8.4.3 CIVIL ENGINEERING DATABASE
1973 - Present, The Civil Engineering Database is designed to provide easy bibliographic
access to all American Society of Civil Engineers ASCE publications. The database covers
ASCE documents published since 1973. It provides access to all the journals, conference
proceedings, books, standards, manuals, magazines, and newsletters. Engineering subject
areas include: Aerospace Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Bridges, Cold Regions,
Computer Practices, Construction, Earthquake Engineering, Education, Engineering
Mechanics, Environmental Engineering, Forensic Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering,
Engineering, Structural Engineering, Transportation, Urban Planning, Water Resources,
Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering.
8.4.4 WATER RESOURCES ABSTRACTS
1967 - Present, monthly updates (U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Washington, D.C.) WATER
RESOURCES ABSTRACTS is prepared from materials collected by over 50 water research
centers and institutes in the United States. The file covers a wide range of water resource
topics including water resource economics, ground and surface water hydrology, metropolitan
water resources planning and management and water-related aspects of nuclear radiation and
safety. The collection is particularly strong in the literature on water planning (demand,
etc.), and water quality (pollution, waste treatment).
WRA covers predominantly
English-language materials and includes monographs, journal articles, reports patents, and
TRIS is the Transportation Research Information Services data base, a computerized
information file maintained and operated by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the
National Research Council. It is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation's
Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, and National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration; the highway and transportation departments of the fifty states, the
District of Columbia and Puerto Rico; the U.S. Army Corps of engineers; the American
Automobile Manufacturers Association; the National Asphalt Pavement Association; and the
Association of American Railroads.
TRIS contains information on transportation modes and practices, including planning, design,
finance, construction, maintenance, equipment, traffic, operations, management, and
marketing. TRIS contains more than 350,000 abstracts of completed research and summaries
of research projects in progress. More than 1,000 journals are scanned for TRIS. Primary
domestic information sources include the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal
Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration; the U.S. Congress; the U.S.
General Accounting Office; trade and professional associations; universities; research
institutes; and other regional and state organizations. International information sources include
the International Union of Public Transport, the European Conference of Ministers of
Transport, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.