Selected Internet Resources - Engineering
The Bridge, Quarterly Journal of the National Academy of Engineering
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.
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.
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
The Engineering Web searches the slice of the World Wide Web focusing
solely on engineering and technical content.
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
GlobalSpec: the engineering search engine
Search over 38 million engineering & technical Web pages.
Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century
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
Comprehensive information on current issues with an overview of the subject, key citations with abstracts, and links to web sites.
How Stuff Works
The Web site is an award-winning online destination for anyone who wants to know how anything works.
NSSN: National Resource for Global Standards
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.
Academy of Engineering
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
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
Guide to Engineering
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 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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Acoustical Society of America
The premier international society in acoustics, dedicated to
increasing and diffusing knowledge of acoustics and its practical applications.
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.
of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
The nonprofit AIAA is the principal society and voice serving
the aerospace profession.
of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
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
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)
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
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
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.
for Engineering Education
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.
of Civil Engineers
Information about ASCE, publications, public policy, history
and heritage, career guidance, and research resources.
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
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.
of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
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
(formerly the American Society for Metals)
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
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)
Association of Consulting Chemists and Chemical Engineers
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
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
Civil Engineering Research Foundation (CERF) focuses on advancing the design and construction industry through innovation
Edison Electric Institute
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
Electric Power Research
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
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)
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
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
Institute of Electrical
and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
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.
Electrical Engineers (IEE)
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
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.
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.
Service for Earthquake Engineering, University of California,
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)
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
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.
The Partnership for Public Service has published a handbook to better connect you with federal employment opportunities.
Society of Automotive
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
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
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
Provides the scientist, engineer, and science aware citizen with easy access to key government web sites.
The gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies.
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.
Advanced Research Projects Agency
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.
--- Official Web Site of the U.S. Department of Defense
DefenseLINK is the official web site for the Department of
Defense and the starting point for finding U.S. military information online
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.
of Standards and Technology
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
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.
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.
and Information Administration
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
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.
of Technology Policy
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
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
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
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
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
National Building Museum
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.
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.
and Mapping Agency (NIMA)
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
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
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.
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
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)
U.S. Geological Survey
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.
Resources Data of USA
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
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, formerly the Atomic Energy
Commission is responsible for regulating various commercial, industrial, academic,
and medical uses of nuclear energy.
Department of Energy homepage. Its A-Z Index provides links
to hundreds of web sites.
of Energy: DOE 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
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.
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
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SPECIALIZED NON-GOVERNMENT SITES
Electronic Resource Library
Includes a glossary of electrical terminology and a resource library with hyperlinks to a number of web sites.
Using simple drawings and animated gif images, this site shows how several types of internal combustion, steam and Stirling engines work.
Applied Mechanics Reviews
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
Chemical Engineering: Selected Information Resources
Civil & Environmental
Civil Engineering: Selected Information Resources
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
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
Ei Engineering Village
Subscription-based service. It may be available at a library near year. Available on-site at the Library of Congress.
Electrical Engineering Resource Guide
Electrical Engineering: Selected Information Resources
Engineering: Selected Information Resources
Engineering and Related Professional Societies
Career Information & Job Listings
See especially “Resources” at http://www.enr.com/resources/
Engineering Research Guides
Engineering Resources on the Web
From the Engineering Library of the University of Cincinnati
Environmental Engineering: Selected Reference/Research Resources
DialogSelect Open Access
Pay-per view subscription-based service.
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
Industrial Engineering: Selected Information Sources
Laser Physics and Technology
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
Green Building Materials by Sweets Network
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
National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering (NISEE)
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
Science & Technology: Selected Information Resources
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.
Selected Information Resources
SciCentral Gateway: Engineering
Gateway to new sources in engineering
Scientific American of the Nineteenth Century
An online version of Scientific American from the nineteenth century.
SMETE Digital Library
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)
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.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.
University of Maryland Engineering and Physical Sciences Library Subject Guides
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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
Argonne National Laboratory
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 (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
Fermi National Accelerator
Fermilab is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory
for research exploring the fundamental nature of matter and energy.
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.
National Laboratory (LLNL)
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.
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
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory is a Department of Energy
multiprogram laboratory managed by Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation.
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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.
for Scientific and Technical Information
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
The British Library
This web site provides simple searching and ordering of documents
from the British Library's extensive collections.