First, go to your library’s online catalog:

Upper Hudson Library System libraries use: http://www.uhls.org/uhls/catalog.cfm

Mohawk Valley Library System libraries use: http://catalog.sals.edu/

Then check out these subject headings:

  • Aeronautics
  • Aircraft
  • Accidents
  • Airplanes
  • Air Pilots
  • Airships
  • Flight
  • Helicopters
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation (Aeronautics)
  • Weather
  • Women in Aeronautics
  • Specific last name of aviators (ex. Lindbergh, Charles; Earhart, Amelia)

Browse your library’s shelves using these Dewey Decimal call numbers:

358
551.5, 551.6
629.13
797.5
Air Forces
Meteorology, Climatology, Weather
Aeronautics
Air Sports
Biographies under subject’s last name (ex. 92 Lindbergh, B Earhart)

Your library has many online databases filled with magazine articles and other resources that you can access through your library’s computer (or from home with your library card). Choose the online database you want to use, such as EBSCO Masterfile; put in your search term and find articles about your topic. Be sure to use an Advanced Search if you are having trouble finding what you need.

Upper Hudson Library System libraries use:
http://www.uhls.org/uhls/Databases/index.cfm

Mohawk Valley Library System libraries use:
http://www.sals.edu/libpacs/mvlpublic2.shtml

These specific Web Sites will help you to take off with your research!
http://www.lerc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/
The beginner’s guide to aeronautics.

http://wings.avkids.com/
Principles of aeronautics explained.

http://www.flight100.org/index.cfm
Celebrates the history of the evolution of flight.

http://www.wildwildweather.com/
Meteorologist Dan’s weather in a simple, fun manner.

http://www.fi.edu/weather/
Franklin’s Forecast includes weather phenomena, forecasting and experiments.

http://paperplane.org/
Folding, flying, history and aerodynamics of the paper airplane.

http://wings.avkids.com/Careers/index.html
Includes wide variety of aviation careers.

http://www.nasm.si.edu/
The Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum site.

For more help, ask your librarian!


This project is supported by Federal Library Services and
Technology Act funds, awarded to the New York State Library by
the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.