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General Transportation

This guide will lead to resources generally applicable to transportation, spanning the modalities.
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Rachel Cole
Northwestern University
Transportation Library
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

The Transportation Library supports the students and faculty of the Transportation Center and the Center for Public Safety. Containing more than 500,000 items, we are one of the largest transportation information centers in the world, encompassing information on all modes of transportation including air, rail, highway, pipeline, water, urban transport, and logistics.


Reference staff are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(847) 491-5273


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The Transportation Library staff is here to serve the information needs of the Northwestern University community with individual research appointments and user education for classes. Contact us to schedule an appointment.

Northwestern University Transportation Center (NUTC) is a leading interdisciplinary education and research institution serving industry, government, and the public with substantive and enduring contributions to the movement of materials, people, energy, and information. 

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A group of pedestrians crossing the street at a scramble crossing on a sunny day. Traffic is completely stopped, allowing pedestrians to cross in whatever direction they want to.

All Transportation Guides

Welcome to the Transportation Library's Research Guide on general transportation resources.

In addition to this guide, we have twenty-five other LibGuides on transportation in all its modes including bicycles, freight, urban transportation, and more. Access them here:

Transportation LibGuides

Key Resources

Literature Searches and Literature Reviews for Transportation

Transportation News

Introduction to Transportation and Transport Studies

Additional Information Resources