Library demonstrations and tours are offered for individuals
or groups. To schedule a tour or a demonstration, send us an
(202-358-0168), or visit
Library tours are tailored to the individual's or
group's interests and needs. They encompass a walking
tour of the Library, a description of the Library's
resources, models, & displays, and a summary of
the Library's services, policies & procedures. Tours
are given on request and usually take 10-15 minutes.
Appointments are preferred but not necessary.
These databases are maintained by the NASA Scientific
and Technical Information Program. They contain bibliographic
records for most NACA & NASA scientific and technical
reports, plus many related reports other federal and
foreign agencies. Many of the NASA & NACA reports
are available in full-text. ASD+ - includes restricted
documents, and is limited to registered NASA employees
and contractors. ASD - includes everything in ASD+ except
limited documents and commercially published articles.
No password is required but access is limited to NASA
workstations. NTRS - is a subset of the publicly available
NASA technical reports with some available in full-text.
FirstSearch encompasses over 50 databases and more
than 3.3 million full-text articles in a variety of
subject areas. Databases include WorldCat, Applied Science
& Technology Abstracts, Business & Management
Practices, Index to Legal Periodicals and Books, Conference
Proceedings, and Public Affairs Information Service.
WorldCat alone contains the merged catalogs of over
30,000 libraries from around the world.
(the library catalog)
This online catalog indexes nearly all of the NASA
Center Libraries' materials. It includes books, documents,
video tapes, DVDs, CD-ROMs, books-on-tape, journals,
photographs, online journals and online documents. You
must be on a NASA computer to search the catalog.
Citation Index / Web of Science
This database indexes about 4,500 scientific and technical
journals from 1955 to present. It is especially useful
because it includes the cited references for all of
the articles indexed, allowing for unique searching
techniques. To access this subscription you must be
on a workstation at NASA Headquarters or the Goddard
Space Flight Center. This database is provided to Headquarters
courtesy of the Goddard Library.