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Physics & Astronomy: Engineering Resources


This page provides resources for students pursuing the Physics-Engineering track or 3:2 program in preparation for a career in the engineering field. For more information on these programs, please see the Physics & Astronomy departmental website

The Library of Congress Classification System is the call number system utilized for organizing and locating library resources. Call numbers for some of the most popular types of engineering are presented below. For additional areas or a fine grained classification, see the Library of Congress Classification Outline

  • Q is General Science
  • QC is Physics - Science
  • is Technology
  • TA is Civil Engineering
  • TD is Environmental Technology and Sanitary engineering 
  • TJ is Mechanical Engineering and Machinery
  • TK is Electrical Engineering, Electronics, and Nuclear Engineering
  • TP is Chemical Technology


The library has many books on engineering, available through the Library Catalog. Some representative titles are presented below. To find more books on engineering, try browsing the call numbers listed above or doing a subject search in the catalog for the type of engineering you are interested in, such as:

You can also add a keyword to your search to narrow your results to a specific topic of interest, such as adding the keywords "oil spills" to a subject search for "Environmental engineering." Click here for more tips on choosing search terms.


The library provides access to many journals with engineering content. Some example titles are provided below. To find more, browse our Journals List via the "Engineering & Applied Sciences" option in the subject drop-down menu to see a list of journals categorized according by type of engineering, or enter "engineering" in the search box to see journals with that word in the title.


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