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 ERDC Library Collections

The ERDC Library's materials are made up of both physical and digital collections. The physical collection refers to the items available on the shelves. The library's digital collections,  also referred to as electronic resources or E-Resources, are comprised of paid subscription content as well as the Knowledge Core digital repository, which is managed by ERDC Library staff. The links below provide a full picture of the ERDC Library's holdings.

Search the Catalog
Search the library's physical collection, digital uploads, and subscription content all in one place. Only ERDC employees can access full-text subscription content.

Browse E-Journals
See all the journals available through ERDC Library subscriptions. Only ERDC employees can access the full-text of this content.

Search E-Journals
Search, access, and read the library's subscription e-journals using a sleek, user-friendly interface. Only ERDC employees can access the full-text of this content.

Search Knowledge Core
Search ERDC's carefully curated repository. This repository contains digitized ERDC and pre-ERDC technical publications and other media. All content is uploaded by ERDC library staff. Content in this repository is downloadable for free and is available to the public.

 Library Subscription Databases (accessible to ERDC employees only)
AGU Digital Library
The American Geophysical Library contains more than 100 years of Earth/space research; 90,300 articles, 1 million printed pages; and fielded, bibliographic search. Features full, searchable text and more than 80 years of Eos article, and indices and covers.
American Chemical Society (ACS) Publications is dedicated to helping researchers advance scientific excellence to solve global challenges through journals, eBooks, scientific programs, and the newsmagazine Chemical & Engineering News.
ACI Symposium Papers
American Concrete Institute (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.
ASCE Database
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.
ASME Digital Collection
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 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.
ASTM Compass
The American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) Digital Library 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).
ACM Digital Library
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Digital Library is a research, discovery and networking platform containing the Full-Text Collection of all ACM publications, including journals, conference proceedings, technical magazines, newsletters and books. It also contains a collection of curated and hosted full-text publications from select publishers. Finally, it contains the ACM Guide to Computing Literature, a comprehensive bibliographic database focused exclusively on the field of computing.
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.
Books 24/7
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.
Cambridge Core
Online platform from Cambridge University Press, bringing together Cambridge Journals Online (e.g., Polar Research) and Cambridge Books Online (select e-book titles). Limit searches to "only search content I have access to" for ERDC full-text access and open access coverage. Leave "only search content I have access to" unchecked for results including citations and abstracts in addition to full-text resources. Full-text has PDF access with HTML functionality. Optimized display on all devices.
Chicago Manual of Style
A style manual for writers of research and professional papers.
The COLD Database (formerly Cold Regions Bibliography)
The COLD Database contains the USPA Permafrost Alert Program, the Bibliography on Cold Regions Science and Technology, the Antarctic Bibliography, and more. 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.
Free online database; its aim is to create a complete as possible overview of the dredgers of the world. Login is required.
EBSCO Databases
Choose from Arctic & Antarctic Regions, GreenFile, or LISTA.
Engineering Village
Provides access to Compendex, CRC ENGnet BASE, Patents and Techstreet Standards.
ERDC Authors Database (RefWorks Bibliography)

A collection of the citations of the articles and proceedings written by ERDC's researchers dating back to 1999.

GeoScience World
A nonprofit corporation, GSW is an unprecedented collaboration of six leading Earth science societies and one institute (includes non-English publications).
ICE Virtual Library
All journals and proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers (Great Britain).
IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Search and view over 2 million full-text IEEE journal articles and conference proceedings papers.
The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) creates the ultimate solutions for advancing research and science education by making and publishing videos of scientific experiments from the top laboratories around the globe. JoVE Video Journal is the leading peer-reviewed, PubMed-indexed video methods journal. This journal publishes experimental techniques in a visual format with detailed text protocols to increase scientific reproducibility and productivity. JoVE Science Education is a video library dedicated to teaching scientific fundamentals through simple easy-to-understand video demonstrations.

JSTOR is a highly selective digital library of academic content in many formats and disciplines. The collections include top peer-reviewed scholarly journals as well as respected literary journals, academic monographs, research reports from trusted institutes, and primary sources.

Checks for plagiarism against 93% of Top Cited Journal content and 70+ billion current and archived web pages to ensure writing and research integrity. Email the ERDC Library to set up an account. New to iThenticate? Here are some training videos to get you started.
Contains ASM International Materials Collection, Civil Engineering & Construction Materials, Composites, Earth Sciences, Environment & Environmental Engineering, Nanotechnology, Nondestructive Testing & Evaluation, Transportation Engineering. Upon first visit, you will be directed to an "Account Setup" page so that they can make the most of the platform by setting up a personal account. To set up your account, visit the landing page here. For assistance, email the ERDC Library.

Nixene Publishing
Nixene Publishing is our host for the Nixene Journal and other reports. The Nixene Journal will provide you with clear and concise, unbiased analysis of graphene-related information – focusing on the science. Please email the ERDC Library to gain access to this journal.

O'Reilly 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. Email the ERDC Library for an account.
To request an Overleaf account, email the ERDC Library. New to Overleaf? Here are some training videos to get you started.
Contains six databases: Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, Ebook Central, Dissertations & Theses Global, GeoRef, and the SciTech Premium Collection, which is made up of the Natural Science Collection, Science Database, and Technology Collection.
An online tool to help organize resources and create bibliographies for individuals and teams.
SAE Mobilus
Contains two databases: Knowledge Hub Collections and Aerospace Standards Collection. SAE is a specialized database for automotive and aerospace engineering resources.
Science Direct
Discover more from over 2,500 scholarly journals, including over 250 fully Open Access publications and 39,000 reference books — personalized recommendations and Topic Pages make it easy to find the highest-quality and most relevant interdisciplinary research in less time.
SIAM Journals Online
Access journals published by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).
SPIE Digital Library
The SPIE Digital Library is the most extensive resource available on optics and photonics, providing unprecedented access to more than 500,000 technical papers from SPIE Journals and Conference Proceedings and more than 370 eBooks from SPIE Press from 1962 to the present. More than 18,000 new technical papers and 25 eBooks are added annually. (EZ Proxy missing)
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. ERDC owns four collections: Chemistry and Materials Science, Earth and Environmental Science, Engineering, and Physics and Astronomy.
Ulrich’s Web Global Serials Directory
Serials tracking database. Must have account to access. To request an account, email the ERDC Library.
Web of Science
Serials tracking database. Must have account to access. To request an account, email the ERDC Library.
Whole Building Design Guide
Wiley Online Library
Online books in computer science and business.
 ERDC-Created Databases
The Biota-Sediment Accumulation Factor Database is a collection of biota-sediment accumulation factor data obtained from peer-reviewed literature and reports. The database was developed by researchers at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Environmental Laboratory (EL) through support provided by the Dredging Operations Technical Support program.
The Coastal Hazards System (CHS) evolved from CSTORM_DB. CHS is a coastal storm hazards data storage and mining system. It stores comprehensive, high-fidelity, numerical modeling storm-responses such as storm surge, water level, wave height, wave period, wave direction and current magnitude. CHS also stores observed coastal storm responses. Comprehensive statistical information about the modeling and measurements are also stored. The data can be easily accessed, mined, plotted, and downloaded through a user-friendly web tool.
E2-D2 is a literature database comprised of technical references covering a diverse range of topics related to environmental effects of dredging and dredged material disposal projects. A primary objective of E2-D2 is to facilitate searches for relevant references by providing a single source for this diffuse gray literature as well as important references in the peer-reviewed literature. A second objective is to make this information accessible to all interested parties, both within and outside of the Corps of Engineers. As currently configured, E2-D2 contains approximately three thousand references.
The Environmental Residue-Effects Database (ERED) is a collection of residue-effects data obtained from peer-reviewed literature and reports submitted by U.S. government agencies. The database was developed by researchers at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center Environmental Laboratory through support provided by the Dredging Operations Technical Support Program.
Geospatial Concept of Operations (GeoCONOPS)
A 3D spatial database and data warehouse that combines the scalability and optimization of Oracle with the flexibility and innovation of the open source community. Online access to high-resolution multi-dimensional geospatial datasets acquired with LiDAR and other innovative technologies.

Knowledge Core (Public Server)
A repository housing digitized WES and ERDC technical publication pdfs as well as supplemental archival materials. All files are free to download. Knowledge Core also allows ERDC employees to submit the materials (photos, datasets, etc.) related to uploaded technical publications for long-term archival storage.

The National Resources Management Gateway (NRMS) is made up of various databases that are grouped into three categories: data pertaining only to the recreation areas, data pertaining to the project as a whole, and data pertaining to the District and Division offices.
Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site Database
Made up of ODMDS Search and ODD Summary. ODMDS Search provides a description and disposal data of each ODMDS. ODD is a summary of dredged material placed at ODMDSs.
Sediment Mobility Tool (SMT)
The Sediment Mobility Tool (SMT) is a scoping-level tool that displays Depth of Closure (DoC) and sediment mobility data for the US coastline to help in determining how best to use dredged sediment and where to site nearshore placement areas.
In the Training Range Environmental Evaluation and Characterization System (TREECS), the user has four options for selecting chemical constituent databases for a given scenario: FRAMES Constituent Database, Army Range Constituent Database, Risk Assessment Information System (RAIS), or User-Defined Constituent Database.
Wave Information Studies Data
Wave Information Studies provides a national resource of long-term wavefield climatologies for U.S. coastal waters that synthesizes observations, multi-decade hindcasts and storm event archives to meet tomorrow's coastal engineering needs today.
 USACE and DoD Databases
CARL Digital Library
The collections contained within the Ike Skelton Combined Arms Research Library (CARL) Digital Library are largely composed of digital versions of paper documents from the Ike Skelton CARL collections and student papers produced at the US Army Command and General Staff College. We have recently partnered with several Army educational and historical organizations whose collections appear here also.
DIMOC Archive
The Defense Imagery Management Operations Center (DIMOC), which is the operational arm of Defense Visual Information, provides full-spectrum management, distribution and archiving of VI in support of U.S. military activities and operations around the globe.
Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) is the repository for all Department of Defense publications. More than 50 percent of the research records in DTIC’s collection are available through the R&E Gateway — an access-controlled knowledge management repository available to authorized DoD personnel, defense contractors, federal government personnel, government contractors, and select academic institutions. The R&E Gateway requires Common Access Card (CAC) login or registration. Access to unclassified, unlimited information, including many full-text, downloadable documents are available to the general public through this website.
Defense Threat Reduction Information Analysis Center (
STARS, now decommissioned, was the Defense Threat Reduction Agency's (DTRA) strategic data preservation and knowledge management information system and one element of DTRA's knowledge preservation initiative aimed at collecting and preserving past, present, and future data and knowledge generated across all DTRA mission areas. STARS preserved data (reports/ documents, photographs, film, waveforms, tables, and diagrams) and the knowledge of the many experts in a database, effectively archiving these diverse data. Send an email to for registration and to request searches of the system.
Anyone can register for a free Defense Visual Information Distribution Service (DVIDS) account. U.S. Government personnel who wish to submit Public Affairs, Visual Information, or Combat Camera content to DVIDS must select the category of “Military Public Affairs/Combat Camera” and utilize their official government email for registration.
Ice Jam Database
This ongoing USACE project provides operational support across the U.S. during ice jams and ice-related flooding events. Products include regular situational reports to USACE HQ during the river ice season from December to June, direct support during significant events, and compilations of near real-time data in the Ice Jam Database.
National Inventory of Dams
All charts, queries and maps reflect the most current 2018 National Inventory of Dams (NID) database. State and federal dam regulators provided their data from May to November 2018 for inclusion in the 2018 database. Please be aware that inspection and EAP dates reflect 2018 data, so any inspections or updates since then will not be reflected in the current NID. Please contact the respective state or federal regulatory authority for the most up-to-date information.
National Levee Database
The National Levee Database (NLD), developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), is the focal point for comprehensive information about our nation's levees. The database contains information to facilitate and link activities, such as flood risk communication, levee system evaluation for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), levee system inspections, flood plain management, and risk assessments. The NLD continues to be a dynamic database with ongoing efforts to add levee data from federal agencies, states, and tribes.
USACE Digital Library
The materials in this repository include information by and about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Most materials were published by USACE, but some collections contain materials by other government agencies written about USACE. All content is contributed by offices throughout USACE. The digitized materials are uploaded into the CONTENTdm® Digital Collection Management System which allows for greater search and retrieval of items. Other USACE repositories include Engineering and Research Development Center, Institute for Water Resources, and USACE Publications.
 Other Federal Government Databases

The 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) is systematically collecting 3D elevation data during an 8-year period in the form of light detection and ranging (lidar) data over the conterminous United States, Hawaii, and the U.S. territories. Submission of USACE data required by USACE via EC 1110-1-10. is the federal government's platform for sharing America's open source software and is developed publicly on GitHub. Learn how to contribute here. Help improve America's Code by exploring Open Tasks.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) serves as shared staff to congressional committees and Members of Congress. CRS experts assist at every stage of the legislative process — from the early considerations that precede bill drafting, through committee hearings and floor debate, to the oversight of enacted laws and various agency activities.
The home of the U.S. Government’s open data. Find data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more.

Technical Reports list by the Department of Energy Technology Laboratory.

The Energy Data Exchange (EDX) is Department of Energy (DOE) Fossil Energy’s (FE) virtual platform for public curation of FE R&D data and tools. EDX is developed and maintained by NETL-RIC researchers and technical computing teams to support private collaboration for ongoing research efforts, and tech transfer of finalized DOE NETL research products.

EPA Reports
Access reports created by the Environmental Protection Agency.

The Geothermal Data Repository is the submission point for all data collected from research funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Geothermal Technologies Office.

govinfo is a service of the United States Government Publishing Office (GPO), which is a Federal agency in the legislative branch. govinfo provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.

Library of Congress
Today's Library of Congress is an unparalleled world resource. The collection of more than 168 million items includes more than 39 million cataloged books and other print materials in 470 languages; more than 72 million manuscripts; the largest rare book collection in North America; and the world's largest collection of legal materials, films, maps, sheet music and sound recordings.

Library of Congress: Technical Reports and Standards
The online resources listed here contain links to locate technical reports and standards (to find full text journals, newspapers and books, try Serials Solutions). All resources have been selected by subject specialists at the Library of Congress (subscription databases must be used on Library premises only). Also search the Library of Congress catalog for materials not found online or in the Technical Reports and Standards collections.

The National Archives and Records Administration is the federal government’s records and archives depository.

Collection of databases provided by the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) including Death Master File (Limited Access DMF), Drug Enforcement Administration CSA Online Database, National Technical Reports Library (NTRL), and the NTIS Bibliographic Database.

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) provides access to aerospace-related citations, full-text online documents, images, and videos. The types of information included are: conference papers, journal articles, meeting papers, patents, research reports, images, movies, and technical videos – scientific and technical information (STI) created or funded by NASA

National Transportation Library (formerly TRIS Online)
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.

Find reports and other publications produced by the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration.

OSTI provides access to DOE STI through a suite of web-based, searchable discovery tools and through other commonly used search engines, offering ever-expanding sources of R&D information to DOE, the research community, and the science-attentive public. OSTI.GOV is the primary search tool for DOE science, technology, and engineering research and development results and the organizational hub for information about the DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information. It consolidates OSTI’s home page and our now retired primary search tool SciTech Connect.

PubMed comprises more than 29 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals,and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.PubMed comprises more than 29 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals,and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

PubMed Central (PMC) is a full-text, online archive of journal literature operated by the National Library of Medicine. NASA is using PMC to permanently preserve and provide easy public access to the peer-reviewed papers resulting from NASA-funded research. For more information about public access and other funders who use PMC, see Funders and PMC.

THOMAS (Library of Congress Legislative Information)
Now a Legislative Branch Web Archive, the archive covers legislation from the House of Representatives and the Senate 1997 - 2020, learn what was on the floor, and see live videos of Congressional sessions.

USDA Agency Reports
Search agency reports from the US Department of Agriculture.

USFWS Library
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service Library provides a searchable collection of selected images, video, and audio clips, most of which are in the public domain.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) provides science about the natural hazards that threaten lives and livelihoods, the water, energy, minerals, and other natural resources we rely on, the health of our ecosystems and environment, and the impacts of climate and land-use change. Access methods and tools to enable timely, relevant, and useful information about the Earth and its processes.

Remote Access to Library Subscription Databases

The ERDC Library has long maintained a proxy server which will allow ERDC employees only to access our subscription electronic journals from any computer or device. 

If you're an ERDC Employee and need to set up remote access, contact us to get instructions on how to easily configure Google Scholar to route your searches our proxy server; when you find an article you want in Google Scholar and click on the link, Google Scholar will automatically route you through that server and grant you access if it is included in our subscription content. We also have a set of instructions that will help you easily add a bookmark script to route your clicks through our proxy server for when you're not using Google Scholar. 

When accessing our proxy server, make sure you either connect to the resource using a link from any ERDC library database list or, alternatively, that you have  Google Scholar or your web browser configured according to our instructions. When prompted, enter your U4 number from CEFMS and leave the password blank. For your security, make sure that the login page begins with

More on Subscription Content

The ERDC Library subscribes to content from many databases, as can be seen from our subscription database list above. Even though a library may subscribe to a database, that doesn't mean the library has access to all of the content.

A good example of how this works is a TV subscription service. A base subscription does not mean subscribers automatically get access to special packages like live streaming, sports, or a specific TV or movie network. Those have an extra cost. Similarly, the ERDC Library may subscribe to content from a specific database, but we purchase specific packages that best relate to ERDC's areas of specialization, so we may not have access to all of a database's content.

Please note: Due to copyright law and agreements with database service providers, only ERDC employees can access the ERDC Library's subscription content.

If you are an ERDC Employee, and not sure whether we have access to certain content, feel free to contact us and we will be happy to check for you.

If you are a USACE employee, please contact the USACE Command Library for access options.

If you are not with ERDC or the USACE, please contact your organizational, institutional, or nearest public library. Not sure where that is? This Library Finder may help.