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Civil and Environmental Engineering

Using tertiary sources for background research

Tertiary sources compile, summarize, index, or help identify scholarly sources on a topic. They are useful for background research or to get an overview of a topic before delving into secondary or primary sources. Common tertiary sources for civil & environmental engineering include dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, and other reference sources.

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  • Access key resources for background research in civil and environmental engineering.

Resources for background research in civil and environmental engineering