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Engineering Research Guide

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Email:wilma.jones@csi.cuny.edu
Telephone:718-982-4001

Table of Contents:
Subject-Specific Databases
Related Databases
Reference Sources
Internet Resources and Websites
Journals, Magazines, Newspapers
Research and Writing Guides
Professional Associations
Patent Databases


Core databases for finding articles in this subject area.

Civil Engineering Database Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Citations to journals, books, proceedings, magazines and newspapers published by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) covering all aspects of civil engineering, including aerospace, architectural, environmental, hydraulic, bridge and transportation engineering.


Computers and Applied Sciences Complete Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Contains index to over 350 journals in applied science fields, including over 120 engineering journals, covering atomic, audio, auto, chemical, civil, electrical, electronic, environmental, mechanical, robotics, and structural engineering.


Science Citation Index Expanded Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Part of the Web of Science, Science Citation Index provides citations to journal articles in the sciences, including astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, medicine, physics, psychiatry, and zoology.


ScienceDirect Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Contains over 1200 peer-reviewed journals, including over 220 engineering journals, covering aerospace, automotive, biomedical, and environmental engineering, civil and structure engineering, electrical and electronics engineering, industrial and manufacture engineering, mechanical and ocean engineering.


SpringerLink Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
SpringerLink is a multidisciplinary collection of journals, books, and reference works in a variety of academic disciplines; includes over 200 engineering journals such as Engineering Sciences, Fluid Dynamics, and Heat and Mass Transfer.


Wiley Online Library Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Contains over 1000 peer-reviewed journals, including over 320 engineering journals, covering civil and environmental engineering, electrical and electronics engineering, industrial and mechanical engineering, and systems engineering.


Related databases for finding articles in this subject area.

Academic Search Complete Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Contains over 3,400 academic journals and popular magazines, including general references in biochemical, biological, biomedical, chemical, electrical, electronic, environmental, geological, mechanical, optical, software, and structure engineering. Click here for a search tutorial


ACM Digital Library Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text of Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) periodicals and proceedings since 1985. Includes The Guide to Computing Literature, which offers abstracts of books, articles, papers, and technical reports published by ACM and other publishers.


APS: Journals of the American Physical Society Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text access to the journals of the American Physical Society from 1893 to present, including Physical Review Letters, Reviews of Modern Physics, and Physical Review A - E.


General Science Full Text Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Contains journal abstracts from 1993 in general science fields, including 5 engineering journals, covering biotechnology and chemical engineering.


IEEE Xplore (ASPP=All Society Periodical Package) Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Abstracts and select full text of technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Full text is available for over 145 IEEE journals, transactions, magazines, from 2005 to present. Full text is also available for Proceedings of the IEEE and IEEE Spectrum back to 1999.


Physics Journals from IOP Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Contains over 50 peer-reviewed journals, including geophysics and astroparticle physics, plasma and nano-technology, cosmology and quantum physics, micro-mechanics and micro-engineering, published by Institute of Physics in Britain.


Scitation Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Abstracts and select full text of scholarly literature in physics, engineering, and mathematics. Indexes over 100 journals from professional societies such as the American Institute of Physics, American Physical Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.


Taylor & Francis Library Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Multidisciplinary database providing access to over 1,220 full text scholarly journals in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Click here for a list of available titles.


Encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and other reference works available in print or online.

CRC Handbook of Mechanical Engineering Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Handbook covering all aspects of mechanical engineering including modern manufacturing and design, robotics, computer engineering, environmental engineering, bioengineering, and communication and information systems.
Location: 1st Fl Reference TJ151.C73 2005


Dictionary of Engineering Acronyms and Abbreviations Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Glossary of over 70,000 acronyms and abbreviations used for terms, organizations, and publications in the field of engineering.
Location: 1st Fl Reference T11.K43 1994


Dictionary of Engineering Materials Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Contains more than 25,000 generic, trade-named, and trademarked engineering materials, all alphabetically arranged and complete with full explanations.
Location: 1st Fl Reference TA402.K43 2004


Electrical Engineering Handbook Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A complete reference guide encompassing all aspects of electrical engineering, including circuits, signal processing, electronics, electromagnetics, electrical effects and devices, and energy.
Location: 1st Fl Reference TK145 .E354 1997


Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Encyclopedia of terms, concepts, and ideas related to the social, political, and ethical implications of science and technology.
Location: 1st Fl Reference Q175.35 .E53 2005


Gale Virtual Reference Library Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Digital reference collection containing over 400 full text encyclopedias, almanacs, handbooks, and specialized reference books. Search all titles or browse titles by subject.
Click on the "Title LIst" for contents. Title List


McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The most comprehensive encyclopedia of the world of science. Covers terms, concepts, and theories in astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, engineering, and physics. Search for your topic in the online index and then locate the appropriate volume on the shelf.
Location: 1st Floor Reference Q121.M3 2007


Mechanical Engineers' Handbook Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Four-volume handbook offering explanations, examples, data, and calculations useful for solving problems in all fields of mechanical engineering.
Location: 1st Fl Reference TJ151.M395 2006


Oxford Reference Online Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Digital collection of online reference books in all fields of study including dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, and subject reference works. Search by keyword or browse titles by subject.


Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Useful source of chemical engineering information and data; covers every aspect of chemical engineering from fundamental principles to chemical processes and equipment to new computer applications.
Location: 1st Fl Reference TP151.P45 2008


Standard Handbook for Civil Engineers Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Covers fundamentals of civil engineering and the latest changes in design, construction, materials, and equipment in 23 different disciplines including systems design, geotechnical engineering, and community and regional planning.
Location: 1st Fl Reference TA151.S8 2004


Standard Handbook of Engineering Calculations Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Presents more than 5,000 calculation procedures for solving common problems in all fields of engineering.
Location: 1st Fl Reference TA332.S73 1995


Who's Who in Science and Engineering Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Biographical dictionary of the world's most noted scientists and engineers.
Location: 1st Fl Reference Q141.W576


Resources freely available on the Internet.

eFunda (Engineering Fundamentals) Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Provides an array of resources useful for engineers such as unit conversion tools, formulas, online calculators, and materials data.


Google Scholar Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Search engine for scholarly literature on the web. Searches across disciplines for journal articles, theses, books, conference papers, and technical reports from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Some articles may be available for free on the web. Others are only available through the library's subscription databases. To locate full text for those articles, click on the link "Find Full Text at CSI" (only available when using a campus computer or accessing Google Scholar thru the campus proxy).


How Stuff Works Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Offers simple explanations detailing the inner-workings of complex scientific and technological phenomena.


iCivilEngineer Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Directory of civil engineering resources on the web. Also includes industry news and job postings.


Intute: Engineering Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Directory of internet resources in engineering arranged according to field.


Martindale's Engineering Calculators Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Online calculators and applets used to solve common engineering problems.


National Science Digital Library Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Digital library funded by National Science Foundation providing access to resources in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and research.


Science.gov Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Gateway to science information provided by U.S. government agencies, including research and technical reports.


Scirus Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Search engine for scientfic information on the web.


Scitopia Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Federated search portal of 15 leading science and technology societies. Includes abstracts of peer-reviewed articles, conference papers, and technical reports.


ThomasNet Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A useful resource for industrial information including product specs, company information, CAD drawings and more.


WWW Virtual Library: Engineering Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Gateway to engineering sites on the web.


Journals and periodicals available online or in print at the CSI Library.

Engineering Journals Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
All engineering journals available in print or online via the CSI Library. Click on a subject heading to see all of the journals associated with that subject.


Guides for conducting research, writing papers, citing sources, and creating bibliographies.

Handbook of Technical Writing Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Guide to research, writing, and documentation in the sciences with abundant examples and sample documents.
Location: 1st Fl Reference T11.B78 1997


RefWorks Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Web-based bibliographic citation manager that allows researchers to create their own personal database of research references by importing records from library catalogs and online databases. Researchers can organize, store, and access their references from their online RefWorks account as well as automatically generate formatted citations and bibliographies in any style. For the college login information, contact the Library Reference Desk (718.982.4010) or Naomi Gold (718.982.4097). RefWorks Tutorial


Science and Technical Writing: A Manual of Style Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Offers instruction on how to write and publish scientfic papers, including paragraphing, grammar, punctuation and spelling as well as how to present numbers, mathematical symbols and scientific notation.
Location: 1st Fl Reference T11.S378 2001


Scientific Writing: A Reader and Writer's Guide Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Step-by-step guide to writing scientific research papers as well as useful tips for keeping readers engaged.
Location: 1st Fl Reference T11.L455 2007


Professional organizations and associations.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The world's largest technical society devoted to the global aerospace community.


American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE) Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The world's leading organization for chemical engineering professionals


American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Organization of the civil engineering profession.


American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Professional organization that promotes the art, science and practice of mechanical and multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences.


Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The world?s largest educational and scientific computing society dedicated to the advancement of computing as a science and a profession.


Institute of Chemical Engineers Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
International professional membership organization for people who have an interest in and relevant experience in chemical engineering.


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Professional association for the advancement of technology in areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics.


International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
International membership society, serving scientists and engineers in the field of optics and photonics.


Society of Automotive Engineers(SAE) Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
International society dedicated to the exchange of information and ideas for advancing the engineering of mobility systems.


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Provide military and civil engineering services in support of national interests.


Search patent databases to find full text patent information for inventions.

European Patent Office Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Worldwide patent database with over 50 million patent documents from 71 countries.


Google Patent Search Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Provides full text access to the entire collection of issued patents and millions of patent application made available by the USPTO from the 1790s to present. Search by keyword or use the Advanced Patent Search to search by patent number, classification, inventor, or date.


U.S. Patent Database Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Search full text patents issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) since 1790.


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