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EML 6085 - Research Methods in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering: Articles and Databases

Best Bet - Articles About Enginering and Computer Science

General Engineering

These databases help identify articles from journals and conferences that might be of interest.  They provide better search results than Google and Google Scholar as they allow modification of searches and in some cases use controlled vocabulary.

Online Standards

The ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library is a vast collection of industry-leading standards and technical engineering information. The Library covers a broad range of engineering disciplines, including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, health and safety, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science, and solar engineering.

ASCE Standards provide technical guidelines for promoting safety, reliability, productivity, and efficiency in civil engineering. Many of our standards are referenced by model building codes and adopted by state and local jurisdiction. They also provide guidance for design projects around the world.

  IEEE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, is a nonprofit organization that develops and publishes over 900 standards relating to electronics, a broad field in today's modern world.

Florida Building Codes.  Access to several editions including the most recent 5th edition (2014) is available online.


Mechanical Engineering

Specialized Databases

Aerospace Engineering

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the world's largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. The library subscribes to AIAA‘s six active technical journals that feature original research papers spanning the spectrum of aerospace science and technology.  Full text availability is noted.

Issues of AIAA journals are available online in Aerospace Research Central (ARC).

AIAA Journal (2014–current): The journal that was launched along with AIAA in 1963, covering pioneering theoretical developments and experimental results across a far-reaching range of disciplines.

Journal of Aerospace Information Systems (2012): This online-only journal (formerly known as JACIC) is devoted to the dissemination of original archival research papers describing new theoretical developments, novel applications, and case studies regarding advances in aerospace computing, information, and communication systems.

Journal of Aircraft (2014–current): Focusing on major advances in aircraft technology, this journal covers major development in general aviation, military and civilian aircraft, STOL and V/STOL aircraft, subsonic, supersonic, transonic, and hypersonic aircraft as well as applications on aircraft technology to related fields.

Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics (2014–current): Keep pace with the research and engineering applications that are driving new generations of high-performance air and space vehicles — both manned and unmanned.

Journal of Propulsion and Power (2014-current): This Journal is devoted to the advancement of the science and technology of aerospace propulsion and power through the dissemination of original archival papers contributing to advancements in air breathing, electric, and advanced propulsion; solid and liquid rockets; fuels and propellants; power generation and conversion for aerospace vehicles; and the application of aerospace science and technology to terrestrial energy devices and systems.

Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets (2014–current): This Journal is devoted to reporting advancements in the science and technology associated with spacecraft and tactical and strategic missile systems, including subsystems, applications, missions, environmental interactions, and space sciences.

Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer (2014–current): Explore the latest developments in thermal energy transfer and storage — in gases, liquids, and solids.