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Electrical and Computer Engineering

A research guide to help you find relevant books and articles in the field of electrical and computer engineering

Finding Books in the library

QA 75.5 - 76.95  Electronic Computers. Computer Science

TK 1 - 9971   Electrical engineering, Electronics & Computer engineering

     TK 301 - 399    Electric meters

     TK 452 - 454.4  Electric circuits

     TK 1001 - 1841 Power plants

     TK 2000 - 2891 Dynamoelectric machinery

     TK 2896 - 2985 Production of electricity by direct energy conversion

     TK 3001 - 3521 Transmission of electric power

     TK 4001 - 4102 Applications of electric power

     TK 4125 - 4399 Electric lighting

     TK 4001 - 4102 Electric heating    

     TK 4125 - 4399 Telecommunications

      TK 7800 - 8360 Electronics    

     TK 9001 - 9401 Nuclear engineering. Atomic power  

Engineering & Computer Science Library

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Engineering Library
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10 King's College Road, Room 2402

Using LibrarySearch

Searching the catalogue is one way to find books, handbooks, dictionaries and encyclopedias. You can access LibrarySearch from the Engineering & Computer Science Library's homepage.

Some possible keywords related to Electrical and Computer Engineering are:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Bioelectrical Engineering
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Software Engineering
  • Power Engineering
  • Systems and Control
  • Telecommunications

Interlibrary Loans

If you need a book or article not available in print or online through the University of Toronto, feel free to use our Interlibrary Loan services, RACER, to request the item from another library.

How to look for books on our shelves

The Engineering and Computer Science Library uses the Library of Congress system for shelving and cataloguing which may be unfamiliar with some patrons. We have provided an example below so that you can navigate our shelves with greater ease. 







Books in our library may be categorized as Stacks (can be checked out) or Reference (for library use only)


The Classification sorts books by similar subjects, read this line in alphabetical order: A, B... T, TA...

This line is also related to the Classification of the book, read this line as a whole number: 1, 2... 150, 151...

The Cutter sorts books by Author name, read this line alphabetically then as a decimal: .A1, B2... .S78, .S8...

The Date refers normally to the publication date and is arranged chronologically: 2001, 2002... 2004...

Types of Books

When should I use handbooks or manuals?

  • You already know a bit about the topic
  • You want to find instructions, guidelines, or rules

When should I use dictionaries?

  • Finding definitions for terms or concepts

When should I use encyclopedias?

  • Background information
  • Familiarizing yourself with a new topic