Subject-specific dictionaries are useful for those working on cross-disciplinary projects and students new to a discipline.
Specialized encyclopedias provide a wealth of information, such as basic, background information on a topic, bibliographies of articles, books, and other materials on a topic, and images, sounds, and graphics to add interest to your presentations and posters.To find more specialized encyclopedias, you can perform a keyword search in the LSU Library Catalog for "encyclopedia" and "your topic" (for example, type in "encyclopedia environment").
Handbooks provide standard information, including tables of data, citations to literature, and brief synopses of topics.
There are numerous handbooks covering various areas relevant to civil and environmental engineering.
If you're not sure what standard you need, these tools can help you identify it:
The primary standard collections for Civil and Environmental Engineering available at LSU Libraries are below. For other standards, contact the Engineering Librarian or request them through Interlibrary Loan: