Aeronautics search tools

General scientific/engineering search tools

Compendex - see also Engineering Village
All engineering disciplines. Includes links to cited documents.

Engineering Village
Database platform for Compendex and Inspec databases (see separate entries). Search databases separately or together. Includes links to cited documents.

Inspec  (see also Engineering Village)
Physics, electrical engineering, electronics and computing. Includes links to cited documents.

This resource provides a video journal and science education, publishing videos of experiments in a range of subjects, including aeronautics.

All subjects. Includes links to cited documents.

Web of Science Core Collection
All subjects. Includes links to cited documents.

Specialist search tools/collections

AERADE Reports Archive
Full text of Aeronautical Research Council (ARC) and National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics (NACA) reports.

ARC Aerospace Research Central
The digital library of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Includes the full text of AIAA meeting papers.

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)
Approximately 500,000 aerospace related citations, 90,000 full-text documents and 111,000 images and videos, including NACA (1915-58) and NASA (1958-) publications.

SAE Mobilus
The digital library of SAE International covering aerospace and automotive engineering.

O’Reilly Online Learning 
This digital platform provides access to nearly 54,000 resources ranging from e-books, videos, proven learning paths, case studies and audio books. Topics include programming, IT networking, project management, graphic design and business strategy. The content includes code snippets, certification preparation materials, practice exercises, training videos, and much more.

Technical data

ASM Alloy Finder
Database of alloy designations, specifications, standards and commercial grades in the US and globally.

ASM Handbooks Online
All 21 volumes available full text including Vol. 21 Composites. Part of ASM Materials Information.

ESDU (Engineering Science Data Unit)
Validated engineering design data, methods and software covering aerodynamics, aircraft noise, fatigue, fluid mechanics and wind engineering.


Proquest Dissertations & Theses Global
Details of dissertations and theses from around the world. Includes some full text.

UK PhD dissertations - many can be freely downloaded.

Imperial College PhD thesis. The majority of theses are available on open access, while some are restricted to 'Imperial users only'.


British Standards Online
Full text of British standards, codes of practice.

ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library
Full text of ASTM standards, STPs , monographs and journals.

IEEE Xplore
Includes full text of IEEE standards.