Engineering and Science Internet Resources - LPC Library Guide


Follow the links below to access a variety of Internet engineering sites useful to both students and instructors.

ACA: American Crystallographic Association - "The ACA represents the community of North American crystallographers and supplies resources and links to other crystallographic sites."

ACerS: The American Ceramic Society (ACerS)- the world's leading organization dedicated to the advancement of ceramics

ACS: - "Brought to you by the scientists of the American Chemical Society"

AIChE: Welcome to the AIChEWeb - the online home of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers

AISI: American Iron and Steel Institute: Steel Works - Steel news and developments

ANS: American Nuclear Society
- " . . . a not-for-profit, international, scientific and educational organization"

ANSI: American National Standards Institute - "ANSI Online is designed to provide you with convenient access to timely and relevant information on the ANSI Federation and the latest national and international standards-related activities."

ASM International: The Materials Information Society - "ASM International is the society for materials engineers and scientists, a worldwide network dedicated to advancing industry, technology and applications of metals and materials"

ASNT: American Society for Nondestructive Testing - "ASNT exists to create a safer world by promoting the profession and technologies of nondestructive testing [and by] ...serving the NDT professions and promoting the NDT technologies, through publishing, certification, research, and conferencing."

ASTM International - "Organized in 1898, ASTM International is one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world. ASTM International is a not-for-profit organization that provides a forum for the development and publication of voluntary consensus standards for materials, products, systems, and services. More than 20,000 members representing producers, users, ultimate consumers, and representatives of government and academia develop documents that serve as a basis for manufacturing, procurement, and regulatory activities."

ASCE: American Society of Civil Engineers - "A Better World by Design: The water you drink, the bridges you cross, the roads you drive, the environment you value."

ASME International - "Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, today ASME International is a nonprofit educational and technical organization serving a worldwide membership of 125,000."

AVS: American Vacuum Society - "The AVS Science and Technology Society is a nonprofit organization which promotes communication, dissemination of knowledge, recommended practices, research, and education in the use of vacuum and other controlled environments to develop new materials, process technology, devices, and related understanding of material properties for the betterment of humanity."

AWS: American Welding Society - "Gateway to the world of welding. Our mission is to provide products and services to our members and our industry which will advance the science, technology and application of materials joining throughout the world." -- Since 1919

Earthquake Engineering - "illustrated introduction to earthquake engineering principles," including information on direct and indirect effects of earthquakes, surface faulting, liquefaction, and shaking; and explores the need for a comprehensive approach to earthquake-resistant construction

ECS: Electrochemical Society - "Founded in 1902, The Electrochemical Society has become the leading society for solid-state and electrochemical science and technology."

Engineer Girl! - Provides biographical sketches, project highlights, and links for visitors interested in space, medicine, the environment, or communications engineering; career ideas, educational preparation, and salary information; and a Gallery of Women Engineers, Cool Readings, Class Projects, Mentoring, and Homework Help.

EWI: Edison Welding Institute - "...the largest nonprofit, industrially driven engineering organization in North America dedicated to advancing and applying materials joining technology to benefit industry." expectations.


Godden Structural Engineering Slide Library - 500+ annotated photographs of structures throughout the world, "taken from specific angles for the express purpose of illustrating particular facets of structural theory, response, or design.... covering all kinds of structural engineering, historic as well as modern"

Greatest Engineering Achievements of the Twentieth Century - "How many of the 20th century's greatest engineering achievements will you use today? A car? Computer? Telephone? Explore our list of the top 20 achievements, and learn how engineering shaped a century and changed the world."

Historical Metallurgy Society - "Provides a forum for exchange of information and research in historical metallurgy. It aims to gain recognition for the subject from the community at large and to be consulted when issues of preservation and recording arise. Established in 1962, HMS covers all aspects of the history of metals and associated materials, production and use, technology and economics; from prehistory to the present."

iCivil Engineer: The Internet for Civil Engineers - "Designed for civil engineering professionals and students," the site includes News Center, Career Center, and Resource Center and links to universities and scholarship resources for students.

International SEMATECH - (Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology) A unique endeavor of 13 semiconductor manufacturing companies from seven countries which strives to be the most effective, global consortium influencing semiconductor manufacturing technology.

ISA: The Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society - "The global society for instrumentation, systems, and automation fosters ... advancements in the theory, design, manufacture, and use of sensors, instruments, computers, and systems for measurement and control in a wide variety of applications."

MatWeb: The Online Materials Information Source - "the FREE materials information database with data on 26,412 materials including metals, plastics, ceramics, and composites," including information on physical, mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties, calculators, converters... - "Most of the visitors to are practicing metallographers and technicians or are learning the techniques as part of an advanced education in some materials science field." Links to career information, Tech Notes, "AM&P" articles, the periodic table, images, etc are provided.

MRS: Materials Research Society - "...An organization of materials researchers from academia, industry, and government that promotes communication for the advancement of interdisciplinary materials research to improve the quality of life."

MSA: Microscopy Society of America - "...dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the knowledge of the science and practice of all microscopical imaging, analysis and diffraction techniques useful for elucidating the ultrastructure and function of materials in diverse areas of biological, materials, medical and physical sciences."

National Academy of Engineering (NAE) - Includes resources & links to 70+ engineering, scientific, and professional society Web sites; the section explaining engineering programs covers engineering research in information technology; the environment; national security; crime prevention; and engineering education, practice, and workforce.

NCEMT: National Center for Excellence in Metalworking Technology - "The mission of the NCEMT is to cost effectively apply state-of-the-art metalworking technology to solve Navy manufacturing problems. "

Online Technical Writing - Applications of Technical Writing, Document Design and Processes and Guidelines in Technical Writing

OSA: Optical Society of America - "...Organized to increase and diffuse the knowledge of optics, pure and applied; to promote the common interests of investigators of optical problems, of designers, and of users of optical apparatus of all kinds; and to encourage cooperation among them. The purposes of the Society are scientific, technical, and educational. The mission of OSA is to promote the generation, application and archiving of knowledge in optics and photonics and to disseminate this knowledge worldwide."


ProSciTech - "Online catalogue for MicroscopyPlus Since 1979. Serving Light and Electron Microscopy, but also general Science and Technology Laboratories in Australasia and around the World."

SAE: Society of Automotive Engineers - The Engineering Society For Advancing Mobility in Land Sea Air and Space"

SEMI: Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International - "...The trade association serving the global semiconductor equipment, materials and flat panel display industries."

Sightseer's Guide to Engineering - United States travel guide highlights engineering achievements; such as, automotive, civil/environmental, or mining; amusement parks, bridges, tunnels, or monuments (contact information, hours of operation, engineering details, a photo, and a "fun fact" are given for each sightseeing destination). National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE).

SME: Society of Manufacturing Engineers -"...The world’s leading professional society supporting manufacturing education. SME promotes an increased awareness of manufacturing engineering and helps keep manufacturing professionals up to date on leading trends and technologies."

SPE: Society of Plastics Engineers - "Objective: Be the leading technical society for the plastics industry. Be the preferred supplier of engineering, scientific, and business knowledge required by SPE's members and other customers."

SPIE Web: The Website for Optics, Photonics, and Imaging - SPIE International Society for Optical Engineering "...was founded in 1955 to bring together engineers from several technical disciplines involved in high-speed, optically based test and measurement. Since then, the field of optical engineering has evolved from a multidisciplinary amalgam of physics, electrical and mechanical engineering, and materials science into an identifiable discipline in its own right."

SteelNet: Steel Manufacturers Association - "The SMA is the primary trade association for scrap-based EAF steel makers. In 1999, EAF's produced 49.5 million tons out of 107.3 million tons of steel produced in total... The SMA steel company membership also includes a number of integrated (ore-based) steel makers, and producers of hot rolled steel products. In the year 2000, the SMA represents approximately 59% of the domestic carbon steel capacity."

TMS: The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society - "...Encompasses the entire range of materials and engineering, from minerals processing and primary metals production to basic research and the advanced applications of materials. Included among its nearly 10,000 professional and student members are metallurgical and materials engineers, scientists, researchers, educators, and administrators from more than 70 countries on six continents. ... TMS provides forums for the exchange of information; promotes technology transfer; promotes the education and development of current and future professionals; represents the profession in the accreditation of educational programs and in the registration of professional engineers (a U.S.-grounded activity); encourages professionalism, ethical behavior, and concern for the environment; and stimulates a worldwide sense of unity in the profession."

Ultimate Civil Engineering Directory - categories include bridges; building codes and standards; geotechnical engineering; hydrology; humor; indoor and outdoor environment; information technology; tall buildings and structures; and transportation engineering.

Many of these links were found through Librarians' Internet Index and the annotations were adapted from the LII list (Copyright 2006 by Librarians' Internet Index,


Thanks to Gil Cruz and Creed Erickson for helping to compile this list of links.


Last Updated: October 2, 2009


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