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Each of these links is a collection of hundreds of encyclopedias, handbooks and textbooks. They are particularly useful to get a general overview of a topic, and to find tables of property data.
Searchable database of 1200+ science and engineering reference works. Includes many property and data tables.
Civil Engineering Netbase
A collection of online reference works about Structural and Civil Engineering. Fully accessible and searchable online.
SE Resources Online
A collection of many electronic SE resources, some on the Web, some licensed through UCSD. Organized by type of resource (for example: Databases, Data, Encyclopedias, etc.)
These databases are collections of articles conference proceedings from scholarly publications in the field of structural engineering.
Compendex is the largest research database in the physical sciences and engineering, focusing on mechanical, aeorspace, civil and structural engineering topics.
Inspec is another large database of research articles in engineering, focusing on computer, electrical and process engineering, as well as covering other physical science topics.