I've gone through and made a page of course-related resources that may help as you do research for any Civil Engineering class that you're taking. These pages link to resources like our Knovel E-Book Collection (that allows you to search and read entire engineering reference books online) and RefWorks (a citation manager you can use for free).
You can search for these pages by course number at http://www.lib.umn.edu/libdata/courses.phtml
Sometimes the vast number of resources the library subscribes to can be overwhelming...hopefully these pages will help narrow down your selection. If you have questions about using these tools or you can't find the information you need send me an email and I'll try and help you out.