Engineering: Abbreviations

A introductory guide for finding research in the Engineering field. Below are links to relevant databases, books, patents, and more.

Abbreviations

 

ABBREVIATION

FULL NAME

DATABASE

CONTENT

GENERAL ENGINEERING:

ANSI

American National Standards Institute

ansi.org

Search ANSI abstracts by doc # or keyword

 

NTIS

National Technical Service

NTIS

Technical reports for all engineering departments

 

ASTM

American Society for Testing & Materials

ASTM Standards & Engineering Digital Library

Standards for all engineering departments

AEROSPACE ENGINEERING:

AIAA

American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Aerospace Resource Central

All aspects of aerospace & astronautics

 

NTRS

NASA Technical Reports Server

ntrs.nasa.gov

Access NASA's current & historical technical information

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING:

ACS

American Chemical Society

ACS Publications

Full text journals covered by ACS Publications

 

AIChE

American Institute of Chemical Engineers

www.aiche.org

 

 

API

American Petroleum Institute

OnePetro

 

 

SPE

Society of Petroleum Engineers

OnePetro

OnePetro includes content from API & SPE

CIVIL, ENVIRONMENTAL & ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING:

AASHTO

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

Knovel, www.transportation.org

Transportation information, also see RITA

 

ACI

American Concrete Institute

ProQuest Research Library, www.concrete.org

Research on concrete structures and materials

 

ASCE 

American Society of Civil Engineers

ASCE Library

Technical literature on ASCE 

 

RITA

Research and Innovative Technology Administration

ntl.bts.gov/

Transportation information

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING & COMPUTER SCIENCE:

ACM

Association for Computing Machinery

ACM Digital Library

Reports and papers by ACM periodicals

 

IEEE

Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers

IEEE Xplore

All aspects of electrical engineering & computer science literature

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING:

ASHRAE

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers

Knovel, library catalog, ashrae.org

 

 

ASME

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

ASME Digital Library

Technical literature published by ASME

 

ASM 

Formerly American Society of Metals

ASM Handbooks Online

Material properties 

 

SAE

Society of Automotive Engineers

SAE Digital Library

Reports and papers on all mobility systems