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Civil and Environmental Engineering Research Guide

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


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

General Searching

Doing research? Start from some general search tools below:

Library Catalog

  • Searches the collections of the MSU Libraries as well as other libraries in the area.
  • Useful for finding books/ebooks that provide a good overview of your research topic.

Journal Article Databases

  • Search for peer reviewed journal articles, professional trade magazine articles, conference papers, and newspapers.
  • These databases include content from many subject fields.

Click on the Article Databases link in the left navigation bar of this guide for additional resources that could be useful for your specific area.

Google Scholar

  • Search for scholarly journals articles, conference papers, theses/dissertations, government publications, and other materials.
  • Access Google Scholar from the library's website to find full-text articles that the library has paid for.
  • Check Google Scholar for Academic Research to see more information about how to use this tool.

 [For articles or other items you need but the library does not have access to, you may request them through Interlibrary Loan.]