Answered By: Library Staff
Last Updated: Mar 22, 2016     Views: 384

The Civil Engineering Database or CEDB or CE Database is produced by the American Society of Civil Engineers. It provides bibliographic access to all ASCE publications -- journals, conference proceedings, books, standards, and manuals. The Civil Engineering Database is freely available to the public, but you must subscribe to the content in order to get the full text documents. We do not have electronic access to all the content indexed in the database.

If you want to use the Civil Engineering Database from off campus, be sure to start from the link on the Library's databases list. This will ensure that you get the full text available to us. If you start at the ASCE website you won't be recognized as a subscriber.

The Cal Poly Pomona Library has a subscription to the complete package of ASCE journals (1983 to present). We also have a subscription to the ASCE Conference Proceeding (2000 to present). If the journal or conference paper you want is within those timeframes you should be able to get the full text of the paper.

The CEDB database includes references to journal articles that have not yet been digitized. If the journal article you need is from the 60s or 70s or even earlier you can probably find it in the Library's print journal collection. Search the Library Catalog for the journal title to find out about the Library's holdings for that journal.

You might also find references to ASCE standards and books in the CEDB. We might have copies in the Library. Use the Library Catalog to search for the standard or book.

If we do not have the ASCE publication that you need, submit a Document Delivery request.

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