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Library Overview

The ERDC Library supports the mission-related research needs of ERDC scientists and engineers at three physical locations with a centralized library catalog and web site. Its collection is available for interlibrary loan and it hosts an online digital repository of ERDC-authored reports.

Additionally the library provides access to:

  • 300,000+ items in the collection - 28,000+ online journals - 34,000+ online books & reports
  • Online research resources including IEEE, Science Direct, Web of Science, RefWorks
  • Collection development and interlibrary loan services
  • Research consultations, training, and outreach services
  • Support for copyright questions Support for research and administrative initiatives

Search the ERDC Library's online collection of Technical Reports, Books, & Journal Articles.

Electronic Resources

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Click here to expand contentClick here to collapse content  AGU Digital Library - ERDC only
The American Geophysical LIbrary contains more than 100 years of Earth/space research; 90,300 articles, 1 million printed pages; and fielded, bibliographic serach. Features full, searchable text and more than 80 years of Eos article, and indices and covers.
The ACS Legacy Archives provides full-text searching and instant access to all titles, volumes, issues, and articles published by the ACS.
ACI-sponsored symposia and convention sessions on various industry hot topics. These publications include papers authored and compiled by leading industry designers, practitioners, researchers, and academicians.
Designed to provide easy bibliographic access to all ASCE publications. The database covers all the ASCE journals, conference proceedings, books, standards, manuals, magazines, and newspapers. Journal papers with abstracts go back to 1970. Non-abstract journal records go back to 1958. The book records are complete dating back to the early 1900s. Provides access to more than 11,000 active and withdrawn American Society for Testing and Materials full-text standards in PDF format.
ASCE has made digital editions of many titles available.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers conducts one of the world's largest technical publishing operations in the world, offering thousands of titles including some of the profession's most prestigious journals. Our subscription includes ASME's Journals from 1960 to the present.
Provides access to more than 11,000 active and withdrawn American Society for Testing and Materials full-text standards in PDF format. The ASTM Digital Library includes unlimited downloads to ASTM journals, ASTM Manuals, Monographs, Papers and Special Technical Publications (STPs). We also have 780 ASTM Standards downloads left on our current subscription. No ASTM product is available for ILL. These are strictly ERDC use only.
The world's largest collection of international polar databases. Over one million records (most with abstracts or annotations) from 12 database files provide access to valuable research on cold regions, spanning from 1800 and earlier to the present.
Full text of every article ever published by ACM.
Includes references to scientific and engineering research related to material and operations in a winter battlefield, the nature and impact of cold on facilities and activities, cold-related environmental problems, and the impact of human activity on cold environments. The Bibliography on Cold Regions Science and Technology is funded in part by the National Science Foundation and the U. S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory.
Click here to expand contentClick here to collapse content  BioOne - ERDC only
BioOne provides an aggregation of high-impact bioscience research journals, featuring content on a wide-array of today's most pressing topics, including global warming, stem cell research, ecological and biodiversity conservation.
Click here to expand contentClick here to collapse content  Books 24/7 - ERDC only
Books 24x7 Referenceware is now available to Active Army, National Guard, Reserve, and DA Civilian employees through the Army e-Learning Program. Referenceware is the largest online book resource offering unobstructed access to the complete unabridged contents of thousands of the latest and best business and technology books. Professionals, across all disciplines, rely on Referenceware for continuous learning to help solve job-critical challenges to drive corporate initiatives. Referenceware is the fastest way to problem-solve, learn and succeed. To access the Books 24x7, you must register for Army e-Learning. Once registered, click on the Books 24x7 link when logged in to the program.
A style manual for writers of research and professional papers.
Click here to expand contentClick here to collapse content  Current Content Connect - ERDC only
Provides premier current awareness from more than 5,000 leading scholarly journals. It is updated daily and provides access to complete tables of contents, abstracts, and bibliographic information from journals and books, relevant web sites and links to full-test articles in journals subscribed to by the ERDC Library. It covers 1998 through the present and is updated daily. Automatic electronic alerts may be set up to ensure regular and timely delivery of information.
Queries public access research reports generated for and by the Department of Defense. With both basic and advanced searches available, it returns report citations and many full-text reports.
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day and offering full text for graduate works added since 1997, along with selected full text for works written prior to 1997. It contains a significant amount of new international dissertations and theses both in citations and in full text.
Free on-line database; its aim is to create a complete as possible overview of the dredgers of the world. Login is required.
Native Plants Journal and Ecological Restoration are available to ERDC Library customers through the USACE Electronic Library (UEL).
All the EBSCO Databases available to ERDC in one master list.
Click here to expand contentClick here to collapse content  Engineering Village - ERDC only
Provides desktop access to Compendex, CRC ENGnet BASE, Patents and Techstreet Standards.
A collection of the citations of the articles and proceedings written by ERDC's researchers dating back to 1999.
A list of available electronic journals and e-books.
The Federal Research in Progress (FEDRIP) database provides access to information about ongoing federally funded projects in the fields of the physical sciences, engineering, and life sciences.
Click here to expand contentClick here to collapse content  FIND IT! - ERDC only
ERDC library’s search portal which allows the researcher to search all of the libraries books, e-books, e-journals and databases in one place.
Click here to expand contentClick here to collapse content  GeoScience World - ERDC only
A nonprofit corporation, GSW is an unprecedented collaboration of six leading Earth science societies and one institute (includes non-English publications).
GreenFILE is a freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment. Comprised of more than 600 scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology. The total number of records is approximately 295,000, and full text is provided for more than 4,600 records from open access titles. Also included in GreenFILE is a 6,800-term Thesaurus.
Click here to expand contentClick here to collapse content  ICE Virtual Library - ERDC only
All journals and proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers (Great Britain).
Online books in electrical and electronics engineering.
Search and view over 2 million full-text IEEE journal articles and conference proceedings papers.
Defense & Security Intelligence & Analysis. Online access to the following Jane's subscriptions: Defence Magazine Library, Air Launched Weapons Image Library, Chem-Bio Web, Homeland Security and Resilience Monitor, Land Systems Image Library, Military Aircraft Image Library, Terrorism and Insurgency Centre, Warships Image Library.
Click here to expand contentClick here to collapse content  Journal Citation Report - ERDC only
Ranks journals by the number of times they are cited, reports the average number of cites that recently published articles receive, reports the average number of times a journal's current articles are cited in the same year they are published, and ranks journals by the number of articles published in the current year.
Click here to expand contentClick here to collapse content  JSTOR - ERDC only
Not-for-profit, JSTOR offers high-resolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated. ERDC has access to: Arts and Sciences I, Arts and Sciences Compliment, Biological Sciences.
Click here to expand contentClick here to collapse content  Knovel - USACE only
Knovel is a web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust. Knovel insludes AASHTO Standards, ASHRAE Handbooks and e-books on the following subjects - Biochemistry, Biology & Biotechnology Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering & Construction Materials Composites Earth Sciences Electrical & Power Engineering Engineering Management & Leadership Engineering General Engineering & Project Administration Industrial Engineering & Operations Management Marine Engineering & Naval Architecture Mechanics & Mechanical Engineering Subject Area, Metals & Metallurgy Nondestructive Testing & Evaluation Oil & Gas Engineering Plastics & Rubber Safety & Industrial Hygiene Sustainable Energy & Development Transportation Engineering Knovel is a Corps-wide asset available through the USACE Electronic Library (UEL). Users are authenticated by IP address, but you can register for a My Knovel account from your USACE location to establish a username and password, for off-campus access. Knovel e-books are available as standard PDFs by chapter. Email or download to any device with PDF reading capabilities. Knovel also utilizes JavaScript, you will experience optimal functionality with JavaScript enabled.
EBSCO Publishing is proud to provide the LISTA database. This world-class bibliographic database covers librarianship, classification, information management, and more and indexes nearly 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings; the abstracts are provided with full text. With coverage dating back to the mid-1960s, it is the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science.
Containing over 2.0 million bibliographic records, the NTIS Database is the preeminent resource for accessing the latest research sponsored by the United States and select foreign governments. The database represents billions of dollars in research. Contents include research reports, computer products, software, video cassettes, audio cassettes and more. The complete electronic file dates back to 1964. On average, NTIS has added over 60,000 new records per year to the Database over the past ten years. Most records include abstracts.
Native Plants Journal and Ecological Restoration are available to ERDC Library customers through the USACE Electronic Library (UEL).
The American Physical Society's online archive for Physical Review Letters, Reviews of Modern Physics, and Physical Review A-E; contains all APS journal articles published from 1893-2005.
Provides access to more than 11 million records in eight databases covering major areas of research, including materials science, environmental sciences, and pollution management, biological sciences, aquatic sciences and fisheries, biotechnology, engineering, marine sciences, toxicology, and the geosciences. Alert services are also available.
This resource covers dissertations on the latest science and technology information for researchers of all levels.
This database covers topics across all government and military branches, including international relations, political science, criminology, defense, aeronautics and space flight, communications, civil engineering and more. It includes over 550 titles, with more than 370 available in full-text, allowing you to search over 3.5M records, dating back to the early 1990's.
This collection provides unmatched discipline-specific coverage spanning thousands of publications, many in full text. ProQuest Deep Indexing is included, helping researchers find critical information hidden in tables, maps and other figures.
This database is the ultimate science and technology research solution, combining full text journals with detailed indexing of global literature on natural sciences, engineering and technology. Areas covered include materials science, aerospace engineering, civil engineering, biology, aquatic sciences, environmental science, computer science and earth sciences in addition to many more. It fully incorporates ProQuest Natural Science Collection and ProQuest Technology Collection.
PubAg, which can be found at PubAg.nal.usda.gov http://pubag.nal.usda.gov/pubag/home.xhtml, is a new portal for literature searches and full-text access of more than 40,000 scientific journal articles by USDA researchers, mostly from 1997 to 2014. New articles by USDA researchers will be added almost daily, and older articles may be added if possible. There is no access fee for PubAg.
Click here to expand contentClick here to collapse content  RefWorks - ERDC only
Allows you to organize and create a personal database online. Format bibliographies and manuscripts in seconds. Easily make changes to your paper and reformat in seconds. Import references from a variety of databases using the already created Import Filters. Searching your RefWorks database is fast and easy—RefWorks automatically creates author, descriptor and periodical indexes when importing so you just click on the word to perform the retrieval. New Users: (1) Click on "Sign Up for an Individual Account," (2) Enter the appropriate information and click on "Register."
A searchable database offering unique coverage of all internationally published technical literature and standards documents relating to all forms of self-propelled vehicles - land, sea, air, and space. Database contains over 107,000 summaries in English, including detailed abstracts and bibliographic information from over 400 publishers, journals, magazines and conferences. ERDC has access to the abstracts only, but articles can be requested via Interlibrary Loan.
Click here to expand contentClick here to collapse content  Safari Books Online - ERDC only
Safari Books Online includes computer technology books from Prentice Hall Professional, O'Reilly Media, Addison-Wesley Professional, Microsoft Press, Sams, Que, Peachpit Press, John Wiley & Sons, Elsevier, IBM Press, Adobe Press, Cisco Press, Sun Microsystems Press, FT Press, Wharton School Publishing, Apress, Manning, New Riders, Apple Certified, Course Technology, and dozens more. Registration for Safari Books Online is required. Due to licensing restrictions, Safari is available only to government employees. Please contact Daisy Sanchez at Daisy.E.Sanchez@usace.army.mil to register.
Sanborn Digital Maps (ProQuest) This is a collection of digitized Sanborn fire insurance maps available to ERDC Library customers through the USACE Electronic Library (UEL). Map dates range from 1867-1970.Choose a state, a city then a selection from the drop-down list of available years.
Provides access to current and retrospective bibliographic author abstracts, and cited references found in 3,700 leading science and technical journals covering more than 100 disciplines. This index provides cited reference searching in journals from 2003 to present.
Over 9 million articles from 2500 journal and 6000 books.
Click here to expand contentClick here to collapse content  SIAM Journals - ERDC only
Your link to the world of applied mathematics, 1997 to present.
Click here to expand contentClick here to collapse content  SPIE Digital Library - ERDC only
The most extensive resource available on optics and photonics, providing unprecedented access to more than 260,000 technical papers from SPIE Journals and Conference Proceedings from 1990 to the present. More than 17,000 new research papers are added annually.
Click here to expand contentClick here to collapse content  SpringerLink - ERDC only
More than 1500 electronic titles, SpringerLink is the world's largest international publisher of scientific books; each fully searchable and provides instantaneous and convenient to content. The four subject collections owned by ERDC are Chemistry and Materials Science, Earth and Environmental Science, Engineering, and Physics and Astronomy.
Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.
The Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) Database is the world's largest and most comprehensive bibliographic resource on transportation research information. TRIS is produced and maintained by the Transportation Research Board at the National Academy of Sciences with sponsorship by State Departments of Transportation, the various administrations at the U.S. Department of Transportation, and other sponsors of TRB's core technical activities. TRIS contains about 700,000 records of published research. Over 45,000 records now have links to full text documents.
Click here to expand contentClick here to collapse content  Web of Science - ERDC only
Provides access to current and retrospective bibliographic author abstracts, and cited references found in 3,700 leading science and technical journals covering more than 100 disciplines. This index provides cited reference searching in journals from 2003 to present.
The WBDG is the only web-based portal providing government and industry practitioners with one-stop access to up-to-date information on a wide range of building-related guidance, criteria, and technology from a "whole buildings" perspective. Currently organized into three major categories—Design Guidance, Project Management, and Operations & Maintenance—at the heart of the WBDG are Resource Pages, reductive summaries on particular topics. The Construction Criteria Database is an extensive electronic library of construction guide specifications, manuals, standards and many other essential criteria documents linked throughout the WBDG.
Click here to expand contentClick here to collapse content  Wiley Computer Science - ERDC only
Online books in general computer science.
Online books in general business.
Over 1 billion items in more than 10,000 libraries worldwide.