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Engineering, Electronics, Materials science and Mathematics

Books, ebooks and reference books

You can find most books and ebooks on Library Search, but there are also some specialist books and collections available.

Finding books for engineering

 

Aircraft Landing by Richard_B, from Morguefile Database

Photo credit: 'Aircraft landing' by Richard B via morgueFile

Useful shelfmarks for finding books on engineering, electronics and materials are:

Aerospace engineering
629.1
Automotive engineering
629.2
Computer-aided design
620.00420285
Ceramics
620.14, 666
Composites
620.118
Control engineering
629.8
Digital Systems and circuits
621.39
Electrical engineering
621.3
Electronics
621.3815
Engineering design
620.0042
Ergonomics and human factors
620.82
Manufacturing
670
Materials engineering
620.11
Mathematics
510
Mechanics
531, 620.1
Metals and metallurgy
620.16, 669
Operations and logistics
658.5
Polymers and plastics
620.192, 668
Product design
745.2
Railway engineering
625.1

 

You find books recommended by your course tutors with Reading Lists Online.

Finding books for mathematics

If you want applied mathematics for a particular discipline, you can find it under the sheflmark for that area of mathematics.

So mathematics for engineering would be under 510, statistics for business would be under 519.5, and so on.

Useful shelfmarks for finding books on mathematics are:

Algebra
 512
Analysis and calculus
 515
Astronomy
 520
Calculus and analysis
 515
Differential equations
 515.35
Fluid mechanics
 532
Geometry
 516
History of mathematics
 510.9
Mathematical modelling
 511.8
Mathematics
 510
Multivariate statistics
 519.535
Physics
 530
Probability
 519
Solid mechanics
 531
Statistics
 519.5
Tensors and vectors
 515.63

eBook collections

Some publishers allow you to search their eBooks word-by-word: this is a much deeper search than Library Search, and will find material which Library Search misses.

We only have access to some eBooks from these services, so a few titles may be unavailable.

Train leaving station, from Image*After database

Reference ebooks for all courses

Reference ebooks for mathematics

Reference ebooks for materials engineering

Product catalogues

Resources on Request


Your Library, your resources on request 

From Monday 20th July, you can now request items via Library Search to collect from Adsetts Library. You will be able to request items to collect at Collegiate Library from Monday 27th July. You can also return Library items to either site. Please see the Click & Collect and Returning items page for full details.

If you cannot find and access the item you need using Library Search or your subject guide, please make a request using the forms on this page and we will do our best to provide you with online access or suggest alternative resources within one working day.

For books and other media use the RoR request form: bit.ly/libraryror

For journal articles use the Document Supply Services request form

We can provide access to electronic books, book chapters, journal articles or media such as film and TV recordings.

Please note you will need to complete the form for each item you require.

Resources On Request (ROR) is an emergency service that we have developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we adapt our services to support your learning, teaching and research off-campus.

If you would like something added to the library collection for Autumn 2020 please Suggest a Purchase.