Answered By: Ken Winter
Last Updated: Oct 16, 2017     Views: 77

The Knovel database provides desktop access to electronic versions of over 1,200 publications from key transportation and engineering publishers, including AASHTO.  It contains online versions of core AASHTO titles like: 

  • "A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets” (The Green Book)
  • “Standard Specifications for Transportation Materials and Methods of Sampling and Testing”
  • “AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications”
  • “Standard Specifications for Highway Bridges”

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