Answered By: Anne Sherwin
Last Updated: Jun 02, 2017     Views: 92

The following databases are recommended as starting points for your research:

  • Science Direct - A leading full-text scientific database offering articles from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and chapters from more than 11,000 books. Coverage is from at least 1995 onwards, although many publications are much earlier.
  • ASCE Library - Providing the latest civil engineering research and its application, the collection includes technical and professional journal articles and conference proceedings from the American Society of Civil Engineers.
  • Institution of Civil Engineers: ICE Virtual Library - The most comprehensive online civil engineering resource in the world, including journal articles and e-books from 1836 onwards.
  • SpringerLink - Access to a wealth of online journals and e-books from Springer covering all aspects of science and engineering.


For more extensive research you might also like to try the following. These databases do not contain fulltext articles, but they do provide links to it where it is available.

  • Scopus
  • Web of Science

All these databases may be accessed through the Library's Resources page. Select Civil Engineering from the subject menu.

For more information please see How can I find a subject database?