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Journals frequently used at Lehigh University in civil and environmental engineering research.
Papers read at conferences are the "progress reports" on research that will eventually be published in journals.
Technical Reports Guide
Technical reports may be issued by government agencies, corporations, or universities. Many government and academic report series have been digitized for online access, but many have not. Use this guide to find technical report sites.
What patents are, how they are organized, how to find them, and how to obtain them
Espacenet officially covers European (EPO) and World (WIPO) patents but includes current US and Japan patents. Full searching for the current 24 months. Free (page-by-page) retrieval of individual patents by number (PDF format) varies by country; some begin with 1920. Special note: these patents have alphanumeric subcodes, such as EP 1234567 A3, indicating the presence or lack of supporting documentation.
Find patents using a Google interface. PDFs of all US patents. Also covers European, Japanese, and World Patents.
Industrial Property Digital Library (Japan)
Japanese patents from 1976. Simple search engine but translates the patents into English.
Major resource for chemistry research. Many capabilities it provides includes searching chemical literature, plus substance, reaction, structure searching, and property searching. Set up instructions can be found here
ASTM Digital Library
ASTM produces engineering and technical standards; the database includes its standards, journals, and Special Technical Publications.
Electrical, electronic, and computer engineering journals and conferences from the IEEE and IET; full text. Also includes IEEE standards.
Standards at Lehigh
Guide that lists subscribed standards and standards freely available. Includes instructions for accessing subscriptions.