A Guide to Selected Resources
This is a list of selected information resources in the field of civil engineering. It is not intended to be comprehensive. Please consult a reference librarian for advice on the best sources and search strategy for your specific topic.
Guide to Information Sources in Engineering. Charles R. Lord Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, Inc., 2000. Reference T10.7 .L67 2000
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
Encyclopedia of Building Technology. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1988. Encyclopedia of Materials. K. H. Jurgen Buschow, et.al., eds. New York: Elsevier, 2001. McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Engineering. Sybil P. Parker, editor-in-chief New York: McGraw-Hill, 1997. McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology. 9th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2002. Means Illustrated Construction Dictionary. John Marchetti, ed. Kingston, MA: R. S. Means Co., 2000. VanNostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia. 8th ed. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1994. When Technology Fails. Detroit: Gale Research, 1994. The Wiley Dictionary of Civil Engineering and Construction. Felicitas Kennedy New York: Wiley, 1996. Reference TH9 .E48 1988 Online via PITTCat
Reference TA9 .M35 1997 (2nd ed. Online via PITTCat) Reference Q121 .M3 2002 Reference TH9 .M4 2000
Reference Q121 .V3 1994 Reference TA169.5 .W44 1994 Reference TA9 .W44 1997
Handbooks and Manuals
ACI Manual of Concrete Practice. Detroit, MI: American Concrete Institute, 2005. Bridge Engineering Handbook. Wai-Fah Chen and Lian Duan, eds. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 1999. Reference TA439 .A358 TG145 .B85 2000
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Reference TA418. eds. DC: Government Institutes.E473 Online via PITTCat
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Reference TA151 .74 . Samuel G. Brockenbrough and Kenneth J. Boca Raton. Charlton and Thomas G. Westney. 2nd ed.dot. Nawy.. NY: Synapse Information Resources. DC: Transportation Research Board. eds. DC: U. 2002. 5th ed.gov/ Washington. F. FL: CRC Press.S35 2002
TA660 . W. 2002. New York: M. Mahwah. O’Brien.C743 1997
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Reference KF3775 .A75 2001
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TD430 . 1997. Michael Ash and Irene Ash Endicott. Handbook of Human Factors Testing and Evaluation. eds.H48H54 2000 Washington. New York: John Wiley. Reference TE151 . of Transportation. Inc. 1995. Y. Nicholas P. Jr.H54 2003
Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices http://mutcd. NJ: Noyes Publications.
. Handbook of Analytical Techniques in Concrete Science and Technology. Theodore V. S. FL: CRC Press. Federal Highway Administration. Boedecker. 2000. 2004. 14th ed. 1997. Edward G. Concrete Construction Engineering Handbook. Handbook of Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies. Jamal Saleh New York: McGraw-Hill. V. Chen and J. editor-in-chief Boca Raton.C57 2003
Reference TA151 . Boca Raton. New York: McGraw-Hill. 2003. Cheremisinoff Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann. National Research Council. 1997.C447 2002
Highway Capacity Manual. Fluid Flow Handbook. Richard Liew. Engineer’s Cost Handbook: Tools for Managing Project Costs. 2002. ed. NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers. ed. 1998. 2nd ed.fhwa.C76 2004 TA681 . S. Richard E.. Beaudoin Park Ridge. Handbook of Corrosion Inhibitors. J. Ramachandran and J. Dept. DC: National Academy Press.The Civil Engineering Handbook. Guide to Stability Design Criteria for Metal Structures. 2003. 2003. CRC Handbook of Engineering Tables. Environmental Law Handbook. 2001. Galambos. Reference HE336 . Committee on Flood Control Alternatives in the American River Basin Washington. Flood Risk Management and the American River Basin: An Evaluation. Highway Engineering Handbook: Building and Rehabilitating the Infrastructure. Washington. FL: CRC Press.
Structural Engineering Handbook. Keith F. 4th ed. Architectural Graphic Standards. Wood Engineering and Construction Handbook. Boston: McGraw-Hill. eds. ed.The Occupational Ergonomics Handbook. Structural Design Guide to the ACI Building Code. Waldemar Karwowski and William S. Boca Raton. 1997. New York: Wiley. Standard Handbook for Civil Engineers. Freeman. 1997. 3rd ed. The Wiley Engineer’s Desk Reference: A Concise Guide for the Professional. Reference TA666 . Reference TA401 . ed. Faherty and Thomas G.S. Edward S. Boston: Kluwer Academic.S73 1998
Reference TA635 . Standard Handbook of Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal.W293 2003
Water Measurement Manual. 2nd ed. Frederick S. 2000. 2005. Merritt. eds. 4th ed. 1998. Bureau of Reclamation. New York: McGraw-Hill. 1999. Hicks. R. New York: McGraw-Hill. 10th ed.usbr. Metcalf & Eddy. Merritt. New York: McGraw-Hill.S73 2005
Reference TD1032 . eds. 1998. 2nd ed. et. 2001.S8 1996
Reference TA332 . Hoffman 4th ed.W63 1997
Annual Book of ASTM Standards.A653
Reference TH2031 . Wiley. eds. New York: McGraw-Hill. Heisler New York: J. Brockenbrough and Frederick S.S77 1998
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TD645 . 1996. 2000.H424 1998 Sanford I. Reference TA151 . Gaylord. 2003. et. http://www. 3rd ed.
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. New York: McGraw-Hill. Standard Handbook of Engineering Calculations Tyler G. 4th ed. Department of the Interior. New York: McGraw-Hill. editor-in-chief 4th ed.al. Structural Steel Designer’s Handbook. New York: John Wiley & Sons.O258 1999
Reference TA151 .S77 1997
TA683. 1998. Edwin H. Wastewater engineering: Treatment and Reuse. Uhlig’s Corrosion Handbook.al. American Society for Testing and Materials Philadelphia: ASTM. Inc. Winston Revie. Marras. Roger L. Williamson. 1999.gov/pmts/hydraulics_lab/pubs/wmm/ U. Harry M.
It provides citations with abstracts to articles in over 2. Japan and Germany. figures.asp Produced by the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research.abet.S. It provides indexing. full-text coverage from 1999. Links to PDF full-text content. Quakeline Database http://mceer. this free database indexes publications on earthquakes. Indexing coverage is from 1966 to the present.000 journal titles.”
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Electronic Journals* Provides electronic access to all ASCE publications.Indexes *Locate under “finding Articles” by clicking “Looking for a particular database. Indexing coverage is from 1970 to present. equations and definitions to terminology in the field. including Science Citation Index. Some links to full-text articles. Web of Science* Provides searching capability to ISI’s 3 citation indexes.600 scholarly journals.asce.buffalo.org/ http://www.S. earthquake engineering and related topics from 1987 to the present. Indexing coverage of database is 1973 to present. indexing more than 13. illustrations. cited reference searching and an alerting service.K. National Technical Information Service (NTIS)* The NTIS database is the core resource for accessing unclassified reports from influential U. and conference proceedings.org/ http://transportation.. linking to full-text sources. technical and medical information. databases.org/ http://www.org/
American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO) American Institute of Hydrology (AIH) American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) American Water Resources Association (AWRA) Asphalt Institute Bureau of Transportation Statistics
http://www.bts.org/asce.cfm http://www. technical reports and conference papers and proceedings. Indexing is from 1899 to the present.awra. It also provides tabular and graphical data.org/ http://www. Also includes some critical reports from the U. Indexes over 8.aihydro. government agencies.asphaltinstitute. formulas. Scopus* This database focuses on scientific. It provides immediate access to over citations for over 2 million critical reports from more than 240 U. Users can search citation data looking for other journal articles which cite a known item.highwayengineers. It is the electronic equivalent of the print Engineering Index.edu/utilities/quakeline.
Professional and Trade Associations & Organizations
Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology (ABET) http://www. facts.org/ http://www. and international government agencies.000 scholarly journals from 1992 to the present. Compendex. Knovel Engineering and Scientific Online References* This database provides full-text access to some of the important engineering reference handbooks.* This database provides international coverage of the literature of the engineering field.gov/
gov/ http://css.usace.org/ http://www.edu/WWW-CE/ http://www.org/ http://www.Civil Engineering Research Foundation (CERF) Construction Specifications Institute Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) Environmental & Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS) Ground-water Remediation Technologies Analysis Center (GWRTAC) Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) National Bridge Research Organization (NaBRO) National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers Professional Engineering Licensure.com/mainind.pspe.ite.unl.fire. Land Surveyors and Geologists http://www.asp?a=1104&q=432715 Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) Transportation Research Board (TRB) United States Army Corps of Engineers United States Department of Transportation (DOT) United States Geological Survey Water Resources http://www.html http://www.trb.mil/ http://www.ce.icivilengineer.org/ http://www.usgs.org/ http://www.state.edu/ http://www.com Hazardous Waste Clean-Up Information (CLU-IN) iCivilEngineer.com/ http://www.org/ http://www.eegs.us/bpoa/cwp/view.gwrtac.freecalc.org/
State Board (Pennsylvania) of Professional Engineers.umich.lsrp.com/ http://www.gov/ http://water.pa.udel.eeri.edu/istl/96-fall/choinski.gatech.cerf.com: The Internet for Civil Engineers Internet Resources for Highway Engineering Land Surveyor Reference Page http://www.csinet.library.nspe.edu/DRC/ http://www. (Site managed by NCEES) Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
http://www.seinstitute.army.clu-in.ucsb.org/ http://www.org/ http://www.snre.gov/
Other Useful Internet Resources
Building and Fire Research Laboratory (NIST) Center for Sustainable Systems Civil Engineering—Virtual Library The Disaster Research Center (DRC) FreeCalc.org/ http://www.swe.dos.html
.nist.org/ http://www.engineeringlicense.asp http://www.edu/ http://www.com/ http://www.org/s_csi/index.org/ http://www.dot.nabro.
com/engineering/civil/ http://www. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Publications http://www.pa.bts.us/public/pdf/pricelist.tenlinks.gov/digital_collection.pdf This site provides online links to many PENNDOT publications.com/ww/
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.state.dot.cleanh2o.edu/thermodex/ http://www. Thermodex: An Index of Selected Thermodynamic Data Handbooks Ultimate Civil Engineering Directory Wastewater Engineering Virtual Library http://www.National Transportation Library: Digital Collections http://ntl.utexas.lib.cfm Allows browsing and downloading of digital manuals and reference materials.