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ESC101: Praxis I

Finding books

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