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Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Senior Seminar

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering: Books Click on the links below to see what books are available in the library in some key areas related to Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

To find additional books, search in our online catalog using Advanced Keyword Searching and using appropriate research keywords. Using Summon: Try Summon to find books, articles and more. See also What is Summon? How can I use it?

  • Click on Articles & More Tab in the Library Home page
  • For example, type ‘Smart Structures’ and click on Search Library link.
  • Refine your search results by selecting an option from the left column. For example, select ‘ebook’ option. You will see a listing with links to  electronic books.
  • Try Summon for quick search. For more in depth search, explore the resources below.

Electronic Books Click on the links below to access electronic books (Access only to Drexel faculty and students) You can access full book chapters using electronic book collections such as ASM Handbooks, ebrary, ENGnetBASE, ENVIROnetBASE, Knovel, MATERIALSnetBASE and Referex)

Electronic Databases Use databases below to find scholarly journal articles on the topic of your research project.

News and Recent Developments Use the following databases to find information on breaking news in biomedical technologies in magazines and newspapers

Complete listing of all Engineering databases

Drexel Smart House

CAE Senior Design and Engineering Standards

Patent Searching

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) The USPTO offers web access to bibliographic and full-text patent databases. These databases provide full-text of patents from 1976 to the present and full page images from 1790 to the present.
  • Patent Searching Tips.
  • Fresh Patents Provides access to the latest published US patent applications each week BEFORE the USPTO decision to grant/deny.
  • pat2pdf.org Given a patent number, pat2pdf.org will return a free, pdf formated version of the patent.

Instructional Tutorials

  • Refworks (RefWorks is a web-based software application that helps you manage citations. It helps you keep track of the sources you are using for your research and your own notes about the sources)
  • Refworks Tutorials

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