Civil Engineering

The Civil Engineering liaison librarian is available for research consultation and can help you to design research strategies, use key databases, effectively use information resources, manage your search results, and more. We also evaluate, purchase, and make available teaching and learning materials to support this program including books, journals, databases, and multimedia resources. 

The liaison librarian is also available to provide discipline and course-specific research skills workshops or general library orientation sessions. 

Below are key starting points for your research in Civil Engineering. 


ASCE Research Library

Publication coverage: 1966 - present

The ASCE Library is the world’s largest full-text database of civil engineering research and practical publications. It offers online access to more than 145,000 technical and professional papers—1.5 million pages of content. More than 7,000 papers are added annually. Queen’s Library subscribes to the complete package that includes journals, proceedings books, standards, and Civil Engineering magazine.


Publication coverage: 1884 - present (updated weekly)

Ei Compendex is the world's most comprehensive engineering literature database.

NRC Publications Archive

NPArC is a searchable online repository containing thousands of NRC-authored publication citations. Use NPArC to link to publications of interest and to set up alerts.


Publication coverage: 1960s-present

TRID contains more than 1.1 million references to the international transportation research literature compiled from the Transportation Research Board’s Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) Database and the OECD’s Joint Transport Research Centre’s International Transport Research Documentation (ITRD) Database.

Web of Science

Publication coverage: Science Citation Index: 1900 - present ; Social Sciences Citation Index: 1956 - present ; Arts and Humanities: 1975 - present

A large, multidisciplinary database, Web of Science provides access to bibliographic information, author abstracts, and cited references from scholarly journals and conference proceedings. A cited reference search enables you to find articles that cite a previously published work.
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