Articles and Databases
Search databases to find articles in peer-reviewed journals, magazines, newspapers, reference sources, and other publications. Access from off campus with your FSC username and password.
This list shows academic journals in the discipline of Aviation. Click on "Full-Text Access" under each title to discover how to access journals via databases and in print.
Search for Aviation textbooks by course number via this list of textbooks on reserve. Also search by title in the Library's catalog. Request textbooks at the Circulation Desk. Use these books for up to two hours in the Library. Call numbers are designated by course number, e.g. AVN 101.
- Circulating Books: Located on the Lower Level. Check out up to 10 books for 2 weeks at a time with your FSC ID
- Reference Books: Located on the First Floor. Must be used within the Library. Includes encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, test prep books, etc.
Search for ebooks via the "Books and eBooks" tab on the Library website. Search by topic, title, author, etc. View materials as a PDF and access from off campus with your FSC username and password.
Airport Cooperative Research Program
The Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) carries out applied research on problems that are shared by airport operating agencies and are not being adequately addressed by existing federal research programs.
The Aviation Home Page
This searchable site contains information about the industry, education, clubs, companies, and more. Also see their art section for hundreds of pictures, or email an aviation greeting card to a friend.
This magazine contains selected full articles as well as sections on: Commercial Aviation, Business Aviation, Defense, and Space.
Find airports, airlines, pilot services, flight schools, maintenance companies, weather links, and a bookstore.
Jane's Airport Review
Contains selected free articles, but most are only available to subscribers.
They call themselves the "Busiest Aviation Hub in Cyberspace." Lots of recent news articles, links to suppliers, weather resources, and topics like aerobatics, hang-gliding, and hot air balloons.
NTSB - National Transportation Safety Board
The NTSB is an independent Federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the U.S. and significant accidents in other modes of transportation-railroad, highway, marine and pipeline.
NTSB Accident Database
The NTSB aviation accident database 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.
First Flight Centennial Website
A celebration of the first flight, with photos and links.
- Bureau of Transportation Statistics, US DOT
The goal of the BTS is "to improve the knowledge base for public decision making, and to improve public awareness of the nation's transportation system and its consequences." Contains airline information, GIS, and links to databases and the National Transportation Library. Search TRISOnline, which contains more than 400,000 records of published transportation research, or read the full text of the Journal of Transportation and Statistics.
- The Code of Federal Regulations-CFR
Search or Browse through the Federal Regulations, including aviation. Title 14 is Aeronautics and Space, and Title 49 is Transportation.
- US Department of Transportation
The US DOT is comprised of elev en individual operating administrations, including the FAA. Their website contains information about legislation, dockets, DOT Regulations, and much more.
- FAA-Federal Aviation Administration
See the links to FAA Organizations for Accident Investigations, Aviation Medicine, and more. See also the Air Traffic Publications Library. See also NOTAMs online, and Advisory Circulars
- FAA - Airport Compliance - http://www.faa.gov/airports/airport_compliance/
Airport design, safety, compliance, environmental issues, etc.
Aviation courses may use the American Psychological Association (APA) citation and format style. See below for basic guidelines and examples of APA citation style. See the “Citation Help” section for more details, examples, and sample APA papers.
Why you need to cite sources:
- Citing sources is the only way to use other people’s work without plagiarizing (i.e. if you are using any resource [journal article, book, website, report, interview, etc.], you NEED to give credit to the original source).
- The readers of your work need citations to learn more about your ideas and where they came from.
- Citing sources shows the amount of research you’ve done.
- Citing sources strengthens your work by lending outside support to your ideas.
In-text citations give credit to sources in the body of your paper. Use in-text citations when paraphrasing, directly quoting, or using ideas from sources.
- APA citation style uses the author-date method for in-text citations: Author(s)’ last name and the year of publication for the source should appear in parentheses in the text.
- Names may appear either in the sentence itself or in parentheses following the quotation or paraphrase, but the date should always appear in the parentheses, not in the text of your sentence.
Include page numbers if you are directly quoting the material.
Citations in the Reference List must correspond to in-text citations; The word or phrase you use in your in-text citations must be the first thing that appears on the left-hand margin of the corresponding entry in the Reference List.
- Separate page labeled “References,” double-spaced, same margins as rest of paper.
- Indent the second and subsequent lines of citations by 0.5 inches to create a hanging indent.
- Alphabetized by the last name of the first author of each work.
- Authors' names are inverted (last name, first initial)
- List all authors of a particular work for up to and including seven authors. If the work has more than seven authors, list the first six authors and then use ellipses (...) after the sixth author's name. After the ellipses, list the last author's name of the work.
Capitalization and Punctuation
- Capitalize only the first word of a title and subtitle and proper nouns (books, chapters, articles, web pages)
- Italicize titles of longer works such as books and journals.
- Do not italicize, underline, or put quotes around the titles of shorter works such as journal articles or essays in edited collections.
NoodleTools is a citation manager that can help you generate and format citations correctly.
- Select the type of resource you are citing (article, book, website, etc.) and NoodleTools will prompt you to enter required information. A citation is then generated in your selected format (APA).
- NoodleTools requires an account, so every time you log in your citations will be saved for you.
- When you are finished entering information, a reference list can be generated for you and exported to MS Word or Google Docs.
For more details and examples of APA citation style, visit the following websites:
- Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)
- American Psychological Association (APA): The Basics of APA Style tutorial
- The Writer’s Handbook: APA Documentation Guide (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
- Plagiarism.org: How Do I Cite Sources?
Also find books on APA citation style when you search the Library’s catalog by subject: Psychology -- Authorship -- Style manuals
Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA)
This site contains an aerospace medicine slide show, abstracts of meetings, and organizational information.
- Air League (London) CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
News and informatin promoting the cause of British aviation.
- Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
More than one-half the FAA-licensed pilots in the U.S. are members of AOPA.
- American Association of Airport Executives
Covers topics such as regulations, environment, and training. Also links to Airport Magazine, and The International Association of Airport Executives.
- American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
This organization provides links to publications, events, and membership information.
- International Aviation Womens Association
International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA) brings together women of achievement in the aviation industry and promotes their advancement internationally through the establishment of a worldwide network of aviation professional contacts.
- National Association of Flight Instructors
NAFI is dedicated exclusively to "raising and maintaining the professional standing of the flight instructor in the aviation community." This site lets you search for instructors or master instructors.
- National Association of State Aviation Officials
The states first established NASAO to ensure uniformity of safety measures, to standardize airport regulations and develop a truly national air transportation system responsive to local, state, and regional needs.
- United States Pilots Association
"USPA is designed to serve as the liaison between state pilots' organizations and to establish a national forum for common concerns and issues in aviation."
- Women In Aviation, International
"WIAI is a non-profit organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women in all aviation career fields and interests/"