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Library and technology


The Library Service of the Polytechnic School is one of the largest units providing information services of the Base Set of the Integrated Library System of USP – SIBI-USP. It is composed of the Central Library and 8 decentralized libraries, among which is the library of Civil Engineering, which currently comprises approximately 17,447 books, 96,064 periodicals, 4,383 theses and dissertations, multimedia resources and others. Program researchers have easy access to the collection of the other libraries of the Polytechnic School, composed of about 94,000 books, 100,000 periodicals, 20,000 theses and dissertations. The Library Service of the Polytechnic School of USP maintains signatures of more than 1,000 printed journals and 600 electronic journals, including all the main journals in the area of ​​Civil Engineering (226 current titles and 533 collections). Requests for purchase of national and foreign books have been promptly met. Several bibliographic databases on CD-ROM are available for user consultation. Among the main databases available are Compendex / EV-2, Computer DataBase / IAC, Dissertation Abstracts, Derwent (patents), ERL-WebSpirs, Online ISSN, Journal of Citation Reports, MathSciNet, Metadex and Web of Sciece. The library system of POLI USP maintains an agreement with the British Library that allows a copy of any document of the collection of that library to be made available to the querent in less than 48 hours. Other agreements are maintained with NACO / Library of Congress, ISTEC, University of California, ECLAC / UN, WorldCat. National conventions are maintained with IB / CT, CCN, COMUT, Antares Network and Brazilian Theses, REBAE and National Library.

The community has online access to the full content of the area’s leading journals, including Science Direct (Elsevier), Springer, ISI Web of Science, and others.

The collection catalog of the library system of POLI USP is also accessible through the Intranet of POLI USP and the internet, via the Dedalus system. Annually, at the beginning of the academic period, a lecture is scheduled from the Civil Engineering librarian team for graduate students, so as to familiarize them with all the facilities offered by the Integrated Library System of USP.

Civil Engineering Library Contact “Prof. Telemaco Van Langendonck “:

Tel.: (11) 3091-5204


The program provides postgraduate students with the most diverse and advanced computing resources, wireless network coverage, video conferencing rooms used for classes, meetings and defenses, e-mail and network account, among other benefits. Connected from any computer within the university or in their homes, virtual private network (VPN) access allows students to accomplish many of their tasks through the USP network. Each concentration area offers at least one microcomputer room for the exclusive use of graduate students. In the various specialties there are laboratories equipped to meet the needs of researchers, including automatic data acquisition and computational analysis tools. The program has a Linux cluster with 12 parallel processors for the development of complex modeling in the area of ​​CFD and prototyping machines.

In the laboratories, internal networks of departments, research rooms and didactic rooms, there are about 300 microcomputers available to students and teachers of the Program. About half of these computers are direct access by graduate students. For the analysis of large problems, users have access, through optical fiber, to the computers of the Electronic Computing Center of USP. It is a considerable infrastructure that, combined with the large number of scientific software available, such as Ansys, Adina, Nastran, Abaqus, Diana, NX-3, ArcView, Matlab, Mathematica, Fortran and C ++ compilers, Statplus, Enables the Program to develop leading research in the area of ​​computational modeling. Specifically in this triennium, the area of ​​Geotechnics was equipped to perform research in computer modeling and acquired programs such as Plaxis 2D, Plaxis Flow, Plaxis Tunnel 3D, Plaxis Foundation 3D, 3DEC, Slide, Geostudio (Geoslope, Seep, Sigma), Mudflow, Hydrus 3D, Slide, Phases 2, Unweaded, Abaqus, Settlement 3D, Dipsm.