includes sophisticated tools to track, analyze and visualize research. Linking between ScienceDirect and Scopus for the fulltext of the article and related research.
Bellingham, Wash. : SPIE
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Covers proceedings in biomedical optics, nano- and micro- technologies, medical imaging and more from 1990-current. NEW CONTENT: E-Books including 120 SPIE Press titles from the Field Guides, Monographs, and Tutorial Texts series
Philadelphia, PA : Institute for Scientific Information, c1998-
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Provides for forward or backward cited searching and citation counts for articles in engineering, science and medicine. Also includes Conference Proceeding Citation Index, Book Citation Index and Data Citation Index.

Handbooks and Encyclopedias


Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. : Wiley, 2010.
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Comprehensive encyclopedia published online in 2010 and continuously updated. Topics covered include mechanics, propulsion, guidance and control, electronics and instrumentation, communications, computer science, systems engineering, environmental science, noise and emissions. Contributions from Everitt, Jameson and Ou of Stanford. Online via Wiley Online Library.


The library collection includes thousands of titles for reference and research. To find print books in the library, search our library catalog, SearchWorks. You can also find many e-books in the catalog or you may want to browse our collection of E-Book Resources.

5th ed. Reston, Va. : American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, c2003.
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » TL551 .A32 2003
Oxford ; Boston : Butterworth-Heinemann, 2002.
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Bristol ; Philadelphia : Institute of Physics, c2001.
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » TL953 .O84 1998
Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Engineering Library (Terman) » Stacks » TL671.2 .K76 2010
Washington, DC : American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, c1989.
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » TL709 .A44 1989
2nd ed. Reston, Va. : American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, c2004.
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San Diego : Academic Press, c1999.
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » TL795 .M48 1999
7th ed. New York : John Wiley & Sons, c2001.
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » TL782 .S8 2001
2nd ed. Boston, Mass : Focal Press, c1997.
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » TK5104 .I53 1997
New York : McGraw-Hill, c2003.
Engineering Library (Terman) » Stacks, non-circulating item » TL509 .S664 2003