Civil Engineering Guide

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Key Resources

  • Scopus
    Scopus, a new multidisciplinary online resource, will be invaluable to students and faculty in various fields of study within the sciences, health sciences and the social sciences. Scopus offers full-text linking, abstracting-and-indexing information and provides access to over 66 million abstracts dating back to 1966.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • ICE Virtual Library (Institution of Civil Engineers)
    The ICE Virtual Library gives you full online access to the journals published by the Institution of Civil Engineers, along with eBook collections covering Energy and Transport information. With coverage back to 1836, including all ICE Transactions and all titles published under the Thomas Telford banner, the Virtual Library gives you access to some of the most prestigious scholarly journals in Civil Engineering, along with a subset of ebooks in the energy and transport fields.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • ASCE Library eJournals (American Society of Civil Engineers)
    The ASCE Library provides a comprehensive online tool for locating articles of interest across all disciplines of civil engineering. The American Society of Civil Engineers publishes just over 30 journals available through the ASCE Library.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • IEEE Xplore Digital Library
    The IEEE Xplore Digital Library is a powerful resource for discovery and access to scientific and technical content published by IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and its publishing partners. This resource provides Web access to almost 3-million full-text documents from some of the world's most highly cited publications in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics, including:
    IEEE journals, transactions, and magazines, including early access documents
    IEEE conference proceedings
    IET journals
    IET conference proceedings
    IEEE published standards
    IEEE Standards Dictionary Online
    Note: limited to 10 simultaneous users.

    10 simultaneous users.
  • Dissertations & Theses (ProQuest PQDT: formerly Digital Dissertations)
    ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (formerly Digital Dissertations) "is the single, authoritative source for information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses. The database represents the work of authors from over 1,000 graduate schools and universities."
    All PhD dissertations and Master's theses from depositing universities are available from 1997 onwards, unless the document's author has requested a temporary delay.
    It is also possible to search within an interface exclusive to Dissertations & Theses @ University of New Brunswick.

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  • Chemical Abstracts (SciFinder Web)
    Produced by the American Chemical Society, this is considered to be the most current and comprehensive information source for literature in chemistry and related sciences such as: proteomics, genomics, biochemistry, biochemical genetics, engineering and physics.
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  • Inspec (Engineering Village)
    "Inspec is the world’s leading bibliographic database, providing comprehensive access to the world's scientific and technical literature in physics, electrical engineering, electronics, communications, control engineering, computers, computing, information technology, manufacturing, production and mechanical engineering. First published in 1898 as the Scientific Abstracts, Inspec now contains close to 10 million bibliographic records taken from more than 3850 scientific and technical journals and 2200 conference proceedings, as well as numerous books, reports, dissertations and patents, many with full-text linking."
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  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Digital Library
    The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Digital Library provides access to journals, publications, newsletters and conference proceedings.
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  • GeoRef
    GeoRef "covers worldwide technical literature on geology and geophysics."
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  • SpringerLink
    SpringerLINK service provides access to electronic journals in a variety of subjects, including "life sciences, chemical sciences, geosciences, computer science, mathematics, medicine, physics & astronomy, engineering, environmental sciences, law, and economics."
    [NOTE: pre-1996 Archival content now accessible when available]
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  • Science Direct
    Science Direct offers comprehensive coverage of literature across all fields of science, medicine and technology. All previous ScienceDirect journal collections have been merged into this single collection.
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  • Canadian Research Index (CRI)
    Canadian Research Index (CRI) "covers monographs and annual publications of lasting reference value from Canadian government and institutional sources."
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  • EThOS (Electronic Theses Online Service : UK Theses)
    EThOS makes UK theses (e and paper based) available via a 'one-stop-shop' by harvesting e-theses from institutional repositories and digitizing paper theses on-demand from researchers. The British Library, in collaboration with many UK universities and other associations, aims to provide over 250,000 theses produced by the UK higher education system on an open access model to all researchers and others requiring information. Some theses are available for immediate download, while others can be requested from a participating institution which then sends the thesis to the British Library for digitization.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Academic Search Premier
    Academic Search Premier is a multidisciplinary resource that "provides journal coverage for most academic areas of study."
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  • Quicklaw Plus
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    LexisNexis Quicklaw offers access to primary and secondary Canadian legal sources. Coverage includes case law from courts, boards, and tribunals; statutes, regulations and bills; secondary legal materials and journals; and NetLetters with legal commentary and analysis. Plus edition includes Halsbury's Laws of England and Halsbury's Laws of Canada. To find the insurance, labour, and employment law content formerly available on CCH Online, go to the Source Directory and use the key search term L&B.
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  • SIAM Journals Online
    "SIAM has a comprehensive publishing program in applied and computational mathematics. SIAM fosters the development of the methodologies needed in these areas."
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  • Wiley Online Library
    Wiley Online Library hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. It delivers seamless integrated access to over 4 million articles from 1500 journals. UNB also subscribes to select eBook titles.
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  • Annual Reviews
    Annual Reviews publishes "authoritative, analytic reviews in 29 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Physical, and Social Sciences."
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  • Frost & Sullivan
    Frost & Sullivan provides in-depth full-text market research and strategy reports in various emerging high-technology sectors.
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  • Google Scholar
    Google Scholar searches a subset of the Web that Google has classified as "scholarly literature". They do not publish a list of chosen sites, and they do not state how often sites are checked. Some important sources are not covered at all. Thus, Google Scholar alone should not be relied on for comprehensive research.
    By accessing Google Scholar via the UNB Libraries website, you benefit from technology that lets on-campus and off-campus users connect directly to full-text articles in journals to which UNB subscribes. Just click on the blue Title link in the Google result list.
    Off-campus users can also set Scholar Preferences to show the "Check for fulltext @ UNB" link in search results. See "Scholar Preferences" at the Google Scholar site.
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  • Statista
    Statista is a multidisciplinary database that aggregates information covering 80,000 topics. Access to data from over 18,000 sources covering 1.5 million statistics. All statistics can be directly downloaded in PNG, PDF, Excel, and PowerPoint formats. Data prepared according to academic citation standards, with a citation tool (APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA, and Bluebook) and links to the original source for further research. Statista also covers industry reports, studies, forecasts, dossiers, digital market outlook , aesthetically pleasing infographics, and more.
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Reference Sources

Key Resources

  • CRCnetBASE - incorporated into Taylor and Francis Group eBooks
    CRCnetBASE eBooks have been incorporated into Taylor and Francis Group eBooks -- please visit the record for access and further information. Individual titles can still be found in our eBook search or UNBWorldCat, with access redirecting to the new site.
  • AccessEngineering
    A full text collection of a few hundred McGraw-Hill engineering book titles covering 12 major areas of engineering and more than 200 topics.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • ASTM Compass - International Standards & Digital Library
    ASTM Compass - International Standards & Digital Library includes all 13,000 active ASTM standards (equivalent to the printed 82 volumes), the historical standards back to 1998, as well as the withdrawn and redlined version comparisons. In addition, it includes full-text access to Manuals, Monographs, Data Series, STPs (Special Technical Publications) and almost a dozen Journals dating back to the 1930s.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • CSA Standards and Codes Online (Canadian Standards Association)
    The Canadian Standards Association is a not-for-profit standards development, membership-based association, in business, industry, government and consumers. CSA is the largest standards development organization (SDO) in Canada and is accredited in Canada and the U.S. to develop standards in a wide range of subject areas.

    UNB Libraries’ subscribes to the Complete CSA Collection package which includes over 3,000 current and historical (including IT and Telecommunications standards) and standard related documents such as handbooks, guidelines and commentaries.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Standard specifications for transportation materials and methods of sampling and testing (AASHTO materials)
    As of 2016, AASHTO materials standards are published in digital format only. Updates are released annually in three groups, broken up by subject area. Summaries of changes and revision charts are provided for each release for Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. When a standard is revised or reconfirmed, the release number will appear, with month and year in parentheses, beneath the designation number. Releases 1 through 3 occur in April, June, and August, respectively, covering the following subjects:

    Release 1—Hydraulic Cements; Concrete; Concrete-Related Materials; Pavement Serviceability;Environmental Quality; and Quality Assurance.
    Release 2—General Manufactured Materials
    Release 3—Geotechnical; and Bituminous Materials and Mixtures.
    Limited to 2 simultaneous users.
  • Civil Engineering Handbook
    see also [HWK-STACKS TA151.C57 2003]

    Packed with formulae, data tables, and definitions, this book covers various areas of civil engineering. It includes material in areas such as coastal engineering, polymeric materials, computer methods, shear stresses in beams, and pavement performance evaluation. It is suitable for those working in civil, structural, or environmental engineering.

  • New Penguin Dictionary of Civil Engineering [ENG-REF TA9 .B57 2005]

    A completely new and fully-comprehensive book aimed at anyone who has contact with the construction industry.

  • Concrete masonry handbook for architects, engineers, builders [ENG-REF TH1461 .P34 2008]
  • Dictionary of building and civil engineering [ENG-REF TH9 .M66 1996]

    This dual-language dictionary lists over 20,000 specialist terms in both French and English, covering architecture, building, engineering and property terms.

  • McGraw-Hill dictionary of engineering

    Derived from the content of the respected McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, Sixth Edition, each title provides thousands of definitions of words and phrases encountered in a specific discipline.

  • Handbook of environmental civil engineering [ENG-REF TA151 .Z49]
  • Geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering handbook [ENG-REF TA705 .G427 2000]

Additional Resources

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To search for books at UNB Libraries, use the online catalogue, UNB WorldCat. It contains materials held at the Harriet Irving, Science and Forestry, Engineering, and Law libraries, as well as the Hans W. Klohn Commons in Saint John. Course reserves contains a listing of course-specific materials available for short-term use.

Books and other materials not available at UNB may be available for loan from another institution through our document delivery service. To search for materials not held by UNB Libraries, try UNB WorldCat (change the default library to "Libraries worldwide") or select from our list of other library catalogues. See the Document Delivery page for electronic request forms and more details.

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Electronic Collections

Key Resources

  • Springer eBook Collection
    Note: UNB only has online access to material marked with a green, square box to the left of the record.
    The Springer eBook Collection publishes eBooks, eReference Works and eBook Series titles on a wide variety of subjects, including science, technology, medicine and the humanities.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • CRCnetBASE - incorporated into Taylor and Francis Group eBooks
    CRCnetBASE eBooks have been incorporated into Taylor and Francis Group eBooks -- please visit the record for access and further information. Individual titles can still be found in our eBook search or UNBWorldCat, with access redirecting to the new site.
  • AccessEngineering
    A full text collection of a few hundred McGraw-Hill engineering book titles covering 12 major areas of engineering and more than 200 topics.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • ProQuest Ebook Central Collections (formerly ebrary)
    [RECORD UPDATE IN PROGRESS]UNB subscribes to a few collections of eBooks through this one access point, including both a mix of subscribed and purchased titles, along with faculty selected purchased titles. These are fulltext, searchable databases of books, maps and other authoritative documents in all academic disciplines. Many books now allow complete downloading.
    Varying access permissions.
  • MyiLibrary
    When browsing an individual MyiLibrary ebook please use the table of contents to the left of the text or the search function to navigate through the book. Rapid clicking through numerous pages of an ebook will block access to the ebook. MyiLibrary includes titles on a wide variety of subjects, including the humanities, science, technology, and medicine. All ebooks are viewed using the MyiLibrary platform. Some ebooks published by Taylor & Francis do not allow full-text searching.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • ASCE Library eBooks (American Society of Civil Engineers)
    ASCE E-books and Standards encompass all civil engineering content areas, including construction, structures, transportation, geotechnics, environment, water resources, and professional practice. Also includes ASCE journals and proceedings.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.

To browse the shelves for books in Civil Engineering, try the following ranges:

HE 331-380 Traffic engineering. Roads & highways
HE 381-971 Water transportation
HE 1001-5600 Rail transportation
HE 5601-5720 Automotive transportation
HT165.5-169.9 City planning
HT170-178 Urban renewal. Urban redevelopment
NA9000-9428 Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying
TA 630-695 Structural engineering
TA 705-710 Engineering geology
TA 715-787 Earthwork. Foundations
TA 800-820 Tunnels
TA 1001-1280 Transportation engineering
TC Hydraulic engineering
TD Environmental technology
TE Highway engineering
TF Railroad engineering and operation
TG Bridge engineering
TH Building construction

 

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Intute

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TechXtra

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Google Scholar

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Engineering Resources

(http://www.educationindex.com/engineer/) 

Resources of Scholarly Societies - Civil Engineering

(http://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/society/civileng_soc.html)           

Transportation Research Board publications online

(http://www.trb.org/Publications/Public/Publications.aspx)      

Arctic Science and Technology Information System (ASTIS)

(http://www.aina.ucalgary.ca/astis/)    

TRID (Transport Research International Documentation)

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Thomas Register Online

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Process Register

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MatWeb (material property data)

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Citing Your Sources

Accurate, properly formatted footnotes, reading lists, and bibliographies are hallmarks of good academic research. Through citing, you acknowledge the source of any ideas you mention in your writing, document your research, and provide the information your readers need to track down your sources.

Consult your course syllabus or check with your instructor to be sure of using the correct citation style for your assignment.

    Citing Works in Civil Engineering: A Guide

    (http://lib.unb.ca/instruction/scroos/civilcitations.pdf)

    APA Citation Style: Some examples

    (http://lib.unb.ca/instruction/scroos/APACitationStyle.pdf)

    Publication manual of the American Psychological Association

    (ENGRESERVE BF76.7 .P83 2010b)

    Technically-Write!

    (ENG-STACKS T11 .B55 2004)

    Research and Documentation Online

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    Plagiarism: a How-NOT-To Guide

    (http://www.lib.unb.ca/research/Plagiarism.html)

    Introduction to Zotero

    (https://lib.unb.ca/guides/view/index.php/683)

    LaTex beginner's guide

    (http://unb.worldcat.org/oclc/732956486)

    LaTex help

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    Last modified on August 24, 2017 15:36