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These sources are "starting places" for finding journal articles, conference papers, standards and technical reports. Many contain full-text articles for which Purdue Libraries has subscriptions or links to the library catalog.
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Major Databases

These databases index journal articles, conference papers, and technical reports.

  • Aerospace & High Technology Database  
    Indexes aerospace journal articles, conference publications, and technical reports, including AIAA and NASA publications.
  • Technology Research Database  
    This database indexes journal articles, conference papers, and technical reports, including materials science, aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, and civil engineering. It incorporates Aerospace and High Technology, Materials Research Database with METADEX, Engineering Research Database, and all of their subfiles.
  • EI Engineering Village 2  
    Combines two databases called INSPEC and COMPENDEX and is very useful for journal articles and conference papers. The two databases include historic journals back to the late 1800s.

Basic Databases

These sources index a variety of journal articles from many disciplines, including aviation.

Big Picture Databases

These databases cover a hugh number of journal articles in many disciplines.  All have keyword searches with Web of Science and Scopus indexes title/abstracts/keywords while Google Scholar indexes full-text.  There is some overlap but also unique titles in each. 

  • Web of Science (also known as Science Citation Index Expanded)  Icon  Icon
    Covers references to a variety of in-depth journals and selected conference publications, including author abstracts, cited references, and related references covering the sciences, social sciences, and arts & humanities.
  • Scopus  Icon
    Indexes peer reviewed journals from 5,000 international publishers. It supports research needs of many disciplines including engineering, science, technology, and medicine. This is a new source in 2012 and permits downloads of many records. It does not cover as many years as Web of Science.
  • Google Scholar
    Is a free service to many online journals and books. Since Purdue pays subscriptions to many online journals, you may setup links to full-text sources using the OpenURL Referer
  • OpenURL Referrer
    Helps you set up links to Purdue Library holdings from Google Scholar. The OpenURL referrer put the Find It @ Purdue icon in your Google Scholar search results, allowing for quick, easy determination if you can get an electronic copy of an article.

Related Databases

  • TRID: the TRIS and ITRD Database
    Combines the records from Transportation Research Board's Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) Database and the OECD's Joint Transport Research Centre’s International Transport Research Documentation (ITRD) Database. TRID provides access to over 900,000 records of transportation research worldwide.
  • LexisNexis Academic  
    Contains full-text publications including general news; business, medical, and legal news and information; reference information. Includes aerospace and aviation magazines and legal publications

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