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Believe it or not, the Internet isn't often the best or fastest resource to use for your research papers. There are many reputable engineering encyclopedias and dictionaries in the reference sections of campus libraries.
You can also access thousands of books and eBooks from ACC Libraries. It is important to read high quality, reputable, and accurate sources. You must examine: who wrote it, why did they write it, and is the author an 'expert' on the topic? You can always refer to Chico State's CRAAP test. Is the information truthful and correct? Where does the information come from? Is it supported by evidence? Has it been reviewed or refereed? Can you verify any of the information in another source?
As always, read widely, be skeptical and formulate your own opinions.
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Engineering materials are generally in the TA call number section in ACC libraries, though other call numbers are used for this topic as well:
|TA||Engineering (General) Civil engineering||TA 1001-1280||Transportation engineering|
|TA 164||Bioengineering||TA 1501-1820||Applied optics. Photonics|
|TA 165||Engineering instruments, meters, etc. Industrial instrumentation||TA 2001-2040||Plasma engineering|
|TA 166-167||Human engineering||TC||Hydraulic engineering.|
|TA 168||Systems engineering||TD||Environmental engineering.|
|TA 170-171||Environmental engineering||TE||Highway Engineering. Roads and pavements.|
|TA 174||Engineering design||TF||Railroad engineering and operations.|
|TA 177.4-185||Engineering economy||TG||Bridge engineering.|
|TA 190-194||Management of engineering works||TH||Building construction.|
|TA 197-198||Engineering meteorology||TJ||Mechanical engineering and machinery.|
|TA 213-215||Engineering machinery, tools, and implements||TJ 163||Power resources. Energy conservation.|
|TA 329-348||Engineering mathematics. Engineering analysis||TJ 210.2 - 225||Robotics. Control engineering.|
|TA 349-359||Mechanics of engineering. Applied mechanics||TK||Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering.|
|TA 365-367||Acoustics in engineering. Acoustical engineering||TK 9001 - 9401||Nuclear engineering.|
|TA 401-492||Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials||TL||Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics.|
|TA 495||Disasters and engineering||TN||Mining engineering. Metallurgy.|
|TA 630-695||Structural engineering (General)||TP||Chemical technology.|
|TA 703-712||Engineering geology. Rock mechanics. Soil mechanics. Underground construction||TS||Manufacturing.|
|TA 715-787||Earthwork. Foundations||TS155 - 194||Production management. Operations management.|
|TA 800-820||Tunneling. Tunnels||VM||Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering.|
When searching for a book on a particular topic, you may find it more efficient to go to the library catalog to find exact call numbers for specific titles you want to use.