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Find Articles & Journals

Here is a list of recommended databases for research papers in civil, architectural, and environmental engineering:  

Coverage varies by product but most help you find research papers --- including journal articles and conference papers --- on topics of interest.  See more products at the big list of Databases, where you may search by subject, type, and provider.  

Which to select? 

  • Compendex is the top choice to cover the journal and conference literature of engineering.
  • TRID looks specifically at the transportation literature.
  • GeoRef is the specialty index for the literature of geology.  Compendex and GeoRef may be searched together in one search.
  • Avery is the special index for the literature of architecture and can be the best place to find information about design.
  • Academic Search Complete indexes engineering journals but not conference papers.  The interdisciplinary coverage and friendly interface are good for engineering and related topics.
  • It depends.  You may be designing for a medical facility or be interested in a user interface.  There are special indexing products for the medical and psychological literatures.
For News Coverage
Collections of Papers from Societies

These databases are valuable sources and are satisfying for their full-text content but be aware that each indexes publications from one society.  You will also want to search using an indexing tool with more comprehensive coverage:


If you don't see a PDF or HTML link, connecting you to the full article, click the "Find it at UT" button to see if the article is available in another database or in print in one of the UT Libraries.

If it's only available in print or you can't see how to otherwise obtain a copy, go to "Get a Scan" and complete a request form.

Find Journals

  • To see if we have a particular journal (i.e. Nature, ENR), either in print or electronic format, use the Jounal link.


Journal Collections

  • Engineering Societies: see the print and full text holding for more than a dozen key engineering societies such as AIAA, ASCE, ASME, IEEE, SAE, SPE, SPIE and more.
  • Journal Collections by publisher, including engineering societies.

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