Library Collection

Our Collections

Over 100 electronic databases, providing access to electronic journals, eBooks, newsletters, technical reports, proceedings, documents, and streaming videos supporting the curriculum. Coverage includes aerospace/aviation, business/management, defense/military, education, engineering, general topics/multidisciplinary, human factors/ergonomics/psychology, law/legislation/regulation, literature/humanities, science/technology, testing resources, and transportation.

A physical collection of curriculum-supporting materials that includes periodicals, technical reports, microfiche, books, videos, and DVDs.

Leisure collection of best-selling books and popular magazines.

Physical Materials

Periodicals include titles in every core discipline including specialized ones such as:

  • Air Cargo World
  • Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology
  • Aviation Security International
  • Business & Commercial Aviation
  • International Journal of Aviation Psychology
  • Human Factors

 
Aircraft manuals include:

Flight/pilot’s operating/operations/maintenance manuals or handbooks for both large and small aircraft from manufacturers such as Airbus, Boeing, Cessna, McDonnell-Douglas, and Piper.

 
Conference proceedings include:

  • International Symposium on Aviation Psychology
  • Royal Aeronautical Society Proceedings
  • International Astronautical Congress

 
Documents include:

  • NASA Special Publications (other NASA docs available full-text online) 
  • National Transportation Safety Board’s Aircraft Accident Reports (AARs) and all other aviation reports (1967-) 
  • FAA’s Aviation/Aerospace Medicine Reports

 
Leisure reading includes:

  • Finders Keepers by Stephen King
  • The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood
  • Wired
  • Rolling Stone
  • Consumer Reports

 
Videos include:

  • Citizen Kane
  • Groupthink
  • The Right Stuff
  • Schindler's List
  • Sputnik: Declassified

 
Reserve materials at the Circulation Desk give access to professor-supplied supplemental course materials and a limited number of course textbooks.

The Reference Collection contains unique items not found in most libraries:

  • Air Carrier Financial and Traffic Statistics
  • Airport Activity Statistics
  • Civil Aviation Statistics of the World (ICAO)
  • Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft (back to 1909)
  • Jane’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Targets

 
The Special Collection houses many primary source and unique items, such as a telegram from Orville Wright, an autographed copy of 20 hrs. 40 min.: Our Flight in the Friendship -- by Amelia Earhart, and the original accident investigation report of the 1937 Hindenburg disaster.