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EE: Electrical & Computer Engineering: Finding Books


To find books and government documents in USA Libraries' collections, use SOUTHcat: USA Libraries' Catalog.

  • Catalog tips and tricks:
    • Keyword searches – use quotation marks to hold phrases together ("integrated circuits")
    • Truncation – use ? after the root of a word to find all its variants (comput? finds computer, computers, computing...)
    • Browse the Subject(s) field in records to find the right words for searches. (Example: Try doing a keyword search for "circuit design," (without the quotes) then look at the subject(s) field in several records. You’ll see that the subject term is "electronic circuit design." Click the subject heading to find more records with this subject.)
  • Revise and refine your searches.
  • Watch for repeating call numbers and browse stacks in that area.
  • Pay attention to the Location and Status fields. You will need this information to locate the item in the library.

Subject-Specific Encyclopedias & Handbooks

Subject encyclopedias and handbooks have a wealth of background information that can provide you with a strong foundation upon which to build your research.


Many of the e-books in the EBSCO (EBSCO titles are still called "NetLibrary" in SOUTHcat), ProQuest, and Springer collections can be found in the SOUTHcat catalog. Use the tips and tricks given in the SOUTHcat box above and look for "Marx Library Electronic Books" in the Location field. We also have electronic copies of some of our print books - these will show up with a note of "Title has multiple holdings" in your results list.

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Interlibrary Loan

If the USA Libraries don't have the book or article you're looking for, you can place a request for it via Interlibrary Loan (ILL). The link below will take you to the ILL page.