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List of library resources

Below is a list of resources relevant to Aviation available via the Library. For a list of other useful resources, visit the General Resources webpage.

Hospitality and tourism complete

A bibliographic database covering scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism with coverage going back to the 1965. There is full text for 440 publications including country reports. Video tutorials.


The IEEE/IET Electronic Library on the IEEE Xplore platform provides online access to over 151 journals, over 900 conference proceedings, 400 ebooks, 3400 technical standards and 200 educational courses covering many different aspects of computing, electrical engineering and electronics. Video tutorial.


MarketLine contains many industry and company profiles and reports, containing among other things: business histories, SWOT analyses, details of key competitors, case studies, and financial deals. Video tutorial.

General Resources

General Resources contains a list of major university wide databases and search engines, such as the Library catalogue, Discover, Credo Reference, Newsbank and Scopus. Visit the General Resources page for more information.

Free resources

List of free resources

Below is a list of the top 15 free online resources for Aviation as chosen by your Academic Liaison Librarian.

Download the full list here.


The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is the UK’s specialist aviation regulator. It ensures that the aviation industry meets safety standards, consumers have protection and value for money, and the environmental impact of aviation is effectively managed.

Economic Regulation

This webpage from the CAA website explains how UK airports and en-route air traffic services are regulated.

CAA Publications

This webpage contains links to publications from the CAA. Printed copies of selected titles are available to buy from The Stationery Office (TSO). aviation & airports policies

This government webpage contains policies relevant to aviation and airports in the UK. travel abroad

This government webpage contains advice for UK citizens travelling abroad, and includes guidance on passenger rights at the airport, customs procedures, and importing and exporting goods.

Civil Aviation Act 2012

The Civil Aviation Act 2012 governs how airports are operated in the UK.

Chicago Convention

The Convention on International Civil Aviation (AKA the Chicago Convention) established the core principles permitting international transport by air.


The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is a UN specialized agency established in 1944 to manage the administration and governance of the Chicago Convention. This website contains publications and reports.


The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) was founded in 1866. It is a professional body that exists to further the advancement of aeronautical art, science and engineering around the world. Contains articles and research papers.


The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) aims to ensure safety protection for EU citizens and the environment, regulate the certification process among EU Member States, and facilitate the internal aviation single market.


Airports Council International (ACI) is the global trade representative of the world’s airports. ACI represents airports’ interests with Governments and international organizations such as ICAO, develops standards, and provides training.

Sustainable Aviation

Sustainable Aviation is a strategy outlining the collective approach of UK aviation to ensure a sustainable future for the industry. It brings together major UK airlines, airports, manufacturers and air navigation service providers.

AERADE Reports Archive

The Aerade Reports Archive incorporates more than ten thousand, historically significant, digitised reports from The Aeronautical Research Council (ARC) and The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). These date from 1909-1980.

Aviation: The Real World Wide Web

This is a free, Open Access ebook published by Oxford Economics in 2008. The book focusses upon the global economic benefit of air transport, and contains regional summaries, case studies, and chapters on ecotourism and taxation.

National Aerospace Library

The National Aerospace Library is devoted to the development of aeronautics, aviation and aerospace technology. It is based in Farnborough.

University of Bedfordshire

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