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Civil and Environmental Engineering

A guide to library research for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students in civil and environmental engineering.

How to use this guide

This guide will help you get started with searching the engineering "literature" for research papers on your topic and finding other resources such as books, journals, government websites, and published theses and dissertations.

Be sure to visit the different pages of this guide using the tabs on the left.

Quick Start

Library Search connects you to books, articles, and a variety of other library sources.

Looking for a specific book?

Enter the book title in Library Search and then (if necessary) limit to Books. 

For example, if you are looking for the reference book " A policy on the Geometric Design of Highways and Streets" (7th edition), typing or pasting that into Library Search should give you the result shown below. Select the link for Knovel Transportation Engineering Academic (under Full Text Availability) to view the book contents online.