TRIS Online is a public-domain, web-based version of the Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) bibliographic database. TRIS Online is published as a collaborative effort by the Transportation Research Board, part of the National Academies, and the National Transportation Library, part of Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) , Research and Innovative Technology Administration, (U.S. Department of Transportation). TRB continues to produce and maintain the TRIS Database with funding by sponsors of TRB, primarily the State departments of transportation and selected federal transportation agencies. The NTL publishes TRIS Online on its website.
The TRIS Online database contains over half a million records of published transportation research including technical reports, books, conference proceedings and journal articles. Currently there are almost 24,000 TRIS records with links to electronic copies of the full-text. The time span covers literature from the 1960s to the present, with some coverage of prior years. Highway Research Board publications are covered back to 1923. TRIS coverage includes the disciplines of planning, finance, design and construction, materials, environmental issues, safety and human factors and operations for the modes of highways, transit, railroads, maritime and aviation. TRIS does not contain information on vehicle standards and specifications, patent information, market research, military transport or news articles. TRIS focuses on transportation research.
TRIS Online includes material indexed and abstracted by TRB as well as the material entered by the Transportation Libraries at the University of California at Berkeley and Northwestern University.
Currently TRIS Online does not include Research in Progress records or international records derived from the International Transport Research Documentation (ITRD) database.
- Indexing: 1960s-
- Citations? Yes
- Abstracts? Yes
- Full Text? Yes
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