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.
Use the "Search Everything" tab on the Library’s homepage to search across all library collections, including books, ebooks, journals, magazines, newspapers, and other publications.
Academic Search Complete
Articles from academic journals, newspapers, and magazines useful for many subjects. A great place to get started with research.
Energy & Power Source
This premier database provides an unmatched collection of indexed and full-text energy and power industry-related content for professionals and researchers of all types involved at any level in the industry.
This leading full-text database offers extensive coverage in the areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, and affiliated areas of study. Offering full text and indexing for journals, books and monographs, it is an invaluable resource for students and scholars across all environmental disciplines.
LexisNexis Federal Statutes, Codes, & Regulations
The Federal Statutes and Regulations search form provides you with access to the laws passed by Congress and signed by the President and to the administrative regulations promulgated by the federal administrative agencies.
LexisNexis State Statutes, Codes, & Regulations
The State Statutes, Codes & Regulations search form will allow you to search or browse a specific state's Administrative Code, a specific state's Constitution, or a specific state's Statutory Code.
National Fire Codes
The National Fire Codes® Subscription Service (NFCSS) is an online database providing convenient access to the library of NFPA® codes and standards. The NFCSS facilitates collaboration, streamlining access, and helping you keep the most up-to-date information at hand.
Proquest Research Library
Articles from academic journals, trade publications, and magazines across many subjects, including business.
ScienceDirect hosts over 3,800 journals and more than 37,000 books—over 15 million peer-reviewed publications (and growing) from Elsevier, our imprints and our society partners.
Search for 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. CON 209.
- Circulating Books: Located on the Lower Level. Students may check out up to ten books at a time for 16 weeks with an 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.
Books and eBooks about Civil Engineering
This pre-set search will allow you to browse the books and ebooks about civil engineering at Greenley Library.
Books and eBooks about Construction Management
This pre-set search will allow you to browse the books and ebooks about construction management at Greenley Library.
Books and eBooks about Hydraulics
This pre-set search will allow you to browse the books and ebooks about hydraulics at Greenley Library.
Books and eBooks about Project Management
This pre-set search will allow you to browse the books and ebooks about project management at Greenley Library.
Books and eBooks about Surveying
This pre-set search will allow you to browse the books and ebooks about surveying at Greenley Library.
AZoM has a highly experienced editorial team which keeps you up to date with breaking news, research and innovations from the world of Materials Science.
Construction Specification Institute
The mission of CSI is to advance building information management and education of project teams to improve facility performance.
Industry Statistics Portal: Construction
This application provides access to the Census Bureau programs that provide economic data for a user-selected industry.
The National Housing Endowment (NHE)
The National Housing Endowment, the philanthropic arm of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping the housing industry develop more effective approaches to home building, enhancing education and training for future generations of leaders in residential construction and increasing the body of knowledge on housing issues. It does so by supporting innovative and effective programs that further Education, Training and Research in the residential construction industry.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
The NIOSH Construction Program provides national and world leadership to prevent work-related illness, injury, disability, and death by systematically gathering information, conducting targeted scientific research, and translating the knowledge gained into products, solutions and services tailored to meet construction needs. In collaboration with industry and labor partners and stakeholders, including OSHA, we are dedicated to improving safety and health conditions for all construction workers.
See below for basic guidelines and examples of APA citation style.
APA Style Quiz
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 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.
See APA Sample Title Page and 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.
- 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:
American Institute of Architects
The objectivess of The American Institute of Architects shall be to organize and unite in fellowship the members of the architectural profession of the United States of America; to promote the aesthetic, scientific and practical efficiency of the profession; to advance the science and art of planning and building by advancing the standards of architectural education, training and practice; to coordinate the building industry and the profession of architecture to insure the advancement of the living standards of people through their improved environment; and to make the profession of ever-increasing service to society.
American Society of Civil Engineers
Through the expertise of its active membership, ASCE is a leading provider of technical and professional conferences and continuing education, the world’s largest publisher of civil engineering content, and an authoritative source for codes and standards that protect the public.
American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability within the industry. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.
Associated Builders and Contractors
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing more than 21,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. ABC's membership represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors..
Associated General Contractors of America
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the leading association for the construction industry. AGC represents more than 26,000 firms, including over 6,500 of America’s leading general contractors, and over 9,000 specialty-contracting firms. More than 10,500 service providers and suppliers are also associated with AGC, all through a nationwide network of chapters.
Construction Management Association of America
The Construction Management Association of America is an industry association dedicated to the practice of professional construction management. CMAA represents more than 16,000 members including federal/state/local government and private sector owners, construction consultants, technology suppliers, academia, and legal organizations all with a common goal: to improve our nation's infrastructure.
National Association of Women in Construction
National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) originally began as Women in Construction of Fort Worth, Texas. Sixteen women working in the construction industry founded it in 1953. Knowing that women represented only a small fraction of the construction industry, the founders organized NAWIC to create a support network. Women in Construction of Fort Worth was so successful that it gained its national charter in 1955 and became the National Association of Women in Construction. Today, NAWIC provides its members with opportunities for professional development, education, networking, leadership training, public service and more.
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