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Subject Guides to Information Resources

Mining Engineering

Matthew Pickens
Databases Print Resources Web Resources


     Compendex is one of the most comprehensive bibliographic databases in the field of engineering. The citations
     are drawn from over 2,600 journals, conference proceedings, technical reports, and some books. Compendex
     is the online equivalent of the print Engineering Index from 1980 to the present (see below for additional coverage).
     Coverage from 1884 to Present.

This database is a comprehensive geoscience resource containing over 2.6 million bibliographic records covering
subjects such as mineralogy and crystallography, general mineralogy, mineralogy of silicates, and mineralogy of
non-silicates. Bibliographic records from more than 3,000 journals are included in the database as well as journal
articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports, and theses. Coverage from 1785 to present.

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

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. Coverage generally from 1996 to present though some records date as far back as the mid-1800s.

Energy Citations Database
Citations and some full-text of materials from the Department of Energy and its predecessors.

U.S. Geological Survey - Publications
USGS online catalog containing over 325,000 citations to USGS publications produced since 1879. NOTE: Not all
USGS publications are listed in their online catalog.


Print Resources

Handbooks, Dictionaries, and Encyclopedias

  • SME Mining Reference Handbook
    Reference TN151 .S64 2002
  • SME Mining Engineering Handbook (2-volume)
    Reference TN151 .S6 1992  (Volume 1 currently on Reserve at Circulation Desk)
  • Blaster's Handbook
    Reference TN279 .B53 1998 (Currently on Reserve at Circulation Desk)
  • Canadian & American Mines Handbook
    Reference HD9506 .N7 C36
  • Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms
    Reference TN9 .T53 1968
  • Dictionary of Mining Terms
    Reference TN9 .D564 1997
  • Encyclopedia of Tunnelling, Mining and Drilling Equipment
    Reference TN345 .S83 1995
  • Handbook of Mining and Tunnnelling Machinery
    Reference TN345 .S72 1982
  • Industrial Minerals and Rocks: Commodities, Markets, and Uses (7th Edition)
    Reference TN799.5 .A43
  • Metal Statistics - The Statistical Guide to North American Metals (2002)
    Reference HD9506 .U6 A5 2002
  • Practical Mine Ventilation Engineering
    Third Floor TN301 .T56 1999
  • Rock Blasting Terms and Symbols
    Reference TN279 .R631 1998
  • Surface Mining (2nd edition)
    Reference TN291 .S78 1990
  • Underground Mining Methods Handbook
    Third Floor TN151 .U5
  • The Engineer's Career Guide
    Reference Reserve

U.S. Government Publications

  • Bureau of Mines,  List of publications (or journal articles ) Issued by (1910 to 1994)
    Third Floor Government Documents  I28.5:
    [NOTE: CD-ROM also available - Third Floor Government Documents CD Cabinet I28.151: 17-95]
  • Mineral Commodity Summaries
    Third Floor Government Documents  I19.166:
  • Minerals Yearbook
    Third Floor TN23 .U612
  • Report of investigations (United States. Bureau of Mines)
    Third Floor TN23 .U43
  • Safety Manual Series
    Pamphlets prepared by the National Mine Health and Safety Academy on various topics (e.g., Safety Tips for Underground Coal Mining, Coal Mine Maps, etc.). Each pamphlet is approximately 20-50 pages.
    Third Floor Government Documents L38/2:

Mining Law and Regulations

 Web Resources  

    U.S. Government Websites  

        Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

        National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) - Mining  

        National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) - Mining Statistics

        Office of Surface Mining (U.S. Department of the Interior)
        United States Geological Survey (USGS)

   Professional Organizations and Societies    

        National Mining Association

        The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society

        Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration

    Industry News 

        InfoMine - Mining Intelligence and Technology

        Mining Journal

        Mining Record


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