Aviation library subject guide , Aratohu kaupapa mō te whakahaere rererangi

This guide covers both the technical & engineering aspects of aviation and also the management & business aspects of aviation.

Article databases

Search these databases for the academic articles you need in your study or research.


Multidisciplinary database excellent for all areas of technology, but also covering the management and health aspects of aviation. Includes patents.
NOTE: Scopus and Google Scholar show numbers of citing articles, a powerful way to follow scholarly discussion on a topic.

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Business Source Complete

Major database for business & management. The first place to look if you are researching management, marketing, economic, or organisational aspects of aviation.

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Google Scholar

The famous Internet search engine, restricted to academic material only. Excellent for technical and business aspects.

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IEEE Xplore

Put out by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, this database is the most technically-focused. Search the entire database or limit your search to Aerospace.

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Legal guidelines about how and by whom Library-subscribed article databases may be used.

Books and ebooks

Find the book you need in a library, or access an online edition you can read on your computer.

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Search Discover to find Library books, journals articles, DVDs & other material.

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Aviation organisations

Regulatory organisations

Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand

Transport Accident Investigation Commission

Particularly useful are the Aviation investigations and the Aviation Safety Recommendations.

International Civil Aviation Organization



Company profiles. Also excellent for country and market information.

Business Source Complete

Includes SWOT analyses of companies, as well as Airlines Industry Profile reports for a range of countries.


Company information and news items

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Background information

ScienceDirect Reference Works

Includes aviation. Has a geography and social sciences focus.

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Concepts and definitions

Dictionary of Aeronautical Terms

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