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Research Guides

MIE542: Human Factors Integration

This guide will assist students in MIE542 with research for their assignments. It will be built up over the course.

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Searching for Books Using the Library Catalogue

Many relevant handbooks, dictionaries, and encyclopedias are listed in the box to the right. 

Use the Catalogue Search in the box above or from Engineering & Computer Science Library's homepage  to search for additional books related to mechanical and industrial engineering (or try browsing by subject heading - scroll further down the page). 


This video explains how to do a basic search and an advanced search in the library catalogue. It also explains searching with keywords and subject headings and how to refine your results.

Browse Library Books by Subject Heading

Explore the books available in print and online at University of Toronto Libraries: 

Search here for some of the many ebooks that UTL has purchased. 

Handbooks are available in print and online as eBooks (see below). You can also search multiple handbooks using Knovel

How to Use Knovel

Knovel is a comprehensive collection of engineering and applied science information.

Knovel has a support centre for technical help, as well as video tutorials for using their search and interactive tools.

You can find eBooks on Knovel by:

Screenshot of Knovel search toolbar

  • Browsing by subject area by clicking on the "Browse" button at the top of the homepage.

Screenshot of Subject Areas in Knovel

Narrow your search results to eBooks by selecting "Book Titles" from the menu options on the left-hand navigation bar.

screenshot of the navigation menus on results page

The table of contents for each item indicates which sections are PDFs  and which are interactive online content, such as graphs . Many of the PDF sections can be downloaded by using the settings button  and selecting "Download Section."

Screenshot of click on gear box in bottom left corner to find download pdf

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