New York: Wilson, 1983–. Covers over 400 core scientific and technical journals and important trade and industrial publications in engineering, mathematics, computer technology, the environment, and natural science. Some libraries also have access to abstracts and selected full-text articles.
http://cedb.asce.org. A database of journal articles, conference proceedings, books, manuals, and other publications produced by the American Society of Civil Engineers from 1970 to the present concerning all aspects of civil engineering.
Hoboken: Elsevier Engineering Information, 2000–. The most comprehensive resource covering all engineering disciplines with over 10 million abstracts of journal articles, technical reports, selected Web sites, conference papers, and proceedings. Includes the contents of several long-running databases, among them Compendex and Inspec, and other industry-related resources.
http://trisonline.bts.gov/sundev/search.cfm. A comprehensive database of publications on transportation issues. In some cases, links to full text are provided. This work is a joint project of the National Transportation Library, the Transportation Research Board, and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
http://www.intute.ac.uk/sciences/engineering. Provides reviews of and access to thousands of reputable sites on engineering topics such as bioengineering, manufacturing, and nanotechnology. Those marked editor’s choice are considered especially noteworthy.
http://www.matweb.com. Links to over 40,000 material data sheets from manufacturers and professional societies covering plastics, metals, ceramics, and composites. Searchable by physical properties, material type, manufacturer, or trade name. Though access to the data sheets is free, some search features are available only by subscription.
Ed. Jerry C. Whitaker. 2nd ed. Boca Raton: CRC, 2005. Covers theory and principles governing electronic devices and systems.
2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2003. Covers all fields of engineering, including building construction. This work is based on the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms.
Ed. Myer Kutz. 3rd ed. 4 vols. New York: Wiley, 2006. Covers fundamental topics and emerging issues in mechanical engineering.
8th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2007. Covers all aspects of chemical engineering, including chemical and physical property data and the fundamentals of chemical engineering.
Ed. Tyler G. Hicks et al. 4th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2005. A classic compendium of step-by-step calculations for solving the most frequently encountered engineering problems in many engineering disciplines.
Ed. Wai-Fah Chen and Eric M. Lui. 2nd ed. Boca Raton: CRC, 2005. Covers a variety of engineering structures, theories, and topics such as seismic loading and fatigue and fracture.