Indexes core periodicals in engineering and other technical fields.
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Major Research Tools
Full-text of journals and conference proceedings from the American Society of Civil Engineers. Journal coverage goes back to 1995; conference proceedings to 1999. For an index of ASCE publications back to 1970 use the ASCE CE Database.
Database covering the journal literature of environmental sciences, including applicable areas of ecology, energy, geography, pollution & waste management, law, public policy, and urban planning.
Coverage: 20 years.
References to books, technical reports, conference proceedings, journal articles and on-going research in the field of transportation. Combines information from the national Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) Database and the OECD's International Transport Research Documentation (ITRD) Database.
Index covering the journal literature of science and technology. Allows you to search for a topic, an author, or for articles that cite a known author or work. (Help using Web of Science for cited reference searching)
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Index coverage: vol. 1 - present; Full-text coverage: 1996-present
Full text of articles reviewing the scholarly literature for a variety of topics in the physical, biomedical, and social sciences.
Index of journals, magazines, and other publications covering art, architecture, archaeology, and related fields. Coverage dates vary. Earliest indexing goes back to 1914; earliest full text back to 1930; majority of coverage begins in 1980s.
The Getty Institute's searchable vocabulary of terms for describing objects, textural materials, images, architecture, and material culture from antiquity to the present.
Collection of measured drawings, large-format photographs, and written histories of historic structures and sites in the United States dating from the 17th through the 20th century. Draws from the collection of the Historic American Building Survey and the Historic American Engineering Survey from 1933 to the present.
Collection of over 10,000 digitized images of buildings and cities throughout the world. Search by building name, city, country or other keyword. Provided by the University of Washington Libraries Digital Collections project.
Collection of 19th century American bridge engineering books, manuals, and documents from the Lehigh University Libraries' Special Collections.
Includes building and construction cost indexes, sourcebooks with rankings of top contractors, and directories of contractors as well as the text of Engineeering News Record. Note that not all articles are freely available on the ENR site. If prompted to login or pay, search for the article title in ENR via LexisNexis Academic.
Brief illustrated guide for interpreting Sanborn Fire Insurance maps, courtesy of the University of Virginia Library. (Sanborn maps for the Easton area are available in Skillman Library's microfilm collection. A digital collection of Sanborn maps for Pennsylvania is also available.)
Collection of digitized documents from the US Department of Transportation Library. Includes historical reports of investigations of railroad and aircraft accidents.
Maps of towns or cities in Pennsylvania originally created for use by fire insurance companies. Maps are drawn to a scale of 50 feet to an inch, list street blocks and building numbers, and are coded for building materials used. Digitized color versions of some of the Pennsylvania maps are available from Penn State's map library.
Detailed data on soil in counties across the U.S. From the Natural Resources Conservation Service of the USDA.