Did You Know? Using Research Tools

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is committed to equity in transportation at all stages of transportation decisionmaking.

Did you know that the NJDOT Research Library can help practitioners identify sources that will help them meet this goal?

Some recent relevant research on this topic includes:

This is just a small sampling of research on this topic in 2022 and 2023. Check out these search results discoverable through TRID (including current research projects) and Google Scholar. As shown here, links to recent searches can be saved to collaborate and share with colleagues. The links display the scale and breadth of materials that can be easily discovered.

Check out the TRB Library Snap Search (research guide) tool on social equity and underserved populations to learn more about research projects recently completed, ongoing and upcoming and links to other reports and relevant research panels overseeing research.

NJDOT’s Research Library web page includes a “hot topic” link to the “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” (DEI) topic that can be accessed here: TRID Searches – NJDOT Technology Transfer. Close inspection of the saved TRID search will reveal that a large set of “index terms” (18 items) were used to perform this wide-ranging search; researchers, of course, can narrow their search quickly to a subset of items (e.g., environmental justice, barrier free design, civil rights, etc.)

State of New Jersey employees also have access to research tools, including specialized databases from ProQuest and EBSCO, through the New Jersey State Library. Your State Library card is the key to accessing these resources. Just complete this form to register for a State Library card.

And … did you know that many AASHTO reports and technical manuals are available electronically to NJDOT employees? These reports are available through the NJDOT Research Bureau’s SharePoint site. The State Library’s research guide also lists the availability of print and CD-ROM versions of AASHTO’s “featured/essential” publications.

Please contact the NJDOT research librarian, Eric Schwarz, MLIS, at (609) 963-1898, or email library@dot.nj.gov, for assistance in your transportation research.

NJDOT Research Library TRID Database

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The TRID Database is an integrated resource that combines the records from TRB’s Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) Database and the OECD’s Joint Transport Research Centre’s International Transport Research Documentation (ITRD) Database. TRID provides access to more than 1.4 million records of transportation research worldwide.

The NJDOT Research Library’s TRID Searches page provides a quick-access tool to research in the TRID Database on select topics and subjects. The “Hot Topics” searches list projects and publications issued over the last five years on several critical topics in transportation. The “TRID Database of Recent Publications” provides a list of recently issued publications by major Subject Area categories.

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508 Accessibility Resources

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Image reads: 508 Accessibility ResourcesThe BTS National Transportation Library maintains a Library Guide devoted to providing various 508 Accessibility Resources.  The guide includes several valuable resources including accessibility policies, digital submission checklists for researchers, and recommended training resources.

Click here to visit this resource.

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Exam Guides

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The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Research Library is affiliated with the New Jersey State Library. The NJ State Library offers examination preparation resources for those preparing for testing. Some of these resources are available in digital format and may be checked out electronically.

NJDOT employees seeking these books should contact the NJDOT Research Library at: library@dot.nj.gov for additional details.

Sample materials include:

Many of the exam guides are available in eBook format from the NJ State Library. eBooks can be requested and accessed instantly from a browser or via the Libby app.

Detailed instructions on requesting and viewing eLibrary books are available here.


Did you know…

The ASTM COMPASS platform provides access to ASTM’s over 13,000 standards, research reports, manuals and more.

The COMPASS contains relevant sections of The ASTM’s Book of Standards, AASHTO transportation management publications, American Welding Society documents, federal regulations codes, and other industry research materials and reports. The NJDOT Research Library is pleased to provide licensed ASTM COMPASS access to state employees.

Please contact the research librarian to learn how to access these materials.