Search: Civil Engineering

What do I find here?

On this page you will find:

  • databases: multidisciplinary or subject-specific databases licensed by the Trier University of Applied Sciences, which offer you full texts, literature references or facts from the field of civil engineering.
  • journals: licensed journals in the field of civil engineering or databases which give you access to such journals.
  • research portals: websites that bundle information resources on civil engineering and often enable meta searches via library catalogues, databases and search engines.
  • other: link collections that lead you to e.g. subject-specific search engines, free e-books or information pages.  

Important: In addition to the search tools listed here, there are multidisciplinary search options such as library catalogues, scientific search engines and academic networks.

Metasearch tools can be used to search for subject-specific search tools on your own: →  databases, → journals.

Databases (licensed)

Bautabellen-digital (construction tables)
  • Link: Bautabellen-digital 
  • Access: Campus network, VPN
  • Subject area: Architecture, Civil Engineering, Construction in general
  • Database type: Full text
  • Contents: The Schneider Bautabellen für Ingenieure (Construction Tables for Engineers) have been one of the standard works in the construction and architecture sector for over 50 years. They contain all the essential tables, formulas, definitions and laws that are required for studies and everyday work. The 24th edition of the Bautabellen is available in digital form in the online database Bautabellen-digital. Topics covered include:
    • building law
    • construction operations/construction process management
    • safety/occupational health and safety
    • mathematics/Construction Informatics
    • load assumptions
    • structural analysis/building dynamics/pre-dimensioning
    • concrete, reinforced concrete and prestressed concrete construction
    • structural monitoring/protection and repair/reinforcement/fixing technology
    • building materials and their properties
    • glass construction
    • masonry construction
    • steel construction/crane tracks/trapezoidal profiles, composite ceilings/composite construction
    • timber construction
    • building physics/EnEV/fire safety/waterproofing
    • geotechnics
    • road/traffic engineering
    • hydraulic engineering/Settlement water management/Environmental engineering
    • building surveying/building drawings
BGL Construction Equipment List Online
  • Link: BGL Baugeräteliste online
  • Access: Campus computers, VPN (Click on "Anmelden" without entering any further data. Simultaneous access by several users is currently not possible. If you receive an error message after trying to log in, the database is already in use. In this case, please try again at a later date. Important: Please log out if you have researched Baugeräte online, so that other users can also access the database.)
  • Subjects: architecture, civil engineering
  • Database type: full texts
  • Contents (DBIS): The database BGL - Baugeräteliste contains technical-economic construction machinery data. It offers research possibilities in 24 main equipment groups and contains more than 15000 data records.
Nautos
  • Link: Nautos
  • Access: Campus computer, VPN
  • Subject: General; Architecture, Civil Engineering and Surveying; Chemistry; Electrical Engineering, Measurement and Control; Agriculture, Forestry, Horticulture, Fisheries, Home Economics, Nutrition; Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Production Engineering, Mining and Metallurgy, Transport Engineering, Precision Mechanics; Law; Technology in General; Process Engineering, Biotechnology, Food Technology
  • Database type: Full texts, references
  • Contents: Nautos is the standards database of Beuth-Verlag and holds more than 2.5 million records from 27 countries for you. The database contains standards, technical rules, German legal regulations with technical relevance, VDI guidelines as well as European and international rules (e.g. CEN / CENELEC / ISO / IEC). The following can be searched as full texts:
    • DIN standards without VDE designation,
    • DIN-EN standards.
  • Note on rights of use: The full texts accessible via the licence may only be used by members of Trier University of Applied Sciences within the framework of the copyright law. Passing on to third parties is not permitted. Any unauthorised reproduction, disclosure to third parties or systematic download constitutes an infringement of rights liable to compensation and is punishable by law.
RSWB plus
  • Link: RSWB plus
  • Access: Campus computer, VPN
  • Subjects: architecture, civil engineering, construction law, interior design, building services engineering
  • Database type: references (incl. abstracts)
  • Contents: In addition to the bibliography of the German databases of buildings RSWB, RSWB PLUS also contains information from the international databases of buildings ICONDA. RSWB provides bibliographic references to publications from the German-speaking area in the areas of spatial planning, urban planning, housing and construction. ICONDA is created in international cooperation and contains contributions from various countries in the fields of structural engineering, civil engineering, architecture and urban planning. It contains references to articles from specialist journals, textbooks and book chapters, building standards and regulations, laws, research reports, dissertations, company publications, etc. The abstracts are in German or English. The search result improves when searching bilingual.
SpringerLink
  • Links: SpringerLink (Campus computer, VPN), SpringerLink (Shibboleth)
  • Access: Campus computer, VPN, Shibboleth
  • Subjects: multidisciplinary
  • Database type: full texts (i. a. e-books, e-articles), references
  • Contents: Licensed are the packages:

    - Business and Economics (2010 to 2015)
    - Business and Management (as of 2016)
    - Earth and Environmental Science (as of 2009)
    - Economics (as of 2007)
    - Economics and Finance (as of 2016)
    - Energy (2013 to 2020)
    - Technology and Computer Science (as of 2010)
TEMA - Technology and Management
  • Link: TEMA (research via the wiso search interface)
  • Access: Campus computer, VPN
  • Note: TEMA is currently frozen at August 2021. You can only search for documents whose data has been entered into the database up to this date.
  • Subjects: Mechanical and plant engineering, electrical engineering, electronics and information technology, energy technology, materials, textile technology, medical technology, mining, business management and organisation
  • Database type: references (incl. abstracts)
  • Contents: The database aggregates information from German and international scientific and applied specialist literature such as journals, conference reports, research reports and dissertations, as well as other hard-to-find literature. It includes the subject databases:
    - DOMA® mechanical engineering and plant engineering,
    - ZDE - electrical engineering, electronics and information technology,
    - ENTEC energy technology,
    - WEMA® materials
    - TOGA® textile technology,
    - MEDITEC medical technology,

    - BERG mining,
    - BEFO management and organization.

VDE Standards Library Online
  • Link: VDE Standards Library Online
  • Access: campus computer, VPN
  • Subject areas: electrical engineering, electronics, information technology
  • Database type: full texts (read only), references
  • Contents: VDE is the abbreviation for the Association of German Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies. The VDE defines regulations and guidelines that serve the safety of the fields of electrical engineering, electronics and information technology and publishes them as VDE standards. The entire VDE body of regulations comprises several thousand valid DIN VDE standards, which are updated automatically. Groups 0 to 8 of the standards are unlocked for university members (including VDE guidelines, DIN-EN, DIN-IEC-EN standards, etc.).
  • Search hints:
    • If you are searching for "VDE 0687", for example, please always search with the leading "0", i.e. "0687" and not "687". The prefix "VDE" can be omitted.
    • Currently, no PDF download or print option is offered for full texts of standards. They are only displayed in the browser window.
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Wiley Online Library
  • Link: Wiley Online Library (campus computer, VPN)
  • Access: campus computer, VPN
  • Subjects: multidisciplinary
  • Database type: full texts (journal articles), references (also: books, reference works)
  • Contents (DBIS): The "Wiley Online Library" is a multidisciplinary publishing portal that offers a variety of sources under one interface: electronic journals, books and book series as well as reference works published by Wiley / Wiley-VCH. The portal offers search options under various aspects including access to abstracts and full texts of open access journals. With purchased licenses, further full texts can be accessed.
Wiso
  • Link: wiso
  • Access: Campus computer, VPN
  • Subjects: Economics, social sciences, psychology, law, technology
  • Database type: full texts (journal articles, newspaper articles), facts (company and market information)
  • Contents: The wiso database offers various media formats in the fields of economics and social sciences, psychology, law and technology. The University of Trier has licensed access to the module "journals" for its members. It makes it possible to access more than thirteen million German and English-language full texts from national and international (practitioner) journals, for example in the fields of 'Marketing & Advertising', 'Electrical Industry', 'IT', 'Legislation' or 'Environmental Management'.

Journals (licensed)

SpringerLink
  • Links: SpringerLink (Campus computer, VPN), SpringerLink (Shibboleth)
  • Access: Campus computer, VPN, Shibboleth
  • Journals: Via the database you have access to various journals in the field of civil engineering and related disciplines, e.g. the International Journal of Civil Engineering or the Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering.
Wiso
  • Link: wiso
  • Access: Campus computer, VPN
  • Journals: Via the database you have access to a number of practical journals from the field of construction & trade, such as the bba Bau Beratung Architektur or the bau.zeitung.

Research portals

DigiBib
  • Link: DigiBib (Digital Library)
  • Subjects: multidisciplinary
  • Link collection: Under the tab "Additional E-Media", the DigiBib offers you a collection of database and website links from the field of technology.
TIB Portal
  • Link: Technical Information Library (TIB-Portal)
  • Subjects: Architecture, civil engineering and surveying, chemistry, electrical engineering, measurement and control technology, energy, environmental protection, nuclear technology, computer science, mathematics, physics, technology in general
  • Description (DBIS): Launched in January 2016, the TIB portal brings together the previous websites of the “Technische Informationsbibliothek” and the University Library Hannover. The former portal for technology and science "GetInfo" is now also integrated into the new TIB portal. Through this new portal, the TIB offers access to several million data sets from specialist databases, publishing offers and library catalogs (State: 05/2018).

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