The library maintains a number of online collections that are constantly being expanded and updated.
Codes of Ethics Online Collection
CSEP maintains the largest collection of professional codes of ethics in the world. New and updated versions of professional codes of ethics are being added every day. The Codes of Ethics Online collection can be browsed by professional area or searched by name or keyword. For more information about the project please see the Code of Ethics Online Index.
Ethics Education Library
This joint project with the National Academy of Engineering's Center for Engineer, Ethics and Society is a collection of resources for scholars and university administrators interested in developing ethics training and instruction programs for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students.
The NanoEthicsBank is an online annotated bibliography of materials on nanotechnology and its implications for society. Material included in the database falls into the following broad subject categories:
–National and international initiatives to build an oversight framework, including regulation for nanotechnology.–perception and acceptance of nanotechnology, media coverage, efforts of public engagement by governments, academic institutions, and industry
– Development of best practices for industry and businesses dealing in nanoparticles.
– Ethical development of nanotechnology: military use, privacy, bioethics and nanomedicine.
The database includes both normative materials, such as guidelines for safety in the workplace, and descriptive materials, such as analysis of the U.S. government’s capacity for oversight and studies of the media coverage of nanotechnology.
Perspectives on the Professions Online
The Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions' main publication, Perspectives on the Professions is now available online. Issues can be browsed by issue, or you can search the collection by keyword.
Software Engineering Archive
The IEEE-CS/ACM Software Engineering Code of Ethics Archive documents the drafting, debate, and final adoption of the joint IEEE Computer Society /ACM Software Engineering Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Indirectly, the archive illustrates how software engineering developed from an occupation to a profession. The drafting and approval of the Software Engineering Code, carried out in substantial part by email, has produced a detailed record of the development of a professional code of ethics. Please see the Requesting Access page for more information about how to access the collection.