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Finding Articles and Papers in Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Journal articles and conference papers are the primary means of disseminating research in engineering. Use article databases to find articles on your topic.

Compendex  UCB access only
Coverage: 1884–present
All areas of engineering, journals and conferences.
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INSPEC  UCB access only
Coverage: 1898–present
Electrical engineering, computer science, physics, and related fields.
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Web of Science  UCB access only
Coverage: 1900–present
Article database covering the core journals in all scholarly fields. Provides cited reference searching.
» Tutorial: HTML and Guide: HTML, PDF

ACI Digital Library   UCB access only
Provides full-text access to journals, conference proceedings, and special symposium publications from the American Concrete Institute (ACI).

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals  UCB access only
Coverage: 1930s–present; with selective coverage dating back to the 1860s
Architecture, city planning, historic preservation, and related disciplines.
» Quick Reference Card: PDF

BIOSIS Previews  UCB access only
Coverage: 1926–present
Microbiology and biochemical/biological treatment of wastes.
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Business Source Complete  UCB access only
Coverage: 1965–present
Covers management, economics, finance, accounting, international business, and marketing.
» Tutorial: movie (approx. 3mm:0ss)

Civil Engineering Database
Coverage: papers with abstracts, 1970–present; papers without abstracts, 1920s–1969
Indexes all ASCE publications, including journals, conferences, books, standards, and manuals.

DOE Information Bridge (Department of Energy)
Coverage: 1995–present
Full-text DOE reports.

Earthquake Engineering Abstracts  UCB access only
Coverage: 1971–present
Earthquake engineering and earthquake hazards mitigation.
» Quick Reference Card: PDF

Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management  UCB access only
Coverage: 1981–present
All areas of the environment and pollution.
» Quick Reference Card: PDF

EPA NEPIS (National Environmental Publications Information System)
Coverage: 1970s–present
More than 10,000 full-text EPA documents.

GeoRef  UCB access only
Coverage: North American geology, 1785–present; Geology of the world, 1933–present
» Quick Reference Card: PDF

National Technical Reports Library (NTRL)   UCB access only
NTRL is the gateway to indexes, abstracts, and technical reports of the National Technical Information Service (NTIS). The NTIS archives reports from the Departments of Defense, Energy, Transportation, Agriculture, Health and Human Services, and other government agencies. Some full text available.

Coverage: 1987–present
Earthquake engineering and natural hazard mitigation.

Coverage: 1965–present
All areas of transportation engineering.
» Guide: HTML

To access other article databases, consult our complete list of Article Databases.

Locating Full Text Online or in the Library: Many article databases offer the UC-eLinks service, providing links to full-text articles online and automated library catalog searches. If these links fail, you can search for the journal title or conference name yourself in OskiCat.

Related Guides:
Getting Started with UC-eLinks
How to Find Journal Articles
How to Find Conference Proceedings