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Construction: Getting Started

Library and Internet resources for construction topics.

Index to This Guide

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Associations & Societies
ASU Publications

Background/Introductory Information 
Building Codes
Business Information 

Career Information 
Citation Management
Citing Your Sources
Conference Proceedings & Papers
Current Awareness Searching

Designing a Poster
Device Pairing
Dissertations & Theses
Document Delivery Services


Find a Citation
Find a Known Item

Government & Agency Publications
Gray Literature

Handbooks & Manuals
How many ...

Introductory Material
Industry Information
Industry Standards 
Intellectual Property
Interlibrary Loan Services

Journal Articles

Keeping Current

Literature Review

Market Research 
Material Properties

New Items in the Libraries
Newspaper Articles


Poster Design
Professional Groups 
Properties of Materials

Quick Facts

Recent ASU Publications
Research a Topic
RSS Feeds

Saved Searches
Standards & Codes

Technical Reports
Topic Searching
Trade Information 

Writing Assistance

Getting Started

How to use this guide:

This guide provides construction engineering and construction management majors, graduate students and faculty with links to the best library and internet resources.  Also includes recommendations for doing a rigourous literature review, how to stay current in your area, and using citation management software.  


The TABS on this guide:

Resources tells you what resources to use to find the information you need.  Organized by the type of literature used by construction managers and engineers; on each sub-page, we'll link you to the best library and internet resources for that document type; many of these resources have instructions or tutorials for effective searching.    

Information Research Skills contains step-by-step instructions for "how to" find an item from its citation, find material properties, search the literature and keeping current.    

Communication Tools has information about citation management, where to find writing assistance for your assignments, and poster design tips.  

Library Services tells about our the Ask a Librarian, Interlibrary Loan, and Document Delivery services plus how to stay up-to-date on new material being added to the ASU Library. 

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Library One Search 
An interdisciplinary database for finding books, journal articles, films and more at the ASU Library. 

EI Compendex/Inspec
Databases that cover journal articles and conference papers for all areas of engineering.

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