The Earthquake Engineering Abstracts (EEA) database is now available to the UC community as part of the Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA) databases in civil, environmental, and mechanical engineering.

Charles James, UC Berkeley’s Earthquake Engineering Research Center’s (EERC) Librarian and Information Services Manager, secured special arrangements for UC access to continue upon EEA’s transition to a commercial database via CSA.  The database, which was previously made publicly available by the EERC, is produced by the National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering at UC Berkeley.  Bob Heyer-Gray (UC Davis) will continue to be our Resource Liaison.

Information about earthquake engineering and earthquake studies from journal articles, conference papers, technical reports, maps, videos, slides, and computer files is included in the database.  Topics include structural dynamics, seismology, geology, architecture, political science, economics, planning, public policy, and hazards mitigation as they relate to earthquake studies.

Records in the Directory of CDL-Licensed Content and the Melvyl Catalog are currently being updated and will be available shortly.  In the meantime, you can access this resource via the following URL: [http://www.cdlib.org/hlp/directory/eea.html].

Note: Access to this database via UC Berkeley will end on January 31, 2004.  After this time, the database will no longer be available to the general public.