The Transportation Research Board of the National Academies (TRB) has rolled out their Annual Meeting Online Portal.
In one search, this portal allows users to quickly find all available papers, visual aids, and recordings by session, presentation, author, subject area, and more.
If you attended this year’s TRB meeting or are employed by a sponsoring organization, this resource is definitely something to know about.
All employees of Year-Round TRB Sponsors and TRB 2012 and 2011 Annual Meeting Patrons, as well as 2012 Annual Meeting attendee registrants may access this content in the TRB AMOnline portal at no additional charge.
Employees of TRB Sponsors and Annual Meeting Patrons must create an account using their work email address in order to receive complimentary access.
Annual Meeting attendee registrants must have their Annual Meeting 6-digit confirmation number to login to this portal.
TRB Sponsors include all state departments of transportation, many federal agencies, and several non-profit organizations that financially contribute to TRB’s Core Programs.
In addition to the current 4,500+ papers, TRB Annual Meeting Online will include both the 2012 and 2011 Annual Meeting slides and posters of the more than 7,000 program presentations, and videos of more than 80 high-profile sessions.
“But wait, there’s more!”
In addition to this powerful tool, TRB offers many more products that keep you up to date on transportation research and news.
The TRB Transportation Research E-Newsletter is a free weekly electronic service highlighting selected activities at the federal and state levels, as well as within the academic and international transportation communities.
More than 40,000 people around the world receive this newsletter, and subscription is free to anyone.
You can even customize it for your own interests and needs by selecting which transportation modes and functions for which you wish to stay informed.
And of course, TRB supports TRID, the Transport Research International Documentation database.
TRID is the world’s largest and most comprehensive bibliographic resource for transportation research.
It provides access to nearly 1 million records of transportation research from around the world — for free.
Nearly 500 serials titles are indexed in TRID and more than 64,000 of the records are full-text documents.
A recorded webinar demonstrating all of TRID’s search functions and options can be found here.
How does one keep up with the tidal wave of transportation research available?
TRB’s extensive list of RSS Feeds is definitely worth checking out.
If you’re working in a particular modality or functional area of transportation, subscribe to that topic to have everything relevant delivered right to your inbox or RSS reader.