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What's the Difference Between the CEDB and the ASCE Library?

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The Civil Engineering Database (CEDB) provides free access to more than 214,000 bibliographic records encompassing all ASCE publications covering journals, books, proceedings, magazines and newspapers. Links 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.


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The online 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.

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Civil Engineering Database         

ASCE Library



All ASCE publications
(journals, proceedings,
books, Civil Engineering
magazine, Geo-Strata,
ASCE News)

ASCE journals, proceedings, and e-books



Bibliographic and
Abstract Records
(with links to full-text
journal and proceedings articles)                       

Full-Text journal and proceedings articles and e-books at the chapter level



Bibliographic records from 1872 to present and abstracted records since 1970

1983 - Present



214,000+ records

1,000,000 articles from ASCE journals and proceedings, and more than 300 e-books and standards



Print and Digital





Free abstracts;
fee-based article downloads