We are all interested in transportation, whether the particular interest is in pedestrian safety, providing supersonic jet service, scheduling mass transit service, building the transportation infrastructure or designing a lightweight automobile. An investigation of a transportation topic should include consideration of the Big Picture, whether or not the researcher intends to cover every angle. Civil, mechanical, aerospace engineering; public policy; and economics are some of the most obvious disciplines - but not the only ones.
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Library Catalog - Check here to see which books (and also which journals) are available through UT-Austin libraries. Materials in print (books, journals, conference proceedings, etc.) are listed in the Library Catalog and links to electronic resources (e-books, e-journals, online dissertations) are being added.
WorldCat - This is a huge database of library holdings records. It may be used to search for book and serials materials (though not individual book chapters, journal articles or conference papers) not available at UT-Austin. A special function of WorldCat is indexing master's theses.
Selected books of interest:
Trip generation: trip generation rates, plots and equations. 6th ed., Washington DC : Institute of Transportation Engineers, 1997.
HE 371 A2 I5 1997 v.1-3 Engineering Library
Standard specifications for construction and maintenance of highways, streets, and bridges: adopted by the Texas Department of Transportation, 2004
TE 180 T49 2004 Engineering Library Reference
TE 180 T49 1995 Engineering Library
Highway design and traffic safety engineering handbook. New York : McGraw-Hill, 1999.
TE 175 L36 1999 Engineering Library Reference
TE 175 L36 1999 Engineering Library
National transportation statistics / prepared by Research and Special Programs Administration, Transportation Systems Center, Transportation Information Division, Statistical Information Reporting Branch.
PCL Stacks HE 203 T76A 1977 through 1999
Microforms PCL Level 1 DOCS TD9.10: MCFICHE USE IN LIBRARY ONLY
Microforms PCL Level 1 DOCS TD12.1/2: 1997 MCFICHE USE IN LIBRARY ONLY
Public Affairs Library - U.S. Documents DOCS TD12.1/2: 995 MCFICHE through 999 MCFICHE
Transportation Statistics Annual Report
The Transportation Statistics Annual Report (TSAR) provides the most comprehensive overview of U.S. transportation that is done on an annual basis. TSAR examines the extent of the system, how it is used, how well it works, how it affects people and the economy and how it relates to energy use and environmental impacts. It also outlines the state of transportation statistics and new developments in data collection and analysis.
*Remember Interlibrary Service (Interlibrary Loan) when a book cannot be obtained at UT Austin.
The following indexes will help you find journal articles, dissertations and conference papers. Links to these indexes are available through the UT Library Online Find Articles using Databases Web page.
Can't find what you're looking for? Try searching WorldCat
WorldCat - WorldCat is a comprehensive database of library holdings around the U.S. and from a number of libraries around the world. It may be used to search for materials not available at UT Austin.
Once you find a book you want, you may be able to obtain materials NOT owned by UT Austin Libraries by going to InterLibrary Loan Services Borrowing. It is available to UT faculty, staff and students.
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A number of transportation journals and journal articles are available full-text online. A list of electronic journal collections available to UT Austin users is available on the Find A Journal Web page. Electronic journal collections that include transportation-related journals and journal articles include:
- SourceOECD - Can be used to gain online access to the SourceOECD/Studies/Transport titles from 2000 to the present.
- ScienceDirect (Elsevier) Journals - Access to Transportation Research Parts A - F and Transport Policy is provided through ScienceDirect.
- IEEE Xplore - Includes IEEE journals, conference proceedings and standards.
- SpringerLink - Includes publications of the Springer publishing group.
- Wiley Online Library - Provides online access to Wiley journals.
- Linda Hall Library Digital Collections - Full text of the following indexes:
- Engineering News (1874-1917)
- Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1884-1910)
- Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers (1867-1920)
- Transactions of the American Institute of Mining Engineers (1871-1904)
Center for Transportation Research, University of Texas at Austin
Many reports are available online from the Center
Most call number starts with TA 1001 R49 - Library Storage
Center for Highway Research, University of Texas at Austin
Most call number starts with TA 1001 R48 - Library Storage
Bureau of Engineering Research,???
Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A&M University System
If you need further assistance don't hesitate to ask a librarian!
Get Help (Common questions and answers about library services)
- InterLibrary Services Borrowing will obtain books, article photocopies, and other material not owned by the University of Texas libraries. It is available to UT faculty, staff and students.