Structural Engineering

Collection Statement

The Structural Engineering collection supports the research and instructional activities of faculty and students in the Department of Structural Engineering at UCSD, which is a part of the Jacobs School of Engineering. We collect in all areas of structural and civil engineering, with an emphasis in earthquake and seismic engineering, concrete structures and composite structures. Many faculty members have ties to other departments on campus, including the Departments of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Bioengineering, and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Primary Library of Congress Call Numbers

Under the Library of Congress classification system, chemistry and biochemistry materials generally found in the TA and TE-TH ranges, but also QE (geology). For specific call numbers, please check the online catalogs Roger and/or Melvyl

Key Resources for Structural Engineering

  • Compendex - indexed journal articles and conference proceedings from all engineering disciplines, with a focus on mechanical and civil engineering
  • Web of Science - index and cited reference searching for the sciences
  • INSPEC - indexed journal articles and conference proceedings in the engineering sciences, with a focus on electrical and computer engineering and physics
  • Knovel - a collection of fully searchable electronic reference books and textbooks, a good source for property data
  • Earthquake Engineering Abstracts - covers the world literature in earthquake engineering

New Books in Structural Engineering

Course Materials

Contact Information

David Schmitt (
Librarian for Structural, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Science & Engineering Library
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, 0175E
La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
(858) 822-1392