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Databases

If you are a current subscriber to, or member of the Centre's Library services, please remember that in addition to being able to search the Library web catalogue we have access to many online and CD-ROM databases.

In particular, the Library can now search on a large range of subjects, including medicine, transport, automotive engineering and technology using a variety of databases listed below.

Most of the databases provide either bibliographic, full text or numerical information. At this stage most of the databases relevant to traffic accident research are bibliographic. They provide bibliographic details of papers and reports, often with detailed abstracts. Some provide the full text of these articles.

Some of the databases which are particularly useful for road accident information and related areas follow.


ATRI

Australian Transport Index (formerly called ROAD).
The database is produced by ARRB Transport Research Ltd and includes information from 1976 onwards. It indexes and abstracts items on all aspects of road design and engineering, traffic and transport planning and regulations, vehicle design, testing and safety, road safety, driver education, road user behaviour, accident studies, drink driving and environment, aspects of economics, administration, computers and communications technology, as applied to roads and transport. ATRI includes journal articles, reports, monographs, theses and conference papers, published and unpublished Australian and overseas publications, the ARRB library catalogue, and other transport library catalogues in Australia and New Zealand, including the CASR collection. Items held by the CASR Library are marked as "SRAR" in the LO (location) field in the database.

TRIS

Transportation Research Information Service.
TRIS is a bibliographic database which provides over 400,000 records of published transportation research information on air, highway, rail and maritime transport, mass transport and transportation modes. Subjects included are traffic accidents, regulations and legislation, energy, environmental and maintenance technology, traffic control and communications. The database is compiled by the Transportation Research Board under the sponsorship of the US Federal Highway Administration, NHTSA and various other US transport organisations. There is an extensive coverage of US information, as well as British (particularly research from the Transport Research Laboratory), some European and major Australian research. Coverage is from 1968 to present.

Ei-Compendex Plus

This is the online version of 'The Engineering Index' which provides bibliographic information on the world's significant literature in engineering and technology. It indexes some 4500 journals as well as selected government reports and books, including papers from the Society of Automotive Engineers. Subjects covered included civil, energy, environmental, automotive and aerospace engineering.

Medline

Medline is a bibliographic database containing over 3,500,000 references on medical and medical-related topics which have appeared in over 3500 journals since 1966. The database is compiled by the US National Library of Medicine. Subjects include trauma and crash injury biomechanics.

NTIS

National Technical Information Service:
NTIS is a bibliographic database which allows you to locate papers and reports containing the results of US government-sponsored research, development and engineering, plus analyses prepared by Federal agencies, their contractors or grantees. This includes reports from NASA, DOT and some 600 other agencies. A number of other countries also contribute to the database, including the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry and the German Federal Ministry of Research and Technology. Coverage is from 1964 to the present.

PsycLit

Contains hundreds of thousands of citations, with abstracts, from international literature in psychology and behavioural science. Includes material on communication, cultural and social influences, statistics, personnel management issues, group and organisational dynamics. This is one of the few databases which indexes material of relevance to the psychological and perceptual aspects of driving (eg: vision). Coverage: 1974-

Kinetica

The online national bibliographic database of material held in Australian libraries. Kinetica is one of the databases that can assist with tracing items not held in the CASR Library. Contact the Information Officer at CASR if you would like an interlibrary loan organised (costs may be involved).

SAE's Highway Vehicle Safety Database

(on the web - password required)
This database is produced by the Society of Automotive Engineers and contains bibliographic details and usually short abstracts (NOT full text) of conference papers, journal papers, books, standards and regulations, including:

Technical Papers:
Stapp Car Crash Conference: since 1961
SAE Technical Papers: Selected, since 1906
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Conference: Selected, 1990-
AAAM conference: since 1969
IRCOBI conference: since 1973
NHTSA Experimental Safety Vehicles Conference: since 1971

Standards and Regulations: Indexes to:
US Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, Chapt V: All
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS): All SAE Ground Vehicle Safety Standards: Selected
ISO Standards (TC 22, Road Vehicles): Selected

Technical Papers:
Stapp Car Crash Conference: All, since 1961
SAE Technical Papers: Selected, since 1906
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Conference: Selected, 1990-
AAAM conference: All, since 1969
IRCOBI conference: All, since 1973
NHTSA Experimental Safety Vehicles Conference: All, since 1971

Standards and Regulations: Indexes to:
US Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, Chapt V: All
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS): All
SAE Ground Vehicle Safety Standards: Selected
ISO Standards (TC 22, Road Vehicles): Selected

Books: Information on:
SAE Proceedings
SAE Special Publications
SAE Advances in Engineering
SAE Progress in Technology
SAE Books

Journals and Magazine Articles: Bibliographic details of papers from:
Human Factors
Automotive Engineering
Truck Engineering
Ergonomics in Design
Journal of Traffic Medicine


Engineering & Applied Science CD-ROM

This disk is produced by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. It contains eight Australian databases providing indexes to journal articles, books, newspaper articles, research reports, theses and conference proceedings. Some of the databases also include research in progress. The main subjects covered are engineering and transport, especially roads. The databases are updated every six months and include:

ATRI
Australian Transport Index (formerly called ROAD) - available online and via CD-ROM - described above.

ROADRES
Road Research in Australia. Provides an up-to-date record of research in roads and related areas, including design, safety.

ENGINE
Australian Engineering Database - Covers all aspects of engineering. This is mainly an index to Institution of Engineers, Australia, of publications since 1980.