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Civil Engineering - For Graduate Students

Information and resources for civil engineering graduate students.

Searching for Articles

Use the databases listed on the Databases - Find Articles page to search for articles on your topic.

Journals for Geotechnical Engineering

Library Subscriptions

Always start from a link on the Library website. If you don't, you won't have access to the articles when off campus.

Canadian Geotechnical Journal
Available online from 2003 to present. We also have issues from 1971 to 1997 on microfilm, microfiche, or in bound volumes.

Published by ICE, Institution of Civil Engineers (Great Britain). Available online from 1996 to present. We also have older issues back to 1976 on microfilm, microfiche, or in bound volumes.

International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics
Included with the Library's Wiley Online Library subscription. 1977 to present.

Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
Published by ASCE. We access online from 1983 to present. We also have older issues back to 1956 on microfilm, microfiche, or in bound volumes. Be aware that the title of this journal has changed several times over the years making it a challenge to find older articles. Contact the Engineering Librarian if you need help.

To find additional geotechical engineering journals, try these subject headings in OneSearch:

Additional Journals - No Library Subscriptions

The library does not subscribe to the journals listed below, although some articles may be available for free without a subscription. You should at least be able to browse the tables of contents of these journals. Use Document Delivery if you find an article but can't get the full text without paying.

Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering

International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories

International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering

Soils and Foundations; Official Journal of the Japanese Geotechnical Society

  • Library has print: v.11 (1971)-v.44 (2004) Compact Shelving, 1st floor, TA701.A1 S54
  • Articles from 1960 (volume 1) through 2011 are available for free on J-Stage.
  • Articles from 2012-Present are available on ScienceDirect, Current year is table of contents and abstracts only.

A Note from the Engineering Librarian

Searching and browsing tables of contents of specific journals can be very productive. But you should also be sure to search databases such as Compendex or GeoRef to ensure that you don't miss important articles in other journals. See the Databases - Find Articles tab in this guide.