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Engineering Subject Materials Guide

Use this guide is a starting point for finding information either from library resources or through selected web sites from the appropriate Subject Internet Gateway. Please select an option below.

Subject Support Liaison Librarian

The library liaision for Engineering is Gillian Kerins.

Contact details

Gillian Kerins

Find Materials in the Library

  • Use the library online catalogue to check what books, journals, DVDs, student projects etc. are in the library
  • My Library Account lets you view what items you have on loan, here you can place requests for items on loan to another user & view your own loans.
  • The library's Electronic resources provide access to: full text peer reviewed journal articles, abstracts, conferences and standards.
  • The Internet is also a source of information.  To assist you we have selected some web-sites and search portals for your subject area on the Subject Portals. These contain links to Subject Internet Gateways which list preselected links to web pages, so you don't have to do the searching.
If you require assistance, contact your Subject Librarian


Journals for this subject area are available in both print and electronic formats.

Print copies are available in the library journal area to the left of the library entrance.

Electronic journals are available:

Relevant Databases & Electronic Resources

are listed on the Engineering Subject Portal the Materials Internet Gateway and the Mechanics Subject Internet Gateway.

Useful web sites & Professional Organizations

These are available via the Subject Internet Gateways .

Relevant Class Numbers

Class numbers are used to shelve library items in numerical order. Each number represents a subject. All the books on the same subject should be found together. Normally we will have added the first three letters of the surname of author to the class number, to make them easier to find.

Just follow the signage until you reach the number you require, and then follow the numbers on the spines of the books until you find the book you want.

Topic - Engineering Class Numbers
Adhesives 668.3
CAD/CAM 620.0042/670.285
Control Systems 629.8
Electronics 621.3
Engineering Design 620.0045
Fluid Mechanics 620.106
ISDN 621.3981
Manufacturing 670
Materials 620.11
Mechanics 620.1
Pneumatics 621.51
Programmeable Controllers 629.895
Robotics/Automation 670.427
Telecommunications 384/621.382
Food Inspection 363.19264
Thermodynamics 541.369/621.4021

Reference Materials

This material is located in the reference section of the library, near the library desk.

This material cannot be removed from the library.

Title Class Number
ASM Handbooks Reference 671
Communications Handbook Reference 621.381
Electronic Engineers Handbook Reference 621.381
Engineered Materials Handbooks Reference 620.11
How Products are Made Reference 600
Index to Theses Reference 011.75
KEMPE'S Engineering Yearbook Reference 620.0025
Machinery Handbook Reference 621.80212
Mechanical Engineers Reference Handbook Reference 641.5621/SMI
Metals Handbook Reference 671
Reference Manual for Telecommunications Engineering Reference 621.382
Handbook of Engineering Calculations Reference 620.00212
Electronic Engineering Student Projects Reference 621.38 (In silent study area)
Manufacturing/Mechanical Student Projects Reference 670 (In silent study area)
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