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Kreitzberg Library for CGCS Students

Get Started with Civil Engineering Resources

This guide is designed to provide you with an introduction to the online resources you will be utilizing throughout the MCE program.

About ScienceDirect

ScienceDirect provides access to the full text of articles, abstracts, and tables of contents for journals in engineering, computer science, chemistry, geology and physics, as well as selected titles in health sciences and social sciences. A four year archive is included.

Conducting a Search

The screenshot examples below show a search for articles about temperature and steel

  • I used the Boolean operator AND to connect my keywords temperature and steel.
  • Click the blue Search button to start looking for articles.

I put my keywords in the search box and use the Boolean operator AND to connect them. Then, click on the blue Search button.

Reviewing Search Results

My search found 783,885 articles related to my keywords.

  • Articles that you can download will say Full text access above the title.
  • To download, save, or print an article, click the Download PDF link.

This search found 783,885 articles. You can acess articles that have Full text access above the article title. To download and save a PDF, click the Download PDF link.