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Finding patents

Patents are available via many search engines.  

An excellent video from University of Central Florida shows how to use CPC (classification) codes to do a more accurate patent search.

Citing in ASCE style

Use the ASCE website for examples of how to cite:

In-text citations

List of references


    Organize and cite your sources

    • RefWorks  
      Web based. Free to UH faculty and students
    • Endnote
      Requires software purchase from Cougar Byte or use in the Learning Commons
    • EndNote Web  
      Web based. Not as many features as Endnote
    • Mendeley
      Web based but has desktop plugin too. Free. Unlike others, it has collaboration and networking features.

    Find data for your projects and papers

    • Knovel  
      Find data whether buried in a table, graph, or chart inside hundreds of ebooks. Data can be sorted, filtered, and extracted to other formats, such as Excel, ASCII, and HTML.
    • Knovel data search demo
      Watch this 2 minute demo to see how!

    Find journal articles

    • ASCE Online Research Library
      Full text to the journals and conference papers from ASCE.
    • GeoRef
      Good for topics of air/water/soil quality. From American Geological Institute
    • ScienceDirect
      Full text of Elsevier journals, the largest publisher of science and technology journals
    • Compendex
      Covers all engineering disciplines.
    • Web of Science
      Highly cited journals in the sciences and engineering. Find who cited who from 1955-present.
    • SCOPUS
      Similar to Web of Science for citation searching. Find who cited who from 1996-present. Covers more publications than Web of Science.
    • Academic Search Complete
      Multidisciplinary database that includes peer reviewed journals, magazines, newspapers
    • Environment Complete  
    • Wiley Online Library  
      Articles from this science and technology publisher.
    • SpringerLink  
      Articles from Springer, a large science and technology publisher.

    Search Chemistry databases

    • SciFinder Scholar  
      Premier database for chemistry. Search by topic and by substance. Do a structure search!

      (NOTE: You must register using the link below in order to access Scifinder.)
    • (Register here for Scifinder Scholar)
    • Reaxys  
      Originally combined data from the Handbook of Organic Chemistry, the Gmelin Handbook of Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry, and the Patent Chemistry Database and is now updated directly from the source literature.

    Find books, journals and more

    Need to find books on a topic?  Looking for a specific journal?  Search the Library catalog

    (Obtain articles and books the Library doesn't own through the free Interlibrary Loan service.)

    Contact your librarian

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