subject description and guidelines
The Libraries seek to support research, informational, and instruction needs in the field of environmental engineering from the undergraduate to graduate to post-graduate level. This includes the study of energy (conventional and alternative), sustainability, pollution, remediation, recycling, and managing the earth’s natural resources (air, water, land, minerals). The library collects research journals of most relevant societies and high quality, relevant, and high use peer-reviewed journals published by commercial and non-profit publishers. The focus is on electronic format; print subscriptions are retained when no online exists or where there are licensing restrictions. The vast majority of current conferences and journals held are electronic and may or may not include deep archives; therefore paper backfiles are kept in the annex for rapid scanning and document delivery. Trade journals are collected, but not comprehensively and electronic access is always sought.
E-Book collections are aggressively collected and include Knovel, Springer, and CRC EngNetBase, and ChemNetBase, resulting in thousands of books being available online.
Databases leading to the discovery of these resources are also collected. These include DOE Information Bridge, Compendex, Inspec, OnePetro, and Web of Science among others.
The library has approval plans with many publishers to supply environmental engineering books to the collection, which come automatically. Since 2010 the majority of these books are supplied electronically instead of in print. We will buy print books on demand and when not available online.