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Engineer Online This link opens in a new window
News - which can be restricted to a 'channel' (e.g. Aerospace, Automotive, etc.).
TechXtra This link opens in a new window
Search industry news, job announcements, ejournals, eprints and technical reports. Also enables searching articles, theses, etc. (Databases are probably more effective at this).
Inclusive Digital Economy Network : videos hosted on YouTube - presenting challenges older users often face when interacting with new technologies
This industrial directory includes information on manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors, providing brief descriptions of each company. It allows for searching by product or service and by company.
British Standards Online (BSOL) This link opens in a new window
Search and access the full text of all current British Standards and many international standards (e.g. ISOs/IECs). See Terms & Conditions
for printing and copying.
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Digimap This link opens in a new window
Digimap is an online map and data delivery service. Operated by EDINA at the University of Edinburgh, Digimap offers a number of data collections, including Ordnance Survey, historical, geological, LiDAR and marine maps and spatial data. Registration is required.
ESDU Data This link opens in a new window
ESDU is an engineering knowledge base which provides essential design and analysis methods and guides, data and software tools to help solve complex engineering problems. These design guides can be used in a wide range of engineering disciplines, including ISVR, aerospace, mechanical, civil, transportation and chemical engineering.
Espacenet This link opens in a new window
Search and access full text of patents from over 90 countries. To restrict to UK patents add 'GB' to the 'Publication number' field.
MatWeb This link opens in a new window
Dataset allowing searching for specific materials matching required properties or finding properties for a specific polymer, alloy, etc.
Search for materials by properties etc,
Civil Engineering and the Environment Organisations and Other Libraries
Register to the CIRIA resources site with your university email address to access a wide range of information and guides to best building practice.
Defra (Dept for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) This link opens in a new window
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is the government department responsible for environmental protection, food production and standards, agriculture, fisheries and rural communities in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Environment Agency This link opens in a new window
Government agency concerned with the protection, improvement and sustainable development of the environment. Provides access to environmental data via DataShare. Registration required for some data.
Institution of Civil Engineers This link opens in a new window
Professional organisation purposed to foster and promote the art and science of civil engineering
Institution of Environmental Sciences This link opens in a new window
Organisation engaged with leading debate, dissemination and promotion of environmental science and sustainability.
Institution of Structural Engineers This link opens in a new window
The world's leading professional body for qualifications and standards in structural engineering.
Royal Institute of British Architects This link opens in a new window
Institution providing standards, training, support and recognition for the Architecture profession in the UK and overseas.
UK Irrigation Association This link opens in a new window
The only independent organisation representing irrigation in the UK. Interests include the future of UK's water resources; the use of water in agriculture, in amenity and in sports and leisure; and good irrigation design and management practices.
Transportation Organisations and Libraries
Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport This link opens in a new window
The independent professional body for individuals associated with logistics, supply chains and all transport throughout their careers.
Department for Transport This link opens in a new window
UK government department responsible for the support of the UK's transport network.
Highways Agency This link opens in a new window
An Executive Agency of the Department for Transport (DfT), responsible for operating, maintaining and improving the strategic road network in England.
Institute of Transportation Engineers (US) This link opens in a new window
An international educational and scientific association of transportation professionals.
Transport Planning Society This link opens in a new window
A society to facilitate, develop and promote best practice in transport planning and provide a focus for dialogue between all those engaged in it.
Transport Research Laboratory This link opens in a new window
The UK's Transport Research Laboratory. TRL is an internationally recognised centre of excellence providing world-class research, consultancy, product testing covering all aspects of transport.
Civil Engineering, Transport and the Environment Gateways
Architecture.com This link opens in a new window
A built environment portal from RIBA.
ELDIS This link opens in a new window
Gateway to web information on development, the environment and agriculture. Includes a searchable database which includes many reports, some with links to full text documents.
iCivilEngineer.com This link opens in a new window
A portal to many civil and environmental engineering web sites.
Virtual Training Suite - Civil Engineering This link opens in a new window
Discover key sites and Internet search tips with this interactive tutorial.
The Transport Web This link opens in a new window
An Information Service to the Transportation Industry, which includes directories of companies and software, information about transportation related mailing lists and Usenet newsgroups, transport publications (printed and online), and links to other transport sites.
Ultimate Civil Engineering Directory This link opens in a new window
Web gateway to many useful civil engineering resources.