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CE 596 - Graduate Seminar

Information on useful engineering databases and resources helpful to the civil engineering job seeker.

Handbooks & Encyclopedias

The quickest way to get acquainted across all areas of engineering is Knovel. It provides handbooks, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and numeric property and substance data in interactive tables.

Knovel   Find engineering technical reference tools and material properties.

You can also use the links below to find encyclopedias and handbooks in engineering in the library catalog:

Find standards

Students, faculty, and staff have full access to the ASTM and IEEE standards databases. The Global IHS database can be searched to find other current standards. Any standard that is needed for a class project or research can be acquired for UA faculty, staff, or students by contacting Paula Johnson for assistance. Please send the standard number, title and any other useful information to

Want learn more about Standards? Take this informational tutorial!