Recommended Resources for Human Effectiveness (RH)
THE aerospace database. If you search nothing else, you must search here! Contains abstracts from aeronautics, astronautics, and space sciences, and their supporting fields, 1962 to date. Covers all major aerospace journals, conference proceedings, NASA unclassified reports, and AIAA papers.
A national repository of biodynamics test data, including data from 7,000 acceleration impact tests, info on test facilities, programs, and subjects. Data highlights measured forces, accelerations, and motions of both human and manikins. Up to six channels of data can be plotted simultaneously. Also includes mass properties data for humans and manikins. Produced by the Biodynamics and Acceleration Branch of 711 HPW/RHPA. *Must register to use.
THE major English-language comprehensive index of worldwide research in the biological and biomedical sciences. (A required “Animal Protocol” research file.)
Contact an AFRL Librarian for search information
This database has been developed from biomedical research, testing or training programs being federally funded in FY1998 and beyond.* It covers research, testing and training on: infectious diseases, biological hazards, toxicology, medical chemical defense, medical biological defense, clinical medicine, clinical surgery, physical protection, training, graduate medical education and instruction. *It is supposed to be updated annually at the beginning of the fiscal year, so it is usually one or two years behind the current year. (A required “Animal Protocol” research file.)
Also SEE Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects (CRISP)
This Information Analysis Center acquires, analyzes, and disseminates CBD information. This includes chemical and physical properties of CBD materials, chemical identification, decontamination, homeland security, environmental effects, medical effects and treatment, toxicology, warning and identification, nuclear, biological and chemical survivability, etc. *Access to their database is available free to government agencies after registering.
https://www.dtic.mil/portal/site/dticol/ - Private DOAC version*
THE source for technical reports written by DoD and their contractors. Includes many newer materials as full-text PDFs, including AFRL & AGARD reports, AFIT theses, and many older WADC reports. The library owns about a half million reports on microfiche as “AD” numbered documents. Note that most are NOT listed in our catalog. DTIC’s “Private” version indexes public and limited reports. *DoD and DoD contractors can register at http://www.dtic.mil.
THE most comprehensive engineering resource. Covers aerospace engineering; electronics and communications engineering; engineering management; mechanical engineering; nuclear technology; computers and data processing; and applied physics.
An occupational health database designed for health and safety professionals and for consumers seeking information about the health effects of exposure to chemicals at work. Haz-Map links jobs and hazardous tasks with occupational diseases and their symptoms.
Provides full-text access to IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-US) and IEE (Institution of Electrical Engineers-UK) transactions, journals, magazines and conference proceedings published since 1988 plus select content back to 1950, and all current IEEE Standards. Some of the most read titles covering electrical, electronics, and computer engineering and science.
THE leading index on physics, electrical engineering, electronics, communications, control engineering, computing and information technology, as well as manufacturing and production engineering.
There are many free databases that provide complete MSDS's or summaries. A good list of them is at . One of the largest is http://www.msds.com/ but requires registration. A good smaller site with many common chemicals is the Cornell site at http://msds.ehs.cornell.edu/msdssrch.asp.
THE medical resource produced by the National Library of Medicine. It’s exhaustive database of over 12 million medical citations covers medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the pre-clinical sciences. (A required “Animal Protocol” research file.)
Check with the Library for passwords to the $$ version.
The free version is PubMed
The public source of U.S. scientific, technical, ASC, Engineering, and business-related public information gathered from hundreds of government agencies and other organizations. Some links to full-text are available.
Provides access to the international literature in psychology and related behavioral and social sciences, including psychiatry, sociology, anthropology, education, pharmacology, and linguistics. Covers 1887 to date.
The National Library of Medicine’s exhaustive database of over 12 million medical citations back to the mid 1960’s. Includes links to many sites providing full-text articles.
Knovel interactive Reference books including: Dictionary of Substances and Their Effects (7 volumes), Electrostatic Hazards, Environmental and Health & Safety Management, Guidelines for Preventing Human Error in Process Safety, Handbook of Emergency Response to Toxic Chemical Releases, Handbook of Hazardous Chemical Properties, International Resources Guide to Hazardous Chemicals, *Patty's Toxicology, *Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials, and Understanding Atmospheric Dispersion of Accidental Releases.
~ Knovel also has Housing, Care and Psychological Well being of Captive and Laboratory Primates online.
It is one of "the world's largest collection of science, technology and medicine full text and bibliographic information," and the library connects you to millions of scholarly articles available from 1995+. Includes all journals published by Elsevier, Academic Press, Pergamon, North-Holland and others.
Searches across 167 million science-specific Web pages including full-text journal sources like: BioMed Central, MEDLINE, Science Direct (Elsevier, Academic Press, etc.), Scitation (AIP, APS, ASME, SPIE, etc.), and the Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics, as well as NASA reports, and various e-print and patent databases. Connects to millions of full-text subscription and free files.
We have access to most of the journals published by the American Institute of Physics; American Physical Society; Acoustical Society of America; American Society of Mechanical Engineers; American Vacuum Society; International Centre for Diffraction Data; Laser Institute of America; and MAIK (the Russian Academy of Sciences). Many older issues are in the Library.
SPIE covers nearly everything associated with optics and photonics technologies. The site contains the full-text of the Proceedings of the SPIE from 1998 to date, and all four SPIE journals covering biomedical optics, electronic imaging, microlithography, microfabrication, and microsystems, and optical engineering. For AFRL/SN there are over 12,000 papers on sensors, MEMs or target recognition; for AFRL/HE, over 6,700 on humans or displays; and for ML, over 17,300 on materials or composites.
Includes thousands of full-text reports from DoD sponsored Information Analysis Centers such as CBIAC (Chemical Warfare/Chemical & Biological Defense IAC), WSTIAC (Weapon System Technology Analysis Center) and AMPTIAC (Advanced Materials & Processes Technology IAC).
Requires a DTIC DOAC Private username and password
. For more info on IAC's
ATSDR ToxFAQs is a series of summaries about hazardous substances developed by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry’s Division of Toxicology. Each fact sheet answers the most frequently asked questions about exposure to hazardous substances found around hazardous waste sites and the effects of exposure on human health.
Librarians access (only) via Dialog - $$
Covers the toxicological, pharmacological, biochemical, and physiological effects of drugs and other chemicals: adverse drug reactions, chemically induced diseases, carcinogenesis, mutagenesis, teratogenesis, environmental pollution, waste disposal, radiation, and food contamination. (A required “Animal Protocol” research file.) For a similar resource that is free, try TOXNET
A cluster of databases covering toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health and related areas. Several are detailed elsewhere on this page. This link allows you to search across all the NLM toxicological databases, including the Hazardous Substances Data Bank, Integrated Risk Information System, and ToxLine.