Answered By: Anne Sherwin
Last Updated: Jun 02, 2017     Views: 90

The following databases are recommended as starting points for your research:

  • Jane's All the World’s Aircraft - Provides exhaustive technical detail on civil and military aircraft in production or under development around the world, including aircraft platforms, systems and technologies, detailed technical specifications, photographs and line drawings, and key contracts, programmes and customers.
    On the site, click on A-Z in the central My Subscriptions box to reach AWA Development and Production. Please note that only 5 simultaneous users are allowed. At busy times you may have to wait to gain access to this resource.

  • Science Direct - A leading full-text scientific database offering articles from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and chapters from more than 11,000 books. Coverage is from at least 1995 onwards, although many publications are much earlier.
  • SpringerLink - Access to a wealth of online journals from Springer covering all aspects  of science and engineering.
  • Web of Science - The world’s leading scholarly literature, including journal articles and conference proceedings from about 1900 onwards. Note that this database does not contain full-text, but it provides links to it where it is available.

All these databases may be accessed through the Library's Resources page. Select Aeronautical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering from the subject menu.

For more information please see How can I find a subject database?