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Guide to Engineering Projects


There are a number of information sources that you can use for researching for your projects and assignments. These come in a variety of formats such as Handbooks, Journals (Print & Electronic), Electronic databases and Internet sites. This guide lists the key resources to help you find relevant information.

Library Catalogue

This gives a list of all the books, journals, DVDs etc. that TU Dublin - Tallaght Campus library holds. It tells you whether an item is in stock, if it is on loan, how many copies are available and where it is shelved. You can also view what items you have on loan & place requests for items on loan by another user.


Printed journals are arranged in the same way as the Book Stock by Subject/Call No. for e.g. Popular Mechanics 620, Manufacturing Ireland 670.92. Current issues of journals are on display in the journal area of the library. Back issues are located underneath the display shelf or in the Journal Store Area. Journals may be consulted within the library only.

Electronic journals can be accessed via a link from the library website Journals A-Z . You can seach by title or by discipline.
You can also search the library catalogue.

Reference Handbooks

  • ASM Handbooks R671
  • Communications Handbook R621.381
  • Electronic Engineers Handbook R621.381
  • Engineered Materials Handbooks R620.11
  • How Products are Made R600
  • KEMPE’S Engineering Yearbook R620.0025
  • Machinery Handbook R621.80212
  • Mechanical Eng. Reference Handbook R621/SMI
  • Metals Handbook R671
  • Reference Manual for Telecommunications Engineering R621.382
  • Standard Handbook of Engineering Calculations R620.00212



Student Theses and Projects

Previous engineering theses and projects are useful sources of information and are shelved in the Theses and Projects Section of the library at class mark 670 for Mechanical/ Manufacturing & 621.38 for Electronic engineering. All theses and projects are reference only.

Citation/Referencing Styles

The link below gives you tips on how to layout and cite the sources you have consulted for your projects. Please check with your department as to which Citation Style they expect you to use.

Electronic Resources

Electronic resources page- These are databases available on the Internet subscribed to by the Institute.

Or you can access an individual resource by clicking on the links below:

Access to other Libraries

If relevant material in your subject area is not held at our library you may ask at the library desk for a letter of introduction to another library. This will allow you access for one day and for reference purposes only. However access to other libraries is strictly limited and in some cases there may be a charge which is passed on to students.
See Accessing other libraries

Useful web addresses

Quick Links

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