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Civil and Environmental Engineering FYP Guide

Engineering And Architecture Librarian

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Khaled Noubani
Bechtel, 2nd Floor
Ext. 2630

Encyclopedias and Handbooks

Encyclopedias and Handbooks can help you find and develop a research topic by providing background information, facts, statistics, dates and other general information on most topics. 

Recommended Library Databases:

  • Knovel contains high-quality reference material that covers all major scientific disciplines. 
  • Access Engineering provides access to engineering reference material covering various engineering topics


Books can provide a very comprehensive view of a topic, e.g. structural design

Search the UL catalog to find books, thesis, DVDs, maps and more.

  • Start with a keyword search to find a book on your topic
  • When you find a good title, follow the subject headings for more books on the topic


  • Take note of the location of the book (Engineering, Jafet, Medical, Science)
  • Take note of the call number this is how you will locate the book on the shelf.
  • Take note of the current status: If there is a due date listed instead of "available" that means the book is checked out to another person.  But you can request the book back.

Recommended E-Book databases: