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Transportation Engineering: Getting Started

Best library and internet resources for engineering topics related to the design, construction and operation of transportation structures and systems.

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Your Engineering Librarian

Linda Shackle
Library Liaison to Fulton Engineering
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SSEBE (civil, construction, environmental)
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Noble Library, Room 162
Office Hours: M-F 9:00-5:00
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Intended for upper level undergraduates, graduate students and faculty in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, this guide lists both library and internet resources recommended for finding information about transportation systems, pavement materials and other aspects of transportation engineering.  Additionally, search strategies and usage instruction for specific resources are also included.  

Not sure you have the right guide? 

  • If you are more interested in the urban planning aspect of transporation, see our Urban Planning guide.

  • Want more basic assistance, appropriate for lower-level undergraduate engineering majors? See ...

    • ASU 101 for Fulton Schools of Engineering
      An introduction to the ASU Libraries, it's resources, services and spaces; includes an introduction to finding known items, facts and formulas, and the basics for researching a topic.

    • Engineering (Basic)
      An introduction to the engineering literature including some of our best resources for finding engineering information from any of the engineering subdisciplines. Basic information search strategy is also introduced.

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To Find: Use:
Broad Topic (Ex. bridges) Resources -> Books
Narrow/Specific Topic (Ex. Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse, 1940) Resources -> Journal Articles
Facts Resources -> Handbooks
Formulas Resources -> Handbooks
How many ..... ? Resources -> Statistics
People Resources -> Biographies
Citation organization and formatting Writing & Citing -> RefWorks
Paper or Journal Article formatting Writing & Citing -> Style Manual
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The Engineering Librarian is Linda Shackle; her contact information is in the left-hand column on each page of this guide.

In addition, we have the "Ask a Librarian" service where assistance is provided:

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