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Dissertation Abstracts Online

Last Loaded on Web: Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Last Update To Bluesheet: June 30, 2009

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File Description Dialog File Data Special Features Sample Record Sort
Subject Coverage Database Content DIALINDEX/OneSearch Categories Basic Index Rank
Sources Document Types Indexed Contact Additional Indexes Predefined Format Options
Print Counterparts Geographic Coverage Terms and Conditions Limit Rates


File Description [top]

Dissertation Abstracts Online is a definitive subject, title, and author guide to virtually every American dissertation accepted at an accredited institution since 1861. Selected Masters theses have been included since 1962. In addition, since 1988, the database includes citations for dissertations from 50 British universities that have been collected by and filmed at The British Document Supply Centre. Beginning with DAIC Volume 49, Number 2 (Spring 1988), citations and abstracts from Section C, Worldwide Dissertations (formerly European Dissertations), have been included in the file.

Abstracts are included for doctoral records from July 1980 (Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume 41, Number 1) to the present. Abstracts are included for masters theses from Spring 1988 (Masters Abstracts, Volume 26, Number 1) to the present.



Subject Coverage [top]

  • Agriculture
  • Astronomy
  • Biological and Environmental Sciences
  • Business and Economics
  • Chemistry
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Fine Arts and Music
  • Geography and Regional Planning
  • Geology
  • Health Sciences
  • History and Political Science
  • Language and Literature
  • Library and Information Science
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Philosophy and Religion
  • Physics
  • Psychology and Sociology


Sources [top]

Individual, degree-granting institutions submit copies of dissertations and theses completed to University Microfilms International (UMI). Citations for these dissertations are included in the database and in University Microfilms International print publications: Dissertation Abstracts International (DAI), American Doctoral Dissertations (ADD), Comprehensive Dissertation Index (CDI), and Masters Abstracts International (MAI). A list of cooperating institutions can be found in the preface to any volume of Comprehensive Dissertation Index, Dissertation Abstracts International, or Masters Abstracts International.



Print Counterparts [top]

  • Dissertation Abstracts International
  • American Doctoral Dissertations
  • Comprehensive Dissertation Index
  • Masters Abstracts International


Dialog File Data [top]

Dates Covered: 1861 to the present
File Size: 2,273,818 records as of June 2009
Update Frequency: Monthly


Database Content [top]

  • Bibliographic Records


Document Types Indexed [top]

  • Theses and Dissertations


Geographic Coverage [top]

  • International


Geographic Restrictions [top]

  • None


Special Features [top]

  • ERA Available
  • Graduate Education Program
  • KWIC and HILIGHT Available
  • DIALOG Alert Available
  • Remove Duplicates (RD, ID) Available
  • CURRENT Feature Available
  • Abstracts Available from 1980


DialIndex/OneSearch Categories [top]

ACRONYM CATEGORY NAME
AEROSPAC Aerospace
ARCHITEC Architecture
ARTS Arts and Humanities
ASTRON Astronomy
BIOSCI Biosciences
CERAMICS Ceramics and Composites
CHEMLIT Chemical Literature
COMPOSIT Ceramics and Composites
COMPSCI Computers, Electronics, and Telecommunications R&D
EDUCAT Education
ENG Engineering
ENVIRON Environment
GEOSCI Geosciences
HEALTH Health
HISTORY History
HUMANIT Humanities
INFOSCI Library and Information Services
LANGUAGE Language and Linguistics
MANUFACT Manufacturing
MATERIAL Materials
MATH Mathematics
MEDDEV Medical Devices
MEDENG Medical Engineering
MEDICINE Medicine
MINING Mining
NURSING Nursing and Health Administration
NUTRIT Nutrition
OTHERSOC Other Sources
PHARM Pharmacology
PHILOS Philosophy and Religion
PHYSICS Physics
PLASTICS Rubber and Plastics
POLISCI Political Science
PSYCH Psychology
SOCSCI Social Science
VETSCI Veterinary Science
WASTE Waste Management


Contact [top]

Dissertation Abstracts Online is produced by ProQuest Information and Learning. Questions concerning file content should be directed to:

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Terms and Conditions [top]

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SAMPLE RECORD [top]

    DIALOG(R)File  35:Dissertation Abstracts Online 
    (c) 2001 ProQuest Information and Learning. All rts. reserv. 
  PN=  1026703  ORDER NO: AAD88-21885 
  /TI    ON-BOARD AUTOMATIC AID AND ADVISORY FOR PILOTS OF 
      CONTROL-IMPAIRED AIRCRAFT 
  AU=     Author:  WAGNER, ELAINE ANN 
  DG=     Degree:  PH.D. 
  PY=     Year:    1988 
  CS=     Corporate Source/Institution:  MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF 
  IC=              TECHNOLOGY (0753) 
  AD=     SUPERVISOR: LENA VALAVANI 
       Source:  VOLUME 49/08-B OF DISSERTATION ABSTRACTS 
     INTERNATIONAL. 
                PAGE 3310.  261 PAGES 
  /DE     Descriptors:  ENGINEERING, AEROSPACE 
  DC=     Descriptor Codes:  0538 
     
  /AB        This dissertation represents the consideration of the 
     problem of aircraft control failures from a broader, more 
     meaningful viewpoint than with control loop reconfiguration or 
     redesign. The additional considerations involved in making full 
     recoveries from control failures are first categorized. New 
     performance and operating constraints that are best taken into 
     account explicitly are presented, and there is a discussion of 
     the sometimes very important role of explicit post-failure retrim 
     of the aircraft. Because it can be expected that pilots, if 
     unaided, may continue often to be unable to recover aircraft 
     after control failure, these considerations have been cast in the 
     form of knowledge and capabilities that an automatic aid and 
     pilot advisory system should have. Each major element is 
     supported with information from aircraft accident cases and from 
     simulations of post-failure flight of a C-130 aircraft. Because 
     automatic emergency control is seen to be a very significant part 
     of the proposed system, a rule-based expert-type system to find a 
     successful control strategy has been developed for elevator 
     failures on the C-130. This system directs pre-simulation of the 
     control strategy, changing it on the basis of empirical 
     guidelines concerning simple, objective features of the aircraft 
     response to the strategy. As shown in numerous examples, few 
     iterations are required to find successful emergency control. As 
     is discussed, this rule-based approach has no known restrictions 
     with respect to type of aircraft, automatic control also in use, 
     or control failure, as well as length of delay for failure 
     identification. This approach seems to be one that would allow 
     possible use of any remaining control capability, including 
     unusual controls or maneuvering, and of finding the 
     counterintuitive recoveries that, as is shown, are sometimes 
     required. The advisory function of the recovery-aiding system is 
     also described. The issues of pilot interface are discussed, as 
     well as what to calculate to support the advisory during various 
     flight phases. It is believed that the automatic aid and advisory 
     system described, including the rule-based system for finding 
     emergency control, is a good, viable solution to the problem of 
     aircraft control failures. 


BASIC INDEX [top]

SEARCH
SUFFIX
DISPLAY
CODE
FIELD NAME
INDEXING
SELECT EXAMPLES
None None All Basic Index Fields Word S AEROSPACE
/AB AB Abstract1 Word S CONTROL(W)FAILURE?/AB
/DE DE Descriptor2 Word
& Phrase
S HEALTH(W)SCIENCES/DE
S ENGINEERING, AEROSPACE/DE
/TI TI Title Word S CONTROL(W)IMPAIRED/TI

1 Abstracts included only for Dissertation records from July 1980 to the present and for Masters records from January 1988.

2 Also /DF.


ADDITIONAL INDEXES [top]

SEARCH
PREFIX
DISPLAY
CODE
FIELD NAME
INDEXING
SELECT EXAMPLES
AD= AD Advisor's Name3 Phrase S AD=VALAVANI, LENA
None AN DIALOG Accession Number
AU= AU Author Phrase S AU=WAGNER, ELAINE ANN
CS= CS Corporate Source Word
& Phrase
S CS=(MASSACHUSETTS(F)TECHNOLOGY)
S CS=MCGILL UNIVERSITY (CANADA)
DC= DC Descriptor Code Phrase S DC=0538
DG= DG Degree Phrase S DG=PH.D.
IC= IC Institution Code Phrase S IC=0753
LA= LA Language4,5 Phrase S LA=GERMAN
None LO Location of Reference Copy4
PN= PN Publication Number Phrase S PN=AADAAIC399734
None PU Publisher
PY= PY Publication Year Phrase S PY=1988
None SO Source Information6
UD= None Update Phrase S UD=9999

3 Advisor included since December of 1988.

4 Included in published European Dissertations only.

5 Non-English languages only.

6 Includes Volume, Pagination, and Publication Name.


LIMIT [top]

SUFFIX FIELD NAME EXAMPLES
/DOC Doctoral Dissertations S S4/DOC
/MAS Masters Theses S S5/MAS
/YYYY Publication Year S S5/1986


SORT [top]

SORTABLE FIELDS EXAMPLES
AU, CS, DG, PY, TI SORT S4/ALL/CS/AU
PRINT S5/5/ALL/TI


RANK [top]

RANK FIELDS EXAMPLES
All phrase- and numeric-indexed fields in the Additional Indexes can be ranked. Other RANK codes include: DE RANK AU S3


USER-DEFINED FORMAT OPTIONS [top]

User defined formats may be specified using the display codes indicated in the Search Options tables. TYPE S3/TI,CS,AD/ALL


PREDEFINED FORMAT OPTIONS [top]

NO.
DIALOGWEB
FORMAT
RECORD CONTENT
1 -- DIALOG Accession Number
2 -- Full Record except Abstract
3 Medium Bibliographic Citation
4 -- Abstract and Title1
5 -- Full Record1
6 Free Title and UMI Order Number
7 Long Full Record except Indexing
8 Short Title and Indexing
9 Full Full Record1
K -- KWIC (Key Word In Context) displays a window of text; may be used alone or with other formats


DIRECT RECORD ACCESS [top]

FIELD NAME EXAMPLES
DIALOG Accession Number TYPE 1026703/2
DISPLAY 1027085/AU,TI
PRINT 1023612/5


Rates [top]

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