Links to databases and other library resources for construction and structural design. Also helpful for civil engineering, estimating, excavation, green design, sources of building materials, and related topics.
Welcome to the Structural Design/Construction Engineering Technology Subject Guide. I've designed this guide to help with various courses in your program.
Click on the buttons on the left to see the library's resources for specific needs.
Below are some basic research tips.
If you need more help, contact:
The Harrisburg Engineering Librarian, Bernadette Lear, BAL19@psu.edu .
SDCET Search Tips
In Compendexand other databases, start with the "thesaurus" to explore recommended wording for your search. Along with "structural design" and "construction," Compendex's thesaurus recommends broader, related, and narrower keywords such as:
Impact resistance (or fire resistance, or hurricane resistance)
Concrete construction (or masonry construction, or steel construction, or wooden construction)