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Aerial view of Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC.
The various roadways, foot trails and bridges illustrate the multipurpose use of this urban resource. Photo - Prints and Photographs Online Catalog, Library of Congress.

GENERAL INTEREST

The Bridge, Quarterly Journal of the National Academy of Engineering
   URL: http://www.nae.edu/nae/naehome.nsf/weblinks/NAEW-4NHMHY?OpenDocument
   The Bridge is the quarterly journal of the NAE, and it is available both in print and online. It addresses issues of engineering and technology policy and provides information for NAE members.

Discover Engineering
   URL: http://www.discoverengineering.org
   Promotes the engineering profession as a career choice among young people and recognizes the accomplishments of the world's engineers.

Edinburgh Engineering Virtual Library: the Internet guide to engineering, mathematics, and computing.
   URL: http://www.eevl.ac.uk/
   EEVL is the Internet Guide to Engineering, Mathematics and Computing. EEVL's mission is to provide access to quality networked engineering, mathematics and computing resources, and be the national focal point for online access to information in these subjects. It is an award-winning free service, created and run by a team of information specialists from a number of universities and institutions in the UK.
   See especially: EEVL: Engineering Section at http://www.eevl.ac.uk/engineering/index.htm

Engineering Web
   URL: http://search.globalspec.com/Search/WebSearch
The Engineering Web searches the slice of the World Wide Web focusing solely on engineering and technical content.

Ethics Center
   URL: http://onlineethics.org
   Provides engineers, scientists, and science and engineering students with resources for understanding and addressing ethically significant problems that arise in their work, and to serve those who are promoting learning and advancing the understanding of responsible research and practice in science and engineering.

GlobalSpec: the engineering search engine
   http://www.globalspec.com
   Search over 38 million engineering & technical Web pages.

Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century
   URL: http://www.greatachievements.org/
   Explore a list of the top 20 achievements from the National Academy of Engineering and learn how engineering shaped a century and changed the world.

Hot Topics Series from CSA
   URL: http://www.csa.com/csa/hottopics/hottopics-main.shtml
   Comprehensive information on current issues with an overview of the subject, key citations with abstracts, and links to web sites.

How Stuff Works
   URL: http://www.howstuffworks.com/
   The Web site is an award-winning online destination for anyone who wants to know how anything works.

NSSN: National Resource for Global Standards
   URL: http://www.nssn.org/
   The NSSN: National Resource for Global Standards is a search engine that provides users with standards-related information from a wide range of developers, including organizations accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), other U.S. private sector standards bodies, government agencies and international organizations.

National Academy of Engineering
   URL:http://www.nae.edu/nae/naehome.nsf/Multi+Database+Search/85256DAD003F352385256E050058D09A?OpenDocument
   A collection of links to websites related to engineering, technology, and science. Includes professional engineering associations and societies, scientific and other related societies, and sites of special interest.

National Engineers Week
   URL: http://www.eweek.org/

Scout Report
   URL: http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/report/sr/
   A weekly publication of the Internet Scout Project of the Computer Sciences Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Scout Report offers a selection of new and newly discovered Internet resources of interest to researchers and educators.

Sightseer’s Guide to Engineering
   URL: http://www.engineeringsights.org/
   This site, sponsored by the National Society of Professional Engineers and National Engineering Week, helps you plan a trip in the United States to see engineering-related sites, such as great engineering accomplishments, technology museums, industrial facilities that provide tours, and historical sites. The sites are searchable by state, engineering discipline, or type of site.

TenLinks
   URL: http://www.tenlinks.com/engineering
   TenLinks is an online media company that was founded in February 1999. It operates web sites and distributes newsletters that provide information and tools for engineers, architects, designers and GIS professionals. Its flagship, TenLinks.com, is the only online directory where industry experts organize the Internet into TopTen lists for engineers, designers, architects and GIS professionals.

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SOCIETIES AND ORGANIZATIONS   

 

 

Acoustical Society of America
   URL: http://asa.aip.org
   The premier international society in acoustics, dedicated to increasing and diffusing knowledge of acoustics and its practical application.

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Photo: Annual meeting American Society of Civil Engineers
, Deer Park Hotel, Deer Park, MD, 1885. Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress 
.American Concrete Institute
   URL: http://www.aci-int.org/general/home.asp
   ACI has produced more than 400 technical documents, reports, guides, specifications, and codes for the best use of concrete; conducts more than 150 educational seminars each year; and has 13 different certification programs for concrete practitioners, as well as a scholarship program to promote careers in the industry.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
   URL: http://www.aiaa.org
   The nonprofit AIAA is the principal society and voice serving the aerospace profession.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
   URL: http://www.aiche.org
   The American Institute of Chemical Engineers is a professional association of more than 50,000 members that provides leadership in advancing the chemical engineering profession.

American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers
   URL: http://www.aimehq.org/
   The American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers is organized and operated to advance and disseminate knowledge of engineering and the arts and sciences involved in the production and use of minerals, metals, energy sources and materials for the benefit of humankind.

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
   URL: http://www.ansi.org
   As the voice of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) oversees the creation, promulgation and use of thousands of norms and guidelines that directly impact businesses in nearly every sector: from acoustical devices to construction equipment, from dairy and livestock production to energy distribution, and many more. ANSI is also actively engaged in accrediting programs that assess conformance to standards – including globally-recognized cross-sector programs such as the ISO 9000 (quality) and ISO 14000 (environmental) management systems.

American Nuclear Society
   URL: http://www.ans.org
   The American Nuclear Society is a not-for-profit, international, scientific and educational organization. It was established to unify the professional activities within the diverse fields of nuclear science and technology

American Society of Agricultural Engineers
   URL: http://www.asae.org/
   The American Society of Agricultural Engineers is an educational and scientific organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems.

American Society for Engineering Education
   URL: http://www.asee.org
   The American Society for Engineering Education is committed to furthering education in engineering and engineering technology. This mission is accomplished by promoting excellence in instruction, research, public service, and practice; exercising worldwide leadership; fostering the technological education of society; and providing quality products and services to members.

American Society of Civil Engineers
   URL: http://www.asce.org
   Information about ASCE, publications, public policy, history and heritage, career guidance, and research resources.

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
   URL: http://www.ashrae.org/
   American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) aims to advance the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and related human factors to serve the evolving needs of the public and ASHRAE members.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
   URL: http://www.asme.org
   Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, today ASME International is a nonprofit educational and technical organization serving a worldwide membership of 125,000. It conducts one of the world's largest technical publishing operations, holds some 30 technical conferences and 200 professional development courses each year, and sets many industrial and manufacturing standards.

ASM International (formerly the American Society for Metals)
   URL: http://www.asm-intl.org
   ASM International is the society for materials engineers, a worldwide network dedicated to advancing industry, technology, and applications of metals and materials. Through the efforts and involvement of its members, ASM develops and distributes timely, reliable technical information through electronic media, publications, conference, training programs, and chapter activities.

American Water Works Association
   URL: http://www.awwa.org
   The American Water Works Association (AWWA) is an international nonprofit scientific and educational society dedicated to the improvement of drinking water quality and supply. Founded in 1881, AWWA is the largest organization of water supply professionals in the world. Its more than 50,000 members represent the full spectrum of the drinking water community: treatment plant operators and managers, scientists, environmentalists, manufacturers, academicians, regulators, and others who hold genuine interest in water supply and public health. Membership includes more than 4,000 utilities that supply water to roughly 180 million people in North America.

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
   URL: http://www.acm.org/

Association of Consulting Chemists and Chemical Engineers
   URL: http://www.chemconsult.org/
   The Association of Consulting Chemists and Chemical Engineers is a non-profit membership organization serving the chemical consulting needs of prospective clients and its members since 1928.

Audio Engineering Society (AES)
   URL: http://aes.org
   The Audio Engineering Society is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology. The AES serves its members, the industry and the public by stimulating and facilitating advances in the constantly changing field of audio. It encourages and disseminates new developments through annual technical meetings and exhibitions of professional equipment, and through the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, the professional archival publication in the audio industry.

Civil Engineering Research Foundation
   URL: http://www.cerf.org/indexjs.htm
   Civil Engineering Research Foundation (CERF) focuses on advancing the design and construction industry through innovation

Edison Electric Institute
   URL: http://www.eei.org
   Edison Electric Institute (EEI) is the association of U.S. shareholder-owned electric companies, international affiliates and industry associates worldwide. Its U.S. members serve over 90 percent of all customers served by the shareholder-owned segment of the industry. They generate approximately three-quarters of all the electricity generated by electric companies in the country and service about 70 percent of all ultimate customers in the nation. EEI's mission focuses on advocating public policy, expanding market opportunities, and providing strategic business information.

Electric Power Research Institute
   URL: http://www.epri.com
   U.S. electric utilities established the Electric Power Research Institute in 1973 as a nonprofit research consortium for the benefit of utility members, their customers, and society.

Engineering at the National Academies
   URL: http://www.nationalacademies.org/engineering/
   The National Academies perform an unparalleled public service by bringing together committees of experts in all areas of scientific and technological endeavor. These experts serve pro bono to address critical national issues and give advice to the federal government and the public. Four organizations comprise the Academies: the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council.

The Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP)
   URL: http://www.tisp.org
   The Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP) was established after the tragic events of September 11, 2001. It is a forum for U.S. based public and private sector non-profit organizations to collaborate on the security issues of the nation's built environment, including natural and man-made disasters. TISP’s objective is to create a collaborative environment, which will raise awareness and will lead to sustainable security improvements of the U.S. critical infrastructure.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
   URL: http://www.ieee.org
   The IEEE is a non-profit, technical professional association of more than 350,000 individual members in 150 countries. Through its members, the IEEE is a leading authority in technical areas ranging from computer engineering, biomedical technology and telecommunications, to electric power, aerospace and consumer electronics, among others. Through its technical publishing, conferences, and consensus-based standards activities, the IEEE produces 30 percent of the world's published literature in electrical engineering, computers and control technology, holds annually more than 300 major conferences, and has more than 800 active standards with 700 under development.

Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE)
   URL: http://www.iee.org.uk
   The Institution of Electrical Engineers represents the public, professional, and educational interest of over 140,000 electrical, electronic, and manufacturing engineers world-wide. Key activities include publishing, the organization of conferences, the maintenance of technical standards, interaction with government departments and the provision of scientific and technical information services.

Materials Research Society
   URL: http://www.mrs.org/
   The Materials Research Society is a non-profit organization which brings together scientists, engineers and research managers from industry, government, academia and research laboratories to share findings in the research and development of new materials of technological importance.

National Academy of Engineering
   URL: http://www.nae.edu/
   Founded in 1964, the NAE is a private, independent, nonprofit institution. In addition to its role as advisor to the federal government, the NAE also conducts independent studies to examine important topics in engineering and technology. The NAE operates under the same congressional act of incorporation that established the National Academy of Sciences, signed in 1863 by President Lincoln. The NAE is a member of the National Academies, which includes the NAE, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the Institute of Medicine (IOM), and the National Research Council (NRC), which serves as the principal operating arm of the academies.

National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
   URL: http://nisee.berkeley.edu
   Established in 1971 at the University of California, Berkeley, the National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering (NISEE) provides timely access to technical research and development information in earthquake engineering and related fields of structural dynamics, geotechnical engineering, engineering seismology, and earthquake hazard mitigation policy. NISEE is located at the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research (PEER) Center. The NISEE project is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the University of California, Berkeley and directed by a voluntary Advisory Committee comprised of representatives of the earthquake engineering community.

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
   http://www.nspe.org
   The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) is the national society of engineering professionals from all disciplines that promotes the ethical and competent practice of engineering, advocates licensure, and enhances the image and well-being of its members.

Partnership for Public Service
   URL: http://www.ourpublicservice.org
   The Partnership for Public Service is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to recruiting and retaining excellence in the federal civil service.

Red, white & blue jobs: finding a great job in the federal government.
   URL: http:www.calltoserve.org
   The Partnership for Public Service has published a handbook to better connect you with federal employment opportunities.

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
   URL: http://www.sae.org
   The Society of Automotive Engineers is a resource for technical information and expertise used in designing, building, maintaining, and operating self-propelled vehicles for use on land or sea, in air or space.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers
   URL: http://www.sme.org
   SME, headquartered in Dearborn, Mich., is the world's leading professional society serving the manufacturing industries. Through its publications, expositions, professional development resources and member programs, SME influences more than 500,000 manufacturing executives, managers and engineers. Founded in 1932, SME has some 60,000 members in 70 countries and supports a network of hundreds of chapters worldwide.

SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
   URL: http://www.spie.org
   The Society was founded in 1955 to bring together engineers from several technical disciplines involved in high-speed, optically based test and measurement. Since then, the field of optical engineering has evolved from a multidisciplinary amalgam of physics, electrical and mechanical engineering, and materials science into an identifiable discipline in its own right. Simultaneously, SPIE has grown into a vital international organization that addresses virtually all subfields associated with optics and photonics technologies and their many engineering, scientific, and commercial applications.

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SITES

Catalog of government science and technology web sites
   URL: http://www.scitechresources.gov
   Provides the scientist, engineer, and science aware citizen with easy access to key government web sites.

FedStats
   URL: http://www.fedstats.gov/
   The gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies.

USA.gov
   URL: http://www.usa.gov
   USA.gov is the first-ever government website to provide the public with easy, one-stop access to all online U.S. Federal Government resources, including those related to engineering.

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
   URL: http://www.arpa.mil
   The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is the central research and development organization for the Department of Defense (DoD). It manages and directs selected basic and applied research and development projects for DoD, and pursues research and technology where risk and payoff are both very high and where success may provide dramatic advances for traditional military roles and missions and dual-use applications.

DefenseLink --- Official Web Site of the U.S. Department of Defense
   URL: http://www.defenselink.mil
   DefenseLINK is the official web site for the Department of Defense and the starting point for finding U.S. military information online

Defense Technical Information Center
   URL: http://www.dtic.mil
   DTIC provides information: records of planned, ongoing, or completed Defense-related research--to U.S. Government agencies and their contractors. Because of the nature of the information that DTIC handles, users must qualify for service from DTIC. However, a significant portion of DTIC held information is available to the general public from the National Technical Information Service. Additionally, DTIC provides several World Wide Web sites, including DefenseLINK, the official DoD Homepage, as well as anonymous ftp sites to anyone on the public Internet. These Internet services provide a wide array of information such as DoD press releases, DoD directives and instructions, and photographs. DTIC holdings include technical reports, research summaries, independent research and development summaries, and special collections such as captured German and Japanese documents that date back to World War II. Included are: management summaries, DoD-sponsored patent applications, DoD directives and instructions, technical reports, conference proceedings, mission area needs studies and analyses, DoD-sponsored software, videos, and CD-ROMs, security classification guides, journal articles, foreign documents and translations, and command histories.

National Institute of Standards and Technology
   URL: http://www.nist.gov
   The National Institute of Standards and Technology assists industry in developing technology to improve product quality, modernize manufacturing processes, ensure product reliability, and facilitate rapid commercialization of products based on new scientific discoveries. The Institute's primary mission is to promote U.S. economic growth by working with industry to develop and apply technology, measurements, and standards.

National Science Foundation
   URL: http://www.nsf.gov
   The National Science Foundation is an independent U.S. government agency responsible for promoting science and engineering through programs that invest over $3.3 billion per year in almost 20,000 research and education projects in science and engineering.

National Technical Information Service
   URL: http://www.ntis.gov
   The National Technical Information Service is the Federal Government's central source for the sale of scientific, technical, engineering, and related business information produced by or for the U.S. Government and complementary material from international sources. Nearly 3 million products are available from NTIS in a variety of formats, including microfiche, paper, diskette, audiovisual, CD-ROM, and online.

National Telecommunications and Information Administration
   URL: http://www.ntia.doc.gov
   The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is the Executive Branch's principal voice on domestic and international telecommunications and information technology issues. NTIA works to spur innovation, encourage competition, help create jobs and provide consumers with more choices and better quality telecommunications products and services at lower prices.

Office of Science and Technology Policy
   URL: http://www.ostp.gov
   The Federal Government plays a critical investment role in maintaining American leadership in science and technology. In 1976 the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) was created to provide the President with timely policy advice and to coordinate the science and technology investment.

Office of Technology Policy
   URL: http://www.ta.doc.gov/OTPolicy
   The Office of Technology Policy (OTP) is the only office in the federal government with the explicit mission of developing and advocating national policies that use technology to build America's economic strength.

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SPECIALIZED FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SITES

Army Corps of Engineers
   URL: http://www.usace.army.mil
   The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers mission is concerned with the planning, designing, building and operating of water resources and other civil works projects (navigation, flood control, environmental protection, disaster response, etc.); designing and managing the construction of military facilities for the Army and Air Force (military construction); and providing design and construction management support for other Defense and federal agencies (interagency and international services).

Energy Citations Database
   URL: http://www.osti.gov/energycitations/search.adv.jsp
   The Energy Citations Database (1948 - present) was developed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) to improve access to Departmental and predecessor agency scientific and technical information (STI). The Energy Citations Database (ECD) contains bibliographic records for energy and energy-related STI from the Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessor agencies, the Energy Research & Development Administration (ERDA) and the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC).

Highway Statistics Publications
   URL: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policy/ohpi/hss/hsspubs.htm
   This publication brings together annual series of selected statistical tabulations relating to highway transportation in three major areas: (1) highway use--the ownership and operation of motor vehicles; (2) highway finance--the receipts and expenditures for highways by public agencies; and (3) the highway plant--the extent, characteristics, and performance of the public highways, roads, and streets in the Nation.

Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record (HABS/HAER) Collections
   URL: http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/coll/145_habs.html
   The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) are collections of documentary measured drawings, photographs, and written historical and architectural information for over 31,000 structures and sites in the United States and its territories.

National Building Museum
   URL: http://www.nbm.org/
   Created by an act of Congress in 1980, the National Building Museum is America’s premier cultural institution dedicated to exploring and celebrating architecture, design, engineering, construction, and urban planning. Since opening its doors in 1985, the Museum has become a vital forum for exchanging ideas and information about such topical issues as managing suburban growth, preserving landmarks and communities, and revitalizing urban centers. The Museum's engaging exhibitions and education programs - including innovative curricula for school children and stimulating programs for adults - annually attract more than 400,000 people.

National Earthquake Information Center
   URL: http://neic.usgs.gov
   The National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC), a part of the Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, has three main missions. First, the NEIC determines, as rapidly and as accurately as possible, the location and size of all destructive earthquakes that occur worldwide. The NEIC disseminates this information immediately to concerned national and international agencies, scientists, and the general public. Second, the NEIC collects and provides to scientists and to the public an extensive seismic database that serves as a solid foundation for scientific research, principally through the operation of modern digital national and global seismograph networks and through cooperative international agreements. The NEIC is the national data center and archive for earthquake information. Third, the NEIC pursues an active research program to improve its ability to locate earthquakes and to understand the earthquake mechanism. These efforts are all aimed at mitigating the risks of earthquakes to mankind; and they are made possible by the fine international cooperation that has long characterized the science of seismology.

National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA)
   URL: http://www.nima.mil
   The mission of NIMA is to provide timely, relevant, and accurate imagery, imagery intelligence, and geospatial information in support of national security objectives. There are, nevertheless, links to information about NIMA products that are available to the public as well as links to other internet resources.

National Telecommunications and Information Administration
   URL: http://www.ntia.doc.gov/
   The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is the Executive Branch's principal voice on domestic and international telecommunications and information technology issues. NTIA works to spur innovation, encourage competition, help create jobs and provide consumers with more choices and better quality telecommunications products and services at lower prices.

National Transportation Safety Board
   URL: http://www.ntsb.gov
   The National Transportation Safety Board is an independent Federal agency that investigates every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in the other modes of transportation, conducts special investigations and safety studies, and issues safety recommendations to prevent future accidents.

National Water Information System (NWIS) Web Data for the Nation
   URL: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis
   These pages provide access to water-resources data collected at approximately 1.5 million sites in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

Scientific and Technical Information Network (STINET)
   URL: http://stinet.dtic.mil/

U.S. Geological Survey
   URL: http://www.usgs.gov
   Created by an act of Congress in 1879, the USGS has evolved over the years, matching its talent and knowledge to the progress of science and technology. Today, the USGS stands as the sole science agency for the Department of the Interior. It is known for its natural science expertise and its vast earth and biological data holdings, as well as for accessing the information concerning natural resources across the Nation and around the world. The Index of USGS Web Sites has many links to sites in the following areas: biological resources, earthquake information, environmental information, EROS Data Center (EDC), geologic information, hazards information, laboratories/facilities, mapping information, marine geology, USGS publications, USGS customer service and product information, USGS regional offices and field centers, volcano information, water resources information.

USGS Water Resources Data of USA
   URL: http://water.usgs.gov/nwis
   Announced this week by the US Geological Survey (USGS), this site provides access to water-resources data collected at approximately 1.5 million sites in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The data is accessed via several categories, including real-time, surface water, ground water, and water quality. Within each section, users have multiple options to narrow their searches. Descriptive information on each site in the USGS database is also available.

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
   URL: http://www.nrc.gov
   The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, formerly the Atomic Energy Commission is responsible for regulating various commercial, industrial, academic, and medical uses of nuclear energy.

U.S. Department of Energy
   URL: http://www.energy.gov
   Department of Energy homepage. Its A-Z Index provides links to hundreds of web sites.

U.S. Department of Energy: DOE Bridge
   URL: http://www.osti.gov/bridge
   The DOE Information Bridge provides free and convenient access to full-text and bibliographic records of Department of Energy (DOE) research and development reports in physics, chemistry, materials, biology, environmental sciences, energy technologies, engineering, computer and information science, renewable energy, and other topics. Currently, the DOE Information Bridge has a growing collection of over 65,800 full-text documents produced and made available by Department of Energy National Laboratories and grantees from 1995 forward.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
   URL: http://www.uspto.gov
   For over 200 years, the basic role of the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has remained the same: to promote the progress of science and the useful arts by securing for limited times to inventors the exclusive right to their respective discoveries. Patent full-text and full-page image databases are accessible through this web site. Patent grants are full-text since 1976, with full-page images since 1790. Patent applications are available for those published since March 15, 2001.

USA Jobs
   URL: http://www.usajobs.opm.gov
   Administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the federal government’s human resources agency, it has a frequently updated listing of all federal job openings.

Water Resources of the United States
   http://water.usgs.gov/

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SPECIALIZED NON-GOVERNMENT SITES

Alex’s Electronic Resource Library
   URL: http://www.iserv.net/~alexx/lib/libindex.htm
   Includes a glossary of electrical terminology and a resource library with hyperlinks to a number of web sites.

Animate Engines
   URL: http://www.keveney.com/Engines.html
   Using simple drawings and animated gif images, this site shows how several types of internal combustion, steam and Stirling engines work.

Applied Mechanics Reviews
   URL: http://www.asme.org/pubs/amr/
   AMR is an international review journal covering mechanics topics across the engineering sciences spectrum, such as fluid and solid mechanics, heat transfer, dynamics and vibration. Each bi-monthly issue offers Review Articles, which reflect upon active areas of research, including theoretical, computational, and experimental aspects, as well as theoretical modeling, methods of analysis and instrumentation. Review Articles organize, summarize, and clarify knowledge as it currently exists in the technical literature.

Bridge Engineering: Selected Information Resources
   URL: http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/asl/guides/engineering/bridge.html

Chemical Engineering: Selected Information Resources
   URL: http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/asl/guides/engineering/chemical.html

Circuits Archive
   URL: http://www.ee.washington.edu/circuit_archive/

Civil & Environmental Engineering Center
   URL: http://www.ceecenter.com/ceecenter/

Civil Engineering: Selected Information Resources
   URL: http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/asl/guides/engineering/civil.html

Construction WebLinks
   URL: http://www.constructionweblinks.com/
   Thelen Reid & Priest LLP has served the construction industry for more than 75 years. Its lawyers used the knowledge and experience they gained in representing all facets of the construction industry in building this site.

Control Engineering: Selected Information Resources
   URL: http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/asl/guides/control.html

E4 Network
   URL: http://www.e4engineering.com/
   The E4 Network is a group of sites from UK business publisher Centaur Communications dedicated to providing information and services to those working in industry and the engineering professions. Included in the site are industry news and views, product data and information, in depth features and analysis, details of forthcoming industry events, and a 5 year archive of content from all Centaurs engineering magazines.

eFunda: The Ultimate Online Reference for Engineers
   URL: http://www.efunda.com/home.cfm

Ei Engineering Village
   URL: http://www.ei.org
   Subscription-based service. It may be available at a library near year. Available on-site at the Library of Congress.

Electrical Engineering Resource Guide
   URL: http://www.slu.edu/libraries/pius/resguides/eegde.html

Electrical Engineering: Selected Information Resources
   URL: http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/asl/guides/engineering/electrical.html

Engineering: Selected Information Resources
   URL: http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/asl/guides/engineering/engineering.html

Engineering and Related Professional Societies
   URL: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/eng/prof.htm

Engineering Career Information & Job Listings
   URL: http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/asl/guides/engineering/eng_careers.html

Engineering News-Record
   URL: http://www.enr.com/
   See especially “Resources” at http://www.enr.com/resources/

Engineering Research Guides
   URL: http://www.englib.cornell.edu/erg/default.php

Engineering Resources
   URL: http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/units/sel/engineering/engineering.html

Engineering Resources on the Web
   URL: http://www.engrlib.uc.edu/web/
   From the Engineering Library of the University of Cincinnati

Environmental Engineering: Selected Reference/Research Resources
   URL: http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/asl/guides/environ_eng.html

DialogSelect Open Access
   URL: http://openaccess.dialog.com/tech/index.html
   Pay-per view subscription-based service.

iCivilEngineer.com
   URL: http://www.icivilengineer.com/
   iCivilEngineer.com is a knowledge portal specially designed for civil engineering professionals and students. It includes a News Center, Career Center, Tools Center, and Resource Center.

IEEE Conferences Search
   URL: http://www.ieee.org/conferencesearch/

Industrial Engineering: Selected Information Sources
   URL: http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/asl/guides/engineering/industrial.html

Laser Physics and Technology
   http://www.rp-photonics.com/encyclopedia.html
   This encyclopedia explains basic terms and principles of laser physics and technology. It also has a lot of content from other topics such as general optics and optoelectronics, nonlinear optics, quantum optics, fiber optics, and optical communications.

Materials Engineering: Selected Reference Sources
   URL: http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/units/sel/selguides/matup.html

McGraw-Hill Construction
   URL: http://www.construction.com/

Green Building Materials by Sweets Network
   URL: http://products.construction.com/
   McGraw-Hill Construction Network for products is an online resource for building product information. It builds on the heritage of Sweet's Catalog File.
   See especially "Resources & Links"

Mechanical Engineering: Selected Reference/Research Resources
   URL :http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/units/sel/selguides/mechanic.html

National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering (NISEE)
   URL: http://nisee.berkeley.edu
   Established in 1971 at the University of California, Berkeley, the National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering (NISEE) provides timely access to technical research and development information in earthquake engineering and related fields of structural dynamics, geotechnical engineering, engineering seismology, and earthquake hazard mitigation policy. NISEE is located at the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research (PEER) Center. The NISEE project is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the University of California, Berkeley and directed by a voluntary Advisory Committee comprised of representatives of the earthquake engineering community.
   See especially NISEE Database of University Research Reports Series http://nisee.berkeley.edu/reports.html

Polymer Science & Technology: Selected Information Resources
   URL: http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/asl/guides/engineering/polymer.html

QUAKELINE Database
   URL: http://mceer.buffalo.edu/utilities/quakeline.asp
   QUAKELINE® is a bibliographic database produced by the MCEER Information Service. It covers earthquakes, earthquake engineering, natural hazard mitigation, and related topics. It includes records for various publication types, such as journal articles, conference papers, technical reports, maps, and videotapes.

Robotics: Selected Information Resources
   URL: http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/asl/guides/engineering/robotics.html

SciCentral Gateway: Engineering
   URL: http://www.scicentral.com/E-02engi.html
   Gateway to new sources in engineering

Scientific American of the Nineteenth Century
   URL: http://www.history.rochester.edu/Scientific_American/
   An online version of Scientific American from the nineteenth century.

SMETE Digital Library
   URL: http://www.smete.org/smete/
   The SMETE Open Federation was formed to promote the teaching and learning of science, mathematics, engineering and technology at all levels. The Federation was built with funding by the National Science Foundation, National STEM Education Digital Library program and partnerships with nationally recognized professional educational organizations, academic institutions and private e-learning companies. The SMETE Open Federation community fosters the ongoing collaborative development among partner organizations, provides tools and services to support collection and service providers, and ensures stability, sustainability and scalability of the Federation's programs and projects. SMETE is an acronym for science, mathematics, engineering and technology (SME&T) education.

SubsTech (Substance & Technologies)
URL: http://www.substech.com/
SubsTech (Substances & Technologies) is a free and open knowledge source in Materials Engineering. The site contains a wide range of illustrated articles on Metals, Ceramics, Polymers, Composites and Fluids including fundamentals of Materials Engineering, materials properties, applications and manufacturing technologies.

TechSavvy
   URL: http://www.techsavvy.com/
   TechSavvy.com provides a broad base of technical, engineering, design, maintenance and procurement information for professionals across the disciplines. The site contains free information, product trials, and provides links to a variety of services available for purchase, from single document delivery to subscriptions, technical solutions, and more.

Thomasnet
   URL: http://www.thomasnet.com/
   Find suppliers and source products. This platform is designed for sourcing components, equipment, MRO products, raw materials and custom manufacturing services. Find over 610,000 qualified manufacturers, distributors, MRO providers and custom manufacturers. Source over 100 million products with new parametric search technology powered by an engineer-built classification system.
   See especially: Product Search http://ps.thomasnet.com/productsearch

University of Maryland Engineering and Physical Sciences Library Subject Guides
   URL: http://www.lib.umd.edu/ETC/SUBR/resources.html

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NATIONAL LABORATORIES

Ames Laboratory
   URL: http://www.ameslab.gov
   For more than 50 years, the Ames Laboratory has sought solutions to energy-related problems through the exploration of chemical, engineering, materials, and the mathematical and physical sciences. Established in the 1940s with the successful development of the most efficient process to produce high-purity uranium metal for atomic energy, the Lab now pursues a broad range of scientific priorities.

Argonne National Laboratory
   URL: http://www.anl.gov
   Argonne National Laboratory is one of the U.S. Department of Energy's largest research centers. It is also the nation's first national laboratory, chartered in 1946. Argonne research falls into four broad categories: basic science, scientific facilities, energy resources, and environmental management. Argonne is operated by the University of Chicago for the U.S. Department of Energy.

Brookhaven National Laboratory
   URL: http://www.bnl.gov
   Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) research facility located on Long Island, New York. BNL has been around since 1947, doing world-class scientific research in experimental theoretical physics, medicine, biology, chemistry, environmental science, engineering, and other fields. BNL is operated for DOE by Brookhaven Science Associates, a partnership of the State University of New York at Stony Brook and the Battelle Memorial Institute.

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
   URL: http://www.fnal.gov
   Fermilab is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory for research exploring the fundamental nature of matter and energy.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
   URL: http://www.lbl.gov
   Ernest Orlando Lawrence founded this Lab, the oldest of the national laboratories, in 1931. Lawrence invented the cyclotron, which led to a Golden Age of particle physics and revolutionary discoveries about the nature of the universe. Known as a mecca of particle physics, Berkeley Lab long ago broadened its focus. Today it is a multiprogram lab where research in advanced materials, life sciences, energy efficiency, detectors and accelerators serves America's needs in technology and the environment.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
   URL: http://www.llnl.gov
   Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory operated by the University of California. Lawrence Livermore's mission is to apply science and technology in the national interest, with a focus on global security, global ecology, and bioscience.

Los Alamos National Laboratory
   URL: http://www.lanl.gov/external
   The central mission of the Los Alamos National Laboratory is to reduce the danger of nuclear weapons and nuclear materials worldwide. Their statutory responsibility is the stewardship and management of the nuclear stockpile.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory
   URL: http://www.ornl.gov
   The Oak Ridge National Laboratory is a Department of Energy multiprogram laboratory managed by Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation.

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FOREIGN/INTERNATIONAL

Australia
   URL: http://avel.edu.au
   The Australian Virtual Engineering Library (AVEL) is a portal to quality Australasian engineering & information technology (IT) resources. These include quality websites, conference announcements, jobs & employment listing and full-text papers. The resources are selected and reviewed by experts to help you find quality engineering and IT websites quickly. AVEL is Australasia's leading engineering and IT portal.

Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information
   URL: http://www.nrc.ca/cisti
   CISTI, the Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information, is one of the world's major sources for information in all areas of science, technology, engineering and medicine. CISTI began over 75 years ago as the library of the National Research Council of Canada, the leading agency for R&D in Canada, and became the National Science Library in 1957. The change to CISTI came in 1974 to reflect the wide scope of services provided and the increasing role in the development of electronic information products and services for the sci/tech community. Through this site a library catalog may be searched and document delivery is available.

The British Library
   URL: http://blpc.bl.uk
   This web site provides simple searching and ordering of documents from the British Library's extensive collections.

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