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Databases At MnDOT | Databases on the Web | Transportation Dictionaries


Databases Available at MnDOT

  • ASCE Civil Engineering Database (access to full-text of most recent ASCE journals) additional intranet content
    The Civil Engineering Database (CEDB) is designed to provide easy bibliographic access to all ASCE publications. The database covers all the journals, conference proceedings, books, standards, manuals, magazines, and newspapers. Journal papers with abstracts go back to 1970. Non-abstract journal records go back to 1958. The book records are complete dating back to the early 1900s.
  • ASTM DOT Compass Portal additional intranet content(access via iHUB)
    The ASTM DOT Compass Portal provides MnDOT employees with a single point of unlimited, department-wide access for online searching of ASTM standards and select AASHTO publications, including specs in the Materials Book.
  • Transport Database additional intranet content
    Transport Database is a reference citation database of transportation research information. It is produced by the 25-nation Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), headquartered in Paris, together with the United States Transportation Research Board (TRB) and the European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT).
  • TRR - Transportation Research Record additional intranet content
    This database contains the fulltext of papers published by the Transportation Research Board in Transportation Research Record beginning in 1996.

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Databases Available on the Web

  • Academic Search™ Premier additional intranet content (A service of ELM) (Interactive Tutorial)
    Academic Search™ Premier contains indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 journals, with full text for more than 4,600 of those titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.
  • AASHTO Product Evaluation List
    This site provides a repository consisting of findings from the evaluation and testing of new and/or proprietary, engineered transportation products.
  • ITS Decision
    ITS Decision is explicitly organized to highlight the interdependence of different ITS technologies and topics. This is accomplished by extensive interlinking throughout the site thus allowing the reader to quickly assess the relationship between different ITS technologies and topics. It becomes apparent, for example, that vehicle identification technologies and incident detection methods rely on similar technology, or that integrated payment systems have become feasible due to the success of electronic freeway toll collection systems.
  • MnDOT Research Services
    Research reports resulting from research administered by the MnDOT Research Services Section.
  • National Transportation Library
    The National Transportation Library is a repository of materials from public and private organizations around the country. The Library is intended to facilitate the exchange of information related to transportation.
  • NUtranlit - Northwestern University Tranportation Literature
    The Transportation Library's staff produce NUTranLit, a web based periodical index of transportation and law enforcement articles and conference proceedings.
  • PATH (Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways)
    California Partners For Advanced Transit And Highways (PATH) California PATH was established in 1986. It is administered by the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS), University of California, Berkeley, in collaboration with Caltrans. PATH is a multi-disciplinary program with staff, faculty and students from universities statewide, and cooperative projects with private industry, state and local agencies, and non-profit institutions.
  • Research In Progress (RiP) - TRB
    The TRB RiP database contains about 2,000 records of research projects sponsored by the departments of transportation in the fifty states.
  • Research Needs Statements (TRB)
    An important function of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) is to stimulate research that addresses concerns, issues, or problems facing the transportation community. In support of this function, TRB Technical Activities standing committees identify, develop, and disseminate research need statements (RNS) for use by practitioners, researchers, and others. The RNS on this website have been developed by the technical committees.
  • State DOT Search Engine
    Google Custom Search to search State DOT Websites.
  • TRB Publications Index
    The TRB Publications Index contains over 41,000 papers, articles, and reports published by the Transportation Research Board, Highway Research Board, Strategic Highway Research Program, or the Marine Board from 1923 to date.
  • TRID - The TRIS and IRTD Database
    TRID is a newly integrated database that combines the records from TRB's Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) Database and the OECD's Joint Transport Research Centre’s International Transport Research Documentation (ITRD) Database. TRID provides access to over 900,000 records of transportation research worldwide.
  • TranStats - The Intermodal Transportation Database
    TranStats provides updated data, graphs and charts on nationwide transportation statistics.
  • U.S. Department of Transportation Online Publications
    The Database allows customers to access DOT publications that are available online.
  • USDOT Research Hub
    A searchable database of the latest USDOT-sponsored research, development and technology projects.

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Transportation Dictionaries

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