Article Databases and Indexes

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database. Includes full text access to over 4,000 scholarly (peer-reviewed) publications back to 1975. A great place to start your research on any topic. Find search tips on their help page. ENR: Cost Indexes Appear regularily throughout the year; to find the cost indexes: Go to Academic Search Premier Click on the ADVANCED SEARCH tab In the first search box put ENR and change the "field" from "SELECT A FIELD" to "SO Journal Name" In the second search box put COST INDEX* and change the "field" from "SELECT A FIELD" to "TI Title"

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The Civil Engineering Database (CEDB) is designed to provide easy bibliographic access to all publications of the American Society of Civil Engineers. The database covers ASCE documents published since 1973. It provides access to all the journals, conference proceedings, books, standards, manuals, magazines, and newsletters.

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Recognized as one of the world's leading databases of the architectural literature. Indexes more than 1,000 western language periodicals published worldwide on architecture, archaeology, decorative arts, environmental studies, furniture, historic preservation, landscape architecture, urban planning/city planning, interior design, and historic preservation.

The Libraries' subscription to this resource allows for 10 users at any one time. If you get a busy signal, please wait a few minutes and try accessing the site again.

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Use this popular research database to find business articles from 2,200 journals and magazines in marketing, management, information technology, operations, human resources, accounting, finance and economics dating back to 1965. Additional company and industry profiles from Datamonitor are included along with country reports and SWOT analyses.

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Provides extensive indexing of scholarly and technical periodicals, conference proceedings, and report literature in all engineering disciplines including applied physics, electronics, materials science, and related fields in science and management. Indexes nearly 3000 sources worldwide.

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Search both Inspec and Compendex for articles and conference papers related to engineering, computer science, and physics.

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To gain off-campus access to articles from library journal subscriptions, change the Library Settings to University of Minnesota Twin Cities in Google Scholar (see this tutorial) Use Google Scholar to find articles from academic publishers, professional societies, research institutes, and scholarly repositories from colleges and universities. Look for the "FindIt@U of M Twin Cities" links in your Google Scholar search results to access library subscriptions. Learn more: Google Scholar FAQ

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Search within a comprehensive interdisciplinary collection of journal article citations. Subjects generally covered are within Science and technology, arts and humanities, and social sciences . Use the citation web to find articles and journals with the most impact. Coverage runs from 1975 to the present. Find help on their website.

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MasterFormat is a classification scheme developed by the Construction Specifications Institute in order to organize construction information. It is an industry standard, and most products you research will have a CSI Number" generated from the MasterFormat.

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"Benchmarking for Facility Professionals" is a comprehensive how-to guide for facility professionals, designed to help them make informed decisions about how to benchmark and achieve benchmarking goals. It not only delves into the art and science of benchmarking, but shows how benchmarking can be used as an ongoing tool to help facility professionals improve their buildings' performance, not only during the first year of benchmarking, but for each year thereafter. The guide is complete with lots of examples.

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It is an essential tool to preserve public health and safety that provides safeguards from hazards associated with the built environment. It addresses design and installation of innovative materials that meet or exceed public health and safety goals.

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The Construction Codes and Licensing Division (CCLD) oversees construction-related activities in the areas of licensing, plan review, education, code development, enforcement and inspection in Minnesota.

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Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library

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Science and Engineering Library

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