DEStech Publications Inc. (Lancaster, Pa.) has published the proceedings of the American Society for Composites – Twenty-Eighth Technical Conference, edited by Charles E. Bakis, Department of Engineering and Mechanics, Penn State University. This fully searchable CD-ROM contains 135 original research papers on all phases of composite materials. It provides information on research by U.S., Canadian and Japanese authorities on matrix-based and fiber composites from design to damage analysis and detection. The CD-ROM displays figures and illustrations in the articles in full color, along with a title screen and main menu screen. Users can link to all papers from the table of contents and author index, and they also can link to papers and front matter by using global bookmarks that allow navigation of the entire CD-ROM from every article. The full text of the CD-ROM is searchable by keyword, article title, author name and session title. The CD-ROM has an auto-run feature for Windows 2000, Service Pack 4, or higher and includes Adobe Reader 11.0, which has a search function. One year of technical support is included with the purchase of this product. Highlights: New and unpublished U.S. and international research on multifunctional, active, bio-based, structural health monitoring and self-healing composites — from nanolevel to large structures; new information on modeling, design, computational engineering, manufacturing and testing; and applications, including aircraft, bridges, concrete, medicine, body armor and wind energy.