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Library Resources Guide - AVIATION

compiled by Frank Butorac, October 2008
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About Aviation

Mercer County Community College offers an Aviation Accreditation Board International accredited Flight Technology Program. In conjunction with Royal Karina Air Service at the Trenton-Mercer Airport MCCC provides a flight training program. Certificates for are available for Private Pilots, Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilots, Flight Instructor, and many other certificates. More information is available at the MCCC Aviation Department website.

The Library's Role
The Mercer County Community College Library's subject guide is designed to identify important materials -books, e-books, journals, data and web resources- for the sociology department at Mercer County Community College. This guide is a starting point for those researching, taking a class or interested in sociology. Any feedback, suggestions or research questions should be sent to For more information on MCCC's aviation and flight training programs please visit the Aviation Department's website.

Compiled by Kelly Bennett and Daniel Calandro
Updated 10/25/12

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Circulating Books

Online Catalog
Click here to access Mercer County Community College's online catalog. Searches can be on Title, Author, Subject, Keyword, and ISBN. Below are some examples of a Keyword/Subject search terms:

  • Aeronautics
  • Aeronautics - Commercial
  • Aircraft Industry
  • Airlines
  • Airline Industry
  • Air-pilot guides
  • Airplanes - Piloting
  • Airports
  • Private flying
  • Weather
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Mechanical Engineering
Browsing the Shelves
Books on aviation can be found mostly in the TL call number range. The Library of Congress provides a breakdown of the TL subject heading:

TL1-4050 Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics.
TL1-484 Motor vehicles. Cycles.
TL500-777 Aeronautics. Aeronautical engineering.
TL780-785.8 Rocket propulsion. Rockets.
TL787-4050 Astronautics. Space travel.

Rules, laws, and regulations regarding aviation can be found in the KF subject heading.

Compiled by Kelly Bennett and Daniel Calandro
Updated 10/25/12

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Electronic Books

Electronic books are available through ebrary and EBSCO eBooks. Both platforms can be accessed remotely for current MCCC students, faculty, and staff. The books listed below are just a small sample of books available through both platforms.


Banner, Stuart. Who Owns the Skies? The Struggle to Control Airspace from the Wright Brothers On. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, 2008.

Flouris, Triant G. & Sharon Oswald. Designing and Executing Strategy in Aviation Management. Abingdon, GBR: Ashgate, 2006.

Gardner, Bob. Complete Advanced Pilot: A Combined Commercial and Instrument Course. Newcastle, WA: Aviation Supplies & Academics, 2008.

Kolle, Rainer et. al. Aviation Security Engineering: A Holistic Approach. Norwood, MA: Artech House, 2011.

EBSCO eBooks

Anderson, David F. & Scott Eberhardt. Understanding Flight. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2001.

Erikson, Mark. Into the Unknown Together: The DOD, NASA, and Early Spaceflight. Maxwell AFB, AL: Air University, 2005.

McLucas, John L. et. al. Reflections of a Technocrat: Managing Defense, Air, and Space Programs During the Cold War. Maxwell AFB, AL: Air University, 2006.

Compiled by Kelly Bennett and Daniel Calandro
Updated 10/25/12

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Aviation Databases & Journals


Academic Search Premier
EBSCO's Academic Search Premier provides full text for nearly 4,000 scholarly publications, including full text for more than 3,100 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study and offers information dating as far back as 1975. Academic Search Premier is an excellent database for nearly any area in the sociology discipline.

ABI/Inform Trade & Industry
With ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry, users can study and compare specific trades and industries, including telecommunications, computing, transportation, construction, petrochemicals, and many others. It includes in-depth coverage of companies, products, executives, trends, and other topics for more than 3,140 publications, with over 2,930 in full-text.

Business Source Premier
Business Source Premier provides full text for nearly 8,350 scholarly business journals and other sources, including full text for more than 1,100 scholarly business publications. This database offers information in nearly every area of business including management, economics, finance, accounting, international business, and more.

ProQuest Science Journals
ProQuest Science Journals provides research support for both the applied and general sciences. With coverage dating back to 1986, ProQuest Science Journals features over 1,600 titles'with more than 1,270 available in full text. In full-text format, researchers have access to all the charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements so vital to scientific and technical literature.


Aviation Week & Space Technology
Articles on the aviation and aerospace industries, including military and civilian aircraft, weapons, rockets, and space exploration.

Business & Commercial Aviation
Feature articles, product reviews, commentary, news and legislation aimed at managers and executives whose companies own, operate or lease aircraft for corporate or government use or training.

Airline Business
Airline Business is a monthly international magazine for senior airline management. It deals with management issues, including corporate strategy, alliances, marketing, cost control, yields, financial performance and labor.

Aerospace America
The monthly publication of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics covers a range of topics including: modern aviation and space exploration, including manned and unmanned flight, rocketry, satellite design, commercial and military aircraft, navigation systems, propulsion systems, security systems, communications and many other topics.

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology
Provides a broad coverage of the materials and techniques employed in the aircraft and aerospace industry. Its international perspectives allow readers to keep up to date with current thinking and developments in critical areas such as coping with increasingly overcrowded airways, the development of new materials, recent breakthroughs in navigation technology.

Print Periodicals

The periodicals listed below are available for in-library use only. In-print publications are available for the current year and two previous years. Articles from the magazine/journal may be photocopied however; the magazine/journal may not be removed from the library or checked out.

The follow periodicals are located either behind the circulation desk or in the periodical shelving area in front of the general circulating collection.

Air and Space Smithsonian
Air Force
Aviation Consumer
Aviation Maintenance
Aviation Week and Space Technology
Business and Commercial Aviation
Plane and Pilot
Professional Pilot

Useful Search Terms

Some of these terms may help finding articles in the above electronic databases and journals. Please bear in mind that this is only a partial list. Remember also that combing keywords with "and" will narrow the focus of your search while combing terms with "or" will expand it.

Finally, subject headings and keyword terms may differ between databases and journals.

General Search Terms

Aeronautics - Commercial
Aircraft Industry
Airline Industry
Air-pilot guides
Airplanes - Piloting
Private flying
Federal Aviation Administration
Mechanical Engineering

Compiled by Kelly Bennett and Daniel Calandro
Updated 10/25/12

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Online Resources


Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

The national aviation authority of the Unite States. It oversees and regulates all aspects of civilian aviation in the United States. Provides information on airports, education, licenses, and research.

Federal Aviation Regulations

The current Federal Aviation Regulations produced by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Certification: Pilots, Flight Instructors, and Ground Instructors (14 CFR Part 61)

Current requirements for certification for pilots, flight instructors, and ground instructors produced by the Federal Aviation Administration.

New Jersey Department of Transportation – Aviation

Provides information on New Jersey's airports, grants, and relevant aviation forms.

Trenton Mercer Airport

Information on the Trenton-Mercer airport located in Ewing.

National Transportation Library

The mission of the National Transportation Library (NTL) is to maintain and facilitate access to statistical and other information needed for transportation decision-making at the Federal, State, and local levels and to coordinate with public and private transportation libraries and information providers to improve information sharing among the transportation community.

NASA Virtual Skies

Provides introductions to topics such as aerodynamics, navigation, air traffic management, and other topics.

General Internet Resources

K.O. Eckland's Aerofiles

The site features a glossary, data codes, useful links and more.

Airline Pilot Central

An active pilot forum, information on North American airlines, career advice, and more.

Aviation International News

Aviation International News covers news, features, special reports, aircraft evaluations and surveys on business, commercial and regional aviation worldwide.

AV Web

A comprehensive aviation news site featuring columns, featured reporting, podcasts, classifieds, and more.

Compiled by Kelly Bennett and Daniel Calandro
Updated 10/25/12

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Reference Works

Crocker, David. Dictionary of Aviation. Huntingdon, GBR: A & C Black, 2006.

Federal Aviation Administration. Airplane Flying Handbook 2nd ed. Newcastle, WA: Aviation Supplies & Academics, 2004.

Federal Aviation Administration. Instrument Flying Handbook: FAA-H-8083-15A. Newcastle, WA: Aviation Supplies & Academics, 2007.

Lankford, Terry T. Aviation Weather Handbook. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2001. Call #: TL 556 .L355

Murphy, Daryl E. The Aviation Fact Book. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1998. Call #: TL 508 .M87

Compiled by Kelly Bennett and Daniel Calandro
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MCCC Aviation Program Information

Mercer County Community College Aviation Department

Fact Sheet about Pilot Certificates

Aviation Flight Technology Associates Degree Program

Compiled by Kelly Bennett and Daniel Calandro
Updated 10/25/12

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