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Databases: find journal articles, technical reports, standards, etc.

  • ASCE Civil Engineering Database (CEDB). ASCE's CEDB covers bibliographic records of ASCE documents published back to 1958, including journals, conference proceedings, books, standards, manuals, magazines, and newsletters. Some full-text available.
  • Business Source Complete. Provides full text for over 2500 business journals.
  • Fire Research Information Services (FRIS). FIREDOC database. Made available by the Building and Fire Research Laboratory BFRL), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). 
  • Ingenta (Formerly UnCover). Coverage is 1988 - Present.
  • International Architecture Database. Contains information on more than 13,000 buildings mainly from the 20th and 21st centuries. Searchable by architect, type of building, location, etc.
  • MasterFILE Premier. Provides full text for over 1,830 general reference, business, consumer health, general science. Full text extends back to January, 1990. Indexing and abstracts is available for an additional 1,000 journals.
  • National Standards Systems Network (NSSN).
  • National Technical Information Service (NTIS) Database. Contains over 2.0 million bibliographic records to research reports, computer products, software, video cassettes, audio cassettes and more from the latest research sponsored by the United States and select foreign governments. The complete electronic file dates back to 1964. Most records include abstracts. Full text to research reports may be purchased from NTIS using the links in the bibliographic records.
  • QUAKELINE®. 1987 to present. Produced by Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER).
  • 5.0. A free, integrated single-search gateway to reliable science and technology information from 17 organizations within 13 federal science agencies - access to over 200 million pages of scientific information.
  • TechStreet: Technical Information Superstore. Most comprehensive index for engineering standards. Also indexes books, materials physical property data, software and free professional trade magazines.
  • TRB Publications Index. 1970's to present. Indexes all NCHRP and TRB publications.
  • TRID: the TIRS & ITRD Database. TRID is the world's largest and most comprehensive bibliographic resource on transportation research information. It is produced and maintained by the Transportation Research Board of the US National Academies with sponsorship by State Departments of Transportation, the various administrations at the U.S. Department of Transportation, and other sponsors of TRB's core technical activities. ITRD is produced by ITRD member organizations under the sponsorship of Joint Transport Research Centre (collectively JTRC) of the International Transport Forum and Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and ITRD. TRID covers all modes and disciplines of transportation and contains more than 900,000 records of published research. Over 64,000 records contain links to full-text documents. A Transportation Research Thesaurus is available to download and provide guidance on searching TRID.
  • U.S. Dept. of Energy. Scientific and Technical Information.

Library Catalogs

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

  • Access Science. Online version of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology and the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms. Includes over 8,500 online encyclopedia articles and 15,000 illustrations from the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 10th Edition and regularly updated, fully-searchable media-rich content, terms, images and video.Includes over 8,500 online encyclopedia articles and 15,000 illustrations from the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 10th Edition and regularly updated, fully-searchable media-rich content, terms, images and video.
  • Dictionaries, thesaurus, quotations, etc.
  • Encyclopedia, almanac, atlas, dictionary and thesaurus in one resource with good science and technology coverage. Nobel and science awards page
  • Wikipedia. The free encyclopedia.


Educational Resources

Maine Resources

Federal Resources

Professional Societies and Government Agencies

Codes of Ethics

Handbooks, Directories, and Statistics

Legal Forms and Information

  • Construction WebLinks. Industry directory includes state and federal agencies and courts, building codes, jobs and career training, meetings, insurance, and much more.
  • Real Estate  Provides guidance on commercial negotiations and transactions.
  • Villanova Legal Express. Portal for a wide variety of legal web sites and legal forms.

Company and Product Directories

Internet Directories


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Updated: 06/20/2014
by Martin Wallace

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