Melinda M Livas
Student Services Librarian
by Melinda M. Livas – November 17, 2021
Library resources for Aerospace Engineering.
AIAA meeting papers contain the most recent discoveries in aerospace and related fields.
Coverage: 1963 – present.
The most comprehensive bibliographic database of engineering research literature, containing references to over 5000 engineering journals and conferences. About half the citations (from 2600 journals and conferences) include abstracts and indexing in the records.
Citations from scholarly journals, conference proceedings, books, reports, and dissertations in physics, electrical engineering and electronics, computers and control, and information technology. Coverage: 1898 – present.
Provides access to full-text IEEE transactions, journals, conference proceedings, and standards and IEE/IET journals and conferences. Offers basic, advanced, author and table of contents searching.
Contains abstracts and full-text documents (1917-1958) to NASA’s predecessor the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.
Keyword searchable database of NASA-wide technical reports.
Members of the NASA community – NASA civil servants, contractors, and grantees – who have access to registered content in the NASA STI Repository can use the sign-in button to authenticate via their Agency launchpad credentials. Registered content includes the complete STI collection.
SAE is a database of technical papers, magazine and journal articles, books, reports, and standards published by the Society of Automotive Engineers. Coverage: full-text technical papers 1906 – present, full-text journal articles 1998 – present.
The SPIE Digital Library is a comprehensive, online tool for locating papers on optics, photonics, optoelectronics, and imaging. Subject coverage is broad across optical technology, including astronomy, aerospace, remote sensing, biomedical optics, communications & fiber optics, electronic & medical imaging, lasers, microelectronics & micromachining, nanotechnology, optical physics, chemistry & biology, and signal & image processing. About 15,000 papers are added annually.
TRID includes over 900,000 records covering transportation research from ITRD and TRIS. It includes TRB publications going back to 1923, including Highway Research Board, SHRP, and Marine Board publications. Also indexed are Environmental Impact Statements, theses, reports, and research in progress.
Use Web of Science to find scholarly articles in all disciplines, including chemical engineering and materials science. This database can also be used to identify articles that cite an author or article that you specify. Coverage: 1900 – present. Cited Reference Searching: 1900 – present.
Scopus indexes, selectively abstracts and provides citation analysis for approximately 20,000 peer-reviewed journals from more than 5,000 international publishers, as well as 2,600 open access journals, published sets of conference proceedings, trade publications, books, and patents. Coverage extends across disciplines in the life and health sciences, the physical sciences, the social sciences and the arts and humanities.
Contains abstracts and bibliographic citation information on articles in mechanics and related fields published in over 500 international journals. Available at PSE TA1.A6, V.1, 1948-2004.
Abstracts of papers and articles in aerospace and astronautics.
Full Text Available at HathiTrust. Physical copy is Library Use Only Z5063.A2 I57
Search Journal by title. Lists only online journals that UC Davis has an online subscription to. If we have a print subscription, the journal will not be listed here.
UC Library Search connects all 10 University of California campuses through a unified discovery and borrowing system. At UCD, our researchers can also search the collections of Mabie Law Library, which is part of the School of Law.
Use UC Library Search to find books, eBooks, and other research materials.
Feel free to use Google Books to identify titles you might be interested in.
–Use Google Books to search for phrases or topics you are interested in (works well for technical terms).
–Then search for the title of the book(s) in UC Library Search.
Search millions of records for books, journal titles and materials in other formats from approximately 12,000 libraries worldwide. Coverage: 1000 A.D. to the present.
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Springer eBooks include more than 60,000 titles in English (and selectively in German) from every scientific discipline and many social sciences.
|Wiley Online Library Ebook Collection – NOTE: Interface does not separate ebooks from Wiley ejournals.
Over 2,000 books with 2011-2016 publication dates. The Wiley ebook license comes with broad and favorable rights for, scientific, scholarly and educational uses.
|UC Press eBooks Collection [via eScholarship]–
The University of California eBooks Collection includes about 2,000 titles and is made available through a partnership between the University of California Press and the California Digital Library’s eScholarship program.
HathiTrust is a collection of books digitized by US research libraries. You can search the full-text of over 10 million books, but access to some of the content is restricted. To search for full-text books only:
|Cambridge Dictionary of Space Technology||Location: PSE REF TL788 W54 2001|
|Encyclopedia of Fluid Mechanics||Location: PSE Reference TA357 E53 1986|
|An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation||Location: PSE Reference TL509 K78 2005|
|International Encyclopedia of Aviation||Location: PSE REF TL509 I631 1977|
|Jane’s Aerospace Dictionary||Location: PSE REF TL509 G86 1988|
|SAE Dictionary of Aerospace Engineering||Location: PSE REF TL509 S24 1998|
|Space Sciences Dictionary||Location: PSE REF QB497 K58 1990|
|World Encyclopedia of Civil Aircraft||Location: PSE REF TL515 A8413 1982|
|AIAA Aerospace Design Engineers Guide||Location: PSE TL551 .A32 2003|
|Aviation & Aerospace Almanac||Location: PSE REF TL501 A834 2003|
|Avionics Handbook||Location: PSE TL695 A8163 2001|
|Engineered Materials Handbook||Location: PSE REF TA403 E497 1987|
|Flow Measurement Engineering Handbook||Location: PSE TA357.5 M43 M55 1996|
|Handbook of Fluid Dynamics||Location: PSE TA357 H2858 1998|
|Handbook of Fluid Dynamics and Fluid Machinery||Location: PSE TA357 H286 1996|
|Handbook of Heat and Mass Transfer||Location: PSE TJ260 H36 1986|
|Handbook of Mechanics, Materials, and Structures||Location: PSE TA350 H23 1985|
|Illustrated Encyclopedia of Space Technology||Location: PSE TL787 I44 1989b|
|Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft||Location: PSE REF TL501 J3 2011/12|
|Jane’s Avionics||Location: PSE REF TL695 J36 2011/12|
|Jane’s Space Directory||Location: PSE REF TL790 J36 1996/97|
|SAE Fatigue Design Handbook||Location: PSE TL240 S237 1997|
|Selective Guide to Literature on Aerospace Engineering||Location: PSE REF TL790 D46 1997|
|Space Almanac||Location: PSE REF QB500 C87 1992|
|The standard handbook for aeronautical and astronautical engineers||Location: PSE TL509 S664 2003|
|World Aviation Directory||Location: PSE REF TL512 W6 2001|
|Applied Aerodynamics: A Digital Textbook||Compressible Aerodynamics Calculator|
|Fluid Flow Calculator||McGraw-Hill’s AccessEngineering|
|Metallic Materials and Elements for Aerospace Vehicle Structures – MIL-HDBK 5 (rev. J)||Physical Reference Data [NIST Physics Lab]|
|Standard Atmosphere Computations||Thermophysical Properties of Fluid Systems|
|UIUC Airfoil Data Site|
Patents are defined as “A license to manufacture, sell, or deal in an article or commodity, to the exclusion of other persons; in modern times, a grant from a government to a person or persons conferring for a certain definite time the exclusive privilege of making, using or selling some new invention.” (Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition)
Standards and specifications are documents that describe and/or recommend a set of rules and conditions for how materials and products should be manufactured, defined, measured, or tested. Standards are used to establish minimum levels of performance and quality and optimal conditions and procedures for the purpose of ensuring compatibility of products and services from different sources. Specifications tend to have more limited applications than standards and generally establish requirements for materials, products, or services. Standards and specifications may be issued by voluntary technical or trade associations, professional societies, national standards bodies, government agencies, or by international organizations.
EndNote is citation management software that allows you to store, manage, and format bibliographic citations, and easily change formatting of citations in Word documents. Available, and free to UC Davis students, faculty & staff (campus has a site license).
Two versions are available:
Below are training videos on the major elements of the EndNote Program. For more information, you are welcome to browse EndNote’s full selection of training videos on YouTube by going to their channel, EndNote Training.
Instructions for Importing Citations into EndNote
Directions for transferring citations into EndNote for the Mac and Windows are given for the version indicated. EndNote Web operates independently of version updates.
Visit these reputable sources for examples of APA style citations.
This comprehensive resource from Purdue University includes instructions on creating in-text citations and References lists.
Created by the University of California Libraries.
These free tools prompt you to enter in the components of a citation, and configure the elements according to APA guidelines. Make sure you verify the accuracy of your results by consulting the Publication Manual!
Developed by the North Carolina State University Libraries.
This site is maintained by the Hekman Library at Calvin College in Michigan. Select ‘APA’ from the Citation Styles menu.
Select the type of source you are citing and complete the web form. For books, you can enter an ISBN to populate the form automatically.
This tool is useful if you only need to generate citations for a couple of sources.
|Aerospace Industries Association||AHS International – The Vertical Flight Society|
|American Astronautical Society||American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)|
|Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International||European Space Agency|
|Federal Aviation Administration||National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)|
|National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)||National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC)|
|Planetary Society||Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)|
|Society of Flight Test Engineers||Space Frontier Foundation|
|Space Studies Institute||Universities Space Research Association|