Full text articles in 33 ASCE peer-reviewed technical and professional journals from as far back as 1983-present, plus 28,000 ASCE conference proceedings papers from as far back as 1996-present, and 400 eBooks—for a combined total of more than 120,000 online documents. VDOT employees only.
A simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.
Full text of 1,500 publications from key transportation and engineering publishers. Contains AASHTO titles like: "A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets," “Standard Specifications for Transportation Materials and Methods of Sampling and Testing,” and “AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications." Full-text access requires registration. VDOT employees only. Note: Some users have reported difficulty connecting to Knovel. If you are on the VDOT network and cannot connect to Knovel, try using this link: https://app.knovel.com/web/index.v
Formerly called "Books24x7" this incredible resource provides desktop access to nearly 80,000 full-text online eBooks. Access books from top publishers in the fields of: Business, Engineering, Finance, Information Technology, Leadership, and Office Software Applications and much more. VDOT employees only.
Note: For first login we recommend using Internet Explorer.
Collections include: BusinessPro, EngineeringPro, ExecBlueprints, ExecSummaries, FinancePro, GovEssentials, IT & Desktop Videos, ITPro, Leadership Channel, Office Essentials, and Well-Being Essentials.
This collection of E-Books is designed for "on screen" reading as opposed to downloading to portable E-book reading devices. However, Books24x7 content is "mobile" provided the user has a tablet PC or Smartphone with the Skillsoft mobile app.
Search and retrieve full text articles of the online version of Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. TRB provides VDOT and other "sponsors" full-text online access to over 15,000 articles from 1996-present. VDOT employees only. For full-text access to articles before 2005 use this Temporary Link
Older issues of Transportation Research Record (formerly Highway Research Record) dating to 1963 are available in print from the VDOT Research library.
Combines 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 1.2 million records of transportation research worldwide, including documents in French, German, Spanish and other languages.
New / Trial Resources
The following resources are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
AASHTO's Research Advisory Committee (RAC) created this site to help members solicit information from other state DOT representatives regarding best practices, policies, specifications and more. Contains data for more than 375 completed surveys from 2003-present.
ERIC is an online digital library of education research and information. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the United States Department of Education. It provides access to 1.5 million bibliographic records (citations, abstracts, and other pertinent data) of journal articles and other education-related materials, with hundreds of new records added every week. A key component of ERIC is its collection of grey literature in education, which is largely available in full text in Adobe PDF format. Approximately one quarter of the complete ERIC Collection is available in full text.
FARS is a nationwide census providing NHTSA, Congress and the American public yearly data regarding fatal injuries suffered in motor vehicle traffic crashes. Create your own fatality data run online by using the FARS Query System. Or download all FARS data from 1975 to present from the FTP Site.
Presents summaries on the benefits, costs, deployment levels, and lessons learned for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) deployment and operations from over 20 years of ITS evaluation studies, research syntheses, handbooks, journal articles, and conference papers tracking the effectiveness of deployed ITS.
Congress established the NTD to be the Nation’s primary source for information and statistics on the transit systems of the United States. Approximately 850 transit providers in urbanized areas (UZAs) currently report to the NTD through the Internet-based reporting system. Each year, NTD performance data are used to apportion over $5 billion of FTA funds to transit agencies in UZAs. FTA submits annual NTD reports to Congress summarizing transit service and safety data.
The National Transportation Safety Board is an independent Federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in other modes of transportation – railroad, highway, marine and pipeline. The NTSB determines the probable cause of the accidents and issues safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents. In addition, the NTSB carries out special studies concerning transportation safety and coordinates the resources of the Federal Government and other organizations to provide assistance to victims and their family members impacted by major transportation disasters.
The National Transportation Library (NTL) has re-branded their Digital Repository "Repository & Open Science Access Portal." Known as ROSA P, this portal is a public repository of NTL's collection of more than 37,000 full-text items related to transportation research.
This online journal from Taylor & Francis provides full-text access to all articles from all issues of Road Materials and Pavement Design from 2000-present. Features articles on mechanical, thermal, chemical and/or physical properties of bitumens, additives, bituminous mixes, asphalt concrete, cement concrete, unbound granular materials, soils, geo-composites, new and innovative materials, as well as mix design, soil stabilization, and environmental aspects of handling and re-use of road materials. VDOT employees only.
Science.gov is a gateway to U.S. government science information. The portal offers free access to research and development (R&D) results and scientific and technical information from scientific organizations across 13 federal agencies. Search more than 60 databases, over 2,200 websites, and over 200 million pages of federal science information in many formats, including full-text documents, citations, scientific data supporting federally funded research, and multimedia.
Also known as smarterroads.org, this site makes VDOT’s transportation data available to approved users online. This cloud-based portal provides raw data pertaining to road conditions, incidents, work zones, multi-modal transportation and road signs to the connected and automated vehicle industry, third-party enterprise and the public. Data sets range from real-time sensor streams updated every minute, to road statistic shape files updated annually. Browse available data sets, then create a free account to get started.
TranStats indexes statistical data on all modes of transportation from agencies in USDOT. Users can search for data tables via transportation mode, subject, agency, or content keywords and much of the data can be downloaded in spreadsheet or statistical software formats. 1990-present.
Also known as Virginiaroads.org, the Virginia Roads Open Data Portal was developed to provide user-friendly access to all of the Virginia Department of Transportation's map products and to ensure VDOT’s transparency to the public. It pulls together a variety of VDOT project information in one place for a general public audience, to assist citizens, elected officials, local government partners and others in getting current information quickly and in an easy-to-understand format.