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Engineering & Engineering Technology: Finding Books

This guide supports the library research needs of Engineering and Engineering Technology faculty, staff, and students at Texas State University.

Engineering Call Numbers

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Call number ranges Description

T 1-995

Technology (general)

TA 1-2040

Engineering (general)
TC 1-978 Hydraulic Engineering
TD 1-1066 Environmental technology
TE 1-450 Highway engineering
TG 1-470 Bridge engineering
TH 1-9745 Building construction

TJ 1-1570

Control engineering and machinery

TK 1-9971

Electrical engineering

TS 1-937

Manufactures
Call number ranges Description

T 1-995

Technology (general)

T10.5-11.9

Communication of technical information

T11.95-12.5 

Industrial directories

T55-55.3 

Industrial safety. Industrial accident prevention

T55.4-60.8 

Industrial engineering. Management engineering

T57-57.97 

Applied mathematics. Quantitative methods

T58.4 

Managerial control systems

T58.5-58.64 

Information technology

T58.6-58.62 

Management information systems

T58.7-58.8 

Production capacity. Manufacturing capacity

T59-59.2 

Standardization

T59.5 

Automation

T59.7-59.77 

Human engineering in industry. Man-machine systems

T60-60.8 

Work measurement. Methods engineering

T61-173 

Technical education. Technical schools

T173.2-174.5 

Technological change

T175-178 

Industrial research. Research and development

T201-342 

Patents. Trademarks

T351-385 

Mechanical drawing. Engineering graphics

T391-995 

Exhibitions. Trade shows. World's fairs

Call number ranges Description

TA 1-2040

Engineering (general)

TA165

Engineering instruments, meters, etc. Industrial instrumentation

TA166-167

Human engineering

TA168

Systems engineering

TA170-171

Environmental engineering

TA174

Engineering design

TA177.4-185

Engineering economy

TA190-194

Management of engineering works

TA197-198

Engineering meteorology

TA213-215

Engineering machinery, tools, and implements

TA329-348

Engineering mathematics. Engineering analysis

TA349-359

Mechanics of engineering. Applied mechanics

TA365-367

Acoustics in engineering. Acoustical engineering

TA401-492

Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials

TA495

Disasters and engineering

TA501-625

Surveying

TA630-695

Structural engineering (General)

TA703-712

Engineering geology. Rock mechanics. Soil mechanics. Underground construction

TA715-787

Earthwork. Foundations

TA800-820

Tunneling. Tunnels

TA1001-1280 

Transportation engineering 

TA1501-1820 

Applied optics. Photonics 

TA2001-2040

Plasma engineering. Applied plasma dynamics 

Call number ranges Description

TC 1-978

Hydraulic Engineering

TC160-181

Technical hydraulics

TC183-201

General preliminary operations. Dredging. Submarine building

TC203-380

Harbors and coast protective works. Coastal engineering. Lighthouses

TC401-506

River, lake, and water-supply engineering (General)

TC530-537

River protective works. Regulation. Flood control

TC540-558

Dams. Barrages

TC601-791

Canals and inland navigation. Waterways

TC801-978

Irrigation engineering. Reclamation of wasteland. Drainage

TC1501-1800

Ocean engineering

Call number ranges Description
TD 159-1066 Environmental technology

TD159-168

Municipal engineering

TD169-171.8

Environmental protection

TD172-193.5

Environmental pollution

TD194-195

Environmental effects of industries and plants

TD201-500

Water supply for domestic and industrial purposes

TD419-428

Water pollution

TD429.5-480.7

Water purification. Water treatment and conditioning. Saline water conversion

TD481-493

Water distribution systems

TD511-780

Sewage collection and disposal systems. Sewerage

TD783-812.5

Municipal refuse. Solid wastes

TD813-870

Street cleaning. Litter and its removal

TD878-894

Special types of environment Including soil pollution, air pollution, noise pollution

TD895-899

Industrial and factory sanitation

TD896-899

Industrial and factory wastes

TD920-934

Rural and farm sanitary engineering

TD940-949

Low temperature sanitary engineering

TD1020-1066

Hazardous substances and their disposal

Call number ranges Description
TE 1-450 Highway engineering

TE175-176.5 

Highway design. Interchanges and intersections

TE177-178.8

Roadside development. Landscaping

TE200-205

Materials for roadmaking

TE206-209.5 

Location engineering

TE210-228.3 

Construction details

Including foundations, maintenance, equipment 

TE250-278.8 

Pavements and paved roads 

TE279 

Streets 

TE279.5-298 

Pedestrian facilities 

TE280-295 

Sidewalks. Footpaths. Flagging

TE298 

Curbs. Curbstones 

Call number ranges Description
TH 1-9745 Building construction

TH845-895 

Architectural engineering. Structural engineering of buildings

TH900-915 

Construction equipment in building

TH1000-1725 

Systems of building construction Including fireproof construction, concrete construction 

TH2025-3000 

Details in building design and construction Including walls, roofs 

TH3301-3411 

Maintenance and repair 

TH4021-4977 

Buildings: Construction with reference to use Including public buildings, dwellings 

TH5011-5701 

Construction by phase of the work (Building trades) 

TH6014-6081 

Environmental engineering of buildings. Sanitary engineering of buildings 

TH6101-6887 

Plumbing and pipefitting 

TH7005-7699 

Heating and ventilation. Air conditioning

TH7700-7975 

Illumination. Lighting 

TH8001-8581 

Decoration and decorative furnishings 

TH9025-9745 

Protection of buildings

Including protection from dampness, fire, burglary 

Call number ranges Description

TJ 1-1570

Control engineering and machinery

TJ170-179

Mechanics applied to machinery. Dynamics

TJ181-210

Mechanical movements

TJ210.2-211.47

Mechanical devices and figures. Automata. Ingenious mechanisms. Robots (General)

TJ212-225

Control engineering systems. Automatic machinery (General)

TJ227-240

Machine design and drawing

TJ241-254.7

Machine construction (General)

TJ255-265

Heat engines

TJ266-267.5

Turbines. Turbomachines (General)

TJ268-740

Steam engineering

TJ603-695

Locomotives

TJ751-805

Miscellaneous motors and engines

Including gas, gasoline, diesel engines

TJ807-830

Renewable energy sources

TJ836-927

Hydraulic machinery

TJ940-940.5

Vacuum technology

TJ950-1030

Pneumatic machinery

TJ1040-1119

Machinery exclusive of prime movers

TJ1125-1345

Machine shops and machine shop practice

TJ1350-1418

Hoisting and conveying machinery

TJ1425-1475

Lifting and pressing machinery

TJ1480-1496

Agricultural machinery. Farm machinery

TJ1501-1519

Sewing machines

Call number ranges Description

TK 1-8360

Electrical engineering

TK301-399

Electric meters

TK452-454.4

Electric apparatus and materials. Electric circuits. Electric networks 

TK1001-1841

Production of electric energy or power. Powerplants. Central stations

TK2000-2891

Dynamoelectric machinery and auxiliaries Including generators, motors, transformers 

TK2896-2985

Production of electricity by direct energy conversion 

TK3001-3521

Distribution or transmission of electric power 

TK4001-4102 

Applications of electric power 

TK4125-4399 

Electric lighting

TK4601-4661 

Electric heating

TK5101-6720 

Telecommunication

Including telegraphy, telephone, radio, radar, television 

TK7800-8360 

Electronics

TK7885-7895 

Computer engineering. Computer hardware 

TK8300-8360 

Photoelectronic devices (General) 

TK9001-9401 

Nuclear engineering. Atomic power

TK9900-9971 

Electricity for amateurs. Amateur constructors' manuals

Call number ranges Description

TS 1-937

Manufactures

TS155-194 

Production management. Operations management

TS195-198.8 

Packaging

TS200-770 

Metal manufactures. Metalworking

TS780-788 

Stonework

TS800-937 

Wood technology. Lumber

TS840-915 

Wood products. Furniture

TS920-937 

Chemical processing of wood

New Engineering Materials

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New Engineering Technology Materials

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Search the Library Catalog

Use the Library Catalog to search for print resources, multimedia resources, and ebooks. The Library Catalog also provides location and availability details. The library catalog is a type of database, so you can use the same search strategies you would use in a database, including "phrase searching," Boolean operators, and truncation.

A screenshot of the search box in the library catalog.

Catalog Search Tips

Search by ~~> Keyword

  • This search looks for matches in all fields of the catalog record (title, author, description, table of contents, subject headings, etc.)
  • Use Boolean operators to combine keywords and improve your search
  • This is the broadest type of search, so it is often a good way to start out—you should get a good idea of how much material is available on a subject

Search by ~~> Title

  • This search should be used if you know a specific book title
  • Don't include leading words like "the" or "a" and leave out punctuation like ":"

Search by ~~> Author

  • This search will find works by an author, editor, actor, or director
  • Search by "Lastname, Firstname" 
    • Many authors have the same name, so if you are not able to find the correct one, try a partial name search like "Shakespeare, W" to see all possible name variations
  • If you want books about a person but not written by them, search for their name by subject

Search by ~~>Subject

  • Subject headings are standardized tags that link related items throughout the library catalog
  • This type of search works well if you are browsing for a particular subject that you know or a broad term
    • If your search results are too limited, try using the same subject heading terms in a keyword search
  • The library catalog uses the Library of Congress Classification system

Where in the library is my book?

After you've found a book in the catalog, you'll need to find it on the shelf. Each book has a Library of Congress call number that identifies where exactly it's located.

Library of Congress call numbers should be read one line at a time as follows:

Example of a complete call number, DA 36 .A55:

Line 1   DA
Line 2   36
Line 3   .A55

 

1. First, look at Line 1:

Books are arranged in alphabetical order, by the letters on the first line of the call number.

Example: first come all the D call numbers, then all the DA call numbers, then DB, etc.

An illustration showing three groups of books. The first groups all have the letter D on the spine. The second group have the letters DA on the spine. The third group have the letters DB on the spine.

2. Next, look at Line 2:

Within the DA call numbers, books are arranged in number order.

The numbers are arranged in numerical from low to high.

Example:

An illustration of five books standing in a line. The spines read, in order, DA 1, DA 2, DA 22, DA 36, and DA 38.

3. Then look at Line 3:

Line 3 of the call number has a letter and a number. The letters are in alphabetical order. Then read the numbers—but BEWARE!

The numbers are not whole numbers, they are DECIMAL numbers.

Example: A55 is read as A .55—this is why A55 comes before A6 (A .55, A .6, A .65, etc.)

An illustration showing six books standing in a line. The spines read, in order, DA 36 A5, DA 36 A55, DA 36 A6, DA 36 B21, DA 36 B212.