Transportation

Encyclopedia of Transportation: Social Science and Policy

Description

Viewing transportation through the lens of current social, economic, and policy aspects, this four-volume reference work explores the topic of transportation across multiple disciplines within the social sciences and related areas, including geography, public policy, business, and economics. The book's articles seek to answer such questions as: What has been the legacy, not just economically but politically and socially as well, of President Eisenhower's modern interstate highway system in America? With that system and the infrastructure that supports it now in a state of decline and decay, what's the best path for the future at a time of enormous fiscal constraints? Should California politicians plunge ahead with plans for a high-speed rail that every expert says—despite the allure—will go largely unused and will never pay back the massive investment while at this very moment potholes go unfilled all across the state? What path is best for emerging countries to keep pace with dramatic economic growth for their part? What are the social and financial costs of gridlock in our cities?

Features: Approximately 675 signed articles are arranged in A-to-Z fashion and conclude with Further Readings and cross references.  A Chronology helps put individual events into historical context.  A Reader's Guide organizes entries by broad topical or thematic areas; a detailed index helps users quickly locate entries of most immediate interest; and a Resource Guide provides a list of journals, books, and associations and their websites.; While articles were written to avoid jargon as much as possible, a Glossary provides quick definitions of technical terms.  Encyclopedia of Transportation covers issues that surround transportation in the United States and around the world. Key Themes: Administration, Operations, and Evaluation; Air Transportation Systems; Economics of Transportation; Energy, Environmental, and; Health Impacts; Facilities and Infrastructure; Intermodal Transportation Systems; International Transportation and Policy; Labor Issues/Employee Relations; Planning and Policy; Safety and Security; Social Issues in Transportation; Surface Transportation Systems; Technology, Design, and Engineering; Transportation, Finance of; Transportation Legislation; Transportation Modeling; Transportation Organizations and Agencies; Travel Behavior and Research; Water Transportation Systems.

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Encyclopedia
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NTRL (National Technical Reports Library)

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NTIS
National Technical Information Service
Description

The National Technical Information Service acquires, indexes, abstracts, and archives the largest collection of U.S. government-sponsored technical reports in existence. The National Technical Reports Library (NTRL) offers access to these authenticated government technical reports to libraries and technical information users. Find index entries for over 3 million titles, and find full-text access to over 800,000 titles in PDF format. Use digital-on-demand to request digitization of reports where full-text access is not currently available.

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39462
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MIT Press e-Books

Description

MIT Press has partnered with IEEE to bring its high quality eBooks content in computer science and engineering technologies to an even broader audience via the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. With over 470 titles available in fields such as computer science, artificial intelligence, information theory, computer programming, information technology and electrical engineering, the collection is very relevant to IEEE Xplore users and significantly enhances any eBook collection.

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
Current
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31801
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Engineering Case Studies Online

Alternative Titles
Alexander Street Press Engineering Case Studies Online
ASP Engineering Case Studies Online
Description

This is a resource for a wide range of video and text material focusing on engineering failures and successes. At completion, the collection will contain 250 hours and 50,000 pages of quality documentaries, accident reports, experiments, visualizations, case studies, lectures and interviews from leading engineering institutions around the world.

Type
Database
Video
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31532
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Books 24x7

Alternative Titles
Books24x7, Business Pro, Engineering Pro, IT Pro
Description

Business, technical, and engineering e-books: ITPro (14,000+ books), EngineeringPro (4,500+ books), BusinessPro (10,000+ books), and IT & Desktop videos (4,000 videos).

Type
E-Book(s)
Video
Coverage
Includes books published from 2010 - present.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30652
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TRID

Alternative Titles
Transport Research International Documentation
Description

TRID is an 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 more than one million records of transportation research worldwide.

Type
Article Index
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30605
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Great Lakes Maritime Database

Description

This Great Lakes Maritime Database was initially funded by the Library of Michigan in 2005 with a collaborative grant by Alpena County Library and the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. It contains the 19th century C. Patrick Labadie collection as well as an ever growing collection of 20th century data and pictures.

Type
Images
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11491
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Lincoln Highway Digital Image Collection

Description

The Lincoln Highway Association archive was donated to the University of Michigan's Transportation Library in 1937. The archive, transferred to the Special Collections Library in 1992, consists of materials from the central office in Detroit dating from 1912 up through the late 1930s. There are letters, manuscript trip logs, minutes of meetings of the Board of Directors, reports, contracts, financial statements, drawings, press releases, maps, brochures and guides, including the 1928 logbook of Lincoln Highway markers made by local Boy Scouts, and photographs. The photographic portion of the archive consists of approximately 3,000 images, including views of construction underway, towns and cities, markers, bridges, cars, camp sites, scenic views, and snapshots of Association directors and field secretaries traveling the route.

Type
Images
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10099
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ProQuest Technology Collection

Alternative Titles
CSA Technology Research Database
Description

This database combines full text journals with indexing of global literature on technology and applied science, including materials science, aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, condensed matter physics, computer science and electronic engineering. It fully incorporates ProQuest Engineering Collection, ProQuest Advanced Technologies & Aerospace Collection, ProQuest Materials Science Collection along with deep indexing of technology scholarship and research.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1962-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9261
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