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Civil Engineering Resources

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Databases Print Resources Web Resources



Use these databases to find journal articles and other materials on civil engineering, environmental engineering, architecture, and related topics.

  • ACI Abstract search

    Index of materials published by the American Concrete Institute. No full text.

  • ASCE Civil Engineering Database

    Index of all ASCE publications since 1970. No full text.

  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

    Citations and abstracts for articles published in the architecture literature.


    Articles "providing accurate, unbiased, and timely information designed to help building-industry professionals and policy makers improve the environmental performance, and reduce the adverse impacts, of buildings."

  • Compendex

    Bibliographic citations and abstracts for engineering and technical literature in a broad range of disciplines, dating back to 1884. Some full text.

  • Earthquake Engineering Abstracts

    Comprehensive indexing of earthquake engineering literature since 1971. No full text.

  • Environmental Engineering Abstracts

    Provides bibliographic information and abstracting for international literature focusing on technological and engineering aspects of air, water, energy, and other environmental issues since 1990. No full text.

  • Knovel Digital Library

    Knovel is a large collection of downloadable science and engineering ebooks, including reference works.

  • Materials Research Database

    Allows simultaneous searching of several databases containing scholarly literature on a variety of engineered and structural materials. No full text.

  • Scopus

    Scopus provides multidisciplinary indexing of the science and engineering literature. It is Elsevier's counterpart to ISI's Web of Science, providing the same core functionality but indexing a wider variety of journals and proceedings.

  • Technology Research Database

    The Technology Research Database simultaneously searches a number of science and technology databases.

  • Transportation Research Record

    Full text of the Transportation Research Record from 1996-present. Coverage begins with volume 1517.

  • TRIS Online

    Database containing almost half a million references to transportation research. Links to some full text.


Print Resources

  • Fire Protection Handbook
    REF TH 9150 .F47 20th 2008
  • RS Means Building Construction Data
    REF TH 435 .B84 68th 2010
  • Encyclopedia of Environmental Science and Engineering
    REF TD 9 .E5 2006
  • Earthquake Engineering Handbook
    REF TA 654.6 .E374 2003
  • Handbook of Transportation Engineering
    REF TA 1145 .H36 2004
  • The Engineer's Career Guide
    Reference Reserve


Web Resources


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Last Updated 07/07/2010