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Welcome to the Engineering Research Guide! Here you can find tips on how to find and use information pertaining to Engineering. Please explore the links and feel free to contact us for any additional information or help using our resources.
For special instruction in this subject during class time, ask your professor to arrange a class by contacting Alain Lamothe, ext. 3304.
Quick Access to E-Resources for Engineering
In the library: The Library User Assistance Desk to your immediate left as you enter the library is a good place to start.
By email: Email the librarian responsible for your faculty for a reply during regular working hours.
Research consultations: Book a research consultation with the librarian responsible for your faculty by Zoom or phone.
For Distance Education students: Telephone: 1-800-661-1058, ext. 2 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Searching the Catalogue
The catalogue is your primary tool for finding books in the J.N. Desmarais Library. You can also use the catalogue to find other materials, including government publications and journals (including individual articles).
You can search the catalogue by:
- Call Number
When you know the book you are searching for, pick Title or Author; when you are searching for a topic, start with Keyword unless you know the exact Subject heading describing your topic.
More on searching the Catalogue is available in Module 5 of the Research Skills Tutorial in D2L.
Laurentian uses LC Classification. Some patrons may wish to browse for books in the stacks; Engineering is classified under Technology (T).
Example of shelf searching is shown below:
Subclass TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering
TA 168 - Systems Engineering
TA 170-171 - Environmental Engineering
TA 177.4-185 - Engineering Economy
TA 190-194 - Management of Engineering Works
TA 213-215 - Engineering Machinery, Tools, and Implements
TA 401-492 - Materials of Engineering and Construction, Mechanics of Materials
TA 501-625 - Surveying
TA 630-695 - Structural Engineering (General)
TA 703-712 - Engineering Geology. Rock and Soil Mechanics, Underground Construction
TA 715-787 - Foundations, Earthwork
TA 715-787 - Tunnels, Tunneling
- Some may be located by using the library’s catalogue and selecting "Books & eBooks" as the "Material Type" and then further filtering your results by "Available online".
- E-books can also be located by searching in e-book collections. Searching in these collections is the same as searching in a database.