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Last Updated: Jan 31, 2013
Periodical Articles and Conference Papers
New developments and current research are often first presented as conference papers and/or periodical articles. You will also find product reviews, descriptions of methodology, or information on innovations in or applications of particular processes, systems and devices. The following article databases access this literature. The term "repository" denotes a database with full-text content from a publisher.
- Applied Science and Technology Full Text (1983-current w/abstracts since 1994)
Best source for finding product reviews and news related (engineering) information. Indexes articles in 800 English-language periodicals. The print version, Applied Science and Technology Index, is available from 1958-2000 at TA 1 .I5, with an earlier title, Industrial Arts Index, available 1913-1957, with some missing issues.
- Compendex (1969-current)
Compendex covers periodical articles and conference papers for all engineering disciplines. This is a good source for current and past research, with over 5000 serials included. Print version is ENGINEERING INDEX, (1959-2000) located at TA1 .E5.
Compendex, GEOBASE and INSPEC are searched jointly on the Engineering Village Platform. To search only one of the databases, on the advanced search page, remove the check in the box to the left of the database you do not wish to search by clicking on the box. The check mark will be removed and that database will not be searched.
- ASCE Research Library (1983-current)
A repository of materials published by the American Society of Civil Engineers, including the full-text articles of journal, magazine, and conference proceedings titles.
- Civil Engineering Database (CEDB) (1975-current).
Provides citations to all publications of the American Society of Civil Engineers including periodical articles, conference papers, books, manuals, and standards.
- Web of Science (1900-current)
This multi-discplinary index includes article information from approximately 8,500 journals in sciences, engineering, social sciences, arts and humanities. A key feature of this index is the cited reference search, which searches for the articles that have cited a particular author’s work, or a specific article.
The following indexes are of interest to selected Civil Engineering areas--geotechnical, environmental, and transportation.
- GeoRef (1785-current)
Covers journal articles, conference papers, reports, books, maps and North American theses in the geosciences, including hydrology; over 25,000 sources are reviewed.
- GreenFILE (date varies)
This collection of scholarly, governmental and general-interest titles covers multidisciplinary environmental issues such as recycling, global change, green buildings, and water quality management.
- Pollution Abstracts, (1981-current)
Covers over 1,000 American and foreign periodicals, documents and reports on topics related to pollution. The print version, Pollution Abstracts (1970, 1974-1980), is available at TD172 .P65.
- TRANweb (Transportation Article File)
Produced and compiled by the Northwestern University Transportation Library, this database covers all aspects of traffic and transportation in the periodical and conference literature. The print version is Current Literature in Traffic and Transportation, (1973-2001), latest three years in reference, earlier years at HE1 .C8.
- TRID Online
TRID, a database that combines TRIS (produced collaboratively by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Transportation Research Board and the National Transportation Library) and ITRD (OECD's Joint Transport Research Centre’s International Transport Research Documentation), this resource identifies published research on transportation topics. Material covered includes technical reports, magazine and journal articles, conference papers, and books.
Search for articles and books across multiple databases simultaneously.