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Civil Engineering Database

The Civil Engineering Database (CEDB) provides free access to more than 220,000 bibliographic records encompassing all ASCE publications covering journals, books, proceedings, magazines and newspapersLinks are included for ASCE Books and full-text PDFs in the ASCE Library  for journal articles (1983-present) and proceeding papers (2000-present). CEDB also provides online permission services to reuse ASCE materials in your publications. Begin your search in the CEDB.

What's the Difference Between the Civil Engineering Database (CEDB) and the ASCE Library?

ASCE Library

ASCE Library contains all journal articles, published from 1983 to present, proceedings papers, published from 2000 to present, and more than 300 e-books and standards. That’s over 1,000,000 articles and book chapters across all disciplines of civil engineering. Search and abstract views are free. Full-text papers and e-book chapters can be accessed by subscription or as single article downloads.

My Tools in the ASCE Library provides links to sign up for RSS feeds or email content alerts of the latest publications in your field of interest.

Cybrarian Service

Jump start your research with the Cybrarian Service. The Cybrarian can help you verify the title of an ASCE publication, take you quickly to Internet sites relevant to your topic, or guide you to different online search engines. ASCE Members can use this Web-based service free (for the first 30 minutes of each request), with modest fees for additional service to Members and all service to non-Members.


Additional Resources

Take your research to the next level with other research tools. ASCE Books offers 1,500 in-print titles for purchase. Locate a place to publish your work in our books and journals with Tools for Authors. ASCE Journals provides Tools for Editors and Tools for Reviewers. ASCE’s Resources for Librarians can help library professionals access and acquire our books and journals.

Cross Ref

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DOI's for Scholarly & Professional Publications

CrossRef links millions of articles and chapters, from thousands of publications, from hundreds of publishers. Take a tour... 


What is Rightslink®?

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Rightslink®, the online permission service, enables customers to license content on demand by connecting to document records in the Civil Engineering Database, the ASCE Library, and the Bookstore.

Watch the video to learn how it works.