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Southern Illinois University
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Frequently Used

  • TRID: The TRIS and ITRD Database (Transportation Research Board of the National Academies)
    Contains records for articles, books, reports, and conference papers about aviation and other transportation industries. Use I-Share@Morris Library (limit to SIUC) to see if SIUC has access to full text or print. For help, contact Mark Watson (618-453-2949) or the Information Desk at Morris Library (618-453-2818).
  • LexisNexis Academic Search - Legacy Interface see Nexis Uni
    Covers aviation trade journals. Use the tabs above the search box to the left to search for business and legal information. Company information can be accessed via the "Companies" tab. Customized company lists can also be created.
  • Business Source Complete  
    Business Source Complete is a scholarly business database that includes citations and some full text content about the aviation industry, operations research and management, etc. May search by keyword, subject, ticker symbols, and North American Industry Classification System code. Sample codes include: 48 (Transportation); 488111 (Air traffic control); 481110 (Scheduled Air transportation).
  • Computers & Applied Sciences Complete  
    This index contains *some* full text, and includes access to Aviation Week and Space Technology with a one month embargo.
  • Wall Street Journal (1984-present)  

Also Try

  • Academic Search Complete  
    Academic Search Premier searches both popular magazines and academic journals in nearly every academic subject. It includes full text of many, but not all, of the articles.
  • Accident and Incident Data (FAA)
    Includes links to reports (preliminary and final data), runway incursion data and research, commercial carrier fatalities, the Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS) databases, etc.
  • Airport Cooperative Research Program
    From the website: "The Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) is an industry-driven, applied research program that develops near-term, practical solutions to problems faced by airport operators. ACRP is managed by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies and sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The research is conducted by contractors who are selected on the basis of competitive proposals."
  • Aviation Accident Database and Synopses (National Transportation Safety Board)
    Contains information from 1962 to date (with full text for many reports after 1993) about civil aviation accidents and incidents in the US and its territories. The site includes a searchable database, monthly lists of accidents, datasets, investigations nearing completion, a link to the FAA Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing System, and GILS record.
  • Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing System (ASIAS) (FAA)
    Links to 9 databases, including FAA Accident/Incident Data System (AIDS), Air Registry, Aviation Safety Reporting System, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Near Midair Collision System, NTSB Safety Recommendations to the FAA with FAA Responses, NTSB Aviation Accident and Incident Data System, Runway Safety Office Runway Incursion, and World Aircraft Summary.
  • Aviation Tradescan
    Location: Morris Library Basement
    Call Number: HE9761.1 .A95x
    This print-only index covers over 65 aviation/aerospace periodicals and journals each month. Ceased publishing in 2009.
  • Aviation Weather Center (NOAA)
    Links to METARs, TAFs, Radar, area forecasts, Satellite images, Winds/Temperatures, Icing, Prog Charts, etc.
  • Congressional (ProQuest)  
    This database provides indexing, abstracting, and some full text of U.S. congressional hearings, prints, bills, reports and documents. It also provides full text of the Federal Register (1980-), the Congressional Record (1985-), and the National Journal.
  • Google Patents  
    Google Patents includes the patents available in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Web site. It has patents from the 1790s up to a few months ago. Google Patents has scanned the USPTO images of patents into full-text searchable pdfs.
  • IATA Annual Reports (International Air Transport Association)
    The IATA is an aviation trade group representing over 200 airlines. The IATA's Pressroom included transcripts of speeches, and selected fact sheets and statistics.
  • IEEE Xplore  
    Full-text publications back to 1988 from IEEE (originally the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and IET (the institution of Engineering and Technology), including journals, transactions, proceedings, magazines, and standards
  • LegalTrac (SIU Law Library subscription)  
    LegalTrac is a database that has indexing for major law reviews and for law-related articles in other journals, newspapers and magazines. Contains some full text.
  • LexisNexis Legal Research - Legacy Interface see Nexis Uni
    Contains full text articles from law reviews, U.S. federal and state codes, federal and state court cases, legislation, Canadian legislation and court cases, and other international court cases.
  • Mechanics (FAA)
    Contains links to safety advisories, aircraft and technical information, rules and regulatons, licensing, information about becoming a mechanic, etc.
  • Military & Government Collection  
    From the site: "This database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals. The database also includes full text for 245 pamphlets and offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 400 titles. Uses the EBSCO interface."
  • NetAdvantage (Standard & Poor's) - Legacy Interface  
    "NetAdvantage is a comprehensive source of business and investment information that offers online access to Standard & Poor's research-related products such as industry surveys, stock reports, corporation records, The Outlook, mutual fund reports and more."
  • SocIndex with Full Text  
    SocINDEX with Full Text offers comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study. This database also includes full text for 547 books and monographs, and full text for 6,711 conference papers.
  • USPTO Patent Database
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark office's entry page to search full text and full-image patents from the United States. You must have a TIFF image viewer plug-in installed in your Web browser to view and print full image pages.
  • Web of Science (in Web of Knowledge)
    Web of Science covers many disciplines in depth. It includes citation searching and analysis, journal impact factor and a bibliographic management tool.

Search I-Share @ Morris Library, the library's catalog

Search books, journals, government documents, videos, DVDs, music CDs, and music scores.

Search I-Share @ Morris Library

Can't find it at Morris?

Request items from around the world through Interlibrary Loan.

  • Interlibrary Loan
    If there's a book not in I-Share, we'll find it. If there's an article that says "We don't have this online," we will get it for you. Just sign up for an Interlibrary Loan account (click First-Time User). Request articles through "Request a Photocopy".
  • WorldCat  
    Worldwide catalog of library resources. See if it's in I-Share, SIU, or locate items to request via ILL.


For in-depth arguments (often) not yet published, try these databases of dissertations and theses.



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