Bevier Engineering Library
Library Research Guide for Engineers
Books provide context and/or history related to a topic; therefore, they are useful to both experts and newcomers to a field. The length of time from writing to publication can sometimes take more than a year, so the information included in books is often less timely than other resources; however, books usually cover more aspects of a topic and provide more in-depth information than other resources.
Finding Books in the University Library System:
You can find out if the University of Pittsburgh owns a book, microform, piece of music, CD, tape, dissertation, government publication or journal by searching for its title in PITTCat, the online catalog for the University of Pittsburgh.
Important Reference Books in the Engineering Library:
Click on the engineering discipline below to see a list of important books for that area of study.