The Claire T. Carney Library has an excellent collection of books on engineering on the 5th floor.
You're welcome (and encouraged) to browse the books in person, but you also can plan ahead and see what our library and other libraries have from wherever you are. This page will help you with both approaches to finding books.
If there's a book you're interested in that we don't have, see the Interlibrary Loan tab for information on how to get it!
Use the search box below to run a quick search for books, or use the advanced search page to limit your material type to books prior to searching.
We have several e-book and some print titles in our collection for bioengineering. If you are searching the stacks on the fifth floor, best to check our Primo search above to find the call number before you go to the stacks since your book may have call numbers that are located in the R's (medicine), S's (agriculture), or T's (technology). The newest titles will be electronic. Check out some of our titles below.
Our library uses the Library of Congress Call Number Classification System to organize our books. If you know a little bit about what the call numbers stand for, you can browse the stacks more efficiently.
All of the engineering books are on the 5th floor and most have a call number that starts with T. Here are the ranges that will likely be most useful to those interested in engineering:
T - Technology (General)
TA - Engineering (General). Civil engineering
TC - Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
TD - Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
TE - Highway engineering. Roads and pavements
TF - Railroad engineering and operation
TG - Bridge engineering
TH - Building construction
TJ - Mechanical engineering and machinery
TK - Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering
TL - Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
TN - Mining engineering. Metallurgy
TP - Chemical technology
TS - Manufacturers
UMass Dartmouth dissertations and thesis are now online in our digital archives. If you need one from 2016 or earlier, search the title or author in Primo for the print copy.
Here's a quick guide on how to read call numbers in our library (and most other academic libraries).
The first line is read in alphabetical order.
Read the second line in numerical order.
The third line is tricky. Read the letter in alphabetical order then the number as a decimal.
Sometimes the fourth line will look like this and you read it exactly like the other line.
When you see a line near the bottom that looks like a year, it is a year! This goes in numerical order.
You could think of a call number like a detailed address in reverse: planet, country, state, city, street, street number. Each line helps you narrow down the book's exact location!
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