Additional Research Databases

In addition to the primary transportation catalogs and databases, these specialized research databases can help you find the information you need.

Transportation research databases

CTS Research Database

Describes current and completed research conducted by University of Minnesota researchers.

MnDOT Research Services & Library

Research reports since 2000 are available online.

MnDOT Maintenance Operations Research

Includes a monthly electronic newsletter.

TRANWeb: Transportation Article File

This database, produced by the Northwestern University Transportation Library, contains citation and location information for journal articles, conference papers, and other materials on all modes of transportation (air, rail, highway, water, pipeline) and law enforcement.

California PATH Database

Provides access to the largest collection of bibliographic information on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).

Science and engineering databases

The following transportation and engineering-related databases are available to University of Minnesota faculty, students, and staff.


Largest online index of reports, conference proceedings, and journal articles related to transportation. Produced by the Transportation Research Board.

Academic Search Premier

Indexes approximately 1,580 scholarly and general interest periodicals.

Compendex/Engineering Index

Provides extensive indexing of scholarly and technical periodicals, conference proceedings, and report literature in all engineering disciplines including applied physics, electronics, materials science, and related fields in science and management.

Web of Science (ISI)

Access to ISI Citation products which cover over 8,000 international journals in the sciences, social sciences, and the arts and humanities.

LexisNexis Academic

LexisNexis Academic is a full text databases of business, legal, and over 1,500 newspapers, magazines, and newsletters. It includes sources for accounting, environmental studies, health and medical care, government and politics, people, consumer information, and countries worldwide.

U of MN Libraries

University of Minnesota faculty, students, and staff have access to many other resources through the university libraries. Also check out the page of selected resources for transportation research.