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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 ("water resources engineering")
- Truncation – use ? after the root of a word to find all its variants (hydrauli? finds hydraulic, hydraulics, ...)
- Browse the Subject(s) field in records to find the right words for searches. (Example: Try doing a keyword search for water hydrauli? then look at the subject(s) field in several records. You’ll see that the subject term varies depending on the area but "Water resources devlopment" and "Hydraulic engineering" are common subject headings. 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. The Location field will also tell you whether or not a book can be checked out. A book that's shelved in Marx Library Reference cannot usually be checked out, while one in Marx Library Bookstacks can.
The University Libary and the Biomedical Library both subscribe to ebook collections that are useful for water resource engineering. Some of these titles have been added to our catalog so you may run across them when you do a SOUTHcat search. For the native interfaces, use these links:
Use the Advanced Search to limit to Only Books. The University Library subscribes to the 2005-2011 English/International collection.
ProQuest Ebook Central
A collection of over 70,000 electronic books covering all academic disciplines. Pages from ebrary titles can be printed by using the InfoTools button and choosing Print. You can choose to print the current page, a range of pages (with the maximum number of pages being 60) or an entire chapter.