Articles and Databases
Search databases to find articles in peer-reviewed journals, magazines, newspapers, reference sources, and other publications. Access from off campus with your FSC username and password.
Science Direct (includes content for Engineering disciplines)
This list shows academic journals in the discipline of Engineering. Click on "Full-Text Access"
under each title to discover how to access journals via databases and in print.
Additional eJournals - Engineering Economist
Search for Engineering textbooks by course number via this list of textbooks on reserve. Also search by title in the Library's catalog. Request textbooks at the Circulation Desk. Use these books for up to two hours in the Library. Call numbers are designated by course number, e.g. EET 111 or EMT 501.
- Circulating Books: Located on the Lower Level. Check out up to 10 books for 2 weeks at a time with your FSC ID
- Reference Books: Located on the First Floor. Must be used within the Library. Includes encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, test prep books, etc.
Search for ebooks via the "Books and eBooks" tab on the Library website. Search by topic, title, author, etc. View materials as a PDF and access from off campus with your FSC username and password.
- American Society of Civil Engineers - ASCE
The American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 members of the civil engineering profession in 177 countries. Founded in 1852, ASCE is the nation’s oldest engineering society. ASCE stands at the forefront of a profession that plans, designs, constructs, and operates society’s economic and social engine – the built environment – while protecting and restoring the natural environment.
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers - ASME
The American Society Of Mechanical Engineers promotes the art, science & practice of multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences around the globe. Founded in 1880 by a small group of leading industrialists, ASME has grown through the decades to include more than 130,000 members in 151 countries. Thirty-two thousand of these members are students.
- Bureau of Transportation Statistics, US DOT
The goal of the BTS is "to improve the knowledge base for public decision making, and to improve public awareness of the nation's transportation system and its consequences." Contains airline information, GIS, and links to databases and the National Transportation Library. Search TRISOnline, which contains more than 400,000 records of published transportation research, or read the full text of the Journal of Transportation and Statistics.
- Federal Highway Administration
- The Code of Federal Regulations-CFR
Search or Browse through the Federal Regulations, including aviation. Title 49 is Transportation.
- US Department of Transportation
The US DOT is comprised of eleven individual operating administrations, including the FAA. Their website contains information about legislation, dockets, DOT Regulations, and much more.
- U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approximately 37,000 dedicated Civilians and Soldiers delivering engineering services to customers in more than 130 countries worldwide.
Engineering courses may use the American Psychological Association (APA) citation and format style OR the Chicago Manual of Style. See below for basic guidelines and examples of APA citation style. See the “Citation Help” section for more details, examples, sample APA papers and the online Chicago Manual of Style.
Why you need to cite sources:
- Citing sources is the only way to use other people’s work without plagiarizing (i.e. if you are using any resource [journal article, book, website, report, interview, etc.], you NEED to give credit to the original source).
- The readers of your work need citations to learn more about your ideas and where they came from.
- Citing sources shows the amount of research you’ve done.
- Citing sources strengthens your work by lending outside support to your ideas.
In-text citations give credit to sources in the body of your paper. Use in-text citations when paraphrasing, directly quoting, or using ideas from sources.
- APA citation style uses the author-date method for in-text citations: Author(s)’ last name and the year of publication for the source should appear in parentheses in the text.
- Names may appear either in the sentence itself or in parentheses following the quotation or paraphrase, but the date should always appear in the parentheses, not in the text of your sentence.
Include page numbers if you are directly quoting the material.
Citations in the Reference List must correspond to in-text citations; The word or phrase you use in your in-text citations must be the first thing that appears on the left-hand margin of the corresponding entry in the Reference List.
- Separate page labeled “References,” double-spaced, same margins as rest of paper.
- Indent the second and subsequent lines of citations by 0.5 inches to create a hanging indent.
- Alphabetized by the last name of the first author of each work.
- Authors' names are inverted (last name, first initial)
- List all authors of a particular work for up to and including seven authors. If the work has more than seven authors, list the first six authors and then use ellipses (...) after the sixth author's name. After the ellipses, list the last author's name of the work.
Capitalization and Punctuation
- Capitalize only the first word of a title and subtitle and proper nouns (books, chapters, articles, web pages)
- Italicize titles of longer works such as books and journals.
- Do not italicize, underline, or put quotes around the titles of shorter works such as journal articles or essays in edited collections.
NoodleTools is a citation manager that can help you generate and format citations correctly.
- Select the type of resource you are citing (article, book, website, etc.) and NoodleTools will prompt you to enter required information. A citation is then generated in your selected format (APA).
- NoodleTools requires an account, so every time you log in your citations will be saved for you.
- When you are finished entering information, a reference list can be generated for you and exported to MS Word or Google Docs.
For more details and examples of APA citation style, visit the following websites:
- Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)
- American Psychological Association (APA): The Basics of APA Style tutorial
- The Writer’s Handbook: APA Documentation Guide (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
- Plagiarism.org: How Do I Cite Sources?
Also find books on APA citation style when you search the Library’s catalog.
Chicago Manual of Style Online
IEEE - Advancing Technology for Humanity
"IEEE creates an environment where members collaborate on world‐changing technologies, from computing and sustainable energy systems to aerospace, communications, robotics, healthcare, and more."
- Society of Mechanical Engineers - SME
SME promotes advanced manufacturing technology and develops a skilled workforce. The purpose is to advance manufacturing and attract future generations. SME has been supporting the manufacturing industry for the last 85 years. Working closely with manufacturing professionals, companies, educators, schools and communities, we share knowledge and resources that generate solutions to manufacturing industry challenges.