Civil & Environmental Engineering

Major Research Tools

Index

Coverage: 1983-present

Indexes core periodicals in engineering and other technical fields.

Full-text

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.

Full-text, Index

Database covering the journal literature of environmental sciences, including applicable areas of ecology, energy, geography, pollution & waste management, law, public policy, and urban planning.

Full-text

Collection of 50- to 100-page electronic books that synthesize a research or development topic in engineering, computer science, and related disciplines. Lafayette users have access to all titles in the Complete Collection One and Complete Collection Two.

Index

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

Coverage: 1955-present

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.

Other Suggested Research Tools

Full-text, Index

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.

Full-text, Index

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.

Reference

The Getty Institute's searchable vocabulary of terms for describing objects, textural materials, images, architecture, and material culture from antiquity to the present.

Full-text

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.

Visual resource

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.

Full-text

Collection of 19th century American bridge engineering books, manuals, and documents from the Lehigh University Libraries' Special Collections.

Data, Full-text

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.

Visual resource

Detailed, high quality photographs, maps, floorplans, and descriptions of French and English cathedrals that began construction in the 12th-13th centuries.

Full-text

Collection of digitized documents from the U.S. Department of Transportation Library. Includes historical reports of investigations of railroad and aircraft accidents.

Visual resource

Digitized color 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. Hosted by Penn State's map library.

Full-text

Collection of primary source documents on urban planning from Cornell University.. Includes 185 journal articles, conference reports, book excerpts, and government documents with brief introductions.

Full-text

Full text of all U.S. patents issued since 1976, and full-page images for all U.S. patents issued since 1790. (Note: Full-page images can be viewed using pat2pdf.org, which generates PDFs based on patent numbers, or by downloading one of the TIFF image viewer plugins recommended on the USPTO website.)

Data

Detailed data on soil in counties across the U.S. From the Natural Resources Conservation Service of the USDA.