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Using the Library Reference Collection

The Patrick Power Library has many engineering books in the print Reference Collection on the main floor. Use reference books as background sources to get quick facts or information, or an overview of a subject. These books cannot be borrowed, but they are an excellent starting point for research. Typical items in the reference collection include:

  • Encyclopedias
  • Dictionaries and thesauri
  • Handbooks
  • Bibliographies

When you use reference books, remember to cite individual entries if possible and use the indexes to search for your keywords.

Reference eResources

Engineering Reference eBooks

Below is a selection of the many engineering ebooks we have available to you.  Please search the catalog for titles or subjects not listed below.

Engineering Reference Books - PRINT