Transportation

Transportation History Collection: Railroads

Description

The Transportation History Collection in the Special Collections Library of the University of Michigan contains a unique body of printed and visual materials on transportation technology and travel. Although there are printed items from as early as 1588, the majority of the material is from the 19th and early 20th centuries. International in scope, subjects in the collection include ballooning and dirigibles, early roads, automobiles, canals, bridges, carriages and coaches, and, most notably, railroads.

The collection of railroad material consists of over 14,000 items relating to American, Canadian, Mexican, British, French, German, and Russian railroad companies and their rolling stock. There are annual reports, including extensive runs of most major lines in the United States, pamphlets, timetables, charters, stock certificates and other legal documents, surveys, advertising brochures, posters, artwork, archival collections and photographs. In addition to the annual reports, there are many monographs and long runs of most of the State Railroad Commissions' Reports.

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
19th and 20th centuries
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8627
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (now ProQuest)

Alternative Titles
CSA Illumina
Description

Cross-seachable access to all former CSA databases is now available on the ProQuest platform.

Type
Search Engine
Coverage
Varies by individual database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8567
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Engineering Index (Compendex)

Alternative Titles
Engineering Index (Compendex) [Engineering Village 2]
Description

On ENGINEERING VILLAGE platform, Engineering Index (Compendex) provides international coverage of engineering and applied science literature in over 5000 journals, conference proceedings, and technical reports.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
The broad subject areas of engineering and applied science are comprehensively represented. Coverage includes nuclear technology, bioengineering, transportation, chemical and process engineering, light and optical technology, agricultural engineering and food technology, computers and data processing, applied physics, electronics and communications, control, civil, mechanical, materials, petroleum, aerospace and automotive engineering as well as narrower subtopics within all these and other major engineering fields. 1884-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8551
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Standard Handbook for Civil Engineers

Alternative Titles
Standard Handbook for Civil Engineers (Merritt's) [UM Library Terminal Services]
Description

Covers all aspects of civil engineering. Includes full-text of the print version in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF); 105 "Active Equations"; extensive indexing for quick look-up; searching, printing and copying capabilities.

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
Electronic version of the 4th edition (1996).
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8507
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

AIAA Meeting Papers (Aerospace Research Central)

Alternative Titles
AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics) Meeting Papers
Aerospace Research Central
Description

Searchable full text database of all nonclassified papers presented at American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics meetings.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1963 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8481
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

IHS Jane's Defense & Security Intelligence & Analysis

Alternative Titles
Jane's All the World's Aircraft
Jane's Online
JAWA
Description

Full text of the current edition of Jane's All the World's Aircraft

Type
Article Index
Coverage
Current editions.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8467
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

NTIS Database (National Technical Information Services)

Alternative Titles
NTIS (National Technical Information Services indexes) (CSA)
National Technical Information Service
Description

Indexes reports on government sponsored R&D from selected federal agencies (e.g. Department of Energy, EPA), their contractors, and their grantees (e.g. U of M).

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1964 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8295
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Pages

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