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FAA Technical Library

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InterLibrary Loan Service Interlibrary Loan/Materials Request (FAA only)

New Research Sources available - Open dissertations

Use of these subscription services is limited to current FAA employees and approved support contractor personnel.

Contact the FAA Technical Library for access credentials.

Subscription database search now available through Google Scholar

Aviation Week & Space Technology
FAA employee access to the Aviation Week Intelligence Network which includes Aviation Week, Aviation Daily and sister publications.
EBook Central™ (new September 2017 https url - please update your bookmarks)
The Ebook service from Proquest includes access to ebooks on computer science, engineering and related subjects
IET ebook collection
IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) ebooks published since 2010
eJournal Service
EbscoHost service includes abstracts and full text of articles from scholarly, peer reviewed periodical titles in the engineering, physical and social sciences and includes STM Source, Applied Science & Technology Source, Engineering Source and Computers & Applied Sciences Complete
Royal Aeronautical Society
Access to the Society's publications
IEEE Xplore
Access IEEE journals, and conference proceedings.
AIAA Meeting Papers
Access to AIAA Meeting Papers
SciTech Premium Collection from ProQuest
Collection of full text scholarly articles in Natural Sciences and Technology
Access to American Psychological Association (APA) journal collection
IET Video Collection is one of the world's largest collated resources of authoritative and multidisciplinary engineering and technology content. Comprising 6,500 presentation, lecture and training videos.
Search Using FAA Technical Library Portal
Proquest Serials Solutions Portal to all library eResources.
Citation Linker
Article citation linker to full text from Proquest Serials Solutions

General Research

WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services. WorldCat libraries are dedicated to providing access to their resources on the Web, where most people start their search for information
Started in 1991, is a searchable electronic archive for research papers. Subjects covered include physics, mathematics and related disciplines
MDPI Open Access Journals
MDPI is one of the leading scholarly open access Publishers. It was founded by researchers in Basel, Switzerland in 1996. In 2010 MDPI AG was formally registered in Basel as a professional publishing house. The acronym stands for Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute. Authors retain the copyright of their papers, and all papers are released under the Creative Commons by Attribution (CC-BY) license, thus allowing maximum dissemination and re-use of the research reported in our journals. As of early 2016 we receive more than 2.300 manuscript submissions and publish slightly more than 1.400 papers per month.
Ebsco Open Dissertations
The program is free for authors and participating institutions with the desired end of making significant open-access content more readily discoverable to end-users within and beyond academic institutions.
CiteSeerX is a scientific literature digital library that focuses on computer and information science.
DART Europe E-Theses Portal
The Digital Archive of Research Theses is a free web portal that provides access to dissertations and theses from European universities.
Scholarly Societies
Access to technical reports from the Defense Technical Information Center
Directory of Open Access Journals
Free full text quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals covering all subjects
Hindawi Published Open Access Journals
Hindawi publishes 438 peer reviewed open access journals covering all areas of science, technology and medicine
SpringerOpen Journals
Launched in June 2010, the SpringerOpen journal portfolio covers all areas of science, technology, medicine, the humanities and social sciences
Advances in Cognitive Psychology
An open access journal devoted primarily to the scientific study of perception, language processing, attention, memory and cognition. Published by the University of Finance and Management in Warsaw
Advanced Science
Advanced Science is an interdisciplinary premium open access journal covering fundamental and applied research in materials science, physics and chemistry, medical and life sciences, as well as engineering. Advanced Science publishes cutting-edge research, selected through a strict and fair reviewing process and presented using highest quality production standards to create a premium open access journal. Top science enjoying maximum accessibility is the aim of this vibrant and innovative research publication platform.
OpenDOAR is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories. OpenDOAR is primarily a service to enhance and support the academic and research activities of the global community. OpenDOAR maintains a comprehensive and authoritative list of institutional and subject-based repositories. It also encompasses archives supported by funding agencies like the National Institutes for Health in the USA or the Welcome Trust in the UK and Europe.
British Library Electronic Theses Service
Search over 350,000 doctoral theses from UK Universities

FAA Sponsored Research

Research, Development and Technology Research Hub
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology of the Department of Transportation Research database
Research Data Managment Plans
Data Managment Plans issued as part of the Open Data Initiative and added to the FAA Technical Library Public Catalog. A direct link to DMP entries is provied in the cataog page left menu.

Professional Organizations

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

Flight Safety Foundation

International Civil Aviation Organization


Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

Transportation Research Board

Institute of Physics

J-Stage Japan Science and Technology Information

Industry Organizations

Airlines for America (A4A)

American Association of Airport Executives (AEEE)

International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Joint University Program

JUP Meeting Presentations, Research Papers, Reports

University Partnerships

FAA Centers Of Excellence programs

Research Data Managment Plans

Research, Development and Technology Research Hub
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology of the Department of Transportation Research database

NAS Animated Storyboard

The NAS Animated Storyboard is an online set of animations that demonstrate how the various programs or capabilities of the NextGen's National Airspace System (NAS) operate. The Storyboard homepage provides the user with two views: Operational and System. The Operational View is a short animation (approximately 30 seconds to one minute) of how each major program or capability interacts within the NAS. These short animations are enabled by first clicking a Domain Button (e.g. Surveillance), which is located on the bottom of the Storyboard canvas, then clicking on one of the Programs or Capabilities Buttons associated with that Domain (e.g. ASDE-X). Once enabled, the animation sequentially shows the major message flow (e.g. inputs and outputs) to each NAS facility. Pop-up windows are also displayed to highlight any important text or display information.

The System View Button, which is located on the top right hand corner of the canvas, provides a more in-depth animation (typically 4 to 5 minutes) of each program or capability. To enable this feature, click the System View Button and a screen appears with ICONS supplemented by text. Simply click on the ICON for the NAS program or capability you wish to view.

Each System View Storyboard contains the following information:

  • A short text description of the program or capability
  • A map indication illustrating where the program or capability is deployed
  • A link to the in-depth animated storyboard

There is also an exit button to return to the main menu.

Please send comments to Storyboard Comments


NAS Animated Storyboard

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