Civil and Environmental Engineering search tools

Standards and Eurocodes

British Standards Online
Gives you full-text access to all British Standards and Eurocodes. Also includes British equivalents to some ISO or EN standards.

ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library 
Includes the full text of ASTM standards, STPs , monographs and journals.

Maps and GIS data

Digimap
Contains Geology, OS and Marine maps and data as well as Aerial imagery and data of Great Britain.

Geofacets
Use this tool to find maps, figures and tables (including seismic profiles, stratigraphic columns, photographs, well logs and data) in the geological journal literature by search terms or by geographic region. Links to the full text of articles on publishers’ websites are included (Imperial subscription-dependent) as well as read-only PDFs of all articles. Most maps are georeferenced and data can be integrated with tools such as ArcGIS, GoogleEarth, Excel and Petrel.

Articles and papers

ASCE Library
Full text access to all ASCE scholarly journals plus additional material (e.g. some ASCE conference papers).

ICE Virtual Library
Full text access to all ICE journals including ICE Proceedings, Geotechnique and Structural Concrete.

Engineering Village 
Most comprehensive database of engineering research including  civil, geology, pollution and wastes, transportation and water and waterworks. Available 1884 – present. It can be used to filter search results for specific values, less than/greater than or number ranges for a range of parameters (e.g. size, frequency, electrical resistance and many more).

Construction Information Service
Gives you access to key technical information and reports from UK engineering organisations and government agencies such as IStructE, CIRIA,SCI, The Concrete Society, BRE, TRL and more.

Web of Science
Multidisciplinary database covering peer-reviewed journals. Available 1970 – present. Includes citation links.

Scopus
Multidisciplinary database. Available 1823 – present, although majority of content is from 1996 – present. Includes citation links.

Transport Database (Select database from list)
Combines the following databases:

  • Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) from TRB
  • International Transport Research Documentation (ITRD) from OECD
  • ECMT TRANSDOC

Coverage includes: highways construction, traffic, transport, road safety, intermodal transport, environmental effects of transport, transport economics, transport policy and social sciences of transportation.

Civil Engineering Database
Over 100,000 records from ASCE published journals and conference proceedings. Coverage is from 1970 to the present.

OnePetro
Provides access to technical papers in the oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) industry produced by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) as well as other organisations including the American Petroleum Institute (API), the American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA), the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), the Society of Underwater Technology (SUT) and the World Petroleum Council (WPC).

GreenFILE 
Focuses on the relationship between human beings and the environment. Includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

EBSCOhost Business Source Ultimate
Contains Business publications as well industry and trade magazines.

Factiva
Full-text access to over 10,000 news, business and industry publications worldwide.

Theses

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
Abstracts of theses and dissertations from around the world.

Design data

ESDU – Engineering Science Data Unit
ESDU International provides validated engineering design data, methods and software. There are over 1,350 design guides with supporting software covering engineering structures, wind engineering, and stress and strength.

Statistics

Department for Transport: Transport Statistics
UK official transport statistics website, including Road Traffic statistics, Road Casualties in Great Britain etc.

UK Data Service 
Contains social and economic data including National Travel Survey (NTS) and international macrodata (from IEA, IMF, OECD)

Eurostat
Official website of the Statistical Office of the European Communities, providing access to EU-wide statistics relating to many subjects, including transport and energy.

Office for National Statistics
UK national statistics website, including travel and economic statistics.