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Library and Internet resources for construction topics.

Index to This Guide

Ask a Librarian Service
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

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