If you’re an Aviation student chances are, you’re already somewhat familiar with the Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) database. AWIN gives you access to of-the-minute news and articles related to the aviation field.
Some key features of AWIN:
- Articles and data organized into industry segments
- RSS Feeds and the ability to view the latest AWIN articles on your personalized homepage or standalone RSS reader
- Advanced search options, plus the ability to see the number of results of your search as you are applying filters
- Access to all products within the AVIATION WEEK group
Profiles on more than 20,000 organizations, 70,000 personnel and 4,500 product categories
Fleet data on more than 120,000 commercial, military and business aviation aircraft
Over 3,000 suppliers to 60 major aircraft and engine programs
An archive that goes back over 11 years and contains over 275,000 articles, 20,000 charts and tables and 46,000 photographs
In order to access AWIN:
Log-in to the library splash page at http://www.evergladeslibrary.com using your seven digit student ID number as the username and the last four digits of your social security number as the password. Then choose AWIN from the list of databases located in the blue box.
Searching within AWIN: Advanced Search
In Advanced Search, type in your search terms in the “Natural Language” box. (Try Boolean Search if a Natural Language search doesn’t retrieve the results you want). Then, scroll down and order your results by Relevancy, and set any date range limiters if you prefer.
Then click on “Apply Filters.
World Aerospace Database
- A Personnel Mailing List
- Products and Services
- Program Suppliers
- Business Criteria
- Products / Services
- Commercial Aviation
- Military Aviation
- Business Aviation
- A fleet profile
- A listing of company personnel
- Branch office locations
- A profile of products and services
- Program Supplier profiles
- Profiles of related organizations
Additional search tips that apply to all databases:
- The more words you use, the less results you’ll see. Start general and add words to narrow down results.
- Change up your search terms! Using a variety of words can alter your results. For instance, all of the following will bring up a new set of results without changing the meaning: heart attack, heart disease, coronary, cardiovascular, etc.
- Getting zero results? Check your spelling, that’s often the problem!
- Have you found a perfect article and want more like it? Look carefully for the terms that it uses and try a new search using those terms. You’re likely to have luck finding similar articles.