Sources for Research in Aviation
Use the sources listed here to get started on research in Aviation.  When you need more help, ask for a reference librarian at the front desk in the library or contact the subject specialist, Patrick Benner.

The first box, "All Items by Source", lists electronic resources specifically for Aviation.
All Items by Source


ProQuest Military Collection Restricted Resource Some full text available
  • Aviation, History, Political Science.
  • 400 full-text titles, indexing to an additional 150.
  • 1990-present, selected titles as far back as 1920.
  • Content covers all government and military branches, as well as international relations, political science, criminology, defense, aeronautics and space flight, communications, civil engineering.

ProQuest Science Restricted Resource Some full text available
  • Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Studies, Physics, Aviation.
  • 1,000 journals.
  • 1986-present.
  • Covers applied and general sciences.

General Databases
Academic Search Premier (EBSCO) Restricted Resource Some full text available
Multi-subject. 4,600 journals full text. Indexing for articles in 8,500 additional journals.

JSTOR Restricted Resource Some full text available
Multi-subject, Business, English & Literature, History, World Languages & Cultures. Full-text scholarly journals, books, and documents. 

LexisNexis Academic [now Nexis Uni] Restricted Resource Some full text available
Multi-subject, History, Business, Political Science, Journalism, Social Work. 15,000  business, legal, and news sources. Includes The New York Times, The Washington Post. Information for over 80 million companies.

ProQuest Complete Restricted Resource Some full text available
Multi-subject. Select individual databases for merged search results: 40 databases (mostly full-text), Academic Video Online, and Ebook Central.
Subject Specialist
Picture: Patrick Benner

Patrick Benner
Director & Systems Librarian
Tel: 965-6641

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Books, media, and articles not available at the PUC Library may be borrowed from other libraries at no charge. You will be notified when the items arrive.

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For the fastest service, check the LINK+ catalog first. This service provides quick access to California libraries that share a combined collection of about four million unique titles (books and media). Items will arrive in 3-4 days.



Items not available through LINK+ can still be requested from another library. Non-LINK+ requests take about 7-10 days to arrive.  Articles usually arrive in 1-2 days.

If you are using  and find an item you want to borrow, select the "Borrow from another library" option and complete the form.

If you are using Discovery Search (EBSCO) and find an article not available online, select the “Request” option and complete the form.

If you're not sure where to start, visit the Interlibrary Loan page for more information.