Items marked with the MnDOT icon are available only from PCs logged into MnDOT's internal network. Minnesota residents can access some of these resources using their public library card. If you need assistance with any of these resources please use the Ask a Librarian form.
Resources Available at MnDOT
- ASCE Library (Including online access to full-text of most recent ASCE journals)
The ASCE Library provides online access to a high-quality collection of civil engineering content. It contains articles from ASCE journals, papers from conference proceedings, and e-books and standards.
- ASTM DOT Compass Portal (Employees only.)
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 (Employees only.)
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).
Resources Available on the Web
- Academic Search™ Premier (available online to Minnesota residents via 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.
- GreenFILE ™ (available online to Minnesota residents via ELM) (Interactive Tutorial)
GreenFILE is a free research database covering the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and governments and what can be done at each level to minimize negative impacts. It provides thousands of open access full-text records from scholarly, government and general interest sources.
- 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 & Innovation
Research reports resulting from research administered by the MnDOT Research & Innovation Office.
- 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.
- ROSA P
A digital library for transportation research
NUsearch is a comprehensive search of all of Northwestern University Libraries’ vast resources of over 6 million items. This includes all of the Transportation Library’s print (books, journal articles, etc.) and electronic resources, subscription databases, and everything in our collection of over 600,000 items.
- 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.
- 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.
- DOT Acronyms - USDOT
- Transportation Research Thesaurus - TRB
- Glossary of Transit Terminology - American Public Transit Association, 1994
- Airline Handbook Glossary
- Glossary of Shipping Terms - USDOT
- Terminology On Combined Transport - UK