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ESC101: Praxis I

Finding books

Knovel is an engineering specific ebook collection that contains handbooks, textbooks, technical dictionaries and DfX resources.

Use the library catalogue to find handbooks, textbooks, and DfX resources. It includes hardcopy & online materials at all University of Toronto Libraries. Use simple, general keywords.

Look for useful items and also look for patterns

  • Are there a number of relevant books that begin with the same call number? 
  • You will find more hardcopy books on your topic under that general call number area
  • The 'stacks' (i.e., bookstacks) in Engineering Library are up the spiral stairs


How do i find a book on the shelves?

When you find a useful book, make note of the:

  • call number  e.g., T14.5 .V52 2003
  • library             e.g., Engineering Library
  • location within that library  e.g., stacks