Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

Civil engineering is the design and construction of public works, such as dams, bridges and other large infrastructure projects. It is one of the oldest branches of engineering dating back to when people first started living in permanent settlements and began shaping their environments to suit their needs.   

Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides links to many sources from different disciplines. 

Civil Engineering Projects

The Great Wall of China

It took millennia to build, but today the Great Wall of China stands out as one of the world's most famous landmarks. (Click on the picture for more info)

The Brooklyn Bridge

Linking the borough of Brooklyn with Manhattan, the Brooklyn Bridge stands as a marvel of engineering. (Click on the picture for more info)

Hoover Dam

Built during the Great Depression, Hoover Dam was a marvel of engineering and labor. (Click on the picture for more info)

Welcome to the Civil Engineering LibGuide

This guide is designed to help students find useful resources for civil engineering research. Students will have access to many online databases, journals, books, videos and web resources relevant to their research and information needs.

  • Books: Civil engineering books available in the UMass Lowell library and other libraries worldwide. 

  • Databases: Access to different databases for engineering research. 

  • CE Disciplines: Information about structural, transportation, environmental, and geotechnical. 

  • Career Resources: Information about engineering internships, co-ops and preparation tips. 

  • Professional Associations: Some of the important civil engineering organizations. 


What do Civil Engineers do?

Civil Engineering Standards

Research Activities at UMass Lowell