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Civil & Environmental Engineering Research Guide

This guide provides an overview of resources and services relevant to Civil & Environmental Engineering students, faculty, and staff.

Welcome!

This guide is to help you identify useful resources related to civil and environmental engineering research. It presents the library's online article databases and other materials that could be helpful for finding information. 

General Searching

Doing research? Try the following resources to begine. Click on the Research Databases tab for additional resources that may be useful for your specific research area.

Find Books

  • Online Catalog
    • Searches the collections of MSU Libraries as well as other libraries in the area
    • Useful for finding material that provide a good overview of your research topic

Find Articles

  • Scopus
    • Multidisciplinary database with a focus on engineering and science.
    • Provides nearly 100% coverage of MedLine and Engineering Village Compendex.
    • Offers tools to track, analyze, and visualize research.
  • Discovery
    • Searches most of the library's research databases and the online catalog simultaneously
    • Databases searched include Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete, Computer Science Index, Environment Complete, and more!

(If the MSU Libraries does not provide access to an article or other item you need, you may request it through Interlibrary Loan.)

Information for Graduate Students

Office of Thesis and Dissertation Format Review
Provides information on formatting your thesis or dissertation.

Search MSU Theses and Dissertations
Search electronic theses and dissertaitons by author, keywords, department, and more!

Search More Theses and Dissertations
Search electronic theses and dissertations by students around the world.

Citation Management Tools

Mendeley, EndNote, Zotero -- These are software programs that allows you to organize your references, format them in a style of your choice, and insert them into a Word document. Check the library workshops, find a session and register.

Survival Skills for Graduate Students
This web page provides details about the "Survival Skills for Graduate Students" workshop series.