Dialog, a Thomson business, is building its collection of scientific, technical and medical (STM) content with the release of a new database containing scientific and technical research related to the global aerospace industry.

The company says its new AeroBase database includes references, abstracts and controlled-vocabulary indexing of scientific and technical journal articles, preprints, conference proceedings, books, theses and unpublished literature relating to the aerospace and aeronautical industries and dating back to 1999.

At its launch, the database contains more than 20,000 documents, with more added monthly. Enhancements later this quarter will include additional international journals and conference literature added to the database.

“We expect that our new AeroBase file will be an important resource for researchers and professionals in the aeronautics, astronautics and space sciences, as well as such related fields as chemistry, geosciences, physics, communications, electronics and numerous others,” said Viji Krishnan, Dialog vice president of publisher management. “–The AeroBase database is the latest in a series of new and improved STM research that we will be offering in the months ahead.”

Krishnan noted information searchable and retrievable through the new AeroBase database touches on such topics as aircraft design and instrumentation, propellants and fuels, lasers and masers (“microwave amplification by stimulated emission of radiation”), structural mechanics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer, among others.

Dialog: www.dialog.com